Paul M. Oleniczak

Paul M. Oleniczak: Attorney with Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge, P.C. AV stamp icon
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Paul M. Oleniczak has been in practice in Indiana and Michigan for 35 years. For nearly 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.


•AV Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell

•Listed in Best Lawyers (2015-2019) -- Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants

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

•Listed as a Michigan Super Lawyer (2007-2018) -- Personal Injury Defense: Medical Malpractice

News and Publications

August 16 2018

Twenty-One Smith Haughey Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers 2019

August 18 2017

Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge Attorneys Listed Among Best Lawyers in America for 2018

April 19 2017

Medical Malpractice Defense Newsletter, April 2017

August 27 2015

Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge Attorneys Listed Among Best Lawyers in America for 2016

August 18 2014

Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge Attorneys Listed Among Best Lawyers in America for 2015

Areas of Practice (1)

  • Medical Malpractice Defense

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
616.458.5461  Phone
616.774.2461  Fax
University Attended:
University of Notre Dame, A.B., 1973
Law School Attended:
University of Notre Dame, J.D., 1976
Year of First Admission:
1977, Michigan; 1976, Indiana


Professional Affiliations

•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

Community Affiliations

•Notre Dame Club of Grand Rapids
•Grand Rapids Catholic Central Boosters Club

Birth Information:

Peer Reviews

A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.

*Peer Reviews provided before April 15, 2008 are not displayed.

Grand Rapids, Michigan

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