|Contact Info||Telephone: (215) 564-1700|
Fax: (215) 564-3066
|University ||Swarthmore College, B.A., with distinction|
|Law School||Temple University Beasley School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude|
|Admitted||2008, Pennsylvania; New Jersey; U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania; U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey|
MICHAEL METZ-TOPODAS is an Associate in the Construction Practice Group of Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC. Michael represents commercial and construction clients in all stages of litigation from assessing claims and developing case strategy to drafting pleadings, substantive and procedural motions, discovery responses, protective orders, and settlement agreements. His pre-trial and discovery experience includes taking and defending depositions and preparing for arbitration hearings and litigation proceedings in both state and federal courts. Michael also has in-depth e-discovery experience, with a focus on structured data collection, analysis, and production.
Michael has briefed matters before the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. As a law clerk to the Honorable William H. Yohn Jr. in the United States District Court of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Michael assisted the court on civil matters concerning a range of issues, from title insurance rate regulations and unfair real estate lending practices to civil rights and employment discrimination.
Michael graduated magna cum laude from Temple University's Beasley School of Law where he served as a note-comment editor for the law review and was recognized as the evening student the highest scholastic rank. Michael graduated with distinction from Swarthmore College in 1995, with a degree in Philosophy and a teaching certification. Before attending law school, Michael taught history and political science in private and public schools both here in the United States, including Strath Haven High School, in Wallingford, Pa., and abroad in Switzerland and Korea.
• Philadelphia Bar Association - Member, Education Law Committee
• Young Audiences of New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania - Member, Board of Trustees
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