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.
He has represented numerous professionals in government investigations, including grand jury matters. As part of his practice he conducts investigations into the complaints filed by the government and he provides counsel to organizations and individuals regarding the government's investigations.
From 1996 to 2000, 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.
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.
Successfully defended defamation claim brought against attorney and law firm for comments made post deposition. Claims were dismissed by way of preliminary objections. Michael argued on behalf of the appellees before the Superior Court of Pennsylvania and prevailed on appeal.