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CIVIL LITIGATION LEADERSHIP

Scott M. Heidorn (left), chair
Eric P. Finamore (right), vice chair


Click here for 2015-16 Civil Litigation Section Council member information.

MEMBER OF THE MONTH

Michelle Schaffer represents clients in high stakes civil litigation matters.
Her diverse practice includes defending multinational corporations in complex products liability, toxic tort, pharmaceutical and premises liability matters as well as representing small businesses and individuals in general liability and commercial disputes. Throughout the past 25 years, Michelle’s practice has included automotive product liability, warranty and consumer claims, working with the Campbell Campbell Edwards & Conroy team on regional and national litigation for several automotive clients. Michelle has extensive trial experience and appears in the state and federal courts throughout New England.

Michelle enjoys leadership positions in the legal community. She is the immediate past president of the Massachusetts Chapter of the Federal Bar Association. She currently holds the position of secretary of the MassDLA. Michelle served as a member of the Joint Bar Committee on Judicial Appointments. She is a former chair of the Defense Research Institute Lawyers Professionalism and Ethics Committee. For many years she served as on the editorial board for the Massachusetts Law Review. Michelle is a frequent lecturer at continuing legal education conferences and has published extensively on topics relating to substantive areas of her practice, discovery techniques and trial practice in general.

Michelle was selected as a 2015 Top Women of Law by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. She is an associate member of the American Board of Trial Advocates and a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. She has been recognized as a Super Lawyer since 2008. She is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated.

Michelle’s philosophy towards her practice centers on a team approach. She enjoys working in partnership with clients to ensure that their business goals are being met efficiently and effectively. For her, this means open communication with clients and her internal team, a team that is formed to provide the best fit for clients in light of their objectives.

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