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Michael Louis Barbiero

Litigation Attorney at Blue Bell, PA

5.0   6 reviews

also known as Michael L. Barbiero, Michael Barbiero

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  • State Years
    New Jersey - NJ 24 years
    Pennsylvania - PA 25 years
  • Licensed for 24 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 2000
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1998
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Michael

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Michael is an experienced, well-respected litigator and trial attorney.
He concentrates his practice in litigation, specifically personal injury matters including wrongful death and catastrophic injury, as well as a wide range of complex municipal matters. He also currently serves as the Solicitor to the Montgomery County Controller.
Born in lower Bucks County, Bristol, Pa, Michael learned to value both hard work and education from his mother, who taught at Pennsbury for 40 years and his father who was a laborer and roofer. Michael’s father immigrated here from Calabria, Italy, where most of his relatives still live in a small southern town named Pedivigliano. Clients benefit from his perfect mix of real-world and legal experience. Prior to returning to school for law, Michael worked for several years with troubled teens in and around Philadelphia. Helping families at their darkest times inspired him to return to school to become an attorney.
Following a two year clerkship with the esteemed President Judge Alex Bonavitacola, Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, Michael defended businesses, insurance companies and municipalities. He argued before the Delaware Supreme Court (making new law on indemnification), as well as the Federal Courts under zoning and land use statutes representing local townships/zoning boards. This experience directly benefits the clients he now represents, because he has been on “both sides of the fence” and understands how insurance companies, municipalities and their attorneys review and handle matters.
Michael has since spent over 20 years focusing on litigation, 8 of those years litigating high profile matters and representing catastrophically injured victims while employed at one of the largest personal injury firms in Pennsylvania, the renowned Anapol Schwartz in Philadelphia. Lawyers across Pennsylvania rely on a book that Michael co-authored, “Library of Pennsylvania Personal Injury Forms.” Michael has litigated several trials around Pennsylvania, as well as multiple seven figure verdicts and settlements, (including 2011 PA Top Jury Verdicts, #11, Legal Intelligencer).

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"I was treated like family. I would recommend them to friends and family. They are warm, wonderful people, very trustworthy and you would be blessed to use them."

Carol Piccari, Bucks County client.


