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Michael J. Ross

Michael Ross is a partner in our Pittsburgh office who focuses on appellate practice and product liability and toxic tort litigation. He has also done substantial work in the areas of oil and gas litigation, general commercial litigation, Uniform Commercial Code contract disputes, labor and employment litigation, and local land use and zoning litigation.

In the toxic tort field, Michael has personally argued over 25 appeals in various state and federal appellate courts, and has represented a broad range of clients, including manufacturers in a number of industries, as well as premises owners and employers.  In that capacity, in addition to personally litigating and arguing cases, Michael has overseen the coordinated defense of mass numbers of repetitive cases filed against his clients across the country and has worked with clients, local attorneys, and insurers to ensure a strong, efficient, and tightly coordinated defense. 

Additional Thought Leadership Pages
  • New Jersey Supreme Court Issues Compelling Precedent Removing Hearsay Bar to Third-Party-Fault Evidence, Washington Legal Foundation, 15 November 2019
  • “The Increasing Prevalence of Talc-Related Litigation,” Westlaw Journal of Toxic Torts, Vol. 35, Issue 1, February 24, 2017
  • “State Courts Move To Dismiss ‘Every Exposure’ Liability Theory in Asbestos Lawsuits,” Legal Backgrounder, Vol. 29, No. 3 (Washington Legal Foundation), February 28, 2014
  • “In a League of Its Own: Restoring Pennsylvania Product Liability Law to the Prevailing Modern ‘Attitude’ of the Tort Law,” Widener Law Journal, Vol. 23, No. 1, 2013
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