Laura L. Witty

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan


  • University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, J.D. (1993)
  • University of Michigan, A.B. (1990)

Laura L. Witty

Principal |
Direct: 313-308-2029

120 Kercheval Avenue
Suite 200
Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236-3619

Main: 313-308-2030
Fax: 888-811-7144

Profile & Honors

Laura L. Witty is a principal of Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C. She possesses almost three decades of experience concentrating her practice in the areas of civil litigation, negligence, risk/claims management, and medical malpractice defense, with a particular emphasis in birth injury and catastrophic claims litigation.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Witty served as a principal with a local Detroit law office. She has been admitted pro hac vice in the states of California, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, New York, Ohio, and Washington at the request of clients in order to represent insureds.

Professional Accomplishments

  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell® since 2011
  • DBusiness Magazine 2016 “Top Lawyers” in Medical Malpractice
Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan


  • University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, J.D. (1993)
  • University of Michigan, A.B. (1990)
Presentations & Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • “Medical and Legal Considerations in OB/GYN”; Beaumont Health Systems; SEMCME Webinar (Faculty); Royal Oak, MI; May 2023, May 2022 & May 2021
  • “Combatting Reptile Theory Tactics”; MCIC Vermont; Virtual Panel (Panelist); New York, NY; April 2022
  • “Birth Trauma Update: What’s Going On with FHT’s, CCIE and Placental Pathology Defense?”; AIG; National Hospital Professional Liability Group (Presenter); New York, NY; March 2019
  • “Litigation Issues in Birth Trauma Cases”; CHUBB Insurance; National Medical Risk Group (Presenter); Jersey City, NJ; Nov. 2018
  • “Postpartum Hemorrhage: Documentation of an Obstetrical Emergency”; Beaumont Health Systems; SEMCME Postpartum Hemorrhage Simulation Training (Faculty); Royal Oak, MI; May 2018, May 2016 & Sept. 2015; and Garden City Hospital; Dept. of Obstetrics and Gynecology Seminar (Presenter); Garden City, MI; Oct. 2015
  • “Avoiding Obstetrical Liability: Using the Obstetrical Record as Sword and Shield, Documentation, Charting Best Practices and Avoiding Liability”; Hurley Medical Center; Dept. of Obstetrics and Gynecology Seminar (Presenter); Flint, MI; Jan. 2016
  • “Trends in Obstetrical Liability”; Michigan Health and Hospital Association Keystone Center; OB Content Webinar (Key Presenter); Okemos, MI; Sept. 2013


  • “ADHD & Perinatal Hypoxic Ischemic Events: The New Plaintiff’s Frontier?” (Author); ProAssurance OB-GYN Risk Alliance, No. 1; 2013
Admissions & Licenses

Admissions and Licenses

  • Michigan Bar Admission
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
Memberships & Community


  • State Bar of Michigan
    – Litigation Section
    – Negligence Law Section


  • Birmingham Unified Varsity/JV Alpine Ski Team (Assistant Coach 2020–present)
  • Lakeshore Legal Aid (Pro Bono Attorney)
  • Village of Franklin, Michigan (appointed Historic District Commissioner 2012–2024)


  • University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, J.D. (1993); London Law Programme, England
  • University of Michigan, A.B. (1990), Political Science