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Michael Lichtenstein brings more than 30 years of experience to his environmental, insurance recovery, and commercial litigation practice. He has tried numerous cases in state and federal courts (both jury and non-jury) around the country and is comfortable in any trial setting. Michael also consistently achieves outstanding results without the rancor often associated with "big case" litigation.
Michael focuses on the defense of cost recovery and toxic tort claims, and he has obtained complete defense verdicts against both government and private parties. In addition, he routinely advises clients in environmental investigation and remediation matters, as well as liability avoidance in transactions. In recent years, Michael and his team have spent considerable time advising clients on GHG and ESG initiatives and pending compliance and disclosure obligations.
As a past chair of the Insurance Recovery Group (IRG), Michael also represents insurance policyholders in disputes against insurers related to environmental and other liabilities. He and his team have recovered over $1 billion for insurance policyholders and have never represented an insurance carrier in a coverage matter.