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Wayne State University Law School, J.D.

Loyola University Chicago

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan
  • Illinois

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court
    - Eastern District of Michigan
    - Western District of Michigan

Marc McDonald serves as co-leader of the firm's Insurance Defense division. 


Marc McDonald is an experienced trial lawyer with over 45 jury trial victories. For the past 15+ years, his practice is primarily insurance defense litigation with a focus on first- and third-party auto, premises, general civil defense, and property damage matters.  

He has defended suits on behalf of national insurance carriers, including: Auto Owners, Pioneer Insurance Company, Grange Insurance Company, Farm Bureau Insurance Company, Allstate Insurance Company, Esurance Insurance Company, Acuity Insurance Company, Secura Insurance Company, and Wolverine Insurance Company. In his successful jury verdicts, he has saved millions of dollars for clients and is continually ranked as one of the top trial lawyers in the state of Michigan. 

Most recently, he obtained a no-cause verdict with over $500,000 in submitted medical bills for a national insurer in Macomb County Circuit Court. 

In 2020, he obtained a no-cause verdict after the jury found fraud against a medical provider.

Marc frequently presents at various seminars throughout the state and to a number of national insurance carriers on how to defend against alleged fraudulent medical providers. In 2020, he and the firm's insurance defense team presented at the Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association on this topic. 

Professional Affiliations

Professional Affiliations

Member, Catholic Central Shamrock Bar Association

News & Events

Awards & Recognition

Honors & Recognitions

Michigan's Lawyers of Distinction, Civil Litigation, 2020

New York Times, Michigan Rising Star

National Trial Lawyers, Top 100 Trial Lawyers in the United States, 2014

Crain’s Detroit Business and Hour Detroit Magazine, Rising Star Litigator, 2014

Academic All-Conference Selection, Loyola University Chicago Varsity Men’s Basketball Team

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