Martha J. Olijnyk
Martha J. Olijnyk focuses her efforts in the areas of business and commercial litigation, including complex litigation, complex contracts, automotive supplier counseling and litigation, non-competition agreements, and shareholder and partnership disputes. She also practices in the areas of class action litigation and bankruptcy on both the creditor and debtor sides. Since 2012, Ms. Olijnyk has led the firm’s Automotive Supplier Dispute Resolution and Litigation Practice area. Ms. Olijnyk has achieved excellent results at trial and arbitration, as well as in negotiating settlements. Her clients range from Fortune 500 companies to small local businesses and individuals.
Ms. Olijnyk’s work has been recognized by Crain’s Detroit Business. Crain’s named Ms. Olijnyk as one of its inaugural Notable Women Lawyers in Michigan for 2017. Michigan Super Lawyers magazine has also honored Ms. Olijnyk, naming her to its lists of Michigan’s Top 100 Lawyers, Top 50 Business Lawyers, top 50 Women Lawyers, and Top 25 Women Business Lawyers for the years 2014-2017. She was first recognized as a Michigan Super Lawyer in 2013 and as Rising Star in the area of Business Litigation in 2009. In 2014, she also became a Fellow with the Oakland County Bar Foundation.
Ms. Olijnyk practices in the State and Federal trial courts throughout Michigan and has argued before the Michigan Court of Appeals and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in New York. Ms. Olijnyk is admitted to practice in Michigan, the Eastern and Western District Courts of Michigan, including the Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Supreme Court of the United States.
She graduated, cum laude, from Wayne State University Law School in 1999 where she received an Arthur F. Lederle Scholarship. She graduated, summa cum laude, from Wayne State University with a B.A. in Political Science and Economics. As an undergraduate, Ms. Olijnyk was inducted into the David Mackenzie Honor Society as well as Phi Beta Kappa and Golden Key Honor Societies. She also competed in NCAA Division-I Fencing as an undergraduate and as a law student.
Ms. Olijnyk is active in several professional and community organizations. She is the immediate past-President of the Rochester Bar Association and was the Vice Dean for the Metropolitan Detroit Alumni Senate of Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity International both for the 2016-2017 terms. Ms. Olijnyk was a Barrister member of The Oakland County Bar Association Americans Inns of Court from 2011-2017. She is a member of the Baker College of Auburn Hills Paralegal Program Advisory Board and has been a member since 2013. She also serves on the Paint Creek Trailways Commission and has regularly volunteered as a mock trial judge for the Michigan Center for Civic Education. Ms. Olijnyk was a co-editor of theme issues of the Michigan Bar Journal in 2000 and 2002.