Michael L. Barbiero
Michael is an experienced, well-respected litigator and trial attorney.
He concentrates his practice in litigation, specifically personal injury matters, including wrongful death and catastrophic injury.
Michael has spent almost 20 years focusing on litigation, including 8 years litigating high–profile matters and representing catastrophically injured victims while employed at one of the largest personal injury firms in Pennsylvania.
Michael has obtained many impressive results for his clients,
$9 million settlement, bus/truck accident
$4 million verdict, daycare death
$2.2 million settlement, drowning death
$1.95 million, auto, Limited Tort (2011 PA Top Jury Verdicts, #11, Legal Intelligencer)
$1.75 million settlement, auto / ostensible agency
$1.5 million settlement, medical malpractice
$1.4 million settlement, premises liability
$900,000 settlement, electrocution
$900,000 settlement, worksite/construction
$850,000 settlement, medical transport
$750,000 settlement, products/negligence case, Lancaster County
$400,000 verdict and argued before the Delaware Supreme Court (issue of first impression on borrowed servant
Co-Author of Scholarly Work
Lawyers across Pennsylvania rely on a book that Michael co-authored, “Library of Pennsylvania Personal Injury Forms.” Michael has litigated several trials throughout Pennsylvania, as well as multiple seven–figure settlements.
In 2017, he was selected by the American Society of Legal Advocates as a “Top 100 Litigation Lawyer in the State of Pennsylvania,” an invitation-only nationwide organization of elite lawyers who combine stellar legal credentials with proven commitment to community engagement and the highest professional standards. Selection is limited to less than 1.5% of all lawyers. He was also chosen for inclusion in the “2018 Who’s Who in American Law,” published by Marquis Who’s Who, the most trusted biographical resource on America’s most accomplished Lawyers since 1899.
In 2015, Michael was inducted into the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates forum, one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States. Fewer than 1% of U.S. lawyers are members.
In 2013, Michael was invited to join Top Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers, and in 2011, was invited to join the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. He was named a Pennsylvania “Rising Star – Super Lawyer,” in December 2008.
Michael has served as solicitor to the Montgomery County Controller since 2016. That same year he received the distinguished appointment as a Hearing Committee Member serving the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. Also in 2016, Michael was appointed by the Court of Common Pleas of Montgomery County to be a Settlement Master for the Tax Assessment Appeal Mediation Program.
In the community, Michael volunteers with the Montgomery Child Advocacy Project. He also volunteers in the Liberty & Law Civics Education Program, which provides legal and civics education to middle schools in Norristown. In March 2016, Michael was invited to join as a Board Member to the LGBT Equality Alliance, a nonprofit organization in Chester County working to create and sustain a safe and supportive environment for the LGBTQA community.
Michael also serves on the executive committee of the Montgomery Democratic Committee and is Chairman of the Abington-Rockledge Democratic Committee. In 2008, the Committee honored him with the Democrat of the Year Award.
Michael has volunteered as a mentor through Widener University, Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Diversity Program and served the Advisory Panel to the American Bar Association. He has volunteered as Youth Aid Panel Member, soccer and baseball coach, and for Town Watch. He served for two years on the Abington Industrial Development Authority and also served frequently as a Certified Arbitrator, Philadelphia Common Pleas Court.
Mr. Barbiero is a member of the American, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Bucks, Montgomery and Philadelphia Bar Associations, as well as the Pennsylvania and Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Associations. He is also a member of the Justinian Society of Lawyers.
As a member of the Montgomery County Bar Association, Michael actively participates in Bench Bar, Civil Practice Manual and Rules of Civil Court Committees as well as the Trial Lawyers Section.
Michael earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Pennsylvania State University. He received his law degree from Widener University School of Law and studied law in Rome, Italy through Temple Law International program.