Robert J. MacDonald
Born: Flint, Michigan,1968
Education: University of Notre Dame, B.A., 1990, Thomas M. Cooley Law School, J.D., 1996
Practice Areas: Worker's Compensation; Personal Injury; Social Security Disability; Employment; Disability Benefits; Disability Discrimination; Motor Vehicle Accidents and Injuries; Wrongful Death; Negligence; Premises Liability
Leadership & Recognition:
Chairman, Michigan Association for Justice Workers' Compensation Committee 2012-present.
Michigan Association for Justice Executive Board & Workers' Compensation Committee 2009-present.
Ten Leaders in Michigan Injury Law, Age 45 and Under (tenleaders.com)
Selected for Inclusion in Michigan Super Lawers, 2013.
Robert J. MacDonald’s legal abilities have been rated High to Very High by his professional colleagues. Learn more about this rating
Publications & Presentations:
Workers' Compensation Cases" in Michigan Basic Practice Handbook, 6th ed. (Institute of Continuing Legal Education, 2006-present) (Available for purchase through ICLE, click here) ;"Workers Comp: A Few Facts Worth Knowing for the Non-Practitioner" BarBeat, (Genesee County Bar Association, July/August 2007); "General Motors' Improper Coordination of Workers' Compensation Benefits," Michigan Association for Justice, 2010, "Workers' Compensation: State of the Law and How to Preserve Issues", Michigan Association for Justice, 2011, "HB 5002, as Amended by the Senate" Michigan Association for Justice, 2012; "Disability Law & Practice" BarBeat (Genesee County Bar Association, March 2013); "Identifying the Workers' Comp Cases in Your Office" (MAJ Seminar, May, 2013).
Membership: Genesee County Bar Association; State Bar of Michigan (Member, Sections on: Worker's Compensation, Negligence, Labor and Employment Law); Michigan Association for Justice; National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives; American Association for Justice; Workers’ Injury Law & Advocacy Group.
Admissions: 1996, Michigan; 1997, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan; 2011, U. S. District Court, Western District of Michigan; 1999, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit.
Workers' Compensation Classes, UAW Locals in Region 1C; Workers' Compensation Law, Lorman Education Services; Michigan Association for Justice.
Genesee County Circuit Court, 1996, Law Clerk Professor John Brennan, 1995-1996, Law Clerk
Pro Bono Activities:
Treasurer, Flint Public Library, 2004-2010 President, Flint Public Library, 2010-2011