Emily Peacock

With great compassion and diligence Emily brought due justice to my Father’s case. Her accuracy, availability and professionalism was very much appreciated by the entire family. If you are searching for an attorney who will go above and beyond their call of duty, I highly recommend Emily Peacock. She’s a winner!”



Emily Peacock is an experienced nursing home neglect lawyer and medical malpractice attorney serving the greater Detroit area and other Michigan communities.  She represents and seeks justice for residents injured in nursing homes, senior living facilities, adult foster care homes, and other care facilities, as well as individuals harmed by medical malpractice and negligence. She also represents families who have lost a loved one as the result of care facility negligence or medical malpractice.

As a trial attorney with over 10 years of experience at two of Michigan’s most successful defense firms, Ms. Peacock has litigated numerous wrongful death cases, including those involving choking deaths, sexual abuse, physical abuse, and improper patient monitoring. The knowledge gleaned from these cases is an invaluable resource to the clients she represents today.

Ms. Peacock graduated from Wayne State University Law School at the top of her class and received the Order of the Coif, an honor awarded to the top 5% of the graduating class. She has been selected as a Super Lawyer Rising Star on seven occasions, which is a testament to her dedication to her clients and legal skills. She was also named a dbusiness Top Lawyer in 2016.

Ms. Peacock is an active member of the Michigan Association of Justice, the American Association of Justice, the Macomb County Bar Association, Women Lawyers Association, and the Michigan State Bar Negligence Law Division. Outside the office, she is an active community member and frequent volunteer.

How I Serve Clients

Placing a loved one in a nursing home or other care facility is never easy, even if such placement is in the individual’s best interest. A top concern for families is wanting to ensure that their loved one – often a parent – will be well-cared for and safe.

Nursing homes, adult foster care homes, and other long-term care facilities all promise that a loved one will receive the care, attention, and human interaction that they need. When this promise is broken, and injuries or even death occur, families are naturally outraged, and their loved ones must face the consequences of abuse, neglect, and negligence.

Today, nursing home and care facilities are chronically understaffed, and residents are often cared for by individuals who have limited training and no medical background. Understaffing and the lack of proper care can result in abuse and neglect, as the staff fail to recognize when significant health issues arise or they may fail to meet the resident’s most basic needs.

As a lawyer with many years of experience litigating cases of abuse and neglect in adult foster care homes and care facilities, I have seen the problems that arise when non-skilled workers are tasked with caring for adults who have physical disabilities, psychiatric disabilities, traumatic brain injuries, and/or are elderly. Many of Michigan’s most vulnerable adults – those who cannot communicate verbally or have a limited ability to communicate – live in these settings, and as a result, needless tragedies occur.

It is an honor to fight for justice on behalf of my clients. If you or a loved one has been injured at the hands of another, please contact me for a free consultation to discuss your case. We accept cases on a contingency fee basis (so we only receive a fee if compensation is received).

Representative Cases

  • $1,250,000 settlement for 63 year-old man who died as a result of the failure to timely diagnosis and treat sepsis
  • $725,000 settlement for 68 year-old man who was rendered a quadriplegic and died after elective surgery
  • $245,000 settlement for 89 year-old woman who died as a result of her teeth being removed without proper consent
  • $230,000 settlement for 84 year-old man who died after the nursing home failed to take appropriate steps to prevent him from falling