Legal Advisors & Trial Lawyers for Healthcare Law, Medical Malpractice Defense, and Executive Employment Matters.
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Providing Quality, Tailor-Made Legal Services To Individuals, Small Businesses, And Large Corporate Clients Since 1997.

A Boutique Law Firm
Focused On Meeting The
Needs Of Our Clients

Ottenwess Law is dedicated to providing high quality individualized legal services to meet the needs of each of our clients. Founded in 1997, Ottenwess Law has stood the test of time and is led by a team of experienced and driven attorneys with proven results and satisfied clients. We have significant experience in healthcare law, medical malpractice defense, and executive employment matters and we look forward to working with you and earning your trust.

Medical Malpractice Defense Attorneys

Respected as experienced medical malpractice defense attorneys in Michigan, representing various hospital systems, physician groups, and insurance companies for decades. We have represented virtually every medical specialty and have been trusted by our clients to defend high exposure and highly complex cases.

Our litigators are not just focused on zealously representing our clients at trial, but meeting the needs of our clients along the way. Our experience has provided us with the insight to determine early on in the life of any given case, not only whether it is legally defensible, but whether the facts and individual defendants and witnesses involved allow the case to be properly presented to a jury in a specific courtroom. It is vitally important to quickly determine whether the case should be positioned for trial or for settlement, and this allows us to provide sound and objective advice to our clients on how to address a particular case.

Another key to client satisfaction is never losing sight of the fact that we are representing human beings – physicians, nurses and other health care providers whose life’s work and reputations are being called into question. We approach these individual clients with compassion and understanding of the personal impact a malpractice case has on them.

Successful Attorneys Leading The Charge

Our attorneys have significant experience in complex litigation, healthcare law, and executive employment matters. With over 150 years of combined legal experience and 160 jury trials, meet our team to find out how we can meet your needs.

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David M. Ottenwess

David M. Ottenwess is the Founding Partner of the Firm. He began practicing law in Michigan in 1986 and today…

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Stephanie P. Ottenwess

Stephanie P. Ottenwess is the Managing Partner of Ottenwess Law. She is a healthcare attorney who provides…

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John R. Monnich Sr.

John R. Monnich was admitted to the Michigan Bar in 1974 and successfully litigated jury matters his entire 40 year career.

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Jeff Feikens

Jeff Feikens joined Ottenwess Law as a Partner in August 2021, and has been in practice since 1989 with a focus in general civil trial…

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John R. "Jack" Ottenwess

John R. “Jack” Ottenwess joined Ottenwess Law in 2024 as an associate attorney. Jack’s work ranges from…

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