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Donna M. MacKenzie - Berkley, MI

2684 West Eleven Mile Berkley, MI 48072

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Updated: 03/13/2020

Berkley Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect Lawyer

Overview

Donna M. MacKenzie devotes a majority of her practice to representing individuals injured as a result of neglect and abuse in nursing homes, assisted living facilities and adult foster care homes, as well as medical malpractice.

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About Donna M. MacKenzie

Practice Areas

  • Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Birth Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Personal Injury
  • Brain Injury
  • Drugs & Medical Devices
  • Class Actions

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Shareholder

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, 2004
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 2005
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan, 2004
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan, 2008

Other Affiliations

  • Michigan Association for Justice, Executive Committee, 2010 - 2011
  • Michigan Association for Justice, Executive Board, 2009 - Present
  • Michigan Association for Justice, New Lawyers Committee, 2009 - 2012 (Co-Chair)
  • American Association for Justice, Board of Governors, 2010 - Present
  • American Association for Justice, National Finance Council, 2011 - Present
  • American Association for Justice, Section and Litigation Group Coordination Committee, 2011 - Present
  • American Association for Justice, Marketing & Client Service Committee, 2010 - Present
  • American Association for Justice, Convention Planning Committee, 2010 - Present
  • American Association for Justice, New Lawyers Division, Executive Committee, 2010 - 2012
  • American Association for Justice, New Lawyers Division, Representative to the AAJ Board of Governors, 2010 - 2012
  • American Association for Justice, New Lawyers Division, Board of Governors, 2008 - 2013
  • American Association for Justice, New Lawyers Division, Public Service Committee, 2010 - Present
  • American Association for Justice, Nursing Home Litigation Group
  • State Bar of Michigan, Negligence Law Section
  • Oakland County Bar Association, New Lawyers Committee, 2009 - 2012 (Director)
  • Women Lawyers Association of Michigan, Candidate Endorsement and Rating Committee (CERC), 2012
  • Women Lawyers Association of Michigan, Special Committee Chair, 2010

Education

  • Wayne State University Law School, Detroit, Michigan, 2004
    J.D
    Honors: Student Trial Advocacy Program, National Competitor
    Law Review: The Wayne Law Review, Note and Comment Editor
  • Alma College, 2001
    B.A.
    Honors: Semester abroad at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland UK

Pro Bono Activities

  • Pro Bono Legal Counsel for Citizens for Better Care
  • Public Service Committee of the New Lawyers Division of the American Association for Justice, Habitat for Humanity in Chicago, IL (2012)
  • Public Service Committee of the New Lawyers Division of the American Association for Justice, Habitat for Humanity in New York City, New York (2011)
  • Public Service Committee of the New Lawyers Division of the American Association for Justice, Habitat for Humanity in Miami, FL (2011)
  • Public Service Committee of the New Lawyers Division of the American Association for Justice, Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (2010)
  • Public Service Committee of the New Lawyers Division of the American Association for Justice, The Shelter Network in Daly City, California (2009)
  • Public Service Committee of the New Lawyers Division of the American Association for Justice, Habitat for Humanity in New Orleans, Louisiana (2009)
  • Public Service Committee of the New Lawyers Division of the American Association for Justice, The Eliza Shirley House in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2008)

