Michael Pullano represents public and private entities, individuals and Fortune 500 companies in catastrophic injury matters and commercial disputes in state and federal courts.
Michael regularly counsels attorneys and design and IT professionals in professional malpractice matters. His civil litigation experience includes civil rights, defamation, employment law, municipal liability, personal injury and product liability.
In civil rights cases, Michael has represented numerous professionals including prosecutors and police officers. He has handled both government investigations and grand jury matters. As part of his practice, he conducts investigations into complaints filed by the government and provides counsel to organizations and individuals.
Previously, Michael was an assistant district attorney in Philadelphia.
Michael has achieved "AV Preeminent" rating by Martindale Hubbell. He publishes regularly on topics pertaining to professional negligence and the evolution of social media and its effect on the law. He also regularly provides lectures to the firm’s attorneys on legal ethics.
Successfully represented the county prosecutors in the EDPa and the Third Circuit
Prevailed in the defense of a law firm defendant and individual attorneys in a Dragonetti action commenced in Philadelphia County. This action was appealed up to the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania and on April 7, 2015, the Court entered an Order affirming the ruling of the Lower Courts and in favor of the defendants. This action arose out of the “kids for cash” scandal in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania.
Prevailed on 12(b)(6) motion in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and as a result plaintiff’s civil rights claims were dismissed against a local County and its District Attorney’s Office for alleged violations of plaintiff’s due process rights.