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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 100 Litigator in Pennsylvania||American Society of Legal Advocates||2013|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||The National Trial Lawyers||2013|
|Million Dollar Advocates Forum||Million Dollar Advocates Forum||2012|
|Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship||Woodrow Wilson Foundation||1971|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|State Bar of California||N/A||2001 - Present|
|Pennsylvania Bar Association||N/A||1994 - Present|
|Witkowski v International Brotherhood of Boilermakers Local Union No. 154, C.A. No. 06-874 (U.S. District Court, W.D. PA)||Jury Verdict for Plaintiff. Defendant must pay $1.2 Million plus interest for violating the law.|
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|Special Criminal Tribunals Pittsburgh Legal Journal||Special Criminal Tribunals||1992|
|Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College||Trial advocacy||Certificate||2005|
|Duquesne University School of Law||N/A||N/A||1993|
|University of Pennsylvania||Analytic Philosophy||N/A||N/A|
|Sex Discrimination & Sexual Orientation, Gay Lesbian & Transgender Discrimination||Sex Discrimination & Sexual Orientation Discrimination||2011|
|Discrimination in Health Care Institutions||Filing Discrimination Complaints EEOC, Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission & Pittsburgh Human Relations Commission||1993|
Posted by anonymous
This attorney has dragged his feet and put my case on the back burner for years while he handled other "bigger" cases. He has been rude, and acted as if he was bothered when I simply wanted an update on my case. Stating he did not work for me and I was free to hire a lawyer elsewhere but would still owe him regardless! I have never needed to hire a lawyer in the past and hopefully never do again. My whole case is at a stand still if not a total loss because his last response was that he could not represent me if this went to court. It took 2 and a half years for this man to decide this?
Posted by anonymous
Our son was falsely accused of something at his college. The charges were serious and they threatened his career. I called several lawyers, left quite a few messages, and was promised returned phone calls. I got nowhere.
I read about Michael Lorence online and was really impressed. I called the number listed and he picked up the phone and listened to me tell our son's story. Wow! I felt like he truly cared. Since time was of the essence, he agreed to see us at his office that very same day. He even arranged the appointment around our schedule.
Attorney Lorence gave our case his complete attention. He worked nonstop and was in constant contact with us. He changed his schedule to accommodate our every need. He did an excellent job.
Our story had a good ending thanks to Attorney Lorence. Michael is a sincere and compassionate person and we are so very thankful that he was there for us. I hope our story helps someone else facing the same situation that we did.
Posted by Jack
He gives honor and caring to his profession. I always felt as though I were his only client, even though in retrospect, my legal problem was not a major one. I wish I had known him earlier in my career; he would have proven to be asset to me financially. My issue was a landlord/tenant legal problem (even though he said it was not his field, he took on the case), and I was basically being threatened and harassed to have my two small pets removed from my apartment. The problem was resolved efficiently and permanently.
Relationship: Worked together on matter
I have known Michael since 1989, when we began attending Duquesne Law School together. We have been friends and colleagues ever since then. I have referred cases to Michael, and always had positive feedback from those who used his services. I can count on him to treat my referral clients with the respect and care, and I know that if he takes a case, he will give it everything he has. What most impresses me about Michael's legal practice is the thoroughness with which he prepares himself and his client's case for litigation. By the time a trial occurs, if it must, Michael knows his case backwards and forwards. His courtroom presence is one of confidence, and his command of the law, the facts, and his opponent's strengths and weaknesses has always impressed me. He also possesses that crucial courtroom trait: he can think on his feet. I endorse Michael Lorence without reservation to anyone looking for top-quality trial attorney representation in the Western Pennsylvania region.
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