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, and trademark, often assisting with litigation 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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