Michael Schafle — Founding Partner

Michael Schafle

At Green & Schafle, Michael Schafle devotes his practice to complex personal injury litigation involving defective products, toxic torts/asbestos, medical malpractice, tractor-trailer accidents, sexual assault, and worksite injuries.

In his 20 years as a plaintiff’s attorney, Michael Schafle ("Mike"), a founding partner, has racked up an impressive resume for his work on a series of multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements and is widely recognized as a top litigator in unsafe drugs and medical device injury cases as well as representing individuals that have developed asbestos related diseases such as mesothelioma. MIke truly enjoys the practice of law and representing people, not large companies. He is a founding partner and the lead trial attorney at Green & Schafle LLC. For two decades, he has represented individuals in catastrophic accidents in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and throughout the country. Mike focuses his practice on complex personal injury litigation involving defective products, toxic torts/asbestos, medical malpractice, tractor-trailer accidents, sexual assault, and worksite injuries. In addition, he actively represents victims of allegedly unsafe drugs and medical devices in state court and multi-district litigation (MDL) along with individuals who have developed asbestos related diseases such as mesothelioma. In recent years Mike has successfully litigated and resolved numerous complex injury matters and many attorneys turn to him by referring complex, difficult and high-stakes cases. In his distinguished career thus far, Mike has served as lead or co-counsel in cases where he has helped to secure total recoveries for clients well into hundreds of millions of dollars. Successful cases which he has worked on recently include: - **Tens of millions** of dollars for victims of defective metal-on-metal hip implants - **Tens of millions** of dollars for victims of dangerous drugs and consumer products - **$19,900,000** for victims injured by a dangerous blood clotting drug - **$2,350,000** medical malpractice – wrongful death - **$3,000,000+** for a laborer exposed to asbestos who developed mesothelioma - **$6,200,000** verdict for worksite injury resulting in complex regional pain syndrome - **$3,750,000** recovery for a truck driver severely injured in a multi-vehicle collision - **$7,600,000** for a man paralyzed during an accident at friend’s home - **$1,600,000** wrongful death – medical malpractice - **$1,000,000** excessive force recovery - **$3,000,000+** mesothelioma wrongful death - **$3,250,000** recovery for disability resulting from a workplace fall - **$1,750,000** recovery for the family of a man killed in a tractor-trailer collision - **$650,000** settlement with major medical device manufacturer for a single failed orthopedic implant - **$1,000,000** wrongful death award for industrial accident - **$2,000,000** recovery in excessive force case involving major municipality - Numerous confidential recoveries for victims of asbestos related diseases Mike has zealously represented clients in some of the most significant mass tort cases throughout the country involving dangerous products, pharmaceuticals and medical devices. His experience includes: - In re: Asbestos Litigation; Case No. 1986-00001 (Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas); - In re: Xarelto Products Liability Litigation, MDL 2592; - In re: 3M Combat Earplugs Product Liability Litigation, MDL 2885; - In re: Ethicon’s PHYSIOMESH Flexible Products Liability Litigation; MDL 2782 - In re: Bard IVC Filters Product Liability Litigation; MDL 2641; - In re: Trasylol Products Liability Litigation; June Term 2008-005229 (Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County); MDL 1928 - In re: Zantac (Ranitidine) Products Liability Litigation, MDL 2924 - In re: Smith & Nephew Birmingham Hip Resurfacing (BHR) Hip Implant Products Liability, MDL 2775; - In re: DePuy Orthopedics, Inc., Pinnacle Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation, MDL 2244; - In re: Biomet M2A Magnum Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation, MDL 2391; - In re: Stryker Rejuvenate & ABG II Hip Implant Litigation, Ber-L-936-13; and - In re: Roundup Products Liability Litigation; Case No. 220500550 - In re: Stryker LFIT V40 Femoral Head Products Liability Litigation, MDL 2768 - In re: Option TM Vena Cava Filter Litigation, Case No. 170501600 ### Background and Education In 2001, Mike earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Finance, magna cum laude, from the Catholic University of America in Washington D.C. He was a member of the following national honor societies: Phi Beta Kappa, Pi Gamma Mu, and Phi Eta Sigma. He was also the recipient of the Wall Street Journal Award for Outstanding Student Achievement in Business Studies for graduating first in his class. He received his law degree from Temple University’s James E. Beasley School of Law in 2004. While in law school, Mike received highest honors in Legal Research and Writing, as well as the Law Faculty Scholarship, a scholarship awarded to students with outstanding undergraduate records and LSAT scores. Mike is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, as well as before the United States District Courts for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the District of New Jersey. In addition, he has been admitted to practice, pro hac vice, in numerous federal district courts throughout the country. Mike currently resides in the Philadelphia area with his wife and three daughters. Contact Michael Schafle: 215-462-3330 mschafle@greenlegalteam.com
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