We are excited to announce that our very own Donna MacKenzie has been named a Notable Women Lawyer in Michigan by Crain’s Detroit Business. Notable Women Lawyers in Michigan is a feature in Crain’s Detroit Business magazine profiling leading female lawyers in their workplaces and the community. Crain Detroit sought the advice of Michigan law experts in building the criteria for this special recognition section and without a doubt Donna MacKenzie is valuable asset to our firm and to the legal profession as notated below.
In the past two years, more than 40 claimants had cases against Dr. Farid Fata, an oncologist who dangerously prescribed cancer treatments such as chemotherapy infusions to patients who did not have the disease. Donna MacKenzie helped bring about $8 million in settlements as lead counsel for 21 of those claims.
Donna, who received the F. Scott Baldwin Award in 2014 from the American Association for Justice for being an outstanding young trial lawyer, concentrates her practice on people injured as a result of medical malpractice, along with neglect and abuse in nursing homes, assisted-living facilities and adult foster care. She also mentors her firm’s legal staff as well as the two registered nurses who report to her.
“Without question, Donna MacKenzie is one of the premier young trial lawyers in the Midwest. She is constantly in demand as a speaker by individuals and groups sponsoring continuing legal education events,” said Jules Olsman, president of Olsman MacKenzie. “She is also very involved in lobbying at the state and federal level on civil justice issues.”
Outside the courtroom, MacKenzie is raising three children and serves as co-captain for the Alzheimer’s Society’s annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s and The Longest Day events.
Congratulations again Donna, we are so proud to work with you!