Jody L. Aaron

Jody L. Aaron

Location:
Detroit, Michigan
Phone:
313-447-0634
866-585-1076
Fax:
313-961-5985
Email:

Jody L. Aaron has been representing the victims of medical and other negligence for more than twenty-five years, since graduating law school from Wayne Statue University, cum laude, in 1982. Although the principal focus of her practice has always involved medical and nursing negligence actions, she also handles cases involving automobile accidents, construction site accidents and other general injury claims. She has handled cases in the state and federal courts of most jurisdictions in the State of Michigan and has been involved in securing several settlements and verdicts of more than a million dollars during the years that she has been practicing law in Michigan.

She is involved in a variety of professional organizations including the State Bar of Michigan, the American Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, and is a sustaining member of the Michigan Association for Justice and the Oakland County Bar Association. She has served, by invitation, as a member of the Negligence Section of the State Bar of Michigan and the Executive Committee of the Oakland County chapter of the American Inn of Court. She is immediate past chair of the Case Evaluation Subcommittee and twice the past chair of the Medical-Legal Committee of the Oakland County Bar Association. She is also a member of the Circuit Court Committee and has served on the Legislative Committee and has been invited for several years to participate in the Oakland County Bench Bar Conference.

She has given a number of professional presentations and talks to both attorneys and physicians including: "Developments in the Law of Medical Malpractice", State of the Law Day 2003, 2004, 2005 Sponsored by the Oakland County Bar Association, University of Michigan Trial Advocacy Program, U of M Law School; Guest Lecturer (1999 - 2008); Presenter, Oakland County Constitutional Law Day, September, 2007; Moderator, Case Evaluation Recertification, Sponsored by the Oakland County Bar Association, 2002, 2004-2008; "Advanced Issues in Medical Malpractice", National Business Institute Seminar Presenter, June 5, 2003; HIPAA: Issues Affecting Patients", Due Process Panel Member, July 29, 2003; "After the Accident: Establishing and Defending Highway Defect Claims"; Sponsored by The Institute of Continuing Legal Education; Speaker; Troy, MI, February, 1999; "Medical Malpractice Cases -- Reformed Again: Update on Michigan's New Public Act 78"; Sponsored by The Institute of Continuing Legal Education; Moderator, Detroit Sessions, August 22, 1994; "Avoiding Malpractice in General Medical Practice"; Presentation to Detroit Riverview Hospital, Medical Liability & Asset Protection Seminar, November, 1991; "Liability Issues in Sonography": Presentation to Glass City Sonographer's Society, Toledo, Ohio, November 18, 1987.

Her publications include: J. Aaron, "Death Over-the-Counter: Dangers of Ephedrine, Trial, December, 1997; J. Aaron & R. Levine, M.D., "Liability for Independent Medical Examinations", Oakland County Medical Society Bulletin, May, 1990; D. W. Christensen & J. L. Aaron, "Litigating Legal Malpractice Claims -- The Plaintiff's Perspective", Mich. B. J., Vol. 56, No. 6, p. 538 - 541; and Note, "Liability for Failure to Report Suspected Child Abuse", 28 Wayne L. Rev. 183 (1981).

In addition to practicing law, Ms. Aaron has been employed as an instructor by the American Institute for Paralegal Studies. Before practicing law and following her graduation from The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor with a B.S. With Distinction, Ms. Aaron taught middle school in a special education program designed for students with cognitive impairments. She is married with two children and enjoys cooking, fishing, hiking and other outdoor activities, particularly in Northern Michigan.

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, 1982
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan, 1982
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2014

Education

  • Wayne State University Law School, Detroit, Michigan - 1982
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Law Review: Wayne State Law Review, 1980 - 1982
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    • B.S.
    • Honors: With Distinction
    • Major: Special Education

Published Works

  • "Death Over-The-Counter: Danger of Ephedrine", Trial, December, 1997
  • "Liability for Independent Medical Examination" (Co-Author with R. Levine, M.D), Oakland County Medial Society Bulletin, May, 1990
  • "Litigation Legal Malpractice Claims - The Plaintiff's Perspective", Mich. B. J., Vol. 56, No. 6, p. 538 - 541
  • "Liability for Failure to Report Suspected Child Abuse", 28 Wayne L. Rev. 183, 1981

