In addition to his toxic tort practice, Michael has extensive background and expertise in the area of fluoride toxicology, and has filed several federal administrative petitions on behalf of various consumer, environmental, and public health organizations.
•Lawsuit Targets EPA’s Asbestos Reporting Loopholes (Courthouse News)
•Judge Orders More Discovery In TSCA Fluoride Suit
Pro Bono & Community Service
•Project Director, Temple School of Law, National Lawyers Guild Death Penalty Project, 2009-2010
Honors & Awards
•Beasley Scholar, Temple Law School, 2008-2011
•Faculty Award for Academic Achievement, Temple Law School, 2011
•Kranzel Award, Temple Law School, 2011
•Jerry Zaslow Memorial Award, Temple Law School, 2011
•Outstanding Oral Argument, Trial Advocacy, Temple Law School, 2011
•Editor in Chief, Temple Law Review, 2010-201
•Phi Beta Kappa, St. Lawrence University, 1999
•Law Clerk, Hon. Michael. M. Baylson, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2012-2013
•Law Clerk, Hon. Franklin Van Antwerpen, U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, Easton, PA, 2011-2012
Publications & Speeches
•Co-Author, Dental Fluorosis Trends in US Oral Health Surveys: 1986 to 2012. Journal of Dental Research: Clinical and Translational Research (2019, in press)
•Co-Author, Limitations of Fluoridation Effectiveness Studies: Lessons from Alberta, Canada. Community Dentistry & Oral Epidemiology Vol. 45, Pages 496-502 (2017).
•Author, Employer Discrimination Against Ex-Offenders: Reviving the Disparate Impact Remedy Through Engagement of State Fair Employment Practices Agencies (FEPAs), 83 TEMP. L. REV. 1007 (2011)
•Co-Presenter, Fluoride and Its Effect on Human Intelligence. A Systematic Review. Poster Presentation at International Association for Dental Research (IADR), 83rd General Session and Exhibition, Toronto, Canada, July 4, 2008
•Author, Blood Fluoride Levels as a Tool for Assessing Risk of Fluoride Toxicity. Presentation at the XXVIth Conference of the International Society for Fluoride Research, September 26-29, 2005
Professional Associations & Memberships
•American Association for Justice
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