Michael is an associate in the Casualty Department, where he devotes his practice to premises liability, product liability, and property loss claims. He has provided counsel to a wide variety of clients, including automotive manufacturers, various retail chains, and a number of charitable and non-profit organizations. Michael has experience in all aspects of defense litigation, from initial claim investigation through discovery and trial.
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.
•Litigation Pointers for Defending the Supermarket Slip and Fall Case, Liberty Mutual Insurance, February 2015
•“Pennsylvania's Fair Share Act: Practical Pointers for Litigators, ” Defense Digest, Vol. 20, No. 2, June 2014, co-author
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Pennsylvania's Fair Share Act: Practical Pointers for Litigators
Defense Digest Article • June 1, 2014
By Michael A. Salvati, Esq. and David S. Wolf, Esq.*Key Points:Because of the two-year statute of limitations that applies to personal injury actions, the impact of the new Pennsylvania Fair Share Act is just starting to be felt.In...