Graduate Law School: The University of Michigan School of Medicine and Case Western Reserve University Schools of Medicine and Law
• Degree: Master of Laws Degree in Medicolegal Law;
• Academic: L.L.M. Degree Thesis: “The Role of Trauma as a Medicolegal Cause of Bacterial Infectious Disease”

Medical School: The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
• Human Anatomy Complete Dissection, Pathology with labs and Physiology on a degree program

Medical School: Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio
• Human Anatomy, Pathology Courses at Institute of Pathology CWRU, Autopsy Assistant together with Toxicology Analysis at Cuyahoga County Coroner’s Office linked with Coroner’s Cases involving work with Forensic Pathologists and law work at Civil and Criminal Divisions of the US Attorney’s Office, Cleveland, Ohio

Law School: Wayne State University Law School, Detroit, Michigan
• Degree: Juris Doctor

College: The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
• Degree: Bachelor of Arts
• Major in History, minors in Business, Psychology and Sociology Activities: Undergraduate social fraternity, intramural sports


• Automobile, Cycle and ATV Negligence, Premises, Liquor Liability (Dram shop), Elder Abuse; Neurological (TBI), serious and permanent physical and emotional injuries
• Wrongful Death
• Medical Malpractice: Birth Trauma, Brain damage and complex, serious neurological and musculo-skeletal involvement with PT, OT, Income loss
• Pharmaceutical Liability
• mediations, arbitrations, facilitations, trials and Alternative Dispute Resolution
• Multi-District Litigation Class Actions (State and Federal)


• August 2014 to Present: Office at 14362 Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd. Suite 1000 Scottsdale, Arizona 85260; contacts still maintained with Kelly J. McDonald, J.D., R.N.

• January 2013 to August 2014: Sharing space: The Law Offices of Kelly J. McDonald, J.D., R.N. 16421 N. Tatum Blvd., Ste. 207, Phoenix, Arizona 85032. Practice involved every phase of prelitigation and litigation in all areas of personal injury, including TBI, complex and substantial injuries. Select medical malpractice and pharmaceutical liability, with catastrophic injuries.

• November 2008 to December 2012: Of Counsel to Blumberg and Associates, with Bruce E. Blumberg Esq., at 3600 N. 19th Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona 85015. Litigation preparation with clients, lay witnesses and medical experts. Client interview through trial preparation, complex depositions, full litigation, ARCP 26.1 and 26.2 detailed disclosure statements and pre-deposition and deposition of medical experts on complex injury cases.


• State Bar of Arizona
• State Bar of California
• State Bar of Michigan
• Federal District Court, Phoenix, Arizona
• Federal District Court, San Francisco, California
• Federal District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
• Federal District Court, Northern District of Ohio
• Arizona Trial Lawyers Association
• Maricopa County Bar Association Ÿ
• Michigan Association for Justice
• American Association for Justice


• General Negligence concerning governmental agents, International Law Journal, Case Western Reserve University, (Published): “A Survey of Medicolegal Aspects of Human Organ Transplantation in The United States”


• Trial attorney in personal injury, medical malpractice and products liability with Cartwright, Slobodin Sucherman in San Francisco, CA,Mentor Robert E. Cartwright

• Trial attorney in personal injury, medical malpractice and pharmaceutical liability with Sommers Schwartz, Southfield, MI, Mentor: Stanley S. Schwartz


Of Counsel to:
• Nancy Hersh Esq., of Hersh & Hersh, San Francisco, California (415) 441-5544
• William S. Leonard Esq., Encino, California (818) 205-9992
• Robert Bokelman Esq., San Diego, California (925) 822-5992


• Fluent in Spanish, especially conversational


• Blood Drive organizer and director for 25 years
• Physical fitness, current and prior decades of full and half marathons (Arizona Road Racers, PF Chang and Rock and Roll)