What is Cerebral Palsy?

I’m attorney Emily Thomas. I spent the majority of my career handling cases for children that have suffered birth injuries or medical malpractice. Many of the children that I’ve worked with over the years have had a diagnosis of cerebral…


Forced Arbitration Stacks the Deck Against YOU!

If you haven’t heard of forced arbitration clauses, you aren’t the only one. Studies have shown that many people don’t know when they have agreed to arbitration, even though it’s a common way for companies to curb your rights. Thousands of businesses, from credit…


What are the Signs of a Birth Injury?

 I often get calls from parents that have questions about the care that their newborn child, newborn baby received after birth. This is called the neonatal period. Their child may have also spent time in what’s called the NICU,…


Do I Have a Birth Injury Lawsuit?

 I’m attorney Emily Thomas. I’ve spent the majority of my career practicing in the area of birth injury and medical malpractice. I represent mothers and their babies as a result of injuries that they sustained during their pregnancy, labor,…


Why My Practice is Focused on Birth Injuries

Hello. I am Emily Thomas and I am an attorney, Olsman MacKenzie Peacock & Wallace. I became an attorney because my mother was disabled when I was in high school and I’ve dedicated my career to helping people like her….


‘I can’t breathe’: Michigan judge rules officers actions in man’s death in county jail justified

A judge has ruled the force was reasonable but Jules Olsman, the attorney for Jack Marden’s estate says they were completely wrong. “He told them he couldn’t breathe but they did nothing to make it easier for him.” Learn more…


MidMichigan Flood

Will A Flood Disaster Strike MidMichigan Again? As if one devastating flood was not enough, property owners in Midland, Gladwin, Saginaw & Arenac counties may be subject to more flooding without warning. Over 10,000 Midland residents were evacuated when the…


Michigan Association for Justice Introduces New President Donna MacKenzie

LANSING—The Michigan Association for Justice (MAJ) today announced that Attorney Donna M. MacKenzie has officially begun her tenure as the association’s 68th President. MacKenzie was unanimously elected by the MAJ general membership. Her one-year term runs from June 1, 2020…


Donna MacKenzie awarded Evelyn Forrest Respected Advocate Award

Donna MacKenzie was awarded the Evelyn Forrest Respected Advocate Award from the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan – Oakland | Women’s Bar Association. The Evelyn Forrest Respected Advocate Award was named after the inaugural president of the Women’s Bar Association….


Children at Risk for Unexpected Dangers at Home

Jozef Dudek was two years old. His father put him down for a nap and assumed he was safe in his room. When Craig Dudek came back to check on his son, he found Jozef underneath an IKEA dresser that…