Paul M. Oleniczak
Of Counsel



Paul M. Oleniczak has been in practice in Indiana and Michigan for 45 years. For over 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.


Indiana State Bar Association, 1976

State Bar of Michigan, 1977


University of Notre Dame (A.B., 1973)

University of Notre Dame (J.D., 1976)


AV Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell

Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® (2015-2023) -- Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants

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

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

Listed as Grand Rapids Magazine “Top Lawyer” (2021) -- Medical Malpractice Law


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