Michael L. Ihrig, II

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Michael Ihrig is an associate of Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, P.C. and a member of the firm's Litigation Practice Group. An experienced litigator, Michael's cases have ranged throughout various industries. 

Prior to joining Porzio, he served as lead attorney for a New York municipality in an insurance coverage dispute over employee theft. As such, he managed case files from inception to completion by composing coverage opinions and reports, drafting pleadings, researching and writing motions, propounding and responding to discovery, taking depositions and participating in settlement negotiations.

Michael assisted with pre-trial motions and litigation preparation for mass torts cases involving various drugs. He researched, outlined and drafted an appellate brief in response to a motion to dismiss by a pharmaceutical company on the grounds of forum non conveniens, as well as responses to Amicus Briefs.

He has litigated every aspect of complex product liability cases from inception to trial and/or settlement, including sitting as second-chair in a tire defect case that resulted in a verdict of over $4.3 million. 

His experience also ranges into the sports and entertainment industry, as he previously recruited and signed basketball players to international contracts. While attending law school, Michael founded and served as President of the Sports and Entertainment Law Society of Duquesne University School of Law, where he graduated cum laude.

Prior Relevant Experience
  • Jaffe & Asher, LLP, New York, NY, Associate, July 2013 - October 2016.
  • Rheingold, Valet, Rheingold, McCartney & Giuffra, LLP, New York, NY, Associate, January 2011 - July 2013.
  • Sanders, Sanders, Block, Woycik, Viener and Grossman, P.C., Mineola, NY, Associate, October 2009 - January 2011.
  • Margolis Edelstein, Pittsburgh, PA, Law Clerk, February 2009 - May 2009.
  • Hon. Donetta Ambrose, Chief Judge, United States District Court, Pittsburgh, PA, Summer Law Clerk, Summer 2008.
Publications
  • “Summary Judgment in Products Cases: Decreasing the Burden on Plaintiffs,” The New York State Trial Lawyer’s Institute: Bill of Particulars, p. 48, Vol. 1, 2012.  

Practice

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Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

Education

Duquesne University School of Law, Pittsburgh, PA, J.D., cum laude, 2009

  • CALI Excellence for the Future Awards, Torts, Spring 2007
  • Founder and President of the Sports and Entertainment Law Society, Fall 2008 - Spring 2009

University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, B.A., Economics and Foreign Affairs, 2006

  • Dean’s List