Michael Appel, Esq
Senior Trial Counsel
Michael has achieved excellent results for his clients in catastrophic personal injury matters. He is widely recognized as one of the nation’s top mass-tort lawyers, based on his work pursuing cases against the drug and medical-device industry. KBA Attorneys is honored to have Michael as the Chair of the Firm’s Medical Malpractice Group.
Michael has played a leading role in the following national litigation matters:
He Has Served As Co-Lead Coordinating Counsel For The Plaintiffs In National Litigation Against Fresenius, The Manufacturer Of GranuFlo, A Defective Product Used During Dialysis.
He Has Served On The Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee In Litigation Involving Transvaginal Surgical Mesh Implants.
He Was Plaintiffs’ Lead Coordinating Counsel In Massachusetts Diet-Drug Litigation, In Which He Helped To Obtain Settlements For Over 2,300 Individuals Injured By The Fen-Phen And Redux Diet Drugs.
He Was Plaintiffs’ Co-Liaison Counsel In Litigation Involving Taxus Surgical Stents, Which Were Favorably Settled.
Michael has had similar success handling matters involving medical malpractice, premises liability, workplace injury, and motor-vehicle accidents. He has successfully negotiated favorable resolutions of such cases, including a $4 million settlement on behalf of a child who sustained a traumatic brain injury in a bus accident, a $6 million settlement for law-enforcement officers in a nationwide class-action suit against the maker of material used in body armor, and a $4.5 million settlement on behalf of the parents of a college student who was murdered in her off-campus apartment.
Michael lectures frequently on issues of trial practice and mass torts at various legal-education and bar-association seminars.