In his career, Michael has obtained numerous defense verdicts and summary judgments in the state and federal courts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey. His extensive experience with both professional liability and casualty matters provide an invaluable advantage in representing clients in those matters which require a firm grasp of both practice backgrounds.
Prior to joining Marshall Dennehey, Michael was Assistant City Solicitor with the City of Philadelphia Law Department for two years. He defended police officers, corrections officers and various City of Philadelphia employees and agencies in civil lawsuits.
Michael graduated magna cum laude from Dickinson College in 1998 and from Boston College Law School in 2002. He is licensed to practice in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Massachusetts.
•Defending Planned Community Association Cases: Directors and Officers Liability, Property, and Other Liability Issues, Engle Martin & Associates, March 2016
•Legal Issues for Internet Travel Sellers and Travel Insurance for Industry and Consumers, Pennsylvania Bar Institute (PBI) Travel Law Seminar, Philadelphia, May 1, 2014
•Insurance Agents and Brokers Best Claims Practices in Claims Administration and Underwriting, Liberty Mutual Insurance, December 2013
Honors & Awards
•Pennsylvania Super Lawyer Rising Star, 2007-2008, 2010-2016
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Year Joined Organization: 2005
Seminar • May 1, 2014
Michael Detweiler, shareholder in our Professional Liability Department, will be a featured speaker at the PBI Travel Law seminar, to be held May 1 in Philadelphia. Michael and other panelists will discuss hot topics in the field of travel law,...
When Accidents Happen: Legal Defense for Travel Advisors
Articles • February 1, 2019
Attorney Cites Considerations for Agents Operating as Independent Contractors
Articles • September 1, 2014
Defense Achieves Dismissal of Claims Against University
Dec 6, 2016
The defense prevailed on a motion to dismiss on behalf of a distinguished Roman Catholic university. The plaintiff, a temporary staffing worker assigned to work at the university, alleged personal injuries as a result of a slip and fall in the...
Costa Rica Tour Operator Dismissed from Litigation
Feb 16, 2015
Obtained a stipulation of dismissal for a tour operator specializing in tours to Costa Rica in a personal injury matter in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. The plaintiffs alleged numerous physical injuries, including a skull fracture to one...
Associations & Memberships
•Pennsylvania Bar Association
•Philadelphia Bar Association
•Board Member, Saint Mary Interparochial School
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