About Michael S. Durst










About Michael S. Durst


Since 1978, Mr. Durst has vigorously represented injured plaintiffs.  He is a graduate of the University of Michigan and Temple University School of Law.  He is a member of the Pennsylvania and Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Associations, and the University of Michigan 'M' Club for varsity letter winners.  He is admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania and New York. Many of his injured plaintiffs are members of some of the nation's largest or most prominent labor unions,  and Mr. Durst  is proud of his association with these unions or their members.  These labor unions include:  The Pennsylvania State Education Association; The Teamsters' including Locals 107, 384 and 830; The Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police; The Philadelphia Fire Fighters; The Philadelphia Building and Construction Trades, AFL-CIO; and AFSCME (American Federation of State, City, and Municipal Employees).


Mr. Durst has been recognized for his outstanding legal ability.  Twenty-six (26) cases where he successfully represented injured plaintiffs have been reported in Legal Reporters. They include:  Rising Sun Entertainment Inc. v. PLCB, 860 A.2d 1193 (2004); Purple Orchid Inc. v. Bureau of Liquor Enforcement,  813 A.2d 801 (2002), 721 A.2d 84 (1998); Green v. Civil Service Comm., 706 A.2d 905 (1998); Green v. City of Philadelphia, 33 Phila.Co.Rptr. 457 (1997); Deberry v. City of Philadelphia, 20 Phila.Co.Rptr. 214 (1989); Globe Lining, Inc. v. Johnson, 550 A.2d 264 (1988);Hanusey v. Civil Service Commission, 535 A.2d 264 (1987); Fraternal Order of Police v. City of Philadelphia, 518 A.2d 263 (1986); Fraternal Order of Police v. City of Philadelphia, 500 A.2d 900 (1985); Johnson v. Travelers, 495 A.2d 938 (1985); Lipman v. Transport of New Jersey, 11 Phila.Co.Rptr. 299 (1984); Com. v. Truesdale, 401 A.2d 366 (1979); Fraternal Order of Police v. City of Philadelphia, 812 F.2d 105, 55 USLW 2496 (1987); Heller v. U.S., 776 F.2d 92 (1985); U.S. v. Martin, 746 F.2d 964, 10 Media Law Rptr. 2465 (1984); Warner v. Mutual Life Ins. Co. of New York, 998 F.Supp. 592 (1998); Brown v. Brigidi, 1992 WL 150702 (1992); Fiorentino v. Baker Perkins Ltd., 1992 WL 111329 (1992); Krejczman v. Ritter, 1991 WL 262972 (1991); Harvey v. Thornton, 1987 WL 13238 (1987); Mazzo v. City of Philadelphia, 1987 WL 10413 (1987); Kelly v. U.S., 1987 WL 8544 (1987); Gniotek v. City of Philadelphia, 630 F.Supp. 827 (1986); Heller v. U.S., 605 F.Supp. 144 (1985).

Areas of Practice
Workplace Safety
Wrongful Death
Premises Liability
Construction Accidents
Brain Injury Litigation
Medical Malpractice
Birth Injury-Cerebral Palsy
Unsafe Products
Auto/Trucking Accidents
Personal Injury
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