Paul M. Oleniczak
Of Counsel


Grand Rapids

D: 616-458-5461
Legal Administrative Assistant


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)


Included in the 2015-2024 editions of The Best Lawyers in America® for Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants

Named the Best Lawyers® 2019 and 2023 Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants "Lawyer of the Year" in Grand Rapids

Named to the 2021 and 2023 Grand Rapids Magazine Top Lawyers lists for Medical Malpractice Law

Selected to the 2007-2018 Michigan Super Lawyers lists for Personal Injury Medical Malpractice: Defense

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

AV Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell


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