Michael A. Salvati: Lawyer with Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C.

Michael A. Salvati

Phone(215) 575-4552

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Experience & Credentials
 

Practice Areas

  • Premises Liability/Casualty
  • Automobile Liability
  • Product Liability
 
University Villanova University, B.A., History, summa cum laude, 2008 Phi Beta Kappa; Order of the Coif
 
Law SchoolVillanova University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2011; Villanova Law Review
 
Admitted2011, Pennsylvania; 2011, New Jersey
 
Biography

Michael is an associate in the Casualty Department, where he defends claims ranging from trip and fall cases, to motor vehicle accidents, to product defect claims. He has provided counsel to a wide variety of clients, including charitable and non-profit organizations, retail pharmacies, and automotive manufacturers.

Michael is also a member of the Defense Research Institute, and co-edited the Pennsylvania Chapter of its 2013 publication, Product Liability Defenses, a State-by-State Compendium.

Prior to joining the firm, Michael served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Timothy G. Farrell of the Superior Court of New Jersey. In that capacity, Michael managed the judge's dockets, drafted opinions and orders, and served as a mediator in Small Claims and Special Civil Part cases.

Michael earned his juris doctor at Villanova Law School, where he graduated in the top 10% of his class, was a member of the Order of the Coif, and served as an Associate Editor of the Villanova Law Review. He earned his Bachelor's Degree in History from Villanova University, where he graduated first in his class with a 4.0 GPA.

Significant Representative Matters

•Obtained a dismissal on jurisdictional grounds of product liability and wrongful death claims brought against a truck dealership that was located in Ohio and that did not conduct regular business in Pennsylvania.

•Obtained a summary judgment on behalf of a local pharmacy in a wrongful death case in which the Plaintiff's decedent had allegedly overdosed on prescription pain medication.

•Obtained a summary judgment for the manufacturer of a smoker in a failure to warn claim involving an allegedly defective barbecue smoker by successfully challenging the opinions of the plaintiff's expert as speculative.

•Successfully argued in a major piece of litigation, that a certain jurisdiction was improper ultimately winning the transfer in favor of our client to a more rural county.

Published Works

•Pennsylvania's Fair Share Act: Practical Pointers for Litigators, Defense Digest, Vol. 20, No. 2, June 2014, co-author

Year Joined Organization: 2012

 
Reported CasesSignificant Representative Matters: Obtained a dismissal on jurisdictional grounds of product liability and wrongful death claims brought against a truck dealership that was located in Ohio and that did not conduct regular business in Pennsylvania; Obtained a summary judgment on behalf of a local pharmacy in a wrongful death case in which the Plaintiff's decedent had allegedly overdosed on prescription pain medication; Obtained a summary judgment for the manufacturer of a smoker in a failure to warn claim involving an allegedly defective barbecue smoker by successfully challenging the opinions of the plaintiff's expert as speculative; Successfully argued in a major piece of litigation, that a certain jurisdiction was improper ultimately winning the transfer in favor of our client to a more rural county.; Published Works: Pennsylvania's Fair Share Act: Practical Pointers for Litigators, Defense Digest, Vol. 20, No. 2, June 2014, co-author
 
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Office Information

Michael A. Salvati

2000 Market Street, Suite 2300
PhiladelphiaPA 19103




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