Michael J. Block

Firm Affiliation: 
Managing Administrative Shareholder

Mr. Block is President and Administrative Shareholder, and has been a member of the Firm since its inception in 1993. He has tried dozens of cases to verdict in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, West Virginia, Virginia, and Texas. He negotiates resolutions of many of our most significant cases. Mr. Block was selected for inclusion in this year's New Jersey Super Lawyers. Only five percent of the lawyers in the state were selected. Mr. Block is on the Board of the South Jersey Chapter of JDRF, President of the Board of Chancellors, Chair of he Major Gifts Committee, and Chair of the Parvin Walk for a Cure.

Admissions: 
  • New Jersey - 1984
  • Pennsylvania - 1984
  • West Virginia - 2004
  • New York - 2008
  • United States District Court for the District of New Jersey - 1984
  • United States Supreme Court - 1988
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit - 1988
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania - 1994
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia - 2004
Education: 
  • Rutgers School of Law, J.D. - 1984
  • Glassboro State College, B.A. (cum laude) - 1980
Publications, Seminars & Lectures: 
  • Presenter and Article (co-author): Defending Damages in Asbestos: The Best Defense is a Good Defense, presented at the annual Asbestos Medicine Seminar in Las Vegas, NV, October 2006.
  • Presentations to CPA's and the NJ Court Clerks Association on the "Y2K" problem.
  • Presented seminars to the IFM, a national organization of insurance fraud managers, on privacy issues and federal regulations of information obtained through the Internet.
  • Presentations to local claims adjusters on insurance fraud issues.
  • Speaking engagements to national and local organizations regarding technology and its usefulness to business and on insurance issues.
  • Charged with overseeing the firm's technology department.
Personal Information: 
  • Born March 31, 1958
  • Married to Sandy Block, 3 children
  • Glassboro State Varsity Football Team, 1976-78
  • Interests: guitar, golf, league basketball and softball
Contact
Primary Office: 
Tel: 
(215) 9722850
Fax: 
(215) 5644385