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DiSantis, Michael Partner

  • Pittsburgh, PA
    500 Grant St.
    Suite 2900
    Pittsburgh, PA 15219
  • T: 412.925.1571
  • F: 412.212.0767
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  • Education
    J.D., University of Illinois College of Law , magna cum laude
    B.A., Allegheny College , magna cum laude
  • Bar Admissions
    Illinois , 2008
    Pennsylvania , 2016
  • Court Admissions
    U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, U.S. District Court (E.D. of PA), U.S. District Court (E.D. of WI), U.S. District Court (N.D. of IL), U.S. District Court (S.D. of IL), U.S. District Court (W.D. of PA), U.S. District Court of Colorado

DiSantis, Michael Partner

Practice Focus

Michael DiSantis is a partner in the Insurance and Litigation practices. He focuses his practice in the areas of insurance coverage analysis and insurance coverage litigation, assisting insurance companies in resolving complex disputes. He has represented insurance companies in litigated coverage matters in federal and state courts throughout the country, including those involving advertising injury, personal injury, bodily injury and property damage. His experience encompasses coverage for environmental risks, toxic torts, asbestos, habitational risks, security, construction defects, consumer class actions, general coverage and allegations of bad faith. Michael also has experience in first-party property litigation and Section 1983 cases.

Michael is an editor and an active contributor to the popular Commercial General Liability Dispatch blog.

Professional Background

While studying for his undergraduate degree, Michael was awarded the John L. Porter Prize for best senior thesis in the field of political economy.  At the University of Illinois Law School, Michael was a part of the Green Moot Court Chicago Team.

Publications

Representative Experience

  • First Mercury Ins. Co. v. Nationwide Sec. Services, Inc., 54 N.E.3d 323 (Ill. App. 2016)
  • Design Basics LLC v. Best Built Inc., 2016 WL 1060253 (E.D. Wis. Mar. 15, 2016)
  • American Ins. Co. v. Evercare Co., 430 Fed. Appx. 795 (11th Cir. 2011)