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MacDonald & MacDonald PLLC - Flint, MI

Suite 208 Paterson Bldg653 S. Saginaw Street Flint, MI 48502

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Updated: 08/27/2022

Flint Injury & Disability Rights Law Firm


  • The mission of the firm is to represent and assist injured and disabled workers and their families throughout Michigan.
  • The father and grandfather of the attorneys of MacDonald & MacDonald PLLC, Attorney Robert James MacDonald, served as a Democratic Representative and Senator from Flint in the Michigan Legislature, chaired the Workers' Compensation Section of the State Bar of Michigan and was appointed by two Governors to their Advisory Commissions on Workers' Compensation...

    About MacDonald & MacDonald PLLC

    Practice Areas

    • Injury & Disability Rights
    • Workers' Compensation-- Injured Workers
    • Social Security Disability
    • Personal Injury--Plaintiff
    • Disability Discrimination
    • Motor Vehicle Accidents -- Plaintiff
    • Insurance Denials--Plaintiff
    • Employee Rights
    • Social Security


    • Genesee County Michigan Democratic Party Award, R. Duncan MacDonald, 1999
    • Ten Leaders in Michigan Injury Law, Age 45 and Under, Robert John MacDonald, 2010-2014
    • Selected for Inclusion in Michigan Super Lawyers, Robert J. MacDonald, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022
    • Recognized as Leading Lawyer, Workers' Compensation & Social Security Disability, Robert J. MacDonald, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019. 2020, 2021 and 2022

    Published Works

    • "Workers' Compensation Cases" in Michigan Basic Practice Handbook, Institute of Continuing Legal Education, 2006-present.
    • Workers' Compensation in Michigan: Law and Practice, with Co-Authors, Edward M. Welch, Jr. and Daryl C. Royal., Institute of Continuing Legal Education, 2020-present.
    • Can Delphi Void its Collective Bargaining Agreements?, Can Concentra Make me Quit and Find a New Job? Compensation Benefit Increases with New Injuries, Do I Have to Treat with the Company Doctor? What is Social Security and When Do GM Workers Have to Apply? How long Can My Workers' Compensation Benefits Last? How Long Will My Case Take?
    • I am permanently disabled; what benefits can I obtain? What is Workers' Compensation Mediation? My Husband was Killed on the Job, can I get any Support? John Engler's Supreme Court, If I Try to Go Back to Work or to Work on my Own Business, will it Affect my Workers' Comp?
    • How Low Wage Earners Can Get a Compensation Rate Raise, Governor Granholm's Reorganization of the Workers' Compensation Agency, How Retirement Affects Workers' Comp Benefits, Michigan Hospitals Don't Have a Duty to Protect Patients From Assault?! Retiree Healthcare Rights, Collective Bargaining Agreements and Bankruptcy
    • Should I Hire a Lawyer? Should I Take an early buyout? What the UAW does for the Injured Worker, Why Justice Corrigan Deserves to be Defeated, How Workers' Compensation Benefits Can Effect Social Security Disability
    • --Included in past issues (2001--____) of the Eye Opener, UAW Local 598, Flint and certain issues of The Sparkler, UAW Local 651, Flint; Headlight, UAW Local 599, Flint; Impressions, UAW Local 1292, Grand Blanc; The Champ, UAW Local 594, Pontiac
    • Workers' Compensation and Social Security Disability Seminars, Michigan Association for Justice, 2009 to present

    Classes and Seminars

    • Disability Law Seminars, Michigan State University, School of Labor
    • Classes on Workers' Compensation, UAW Locals in Michigan Region 1C, 1D
    • Workers' Compensation in Michigan, Lorman Education Service
    • Workers' Compensation, Michigan Association for Justice

    Representative Clients

    • The firm represents injured and disabled workers throughout Michigan.
    • The firm has clients in Genesee, Oakland, Lapeer, Saginaw,
    • Shiawassee, Macomb, Livingston, Bay, Wayne and Ingham Counties.
    • Many of the firm's clients are UAW members.
    • The firm represents other union members, AFSCME, SEIU, Teamsters, etc--
    • and injured people fighting without a union.

    Representative Cases

    • Representative Cases Handled By Members of the Firm
    • Beelman v Boice Bird & Sons, 34 Mich App 607 (1971); Hilton v General Motors, 81 Mich App 21 (1978); Carlisle v General Motors, 126 Mich App 127 (1983); Martin v Secretary of Health & Human Services, 735 F2d. (6 CA, 1984); Dwyer v General Motors, Chevrolet Assembly, 1990 MIWCLR LEXIS 1085;
    • Gilroy v General Motors 438 Mich 330 (1991); Kelly v Flint Board of Education, 1992 MIWCLR LEXIS 1439; Rodriguez v Insituform Mid-America Inc.and Liberty Mutual, 1997 MIWCLR LEXIS 635; Horton v Advantage Services Inc., 2002 MIWCLR LEXIS 305; Harr v R.T. Framing, Auto Owners & Second Injury Fund, 2002 MIWCLR LEXIS 52;
    • Bostwick v General Motors, 2003 MIWCLR LEXIS 226; Giffen v Fenton Memorials and Cincinnati Casualty, 2003 MIWCLR 221; Love v General Motors, 2004 MIWCLR LEXIS 354; Streeter v GMAC Rochester, 2005 MIWCLR LEXIS 53; Ocenacek v Ridan Party Store, 2006 ACO #319




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    Office Information


    Suite 208 Paterson Bldg653 S. Saginaw Street Flint, MI 48502

    Office Hours

    Monday to Friday. 9 to 5. (Other times or locations available if needed.)


    • (810) 234-7186

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