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Michael Gioia

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Michael T. Gioia was born in Buffalo, NY. He attended Alfred University for an Undergraduate Degree and received his Juris Doctorate from Ohio Northern University Claude W. Pettit School of Law. He returned to the area after Law School. He is licensed to practice in New York and West Virginia. Mr. Gioia is an experienced litigator, who focuses his practice in the area of civil defense for the firm's national and international clients. His areas of expertise include workers' compensation, employer liability, general liability, medical malpractice, and toxic torts. His practice includes representation of medical providers, national insurance companies, third-party administrators, and self-insured clients.

Mr. Gioia has extensive experience in handling all aspects of civil defense. This includes: counseling clients on proactive aspects of risk management and claim prevention, developing mitigation strategies pre-litigation, and executing defense strategies through trial verdict and appeals. He places a particular emphasis on finding solutions to assist his clients in navigating effectively and efficiently through all phases of the litigation process and provides value, service, and effective results. He has held webinars on a multitude of issues in New York State workers' compensation practice and provided counseling on aspects of effective claim handling.

Outside of the office, Mr. Gioia enjoys reading, sports and spending time with his wife Rebecca, his son Roman and his dog, Luigi.

Mr. Gioia is a member of the Erie County Bar Association and New York State Bar Association He has been selected to the Super Lawyers 2022 Upstate New York Rising Stars list.

Areas Of Practice

  • Medical Malpractice Defense
  • Workers' Compensation Defense
  • General Liability Defense
  • Toxic Tort Defense

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • West Virginia

Education

  • Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law, Ada, Ohio
    • J.D.
  • Alfred University

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Erie County Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association