Olsman MacKenzie & Wallace is fortunate to have Mary Malone as a part of our team. Mary is both a registered nurse and an attorney with experience in the practice of nursing, trial law, and combined fields. Her professional experience in both disciplines allows Mary to better understand a client’s situation, and is useful when we determine how our firm can be of help to our clients.
Mary earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Wayne State University. She has been a licensed RN in Michigan for 36 years and has experience in ICU, CCU, OR and medical-surgical nursing. Mary has also been licensed to practice law in Michigan for 30 years. She received her law degree from the University of Detroit School of Law, and has extensive experience in both civil and criminal trial law. Mary’s unique expertise allows her to view a client’s concern from the perspective of both a lawyer and medical professional. This provides our firm with the enhanced ability to best meet the needs of our clients.
Mary understands how negligence and malpractice can occur in health care facilities. Additionally, her vast experience as an RN and as an attorney has reinforced her opinion that these problems arise mostly due to short staffing and long work hours. Her hope is that her work for the firm leads to better care in the health care industry.