Michael Pratt is an accomplished litigator who concentrates his practice on complex commercial and product liability disputes, representing financial services institutions, industrial and consumer product manufacturers, pharmaceutical and medical device companies, governmental entities, and health care companies, among others. After three decades of private practice at an Am Law 100 firm, he brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to his broad-based representations, leveraging his trial experience as well as insights informed by a myriad of past leadership positions. Those include serving as the 81st chancellor of the 15,000-member Philadelphia Bar Association; chief litigation counsel for corporate and toxic tort matters for a Fortune 100 company; past president of the Barristers’ Association of Philadelphia, Inc., a local affiliate of the National Bar Association; and as the former chief deputy city solicitor charged with overseeing the commercial litigation division for the City of Philadelphia Law Department.
In his civic life, Michael has helped lead a variety of organizations in a range of activities. He accepted a gubernatorial appointment to serve as a commissioner on the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, including serving as vice chairman for four of his six years on the commission. Other previous leadership posts include serving as chair of the board of trustees of Community Legal Services, Inc., chair of the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service, and chair of the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Section. He continues to speak before professional and community groups and has contributed to advancing scholarship within the legal community and Philadelphia public life through numerous articles and book chapters authored or co-authored.