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Seven Neshaminy Interplex, Suite 200
Trevose, PA, 19053
Rudolph Clarke, LLC
200 Lincoln Ave., #104,
Phoenixville, PA, 19460
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341 West State Street,
Media, PA, 19063
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5.0 / 5.0
  6 customer reviews
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Posted by Kate | November 18, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I would definitely use Mike again as our lawyer!
Mike and his paralegal, Barb, were friendly, knowledgeable and I truly felt that they had our best interests in mind. I would definitely use Mike as our lawyer again!
Posted by Martin | March 17, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
If I need help in the future, I will call Michael again.
I give Michael and his firm all 10s. He explained everything very well and I was extremely satisfied with everything. Michael and his paralegal Erin were excellent. If I need help in the future, I will call Michael again.
Posted by Martha | July 10, 2015
Everything was GREAT!
I was extremely satisfied with the representation by Michael Barbiero and his firm, Rudolph Clarke. Everything was GREAT! Michael really fought for me and looked out for my family and every time I called, everyone was so nice from the receptionist to the paralegals.
Posted by Kathleen Joyce | December 4, 2014
Attorney Review - Michael Barbiero
Michael represented me in an auto accident case. I didn't have to worry about anything, he kept me informed, and answered any questions I had. My car was fixed, all my bills were covered and I had no out of pocket expenses. Yes, I would recommend this lawyer.
Posted by Marie | August 23, 2014
Ultimate level of professionalism, legal knowledge and empathy
My husband was injured in a car accident in 2007. Because of the nature of the mishap, he sustained injuries that required 2 neck surgeries and rotator cuff surgery. He spent 4-6 weeks in a hospital bed, in our home, after each procedure, with pain meds, muscle relaxants and then months of physical therapy. His pain and suffering took a great toll on his life and our day to day family life. ​When we contacted Jim Musial, his first reaction was one of quiet sympathy and support for my husband. That support continued as he accompanied my husband to evaluations of his physical and mental abilities, as well as depositions requested by the insurance company attorneys. Then after awhile, Mike Clarke became part of the team. He was strong and aggressive with the opposing counsel and throughout negotiations, he and Jim kept us constantly informed as to the progress of our case. Finally we received the compassionate but firm guidance of Mike Barbiero, who focused on the mental and emotional changes that have occurred for my husband and me during this difficult time period. ​These three men exemplified the ultimate level of professionalism, legal knowledge and empathy for both the client and family member at all times. We appreciate the time and effort they put into our case and are extremely grateful to have had attorneys like them in our corner.
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Posted by Shan | March 11, 2014
Great Accident Attorney!
I highly recommend Michael Barbiero to anyone who has had an accident and needs great representation. From the day I first met with Michael, I felt a sense of comfort with him. He displayed a genuine concern for my well-being and doing all that he could to help me. So many attorneys nowadays treat you as though you're just another number and don't communicate with you. However, this was FAR from the case with Michael. He was very helpful and always went the extra mile in keeping me updated, and making himself available to me (sometimes outside of regular business hours) whenever I had questions, concerns, or needed advisement. That was among the most important things to me in selecting a great attorney to represent me. My recovery from the car accident certainly had its ups and downs, but through it all, I knew that I had a great attorney to represent my best interests. Michael's courtesy and professionalism while working with me are much appreciated. If I had to do it over, I'd definitely choose him again!
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Solicitor
  • Montgomery County Office of the Controller
  • 2016 - Present
  • Partner
  • Rudolph Clarke, LLC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Solicitor
  • Montgomery County Prothonotary's Office
  • 2014 - 2016
  • Partner
  • Ostroff Injury Law
  • 2011 - 2014
  • Associate
  • Anapol Schwartz
  • 2003 - 2011
  • Associate
  • Deasey, Mahoney & Bender, Ltd
  • 2000 - 2002
  • Law Clerk for the Honorable Alex Bonavitacola, President Judge
  • Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas
  • 1998 - 1999
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  • Widener University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • Temple University School of Law, Rome
  • Summer Session Abroad, 1996
  • 1996
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1992

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Kaufman v. Donagal Mutual Insurance
  • Total recovery: $872,000
  • Limited Tort (auto)
  • $1.95 million settlement (2011 PA Top Jury Verdicts, #11, Legal Intelligencer)
  • Defamation Matter
  • 6 figure settlement following jury selection
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  • Bucks County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Manorlu Pool
  • Board Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Montgomery County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Abington-Rockledge Democratic Committee
  • Chairman
  • 2007 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Advisory Panel
  • 2007 - Present
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Justinian Society of Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Italian

Honors and Awards

  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Who's Who In American Law
  • 2018
  • Top 100 Litigation Lawyers in the State of Pennsylvania, 2017
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2017
  • Lifetime Member: Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2015
  • 2014 Invitation for Top 10 Best Client Satisfaction Award
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2014
  • Forum, Membership Invitation, Sept. 2011
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2011
  • Top 100 Lawyers, Invitation for membership, Nov. 2013
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Who’s Who:Executives/Professionals; Honors Edition, 2008/2009
  • Cambridge Who’s Who
  • 2009
  • Rising Star
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers
  • 2008
  • Democrat of the Year
  • Democratic Committee, Abington-Rockledge
  • 2008
  • Continental Who’s Who Registry, 2006-07
  • Continental Who’s Who Registry
  • 2006
  • Who's Who, American Law Students
  • Who's Who In American Law
  • 1999
  • Certified Arbitrator
  • Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, Compulsory Arbitration Program
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

  • United Railroad Workers
  • Profile of Creosote
  • 2007
  • Temple Adult Learning
  • Mock Trial
  • 2005

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (3)
Endorse Michael
Litigation Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Michael is a tireless advocate for his clients."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend Michael. He is a tireless advocate for his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Michael from cases we were involved in together. He is knowledgeable, professional and thorough. I am considerably older than Michael, and I do not suffer younger lawyers lightly as a rule. He gets it."
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General practice
Personal injury