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Michael J. Laffey

Mr. Laffey established the firm in 2002
after 15 years in the field of Health Care and Insurance law.

As former Special Counsel at Tucker
Arensberg.P.C., Now principal of Laffey & Associates and Other Party
Liability Inc.  Mike has established
one of the largest law firm subrogation departments in the country dedicated
to serving Employee Benefit Plans subrogation interests. As former in-house
counsel for Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, Mike has assisted in the design
and delivery of several managed health care systems from design of the
benefit package, through contracting, regulatory approval, and the marketing
of the new programs. Mike has represented Indemnity Health Plans, HMO's,
PPO's and various self insured companies and Third Party Administrators. Mike
has also represented physicians on practice management, organizational and
reimbursement issues.

Mike's practice focuses exclusively on
assisting insurers such as Blue Cross Plans and Third Party Administrators
identify and pursue subrogation claims. Mike has recently co-represented 7
BC/BS plans in the National Diet Drug litigation and represented 15 BC/BS
plans in the Pedicle Bone Screw litigation where his clients also made a
successful recovery.

He is a prior Chairman of the Pennsylvania
Statewide Bar Association Health and Hospital Law Committee, is a member of
the National Health Lawyers Association, Pa and American Trial Lawyer
associations and a lecturer for the National Association of Subrogation
Professionals, the National Other Party Liability Group and the National
Healthcare Antifraud Association.

Mike is admitted to practice before all Pennsylvania State courts, the U.S.
District Court for the Eastern and
Western Pennsylvania, The Second and
Third Circuit Courts of Appeals and the U.S. Tax Court. He is also a member
of the
Pennsylvania and American Trial
Lawyers Association, Allegheny and Pennsylvania Bar Associations.

Mike may be reached at 1-800 827-8276,
412/429-7079 or e-mail:



Practice areas


  1. Insurance: 70%
    27 years
  2. Health Care: 30%
    27 years

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Contact info

Laffey & Associates Pc
415 Chartiers Avenue
Carnegie, PA, 15106


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
distiguished presenterNational Association of Subrogation Professionals2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PresidentLaffey & Associates, P.C.2002 - Present
Special Counsel in charge of SubrogationTucker Arensberg, P.C.1996 - 2002
Associate counselHighmark Blue Shield1990 - 1996
Association namePosition nameDuration
Pennsylvannia Association for JusticeBoard of Govenors2008 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Duquesne University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1985
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Annual liens seminar presenter 2007-2011PAJ Subrogation & Liens seminar2007