Our Firm

Members of Grzanka Grit McDonald are skilled, intelligent professionals with a broad knowledge of various areas of the law. They have extensive experience, and diverse areas of expertise. Each Grzanka Grit McDonald attorney is your attorney, and is fully prepared to respond to your inquiries. You can depend on receiving expert legal counsel on today’s most challenging, diverse and complex issues, aggressive legal representation, and the personal service you expect.

Principal Profiles:

Michael P. McDonald, President & Managing Partner

Michael MacDonald, Managing PartnerMr. McDonald is the President and Managing Partner at Grzanka Grit McDonald. Mr. McDonald received his B.S. degree with high distinction from Ferris State University before graduating from the Detroit College of Law, where he was an Editor on the Law Review and a published author. He is a member of the Grand Rapids Bar Association, American Bar Association and the State Bar of Michigan.

Mr. McDonald has over 25 years experience in the area of workers' disability compensation, Michigan No-Fault litigation, casualty, property, arson and fraud defense. Mr. McDonald has extensive trial experience at the administrative, state and federal levels. He previously served as a Senior Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for Muskegon County. He has also handled appellate matters up to the Federal Circuit Court and Michigan Supreme Court levels.


Randall R. Grit, Partner

Randall Grit, PartnerMr. Grit received his B.S. degree, with high distinction, from Ferris State University before graduating from Thomas M. Cooley Law School, cum laude.  He is a member of the Grand Rapids Bar Association and the State Bar of Michigan.

Mr. Grit has over 20 years of experience representing self- insured employers and insurance companies throughout the State of Michigan. Mr. Grit has developed an expertise in the development of creative and effective strategies for resolving large loss and other difficult claims, including, but not limited to, claims filed following a plant closure. Mr. Grit also has experience in other areas of the law including personal injury, commercial litigation, contract disputes, product liability and wrongful termination claims.


Associates

Timothy J. Cumings, Associate

Mr. Cumings received his B.A. degree from Calvin College before graduating from Michigan State University - Detroit College of Law.  Mr. Cumings is a member of the Grand Rapids Bar Association and the State Bar of Michigan.

Mr. Cumings has experience in the areas of workers' compensation, corporate real estate, estate planning, creditor's rights, bankruptcy and general civil litigation, both at the district court and circuit court levels.  In addition to lectures and seminars, Mr. Cumings has also written on issues involving workers' compensation.


Jennifer M. Fullmer, Associate

Mrs. Fullmer received a B.S. degree with honors in business and A.A.S. degree with honors in Legal Studies from Ferris State University. She went on to receive her J.D. degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School, where she was treasurer of the Phi Alpha Delta Christiancy Chapter and a participant in the Access to Justice Clinic. Mrs. Fullmer is currently a member of the State Bar of Michigan and the Grand Rapids Bar Association. She is also licensed to practice in the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan.

Mrs. Fullmer has experience in the areas of worker's compensation, divorce, child custody, child support, guardianship/conservatorship, landlord-tenant disputes, estate planning, criminal defense and general civil litigation, both at the district and circuit court levels.


Alex Carpenter, Associate

Mr. Carpenter graduated Cum Laude from Grand Valley State University in 2012 and received a B.A. degree in Political Science. He then graduated Magna Cum Laude in May of 2015 from The University of Toledo College of Law and received his Juris Doctor. Following law school graduation, he passed the July 2015 Michigan Bar Examination. Mr. Carpenter is a member of the Grand Rapids Bar Association and the State Bar of Michigan.

Prior to joining Grzanka Grit McDonald, Mr. Carpenter worked during his third year of law school as a Law Clerk for the Hon. Daniel White at the 38th Circuit Court in Monroe Michigan. He also participated in the Public Service Externship Program at The University of Toledo College of Law working for the Hon. Arlene Singer at the Ohio 6th District Court of Appeals. He is very excited to join Grzanka Grit McDonald and begin his legal career in his hometown of Grand Rapids, MI.


Charles F. Grzanka, Of Counsel

Mr. Grzanka received his B.A. degree from the University of Michigan before graduating from Wayne State Law School. Mr. Grzanka was the founder of the law firm of Grzanka Grit McDonald. He practiced workers' compensation law for more than 30 years, representing both insurance companies and self-insured employers throughout the entire state of Michigan.

 

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