Michael W. Bolechowski: Lawyer with Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP

Michael W. Bolechowski

Of Counsel
San Francisco,  CA  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • General Liability & Casualty
  • Toxic Tort
  • Asbestos
  • Construction
Contact InfoTelephone: 415.625.9390
Fax: 415.434.1370
University Alliance College, B.A., 1968; Villanova University, M.A., 1970
Law SchoolTemple University James E. Beasley School of Law, J.D., 1974
Admitted1974, Pennsylvania; 1975, U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Pennsylvania and U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit; 1985, California and U.S. Supreme Court; 1986, U.S. District Court, Northern, Central, Southern and Eastern Districts of California

Memberships & Affiliations

Defense Research Institute (DRI)
International Association of Defense Counsel


Michael Bolechowski focuses his national trial practice on the defense of high-exposure construction defect and environmental liability claims. He often is retained to handle cases involving unique theories and issues of first impression.

Michael has spent most of his professional life in the courtroom as a big city district attorney in Philadelphia, PA, first deputy attorney general and chief of civil litigation for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, senior claims counsel with a major insurer in Pennsylvania and California, and as a private practice attorney. He has tried more than 40 major cases to verdict and has resolved numerous other cases before verdict in both state and federal courts. He also has taken cases of first impression through appeal.

In a career defined by exceptional client care, Michael has represented individuals, licensed professionals, manufacturers, suppliers, contractors, governmental entities and major insurers in high-exposure personal injury and property damage claims. He has extensive experience defending construction defect, environmental exposure, medical malpractice, and product, premises liability and professional liability cases, many of which have involved cutting-edge issues of liability and damages. Michael is adept at working with experts to effectively present complex medical and scientific issues to a jury. His trial skills are further enhanced by his prior career as a teacher and an actor.

Michael frequently lectures to professional groups on environmental, scientific and insurance coverage topics and is the author of a series of learned treatises.


Trigger and Allocation
September 26, 2013


Plaintiff Concedes Rather than Oppose Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment
November 6, 2013

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Office Information

Michael W. Bolechowski

525 Market Street, 17th Floor
San FranciscoCA 94105-2725


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