Donald B. Lenderman

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Donald Lenderman is a principal and leader of the firm’s highly-regarded birth trauma defense practice. A member of the firm since 1998, he has developed an extensive background and experience base in birth trauma defense and obstetrics/gynecology litigation.

He is admitted to practice law in Michigan, Illinois and the U.S. District Courts of Northern and Central Illinois. Mr. Lenderman frequently lectures to health care professionals across the country regarding handling and avoiding birth trauma litigation.

He was named a Michigan Super Lawyer in 2006, and 2008 - 2018. Only five percent of the attorneys in the state are named Super Lawyers. Also, Mr. Lenderman was selected by DBusiness Magazine as a Top Lawyer in Michigan in the field of medical malpractice law.

Mr. Lenderman received his J.D. from DePaul University College of Law. He also earned a B.A. in Political Science from Northwestern University.


“Emerging Birth Trauma Liabilities: Using Magnesium Sulfate to Prevent Cerebral Palsy”, ProAssurance OB-GYN
Risk Alliance Website (2013), Lenderman, D.

“Expanding EMTALA Liability Beyond Patients & Emergency Rooms,” Physician Insurer, 3rd Qtr. (2010), Lenderman, D.

The “Bad Baby” Case: What Your Lawyers Need to Adequately Defend Healthcare Providers (2010), Valitutti, R.; Fisher, C.; & Lenderman, D.

Recurrent Medical-Legal Claims in Obstetrics (2008), Fisher, C., Witty, L. & Lenderman, D.

Insights & News

May, 2018 - Recent Highlights
Don Lenderman Addresses Obstetrical Residents at SEMCME
November, 2017 - Recent Highlights
12 Kitch Attorneys Honored as Business Top Lawyers
July, 2017 - Recent Highlights
Don Lenderman Addresses Obstetrical Residents at SEMCME

Areas of Practice (5)

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Birth Trauma
  • Obstetrics/Gynecology Litigation
  • Psychiatric Malpractice
  • Catastrophic Damages

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(313) 965-6718  Phone
University Attended:
Northwestern University, B.A., 1985
Law School Attended:
DePaul University, J.D., 1989
Year of First Admission:
1992, U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois; 1989, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois; 1989, Illinois; 1998, Michigan

Professional Memberships:

PIAA Affiliate Member, member of Professional Liability underwriting Society of American
Society of Healthcare Risk Management

Birth Information:
Plymouth, Wisconsin, September 18, 1963

Peer Reviews

4.9/5.0 (8 reviews)
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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Other Legal Professional on 03/12/12 in Professional Liability

  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Managing Partner on 02/29/12 in Medical Malpractice

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