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Mr. MacDonald practices in the areas of worker's compensation, social security disability and personal injury. He joined the law firm, founded by his grandfather, in 1996 as a third-generation plaintiff's workers' compensation attorney. He currently practices law with his father Duncan MacDonald in the law firm of MacDonald & MacDonald, PLLC. Mr. MacDonald clerked for Professor Brennan at Cooley Law School as well as in Genesee County Circuit Court. He has over the years published columns on workers' compensation and other legal matters for local UAW newspapers and in the Flint Journal. Mr. MacDonald has given numerous seminars for UAW members and has been a regular lecturer on workers' compensation for the Michigan Association for Justice. Mr. MacDonald is a member of the Executive Board and current Chairperson of the Workers' Compensation Committee of the Michigan Association for Justice.
U.S. District Court, 1997
Eastern District of Michigan, 2011
Western District of Michigan, 1999
U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
Year of Birth: 1968
Law School: Thomas M. Cooley Law School, J.D., 1996
Undergraduate School: The University of Notre Dame, B.A., 1990
Representative Clients: Michigan Injured & Disabled Workers
Genesee County Circuit Court, 1996
Law Clerk, Professor John Brennan, 1995-1996
Bar/Professional Association Involvement:
Genesee County Bar Association
Michigan Association for Justice
National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives
American Association for Justice
Workers' Injury Law & Advocacy Group
Awards; Honors; Distinctions:
Ten Leaders, Age 45 and Under, Michigan Personal Injury Lawyers
Michigan Super Lawyers, 2013
Workers' Compensation Classes, UAW Locals in Region 1C
Workers' Compensation Law, Lorman Education Services
Michigan Association for Justice
Treasurer, Flint Public Library, 2004-2010
President, Flint Public Library, 2010-2011
Published Legal Writing: "Workers' Compensation Cases", Michigan Basic Practice Handbook, Institute of Continuing Legal Education, 2006-Present
MacDonald & MacDonald PLLC represents and assists injured and disabled workers and their families throughout Michigan.
The MacDonald family has represented injured and disabled workers in Michigan for over 75 years and three generations.
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. While serving in the Legislature in 1943, he helped pass legislation that required most employers to carry workers’ compensation insurance and legislation that ensured that workers suffering from any type of occupational disease would be covered under the workers’ compensation law. He is a member of the Michigan Workers’ Compensation Hall of Fame. His son, the late Attorney R. Duncan MacDonald continued to fight zealously for over four decades to secure benefits for injured workers, including benefits for thousands of General Motors’ employees in the Flint area in Workers’ Compensation, Social Security Disability, Personal Injury & Product Liability claims. Attorney Robert J. MacDonald has continued the tradition over the past twenty years of fighting to secure benefits, rights, remedies and damages for clients suffering from injury or disability.
The firm fights for clients by offering legal advice and by representing our clients in Litigation, Trials, Appellate Practice and Negotiations. The firm is licensed to General Practice in the District, Circuit, and Appellate Courts of the State of Michigan, its Administrative Agencies, and in the Federal Courts.