- Premises Liability - Defense
- Motor Vehicle
- Professional Responsibility
- Liquor Liability
|University ||St Joseph's University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, B.A., cum laude, 1993|
|Law School||Villanova University School of Law, Villanova, Pennsylvania, J.D., 1996|
|Admitted||1996, Pennsylvania; 1996, New Jersey|
Associations & Memberships
Bucks County Bar Association Chair of Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Committee (2009-2012)
•Bucks County Bar Association, Board of Directors (2002-2004)
•Chair Member Services Committee (2004-2007)
•Pennsylvania Bar Association
Michele defends a wide variety of cases and has a special interest in working closely with professionals to achieve the successful, cost-effective defense of suits against specialists such as those involved in the sale, appraisal and management of real estate; insurers and insurance brokers and agents; attorneys; mental health service providers and municipal entities. Michele also has extensive experience involving personal injury such as premises liability, dog bites, automobile accidents, dram shop and hotel, restaurant and store security.
In 1992, she joined Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin as a file clerk. Michele graduated cum laude from St. Joseph's University in 1993. She attended Villanova University School of Law in 1993 and served as a law clerk until her graduation in 1996, when she joined Marshall Dennehey as an attorney.
Significant Representative Matters
•Defense verdict for a real estate seller's agent in a claim of misrepresentation of the condition of the property.
•Defense verdict in a coverage claim arising out of wind damage to a mobile home.
•Motion to dismiss granted in a case claiming appraisers conspired with the builder of a residential development to conceal the presence of Superfund site adjacent to the development.
•Motion to dismiss granted in a case against attorneys who allegedly failed to timely file a legal malpractice cause of action arising from an underlying toxic tort claim.
•Secured the voluntary withdrawal of a case against a local sewer authority which allegedly improperly removed trees from the easement which ran over the plaintiff's property.
•Secured the dismissal of a claim that an insurance broker failed to secure a binder for a homeowners' policy which resulted in no coverage after a fire.
•Secured the dismissal of a mental health institution in a case where the plaintiff, a convicted murderer, claimed that if the institution had not negligently treated him for his drug and alcohol addictions, he would not have committed the crime.
•Pennsylvania Supreme Court Clearing Paths for Municipal Tort Plaintiffs, Defense Digest, Vol. 5, No. 1, 1999
•The 'Deciders' on Preemptive Strikes, Defense Digest, Vol. 13, No. 2, 2007
Pro Bono Activities
•Board of Directors, Central Bucks Family YMCA
Honors & Awards
•Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, Rising Star - Philadelphia Magazine, December 2005, 2006
Year Joined Organization: 1996
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