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Paul M. Oleniczak

Grand Rapids

Terri Krol



Paul M. Oleniczak has been in practice in Indiana and Michigan for 35 years. For nearly 30 years he has exclusively represented physicians, hospitals and other health care providers throughout central and western Michigan. His representation has included all types of claims involving medical malpractice. He has also represented physicians in licensing actions. He has tried dozens of cases before judges and juries throughout Michigan and Indiana; and he has litigated matters through binding arbitration.

Representative clients have included Michigan Professional Insurance Exchange (MPIE), AP Capital (now The Doctors Company), ProNational Assurance, Michigan Hospital Insurance; and self-insured hospitals such as Bronson and Ingham Regional Medical Center.

He has an AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell and has been listed in Best Lawyers in America and Michigan Super Lawyers.

Paul and his wife, Mary Ellen, have six children: Christen, Brian, Ann, Joseph, Maureen, and Matt.

Previous Experience


  • American Bar Association (Member, Sections on Tort and Insurance Practice; Litigation)
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • State Bar of Michigan (Member, Sections on Negligence Law; Litigation)
  • Grand Rapids Bar Association
  • American Society of Law and Medicine
  • Michigan Defense Trial Counsel
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Notre Dame Club of Grand Rapids
  • Grand Rapids Catholic Central Boosters Club


  • University of Notre Dame (A.B., 1973)
  • University of Notre Dame (J.D., 1976)


  • Indiana State Bar Association, 1976
  • State Bar of Michigan, 1977


  • AV Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell

  • Listed as GR Magazine "Top Lawyer"-- Medical Malpractice Law (2021)
  • Listed in Best Lawyers (2015-2021) -- Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants

  • Listed in Leading Lawyers -- Medical Malpractice Defense Law (2014) 

  • Listed as a "Michigan Super Lawyer" (2007-2018) -- Personal Injury Defense: Medical Malpractice

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