Michael A. Karaffa, Attorney

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Michael A. Karaffa joined MDWC&G in 2002, where he practices in the firm's Casualty Department. Michael represents clients in a wide variety of matters, including trucking liability, product liability, fire loss litigation, motor vehicle liability, general litigation, and appeals. Over the course of his career, he has handled dozens of trucking accident cases, hundreds of asbestos claims, and multiple fire loss cases. He recently litigated and reached a successful settlement in a $10 million property fire loss claim allegedly caused by a defective product.

Michael's experience with multi-party litigation includes the handling of several class action matters, including one case involving the constitutionality of the creation of the Rails to Trails Linear Park, and one case involving the legality of a large corporation changing medical and health benefits for its retirees. He has also handled multiple party litigation arising from trucking loss claims, including a 42-vehicle accident, a 22-vehicle accident, and a 70-vehicle accident.

Michael is a 1978 magna cum laude graduate of the University of Pittsburgh where he received a B.S. degree in mathematics and economics. He attended Duquesne University School of Law where he served as a member of the Moot Court Board and received his J.D. degree in 1981.

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Michael A. Karaffa
600 Grant Street
U.S. Steel Tower, Suite 2900
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
40.443321,-79.997339

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