On behalf of my mom and our family, we thank you. There are no words that can express our gratitude and appreciation. You were not only a stellar attorney, you showed compassion and genuine care for all of us. We will forever be thankful to you.

– Stacy B.


Donna M. MacKenzie devotes a majority of her practice to representing individuals injured as a result of nursing home neglect and abuse and medical malpractice.

Ms. MacKenzie has written numerous appellate briefs on behalf of injury victims in both state and federal courts. She is the author of a number of legal articles, and a featured speaker at seminars presented by the Institute for Continuing Legal Education, State Bar of Michigan, American Association for Justice, and Michigan Association for Justice.

Ms. MacKenzie was named in the Best Lawyers in America in 2015 and 2016 and was recognized in 2016 by Best Lawyers in America as Medical Malpractice “Lawyer of the Year” in Troy. She was also included on the Michigan Leading Lawyers list in 2015. Ms. MacKenzie was selected to the 2015 Michigan Top 100 Super Lawyers list, the 2015 Michigan Top 50 Consumer Super Lawyers list, the 2014 and 2015 Michigan Top 50 Women Super Lawyers lists, and the 2014 and 2015 Michigan Top 25 Women Consumer Super Lawyers lists. She was named a dbusiness Top Lawyer from 2015-2016. Other recent honors for Ms. MacKenzie include recognition as a 2010 Up & Coming Lawyer by Michigan Lawyers Weekly, a four-time Super Lawyer “Rising Star”, a 2013 through 2015 Super Lawyer, and a Pacesetter by the Michigan Association for Justice.

Ms. MacKenzie is on the Executive Board for the Michigan Association for Justice. She also serves on the Board of Governors for the American Association for Justice and is active in the Oakland County Bar Association and Women Lawyers Association of Michigan.

How I Serve Clients

Residents of nursing homes and long-term care facilities and their families should not have to worry about abuse or neglect, or that sub-standard care will result in injury or death. Our parents in these facilities should be taken care of with the highest possible care, just as they once cared for us.

Unfortunately elder abuse and injury continues to occur at nursing homes and long-term care facilities.

Parents and loved ones who contributed so much to our society in their younger years are often placed in facilities that promise to provide adequate care. When these facilities fail to keep this promise and our loved ones are abused or injured through negligence or carelessness, I and our firm seek to hold those responsible for the injuries they cause.

We are proud to advocate on behalf of the elderly and in working toward the goal of eliminating nursing home and long-term care facility abuse and neglect. At many facilities, more oversight of staff is needed in order to ensure that proper attention is devoted to the care of residents, and to identify and eliminate dangerous conditions that can lead to injury to elderly residents.

Pro Bono and Public Service

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