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Michael C. Schafle

Michael C. Schafle

also known as Michael C. Schafle, Michael Schafle

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Michael maintains an active practice representing individuals in catastrophic accidents involving tractor-trailers, construction falls and injuries, and defective products. He also currently represents victims of several allegedly unsafe drugs and medical devices in state court and multi-district litigation (MDL).  Michael has over a decade of experience litigating personal injury claims in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and throughout the country. Prior to joining Green, Schafle & Gibbs as partner, he played an integral role in successfully resolving the claims of multiple clients who were allegedly injured as a result of their exposure to the dangerous drugs including Bextra, Vioxx, and Trasylol.  

In addition to his active unsafe drug and medical device practice, he has also had great success in representing victims in catastrophic accident cases. Michael has developed a specialty in representing clients in trucking accident cases. Over the past several years, he has been instrumental in securing tens of millions of dollars in settlements on behalf of individuals involved in trucking accidents (including multi-vehicle accidents). Most recently, he helped secure a multi-million dollar settlement for a truck driver who suffered serious injuries in a multi-vehicle accident that occurred on a snow-covered Interstate-80 in Clearfield County, Pennsylvania. This was the sixth Interstate-80 accident case involving multiple vehicles that Michael has resolved in recent years on behalf of his clients.


Michael is an active member of the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, American Association for Justice, and Pennsylvania Association for Justice where he recently completed a term on the Board of Governors.  Mr. Schafle has been named a Rising Star in Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® every year since 2010, which recognizes the top 2.5 percent of attorneys 40 years old or younger. He was recently selected by the National Trial Lawyer’s Association as a Top 40 under 40 member for the State of New Jersey and has also been selected as an Outstanding Pennsylvania Attorney for 2013 by the American Registry.  In 2015, Michael was selected as Nationally Ranked Top 10 Under 40 Attorney by the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys (NAOPIA).


In 2001, Michael earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Finance, magna cum laude, from Catholic University of America, where he was a member of the following national honor societies: Phi Beta Kappa, Pi Gamma Mu, and Phi Eta Sigma. He was also the recipient of the Wall Street Journal Award for Outstanding Student Achievement in Business Studies.  He received his law degree from Temple University’s James E. Beasley School of Law in 2004. While in law school, Michael received highest honors in Legal Research and Writing, as well as the Law Faculty Scholarship, a scholarship awarded to students with outstanding undergraduate records and LSAT scores.  Michael is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, as well as before the United States District Courts for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the District of New Jersey. Prior to his experience representing injury victims, Michael represented large corporations and insurance companies in personal injury matters and commercial disputes. This experience provides him with an advantage in negotiating on behalf of his personal injury clients by allowing him to anticipate defense strategies and tactics.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 50%
  2. Defective and Dangerous Products: 50%


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info


100 South Broad Street, Suite 1218
Philadelphia, PA, 19110


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuperLawyers2015
Top 40 Under 40National Trial Lawyers2014
Rising StarSuperLawyers2014
Rising StarSuperLawyers2013
Top 40 Under 40National Trial Lawyers Association2013
Rising StarPennsylvania Super Lawyer2012
Rising StarPennsylvania Super Lawyers2011
Rising StarPennsylvania Super Lawyers2010
Law Faculty ScholarshipTemple University's James E. Beasley School of LawN/A
Outstanding Student Achievement in Business StudiesWall Street JournalN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Founding PartnerGREEN SCHAFLE & GIBBS2015 - Present
AttorneyAnapol Schwartz2004 - 2015
Association namePosition nameDuration
Pennsylvania Association for JusticeBoard of Governors2010 - 2015
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
New Jersey State Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
United States District Court for the District of New JerseyMemberN/A
United States District Court for the Eastern District of PennsylvaniaMemberN/A
American Association for JusticeMemberN/A
Pennsylvania Association for JusticeMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
The Legal Intelligencer"Young Lawyers: It Pays to Ask 'Why' When Doing Your Work"2014
The Legal Intelligencer"Employers Vicariously Liable for Distracted Driving"2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Temple University - James E. Beasley School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
Catholic University of AmericaFinanceBA - Bachelor of Arts2001