Michele J. Mittleman

Michele J. Mittleman
Of Counsel

Toxic Tort/Hazardous Substances Litigation
Premises Liability
General Liability
Automotive Liability
Commercial litigation

Tel: 646-747-6887 | Fax: 646-349-2217 | mmittleman@mgpllp.com

Ms. Mittleman has specialized in all aspects of insurance defense for over (30) years. She began her career as in- house counsel for Travelerís Insurance, and later defended the interests of insuredsí of numerous carriers. She also has represented plaintiffs in a wide range of premise, general, automotive and commercial litigation matters. She has extensive experience in the area of toxic torts, including asbestos, vigorously defending manufacturers, distributers and suppliers. She is experienced in both federal and state courts.

Prior to joining MGM, Ms. Mittleman was a partner at a large law firm representing clients in numerous state and federal jurisdictions, and personally managed the Upstate New York office while defending multi-million dollar cases pending on the NYCAL docket.

SIGNIFICANT ENGAGEMENTS

  • Assists the National Counsel Team overseeing thousands of matters in the MDL and NYCAL asbestos litigation
  • Personally handled thousands of depositions in the areas of toxic tort, premise, auto and general liability, and commercial litigation.
  • Represented, defended and negotiated successful settlements and dismissals on behalf of product manufacturers, premise owners, suppliers and contractors.
  • Significant pro bono work, including advocating for Superstorm Sandy victims seeking redress from FEMA and New York State grant programs.

EDUCATION
State University of New York Stony Brook, B.A. 1984
Nova University Law Center, J.D. 1987

BAR ADMISSIONS
State of New York
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York

PROFESSIONAL AND CIVIC AFFILIATIONS
Nassau County Bar Association
New York State Bar Association