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Michael Louis Barbiero

Michael Louis Barbiero

Montgomery County Controller's Office
  • Personal Injury, Municipal Law, Products Liability ...
  • New Jersey, Pennsylvania
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Michael is an experienced, well-respected litigator and trial attorney.
He concentrates his practice in litigation, specifically personal injury matters including wrongful death and catastrophic injury, as well as a wide range of complex municipal matters. He also currently serves as the Solicitor to the Montgomery County Controller.
Born in lower Bucks County, Bristol, Pa, Michael learned to value both hard work and education from his mother, who taught at Pennsbury for 40 years and his father who was a laborer and roofer. Michael’s father immigrated here from Calabria, Italy, where most of his relatives still live in a small southern town named Pedivigliano. Clients benefit from his perfect mix of real-world and legal experience. Prior to returning to school for law, Michael worked for several years with troubled teens in and around Philadelphia. Helping families at their darkest times inspired him to return to school to become an attorney.
Following a two year clerkship with the esteemed President Judge Alex Bonavitacola, Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, Michael defended businesses, insurance companies and municipalities. He argued before the Delaware Supreme Court (making new law on indemnification), as well as the Federal Courts under zoning and land use statutes representing local townships/zoning boards. This experience directly benefits the clients he now represents, because he has been on “both sides of the fence” and understands how insurance companies, municipalities and their attorneys review and handle matters.
Michael has since spent over 20 years focusing on litigation. Lawyers across Pennsylvania rely on a book that Michael co-authored, “Library of Pennsylvania Personal Injury Forms.” Michael has litigated several trials around Pennsylvania, as well as multiple seven figure verdicts and settlements, (including the 2011 PA Top Jury Verdicts, #11, Legal Intelligencer).

Practice Areas
Personal Injury
Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
Municipal Law
Products Liability
Drugs & Medical Devices, Motor Vehicle Defects, Toxic Torts
Gov & Administrative Law
Administrative Law, Election Law, Government Contracts, Government Finance, Legislative & Government Affairs
Appeals & Appellate
Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
Medical Malpractice
Birth Injury, Medical Misdiagnosis, Pharmacy Errors, Surgical Errors
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New Jersey
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Professional Experience
Montgomery County Controller's Office
- Current
Partner, Litigation Chair
Rudolph Clarke, LLC
- Current
Montgomery County Prothonotary's Office
Ostroff Law
Anapol, Schwartz, Weiss, Cohan, Feldman, & Smalley, P.C.
Deasey, Mahoney, & Bender, Ltd.,
Judicial Law Clerk
Honorable Alex Bonavitacola, President Judge, Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas
Widener University Delaware School of Law
J.D. (1998) | Law
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Temple University
Temple Law Rome Summer Abroad Program; International Law and mediation
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Pennsylvania State University - University Park
B.A. (1992) | Adminstration of Justice
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Top Personal Injury Firms in Philadelphia Region
Pennsylvania "Super Lawyer"
Philadelphia magazine
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National Trial Lawyers - Top 100
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Legal Elite: Top Litigation Firm - Bucks County
US Business News
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Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Established in 1993, the Million Dollar Advocates Forum (which includes the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum) is one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States. Membership is limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. There are over 5000 members throughout the country. Fewer than 1% of U.S. lawyers are members. Since 1993 membership has been based upon strict objective qualifications.
Pennsylvania "Rising Star Super Lawyer," December 2008 edition
Philadelphia magazine
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Professional Associations
Pennsylvania State Bar  # 82933
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Articles & Publications
Library of Pennsylvania Personal Injury Forms
Websites & Blogs
Rudolph Clarke, LLC Personal Injury Group
Contact & Map
Rudolph Clarke, LLC
Bucks County Office
Seven Neshaminy Interplex
Trevose, PA 19053
Telephone: (215) 633-1830
Cell: (215) 901-2083
Rudolph Clarke, LLC
Montgomery County Office
350 Sentry Parkway East
Building 630, Suite 110-A
Blue Bell, PA 19422
Telephone: (215) 633-1890
Cell: (215) 901-2083
Rudolph Clarke, LLC
Delaware County Office
(By Appointment Only)
341 West State Street
Media, PA 19063
Telephone: (215) 633-1890
Rudolph Clarke, LLC
Chester County Office
(By Appointment Only)
200 Lincoln Ave.
Suite, #104
Phoenixville, PA 19460
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