Classes and Seminars

  • Finding Golden Nuggets in Unexpected Places-A Review of Physical therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, and Social Work Records and Help to Prove Liability from the Defendants' Own Records, American Association for Justice, Nursing Home Litigation Group Seminar (June 2016)
  • Cross Examination of Defendants' Fact Witnesses-What Moves/What Cools the Jury, American Association for Justice, Nursing Home Litigation Group Seminar (May 2016)
  • Discovering Altered Records and Proving it at Trial, Michigan Association for Justice, Seminar in the Snow (February 2015)
  • A Practice Guide to Depositions in Michigan, Second Edition, Chapter 6, Special Purpose Depositions, Institute of Continuing Legal Education (October 2015)
  • Are You Paying too Much for "Copies" of Electronic Medical Records?, Michigan Association for Justice MAJ Medical Malpractice Seminar (July 2014)
  • Are You Paying too Much for "Copies" of Electronic Medical Records?, Belli Seminar (July 2014)
  • Medicare Liens Update, Michigan Association for Justice Rapid Fire Seminar (May 2014)
  • Navigating the Federal Regulations, New Jersey Association for justice Boardwalk Seminar (May 2014)
  • Impact of Medicare and ERISA on No-Fault Benefits, Institute for Continuing Legal Education, No-Fault Seminar (April 2014)
  • Using the Rules of the Road to Depose a Nurse, Michigan Association for Justice Medical Malpractice Seminar (November 2013)
  • Client Acquisition Through Legal Branding, American Association for Justice (July 2012)
  • Moderator, Schools: Violence, Misconduct and Safety Litigation Group, American Association for Justice (July 2012)
  • A Day in the Life, American Bar Association's Council on Legal Education Opportunity Sophomore Summer Institute (June 2011)
  • Liens-Update, Michigan Association for Justice Rapid Fire Seminar (May 2011)
  • Medicare & Medicaid Liens, Michigan Association for Justice Liens Evening Forum (March 2011)
  • Medicare Update, Institute for Continuing Legal Education No-Fault Seminar (October 2010)
  • Medicare Liens, Michigan Association for Justice No-Fault Institute VII (September 2010)
  • Making the Impossible Medicare Reimbursement Procedures Possible: Finality, Clarity and Security May be on the way for Medicare Beneficiaries, Insurers and the Trust Fund, State Bar of Michigan Negligence Law Section Quarterly (August 2010)
  • A Day in the Life, American Bar Association's Council on Legal Education Opportunity Sophomore Summer Institute (June 2010)
  • Medicare Liens 2010: Information vs Speculation, State Bar of Michigan Negligence Law Section Evening Forum (May 2010)
  • Choosing a Senior Living Facility, Oakland County Bar Association, Senior Law Day (May 2010)
  • The Absence of Medicare Set-Asides in Liability Cases, Michigan Association for Justice 65th Annual Rapid Fire Seminar (May 2010)
  • Medicare Liens, Michigan Association for Justice Liens Seminar (March 2010)
  • Medicare Secondary Payer Law, State Bar of Michigan Health Care Law Section Teleconference (January 2010)
  • Liens, Michigan Association for Justice Medical Malpractice Seminar (November 2009)
  • Medicare Liens in Personal Injury Litigation: A Comprehensive Review of the Medicare Secondary Payer Statute, The Institute of Continuing Legal Education 2009 No-Fault Update (October 2009)
  • If I Had to Do It Over Again: Starting Out, What We Would Have Done Differently, American Association for Justice Annual Convention Law Student Services Committee (July 2009)
  • New Medicare Mandatory Reporting Requirements: When do you have to notify Medicare and what do you have to reimburse? , Michigan Association for Justice No-Fault Institute VI (June 2009)
  • The Ultimate Medicare Liens Forum for Plaintiff and Defense Counsel, State Bar of Michigan Negligence Law Section Evening Forum (May 2009)
  • Medicare Conditional Payment Liens & Representing Medicare's Interest, Michigan Association for Justice 64th Annual Rapid Fire Seminar (May 2009)
  • Medicare is watching YOU: New mandatory reporting requirements ensure that Medicare will no longer be ignored, State Bar of Michigan Negligence Law Section Quarterly (Spring 2009)
  • Medicare Conditional Payment Liens & Representing Medicare’s Interest, Michigan Association for Justice Liens Evening Forum (March 2009)
  • How to Contact Medicare and Successfully Reduce a Lien, State Bar of Michigan Negligence Law Section Quarterly (Winter 2007)
  • Medicare Liens, Michigan Association for Justice (formerly known as Michigan Trial Lawyers Association) Liens Evening Forum (2005)

Achievements

Other Sources of Feedback About Donna M. MacKenzie

Included on the 2023 Michigan list


Past Lists

  • 2022 Michigan Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Michigan Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Michigan Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Michigan Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Michigan Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Michigan Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Michigan Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Michigan Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Michigan Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 Michigan Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 Michigan Super Lawyers list
  • 2011 Michigan Super Lawyers list
  • 2010 Michigan Super Lawyers list
  • 2008 Michigan Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Donna M. MacKenzie on Super Lawyers

Honors

  • Selected as a 2010 Up & Coming Lawyer by Michigan Lawyers Weekly
  • Named a Rising Star in Super Lawyers 2008 & 2010
  • Recognized as a Pacesetter by the Michigan Association for Justice, May 2010
  • Richard B. Gushee Writing Award for best student work published in The Wayne Law Review, 2004
  • Named in the Best Lawyers in America in 2015 and 2016
  • Recognized in 2016 by Best Lawyers in America as Medical Malpractice “Lawyer of the Year” in Troy
  • Included on the Michigan Leading Lawyers list in 2015
  • Selected to the 2015 Michigan Top 100 Super Lawyers list
  • Selected to the 2015 Michigan Top 50 Consumer Super Lawyers list
  • Selected to the 2014 and 2015 Michigan Top 50 Women Super Lawyers lists
  • Selected to the 2014 and 2015 Michigan Top 25 Women Consumer Super Lawyers lists
  • Named a dbusiness Top Lawyer from 2015-2016
  • Super Lawyer, 2013 - 2015

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Office Information

Address

2684 West Eleven Mile Berkley, MI 48072

Fax

  • 248-591-2304

Offers Free Initial Consultation

Yes

Publication

Articles

  • Thinking INSIDE the Box: Lessons Learned When a Trial Lawyer Serves as a Juror, American Association for Justice Winter 2010 Edition of “The Sidebar” (January 2010)
  • Do Democracies Die Behind Closed Doors? The Third and Sixth Circuits Split Over the Closure of Removal Hearings, 49 Wayne L. Rev. 813 (2003)

Representative Cases

  • $4.4 million jury verdict for a woman injured as a result of a medication error by her doctor
  • $2.2 million judgment for 90-year-old woman who died as a result of a head injury from a fall in an adult foster care home
  • $765,000 judgment for an 84-year-old nursing home resident who died after suffering blunt force trauma to his head
  • $471,500 settlement for a woman who died from an untreated scabies infection in an adult foster care home
  • $250,000 settlement for nursing home resident found to have maggot infestation around her bladder catheter
  • $8 million settlement for victims of Farid Fata, M.D. who misdiagnosed patients with cancer

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