As a member of the Health Care Department, Michelle focuses her practice on the defense of health care professionals, including podiatrists, emergency department physicians and other specialists, in medical malpractice claims. She also represents health care facilities, including surgery centers. In addition, she has handled matters related to legal malpractice and has published several articles on topics relating to health law. Michelle is licensed to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Michelle received her Bachelor of Science degree from Boston University, where she majored in public relations and minored in psychology. She went on to obtain her juris doctor from the Widener University School of Law in Wilmington, Delaware, completing the program in only two and a half years. During law school, Michelle was a member of the Health Law Society, Jewish Law Students Association and Alternative Dispute Resolution Society. She also served as a part-time judicial law clerk for the Honorable James J. Brown of Raleigh, North Carolina, and assisted in drafting a new chapter for his textbook, Judgment Enforcement.
Michelle is a member of the American Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar Association, Philadelphia Bar Association and the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce's Young Professionals Network.
• Social Media and Device Use in Health Care, Part Two: Realizing the Inevitability Thesis, Journal of Health Care Compliance, November/December 2014
• Compliance and Quality of Care, Part 3: Medical Practice, Guidelines, and Recordkeeping, Compliance Today, March 2014
• Compliance and Quality of Care, Part 2: The Physicians' Perspective, Compliance Today, January 2014
• Federal Investigative Audits, Healthcare Compliance, and Quality Reporting: The MPL Connection, Inside Medical Liability, First Quarter 2014
• Compliance and Quality of Care, Part 1: Laws and Case Studies, Compliance Today, December 2013
• The Effect of Health Care and Malpractice Prosecutions on Health Care Providers: A Teaching Tool for Compliance Officers, Compliance Today, November/December 2013
• Prescription Drug Abuse, PDMPs, and the Changing Health System Paradigm: New Compliance, Quality, and Malpractice Exposures with Physician-Hospital Ventures, Compliance Today, November/December 2012
Year Joined Organization
Compliance and Quality of Care: Part 2, The Physicians' Perspective Articles • January 10, 2014
Compliance and Quality of Care: Part 1, Laws and Case Studies Articles • December 2, 2013
It is impermissible for defendants in medical malpractice actions to utilize an expert who is linked to plaintiffs treating physicians.
Law Alerts • October 1, 2010
The plaintiff, who suffers from cerebral palsy, autism, epilepsy and deafness, was born three months premature. The family of the minor plaintiff alleged that Camden's Cooper Hospital, along with nine physicians, failed to take appropriate measures..., Case Law Alert - 4th Qtr 2010
ER Doctor Exonerated in Medical Malpractice Case. Apr 21, 2016
Obtained a unanimous defense verdict in Bucks County, Pennsylvania on behalf of an emergency department physician who allegedly failed to diagnose a severe fracture of the tibial plateau shortly after the plaintiff claimed to have been pushed into a...
Defense Puts Lawsuit Against Podiatrist on the Right Foot Sep 21, 2015
Won a defense verdict in a health care liability trial in Pennsylvania. The plaintiff claimed she underwent unnecessary foot surgery that not only exacerbated ongoing complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), but also resulted in the amputation of...