about

dzenitis newman, pllc

Dzenitis Newman is a law firm dedicated to the defense of healthcare professionals. Before forming the firm, the attorneys at Dzenitis Newman built the medical malpractice and long-term care practice groups of a large, multi-state law firm. They left in January 2016, to create a firm better suited to meet the needs of their clients.

The attorneys at Dzenitis Newman have decades of trial experience defending doctors, hospitals, long-term care facilities, and other healthcare providers. Our attorneys provide clients with effective and efficient representation, starting with the first phone call and continuing through trial. We have the medical and legal expertise required to stay at the forefront of the law. And we try cases that other lawyers settle.

about

dzenitis newman, pllc

Dzenitis Newman is a law firm dedicated to the defense of healthcare professionals. Before forming the firm, the attorneys at Dzenitis Newman built the medical malpractice and long-term care practice groups of a large, multi-state law firm. They left in January 2016, to create a firm better suited to meet the needs of their clients.

The attorneys at Dzenitis Newman have decades of trial experience defending doctors, hospitals, long-term care facilities, and other healthcare providers. Our attorneys provide clients with effective and efficient representation, starting with the first phone call and continuing through trial. We have the medical and legal expertise required to stay at the forefront of the law. And we try cases that other lawyers settle.

paul a.

dzenitis

Paul Dzenitis has been practicing law for more than 20 years. He has tried over 75 cases to verdict.

pdzenitis@dznlaw.com

502-614-8477 Ext. 106

Emily W.

Newman

For over a decade Emily has tried and arbitrated cases throughout Kentucky, Ohio, and Michigan, defending healthcare professionals.

ENEWMAN@dznlaw.com

502-614-8476 Ext. 105

Rebecca R.

Schafer

Rebecca has nearly a decade of experience in representing doctors, hospitals, long-term care facilities, and other healthcare providers in litigation including personal injury, contract, and regulatory matters.

rschafer@dznlaw.com

502-614-8475 ext. 104

Melissa M.

Anderson

Melissa is passionate about defending healthcare professionals throughout Kentucky. She received her law degree from Loyola University Chicago and was selected as Super Lawyers Rising Stars in 2021, 2022, and 2023.

manderson@dznlaw.com

502-614-8474

Melissa S.

Gruner

Melissa has dedicated her legal career to defending healthcare providers. She is passionate about her work and brings a unique perspective, as her background includes both private law firm practice and serving as in-house counsel.

MGRUNER@DZNLAW.COM

502-514-4384

HARLEY C.

PIERCY

Harley C. Piercy is a passionate lawyer hailing from Monticello, Kentucky. During her academic journey at both Western Kentucky University and Salmon P. Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University, Sarah developed a deep understanding of legal principles and their historical context. This sparked her interest in advocating for justice and equality and led to her work in the LGBTQ law sector.

HPIERCY@dznlaw.com

502-614-8482

Jesse A.

Farler

Jesse has extensive experience in litigation defense including defending healthcare professionals and long-term care facilities, as well as defending personal injury, products liability, and premises liability cases.

JFARLER@dznlaw.com

502-614-8488

Greg S.

McDonald

Greg has over 20 years of experience representing healthcare professionals and long-term care facilities, including facilities offering assisted living, intermediate and skilled nursing care.

 

gmcdonald@dznlaw.com

502-614-8489

Tomsen F.

Leonard

Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, Tom graduated from the University of Missouri in 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in political science.

TLEONARD@DZNLAW.COM

502-614-7092

Brad

Atzinger

Brad Atzinger was born and raised here in Louisville’s South End. He graduated from the University of Louisville with a Bachelor of Arts in 2010 and the University of Kentucky Rosenberg College of Law in 2013.

batzinger@dznlaw.com

502-514-9039 ext 12

paul a.
dzenitis

Paul Dzenitis has been practicing law for more than 20 years. He has tried over 75 cases to verdict.

pdzenitis@dznlaw.com

502-614-8477 Ext. 106

Emily W.
Newman

For over a decade Emily has tried and arbitrated cases throughout Kentucky, Ohio, and Michigan, defending healthcare professionals.

ENEWMAN@dznlaw.com

502-614-8476 Ext. 105

Rebecca R.
Schafer

Rebecca has nearly a decade of experience in representing doctors, hospitals, long-term care facilities, and other healthcare providers in litigation including personal injury, contract, and regulatory matters.

rschafer@dznlaw.com

502-614-8475 ext. 104

Melissa M.
Anderson

Melissa is passionate about defending healthcare professionals. She received her law degree from Loyola University Chicago and was selected as Super Lawyers Rising Stars in 2021, 2022, and 2023.

manderson@dznlaw.com

502-614-8474

Melissa S.
Gruner

Melissa has dedicated her legal career to defending healthcare providers. She is passionate about her work and brings a unique perspective, as her background includes both private law firm practice and serving as in-house counsel

mgruner@dznlaw.com

502-514-4384

HARLEY C.
PIERCY

During her academic journey, Harley developed a deep understanding of legal principles and their historical context. This sparked her interest in advocating for justice and equality and led to her work in the LGBTQ law sector.

HPIERCY@dznlaw.com

502-614-8482

Jesse A.
Farler

Jesse has extensive experience in litigation defense including defending healthcare professionals and long-term care facilities, as well as defending personal injury, products liability, and premises liability cases.

jfarler@dznlaw.com

502-614-8488

Greg S.
McDonald

Greg has over 20 years of experience representing healthcare professionals and long-term care facilities, including facilities offering assisted living, intermediate and skilled nursing care.

gmcdonald@dznlaw.com

502-614-8489

Tomsen F.
Leonard

Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, Tom graduated from the University of Missouri in 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in political science. He then received his law degree from the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law in 2019. 

TLEONARD@DZNLAW.COM

502-614-7092

Brad
Atzinger

Brad Atzinger was born and raised here in Louisville’s South End. He graduated from the University of Louisville with a Bachelor of Arts in 2010 and the University of Kentucky Rosenberg College of Law in 2013. 

batzinger@dznlaw.com

502-514-9039 ex. 128