Michael D. Brophy: Lawyer with Goldberg Segalla LLP

Michael D. Brophy

Philadelphia,  PA  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Appellate
  • Cyber Risk and Social Media
  • Professional Liability
  • Product Liability
Contact InfoTelephone: 267.519.6810
Fax: 267.519.6801
University State University of New York College at Oneonta, B.A., magna cum laude, 1973
Law SchoolVillanova University School of Law, J.D., 1976
Admitted1991-1996, Mediator, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania; 2005- present, Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas, Judge Pro Tempore; Pennsylvania; New York; Various pro hac vice admissions in state and federal courts; U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit; U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Professional Affiliations

•The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation, Member

BornGreat Barrington, Massachusetts, February 12, 1951

Michael Brophy is a seasoned trial attorney with more than 30 years of experience, and a partner at Goldberg Segalla. Working from the firm's Philadelphia, Pennsylvania office, Mike has developed a specialty in the defense of psychiatric malpractice cases as well as traditional medical malpractice litigation. He has been designated as lead trial counsel by health care organizations and automotive product manufacturers with both local and national affiliations.

Mike's success rate exceeds 90 percent in more than 50 major cases he has taken to verdict. In addition to traditional activities, he has an active mediation practice and was a mediator in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania from 1991 to 1996. More recently, Mike has been selected to serve as the sole arbitrator deciding cases filed in Philadelphia County, expediting the final disposition of these matters by several years and significantly reducing litigation costs for the parties. Mike has also served as a Judge Pro Tempore for the Court of Common Pleas from 2005 to the present.

Mike is co-editor of Law Journal Newsletters' Medical Malpractice Law & Strategy, for which he has authored numerous articles. He is author of the textbook Medical Malpractice Depositions and is a frequent speaker at CLE seminars. Mike possesses an AV rating through Martindale-Hubbell.


•Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating: AV Preeminent
•Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, 2010-2015

Prior Experience

•Staff Attorney/Supervising Staff Attorney, U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1977-1981
•Law Clerk to the Honorable William W. Vogel, Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas, Norristown, Pennsylvania, 1976-1977


•Reported Cases
•Philadelphia and Princeton Offices Combine for an Appellate Win


•Eleven Goldberg Segalla Attorneys Recognized in 2015 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers
June 1, 2015
•Goldberg Segalla Attorneys Recognized in 2014 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers
May 23, 2014
•Goldberg Segalla Attorneys Listed in 2013 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers
May 17, 2013
•Five Goldberg Segalla Attorneys Named in Pennsylvania Super Lawyers
June 18, 2012
•Michael D. Brophy Selected for Inclusion in Pennsylvania Super Lawyers 2010
September 1, 2010


•Author, “ Physician-Assisted Suicide: Supreme Court of Canada Issues Ruling, ” Medical Malpractice Law & Strategy, July 2015
•Co-Author, “ Concussion and Traumatic Brain Injury: An Historical Perspective, ” DRI The Voice, March 18, 2015
•Author, “Florida's Statutory Cap on Non-Economic Damages Deemed Unconstitutional, Part II, ” Medical Malpractice Law & Strategy, June 2014
•Author, “FL Supreme Court Overturns Statutory Cap on Non-Economic Damages, Part I, ” Medical Malpractice Law & Strategy, May 2014
•Author, Medical Malpractice Depositions , Juris Publishing, 2004-2013
•Co-Author, “The Duty to Notify an Excess Carrier: Considerations for Defense Counsel, ” Medical Malpractice Law & Strategy, March 2013
•Presenter, Using Jury Selection To Increase Your Success At Trial, National Business Institute Seminar: Litigation to Win Through Advanced Trial Advocacy, August 2011
•Co-Author, The Fundamentals of Mediation Practice: A Brief Refresher Course, ADR Choices, Defense Research Institute, June 2010
•Author, The International Community Weighs in on Expert Witness Immunity, Medical Malpractice Law & Strategy Newsletter, December 2008
•Presenter, Evidence and Expert Testimony Best Practices: Supporting Your Case, National Business Institute, December 2008
•Co-Author, Recovery for the Death of a Stillborn Child: A Journey through the Legal Process, Medical Malpractice Law & Strategy Newsletter, October 2008
•Presenter, Evidentiary Challenges to the Admissibility of Expert Testimony, National Business Institute Seminar: Evidence and Expert Testimony Best Practices-Supporting the Case, December 2007
•Presenter for numerous CLE presentations sponsored by Pennsylvania Bar Institute and National Business Institute
•Author, Partial Birth Abortion: The Supreme Court's Ruling in Gonzales vs. Carhart, Medical Malpractice Law & Strategy Newsletter, June 2007
•Presenter, Grand Rounds, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital regarding Professional Liability - Psychiatrists 2004
•Presenter, Emerging Trends in Psychiatric Malpractice, AHLA Seminar, New York, 2002
•Co-Editor, Law Journal Newsletter, Medical Malpractice Law and Strategy:
• The Debate on Cardiac Stent Safety, December 2006
• The July 2006 IOM Report on Medication Errors, August 2006
• Physician-Assisted Suicide Passes Supreme Court Muster, March 2006
• Suits Against Healthcare Employers: Negligent Hiring, December 2005
• Confronting Medical Error, October 2005
• The Impact of Obesity in Healthcare Litigation: One Lawyer's Experience, April 2005
• Physician Apologies for Medical Errors, a Role in Risk Management? December 2004
• Multi-Million Dollar Verdicts: Time for a Second Opinion, two-part article published May and June 2004
• Fear of Cancer: A Med Mal Nightmare? June 2003
• Federal Appellate Courts Interpret Patient Stabilization Requirement of EMTALA, two-part article published in December 2002 and January 2003
• Peer Review: Ruling May Signal New Chapter in Expert Testimony of Medical Society Members, May 2002
• Reconsidering the Results of National Medical Error Reporting, November 2001
• Emerging Medical-Legal Issues in the Prescriber-Patient Relationship, June 2001


•Philadelphia County Million-Dollar Verdicts - 2010 Statistics
February 19, 2011


•Life Science Matters
•Professional Liability Matters


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Michael D. Brophy

1700 Market Street, Suite 1418
PhiladelphiaPA 19103-3907


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