Mike has significant experience defending product manufacturers against single-plaintiff claims and mass torts nationwide. For more than 15 years, Mike has represented clients in product liability litigation involving medical devices, pharmaceuticals, automobiles, industrial machinery, construction equipment and toxic torts. He is a first-chair trial lawyer and has tried numerous cases to verdict on the east and west coasts.
Mike has served as national counsel for a medical device company in mass tort litigation, managing the day-to-day logistics and creating trial and bellwether strategies. In addition to managing strategies and creating defenses for trial, he advises clients on discovery, expert witnesses, FDA regulatory compliance and reporting issues. With a background in medical malpractice, Mike has an in-depth understanding of complex medical issues. He has extensive experience defending medical device products, including cold therapy units, infusion and pain pumps, hip implants, dental instruments, medical software, spinal surgical devices, wheelchairs, surgical implants, and cannulas and syringes.
Additionally, Mike has defended dozens of cases involving automobiles, large industrial equipment, heavy machinery, forklifts, industrial fans and scaffolding. He co-chaired several catastrophic injury cases involving assembly line machinery which were tried to verdict in Pennsylvania. Mike has worked on asbestos and toxic tort cases, as well as fire subrogation and premises liability cases involving falls from wind turbines, construction accidents, electrocutions and fires. He also has experience trying commercial cases involving breach of contract and the Landham Act.
Mike is a graduate of the IADC Trial Academy and is a member of the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel