Mallory Donick


Mallory has been with Traverse Legal since fall 2015.  She practices in a wide variety of areas, including internet law, defamation, cybersquatting, copyright, trademark, and drone law, often assisting with legal research and document drafting.  Mallory graduated from Michigan State University in 2011 with a degree in Political Science and earned her Juris Doctor Summa Cum Laude from Michigan State University College of Law in 2015.


Employment History

  • Staff Attorney, Michigan State University College of Law

    Traverse City, MI November 2015 - April 2016

    Coded jury selection transcripts from South Carolina to gather research regarding how juror characteristics such as age, gender, race, marital status, and education affect peremptory challenges.

    • Research and Teaching Assistant, Michigan State University College of Law

      East Lansing, MI September 2014 - May 2015

      Assisted with Contract Negotiation and Domestic Relations Mediation courses, coaching students through weekly mediation simulations and grading representation plans.

      • Intern, Grand Traverse County Prosecuting Attorney's Office

        Traverse City, MI May 2014 - August 2014

        Conducted jury trials, formal hearings, and jury selections in the 86th District Court while also drafting appellate briefs, motions, and stipulations.

        • Intern, Grand Traverse County 86th District Court

          Traverse City, MI May 2013 - August 2013

          Researched legal issues for two District Court Judges and composed memos, orders and opinions on behalf of the Court, while observing arraignments, sentencing, motions, and jury trials.


  • J.D., Michigan State University College of Law, Summa Cum Laude - 2015

    Jurisprudence Achievement Awards for Highest Grade:
    - Advocacy
    - Cyber Law
    - Intellectual Property Survey
    - Domestic Relations Mediation
    - Animal Law
    - Natural Resources Law

    • B.A., Political Science, Michigan State University – 2011


  • State Bar of Michigan, licensed November 2015

    • Secretary, Grand Traverse Leelanau Antrim Bar Association

      • Events Planner, Women's Lawyers Association


Mallory enjoys relaxing at the beach, practicing yoga, disc golfing at Hickory Hills, and being with her friends and family.

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