Mike established the firm in 2002 after 15 years in the field of Health Care and Insurance law.
As former Special Counsel at Tucker Arensberg.P.C., Now principal of Laffey & Associates and Other Party Liability Inc. Mike has established one of the premier law firm subrogation departments in the country dedicated to serving Employee Benefit Plans subrogation interests. As former in-house counsel for Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, Mike has assisted in the design and delivery of several managed health care systems from design of the benefit package, through contracting, regulatory approval, and the marketing of the new programs. Mike has represented Indemnity Health Plans, HMO's, PPO's and various self insured companies and Third Party Administrators. Mike has litigated numerous ERISA and Medicaid TPL cases including McKinney v. PHA. and has secured several Million dollar recoveries.
Mike's practice focuses exclusively on assisting insurers such as Blue Cross Plans Commercial insurers and Third Party Administrators identify and pursue subrogation claims.
He is a former member of the Board of Governors of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice ( formerly Pa trial lawyers) a prior Chairman of the Pennsylvania Statewide Bar Association Health and Hospital Law Committee, American Trial Lawyer Association and a member and frequent lecturer for the National Association of Subrogation Professionals (NASP), the National Other Party Liability Group and the National Healthcare Anti fraud Association. Mike also presents the annual Liens and Subrogation seminars for the Pa Trial lawyers association and is a Contributing Editor to the Thompson West Coordination of Benefits Handbook.
Mike is admitted to practice before all Pennsylvania State courts, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Western Pennsylvania, The Second and Third Circuit Courts of Appeals He is also a member of the Allegheny and Pennsylvania Bar Associations.
- Health Care Law
- Insurance Claims
- Personal Injury
- Third Party Liability/ COB
- Duquesne University School of Law
- J.D. (1985)
- Activities: Moot Court team Class VP yr2 , Student Government
- Pennsylvania State Bar