Michael is a member of the Professional Liability Department where he has successfully defended clients in numerous professional liability and casualty matters. Michael's past and present clients include construction companies, tour operators, travel agents, resorts, local municipalities, governmental transportation agencies, medical device manufacturers, and numerous other individuals and entities. He has also successfully defended entities and individuals in commercial and breach of contract disputes.
In his career, Michael has obtained numerous defense verdicts and summary judgments in the state and federal courts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey. His extensive experience with both professional liability and casualty matters provide an invaluable advantage in representing clients in those matters which require a firm grasp of both practice backgrounds.
Prior to joining Marshall Dennehey, Michael was Assistant City Solicitor with the City of Philadelphia Law Department for two years. He defended police officers, corrections officers and various City of Philadelphia employees and agencies in civil lawsuits.
Michael graduated magna cum laude from Dickinson College in 1998 and from Boston College Law School in 2002. He is licensed to practice in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Massachusetts.
•Defending Planned Community Association Cases: Directors and Officers Liability, Property, and Other Liability Issues, Engle Martin & Associates, March 2016
•Legal Issues for Internet Travel Sellers and Travel Insurance for Industry and Consumers, Pennsylvania Bar Institute (PBI) Travel Law Seminar, Philadelphia, May 1, 2014
•Insurance Agents and Brokers Best Claims Practices in Claims Administration and Underwriting, Liberty Mutual Insurance, December 2013
• Top Legal Considerations for Independent Contractors, Travel Agent magazine, September 2014
• The Motor Vehicle Black Box, Dispute Resolution Institute: Annual Personal Injury Potpourri 2007, Co-Authored with Ralph P. Bocchino, Esq.
Honors & Awards
•Pennsylvania Super Lawyer Rising Star, 2007-2008, 2010-2016
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Year Joined Organization
May 1, 2014
Michael Detweiler, shareholder in our Professional Liability Department, will be a featured speaker at the PBI Travel Law seminar, to be held May 1 in Philadelphia. Michael and other panelists will discuss hot topics in the field of travel law,...
Attorney Cites Considerations for Agents Operating as Independent Contractors
September 1, 2014
Costa Rica Tour Operator Dismissed from Litigation
Feb 16, 2015
Obtained a stipulation of dismissal for a tour operator specializing in tours to Costa Rica in a personal injury matter in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. The plaintiffs alleged numerous physical injuries, including a skull fracture to one...