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Michael is a seasoned general practitioner, with significant experience in insurance defense litigation, products liability, corporate law, labor law and risk management, on behalf of national clients in the insurance, manufacturing, food processing, and auto industry sectors. He has extensive experience drafting legal documents, motions and appeals, as well as developing and conducting employee training programs for his clients. Additionally, he has personal injury, collections and criminal law experience. He often serves as a national speaker on relevant legal topics within the food manufacturing sector.
Michael has deep roots in the insurance defense industry, having represented many carriers including CNA, Travelers, Hartford, PMA Insurance Company, as well as several self insured corporations. Michael was also employed as a trial attorney for a major liability insurance carrier, where he handed all aspects of defense litigation on behalf of their insureds, from inception through trial, in actions arising from motor vehicle accidents and premises liability, dental malpractice and labor law claims.
For the past decade, Michael has represented the interests of national clients, creating value in many ways. He serves as litigation counsel, defending law suits from the filing of a claim through trial, and leverages that expertise to develop risk management materials and training programs to counsel his clients on prevention and mitigation. In addition, Michael acts as supervisory counsel in the monitoring of litigation being handled by outside firms, which includes the review and revision of billing guidelines and procedures, conducting meetings with general counsel and outside counsel, attending trials and making settlement/reserve recommendations.
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