Michael is an experienced, well-respected litigator and trial attorney. 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 clerkship with the esteemed President Judge Alex Bonavitacola, Phila 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. Michael then spent 8 years litigating high profile matters and representing catastrophically injured victims while employed at the renowned Anapol Schwartz in Philadelphia. 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 settlements, (including 2011 PA Top Jury Verdicts, #11, Legal Intelligencer). In the community, Michael is Chairman of the Abington-Rockledge Democratic Committee and in 2008, the Committee honored him with the Democrat of the Year Award. He also has volunteered as Youth Aid Panel Member, soccer and baseball coach, and for Town Watch. He was appointed to the Abington Industrial Development Authority (Aug, 2006 to Dec 2008) and also served as a Certified Arbitrator, Phila Common Pleas Court. In 2013, Michael was invited to join Top Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers, and in 2011, he was invited to join the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. He was named a Pennsylvania "Rising Star - Super Lawyer," Dec,2008, Philadelphia magazine, top 2.5 percent of attorneys 40 years old or younger in Pa. In Jan, 2007, Michael was appointed to the Advisory Panel of the American Bar Assoc..