MacDonald, Robert J.

Suite 208 Paterson Bldg653 S. Saginaw StreetFlint, MI 48502


Updated: 07/23/2017


Robert J. MacDonald represents and assists injured and disabled workers in Workers' Compensation, Social Security Disability and Personal Injury claims.

He is rated High to Very High by his professional colleagues in the Martindale-Hubble Legal Directory, and was Selected for Inclusion in Michigan Super Lawyers, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016. He is the current Vice President of the Michigan Association for Justice and Chair of its Workers' Compensation Committee.

Office Info

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Attorney

Practice Areas

  • Worker's Compensation
  • Social Security Disability
  • Personal Injury
  • Disability Benefits
  • Disability Discrimination
  • Employment
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents and Injuries
  • Wrongful Death
  • Premises Liability
  • Negligence


Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, 1996
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan, 1997
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1999
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan, 2011

Other Affiliations

  • State Bar of Michigan, Section on Worker's Compensation
  • State Bar of Michigan, Section on Social Security Disability
  • State Bar of Michigan, Section on Negligence
  • State Bar of Michigan, Section on Labor and Employment Law
  • Michigan Association for Justice (Executive Board & Workers' Compensation Committee)
  • American Association for Justice
  • National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives
  • Genesee County Bar Association
  • Workers' Injury Law & Advocacy Group


  • Ten Leaders in Michigan Injury Law, Age 45 and Under (, 2010 - 2014
  • Selected for Inclusion in Michigan Super Lawyers, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016.
  • Recognized as Leading Lawyer, Workers' Compensation & Social Security, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017.

Classes and Seminars

  • Workers' Compensation Classes, UAW Locals in Region 1C
  • Workers' Compensation Law, Lorman Education Services
  • General Motors' Improper Coordination of Workers' Compensation Benefits, Michigan Association for Justice, - 2009
  • Michigan Workers' Compensation: State of the Law, Michigan Association for Justice, - 2011
  • HB 5002 as Amended by the Senate, Michigan Association for Justice, - 2012
  • Identifying the Workers' Comp Cases in Your Office, Michigan Association for Justice, - 2013

Pro Bono Activities

  • Treasurer, Flint Public Library, 2004 - 2010
  • President, Flint Public Library, 2010 - 2011

Past Positions

  • Genesee County Circuit Court, 1996, Law Clerk
  • Professor John Brennan, 1995-1996, Law Clerk


  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Lansing, Michigan, 1996
  • University of Notre Dame, 1990


Offers Free Initial Consultation


Published Works

  • "Workers' Compensation Cases" in Michigan Basic Practice Handbook, Institute of Continuing Legal Education, (2006-present)

Office Information


Suite 208 Paterson Bldg653 S. Saginaw StreetFlint, MI 48502

Office Hours

Monday to Friday. 9 to 5. (Other times or locations available if needed.)


  • (810) 234-7186


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