Skip to main content

Our Firm

Our Values, Our Strengths

NMDB’s core values are the bedrock of our practice. Everything we do is built upon these core principles:


To be honest, professional and ethical in all our actions. Our word is our bond; it’s that simple. We promise to be accountable for everything we say and do in the representation of our clients.

Client Centric

Our clients are the center of our practice. We focus fully on our clients’ needs and goals in everything we do.

Intellectual Rigor

We are determined to learn and understand every aspect of the medicine involved in every case. We take this understanding and extract larger patterns that are then utilized in the overall execution of strategy.


We deliver outstanding results to our clients.

Our History

The firm was co-founded in 2009 by William Tanoury, David Nauts, Cullen McKinney, and Linda Garbarino. The first three were seasoned litigators whose practices focused solely on medical malpractice. Ms. Garbarino was one of the top medical malpractice appellate attorneys in the State of Michigan.

Along with 18 other employees, they opened shop in the Fort-Washington Building located next to TCF Center (formerly Cobo Hall). The firm moved in 2015 to a larger office in Livonia to accommodate their expanding staff, now over 50 employees strong and growing. Ms. Garbarino retired at the end of 2020 and the firm took on Paul Dwaihy as a partner in 2021.

NMDB is the largest firm in the State dedicated exclusively to defending medical malpractice claims.

Awards & Accreditations


Our attorneys have been trained to think like health care professionals, from habit and practice, to standard of care, to relying on a team-based approach for a successful outcome. This mindset provides them unique insight into the daily challenges our clients face.


Our legal staff is the backbone of our firm. The legal secretaries, paralegals, law clerks and administrative staff all play integral roles in achieving successful results for our clients.

Join Our Team


From entry level associates to experienced attorneys, NMDB is always seeking individuals who excel at their profession. We offer a team-based approach to litigation and provide the support and resources attorneys need to thrive.

Support Staff

Our legal secretaries, paralegals and support staff are the backbone of the firm. If you’re interested in working in a stimulating, supportive environment that encourages teamwork as well as autonomy, consider working for NMDB.

  • Excellent Compensation
  • Superior Benefits Package
  • Extensive Firm Resources
  • Flexible Work Schedule
  • Team-based Environment

We’re Here To Help