Representative Cases

  • Handled cases in the State and Federal Courts of most Jurisdictions in the State of Michigan and has been involved in securing several settlements and verdicts of a million dollars or more during each the years that she has been practicing law in Michigan

Classes/Seminars

  • Program Director — Wayne State University Medical School Law & Medicine Program, 2014 to present ° Presenter — MDTC 2018 Winter Meeting — “Preparing to Tell Your Story at Trial; November 9,2018 "Medical Malpractice Cases -- Reformed Again: Update on Michigan's New Public Act 78", The Institute of Continuing Legal Education
  • "After the Accident: Establishing and Defending Highway Defect Claims", The Institute of Continuing Legal Education
  • Moderator, Case Evaluation Recertification, Oakland County Bar Association, 2004 - 2008
  • Guest Lecturer, Trial Advocacy Program, University of Michigan Law School, 1999 - 2008
  • Litigation Legal Malpractice Claims - The Plaintiff's Perspective", Mich. B. J., Vol. 56, No. 6, p. 538-541 eWayne State Law Review, Wayne State University Law School, 1980 - 1982
  • " Liability for Failure to Report Suspected Child Abuse", 28 Wayne L. Rev. 183, 1981
  • " Liability Issues in Sonography", Glass City Sonographer's Society, Toledo, Ohio, November 18, 1987 " Liability for Independent Medical Examination" (Co-Author with R. Levine, M.D), Oakland County Medical Society Bulletin, May, 1990
  • "Avoiding Malpractice in General Medical Practice", Detroit Riverview Hospital, Medical Liability & Asset Protection Seminar, 1991
  • Moderator, Detroit Sessions, August 22, 1994
  • "Death Over-The-Counter: Danger of Ephedrine", Trial, December, 1997
  • *Moderator, Case Evaluation Recertification, Oakland County Bar Association, 2002
  • *Due Process Panel Member, "HIPAA: Issues Affecting Patients", July 29, 2003
  • "Advanced Issues in Medical Malpractice", National Business Institute, May 5, 2003
  • "Developments in the Law of Medical Malpractice", State of the Law Day, Oakland County Bar Association, 2003
  • "Developments in the Law of Medical Malpractice", State of the Law Day, Oakland County Bar Association, 2004
  • "Developments in the Law of Medical Malpractice", State of the Law Day, Oakland County Bar Association, 2005

Honors and Awards

  • AV Rated Martindale Hubbell 1998 to present
  • Selected Michigan Lawyers Weekly Women in the Law Top 20 — Class of 2016 Selected Detroit Business Top Lawyers — Plaintiff Medical Malpractice Selected Best Lawyers in Michigan
  • Selected Best Women Attorneys in Michgian — Plaintiff Medical Malpractice Super Lawyers 2009 - present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Executive Board, State Bar of Michigan Negligence Section, 2003- Chair 2014-2015
  • Board of Directors, American Inn of Court, Oakland County Chapter, 2002 — Present; Master & Emeritus Member, American Inn of Court, Oakland County Chapter, 1996 - Present
  • Member, American Association for Justice; Member Women’s Caucus; Executive Board 2017-present; Chairperson 2019-2020
  • Member, Negligence Committee, State Bar of Michigan
  • Member, State Bar of Michigan
  • Member, Case Evaluation Committee, Oakland County Bar Association
  • Member, Advisory Council for the Membership Committee, Oakland County Bar Association, Chair, Medical/Legal Committee, Oakland County Bar Association, 2003 - 2004
  • Chair, Medical/Legal Committee, Oakland County Bar Association, 1995 - 1996 eMember, Oakland County Bar Association
  • • Member, Circuit Court Committee, Oakland County Bar Association
  • Past Chair, Case Evaluation Subcommittee, Oakland County Bar Association Member, Detroit Bar Association
  • Oakland County Circuit Court, Mediator, General Negligence and Medical Malpractice Designation, 1995 - Present
  • Member, Programming Committee, American Inn of Court, Oakland County Chapter, 2003 Vice-Chair, Medical Legal Sub-Committee, Oakland County Bar Association, 2003
  • Vice Chair, Circuit Court Committee, Oakland County Bar Association, 2003