Mary Colette O'Donnell

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Mary O’Donnell focuses her practice on commercial transportation litigation

Mary C. O’Donnell focuses her practice on commercial transportation litigation. She represents several railroad clients in rail accidents, personal injury, wrongful death, FELA and occupational/repetitive stress injuries, grade crossings, property damage, employment, eminent domain, and other commercial matters. She has presented before the National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel (“NARTC”), The Association of American Railroads ( AAR ), as well as at Railroad Occupational Claims meetings.


•Martindale-Hubbell, AV Peer Review Rated
•Selected, 2012 Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers, Martindale-Hubbell

Areas of Practice (2)

  • Railroad
  • Transportation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(313) 424-4981  Phone
(313) 962-9167  Fax
University Attended:
University of Colorado, B.A., With Distinction, 1977
Law School Attended:
Wayne State University Law School, J.D., 1981
Year of First Admission:
Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit; United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio; United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan; 1981, Michigan; Supreme Court of the United States; United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan

Professional Organizations

•National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel (NARTC)
•State Bar of Michigan

Birth Information:
January 1955

Peer Reviews

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Detroit, Michigan

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