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Michelle I. Schaffer

Company Information

Campbell Conroy & O'Neil PC
One Constitution Ctr 3 Fl
Boston, MA 02129
(617) 241-3102
Member Bio
Michelle Schaffer represents clients in high stakes civil litigation matters. Her diverse practice includes defending multinational corporations in complex products liability, toxic tort, pharmaceutical and premises liability matters as well as representing small businesses and individuals in general liability and commercial disputes. Throughout the past 25 years, Michelle’s practice has included automotive product liability, warranty and consumer claims, working with the Campbell team on regional and national litigation for several automotive clients. Michelle has extensive trial experience and appears in the state and federal courts throughout New England.

Michelle enjoys leadership positions in the legal community. She currently serves as a member of the Joint Bar Committee on Judicial Appointments, as President-Elect of the Massachusetts Chapter of the Federal Bar Association and as a Member of the Executive Board of the MassDLA. She is a former Chair of the Defense Research Institute Lawyers Professionalism and Ethics Committee. Michelle is a frequent lecturer at continuing legal education conferences and has published extensively on topics relating to substantive areas of her practice, discovery techniques and trial practice in general.

Michelle’s philosophy towards her practice centers on a team approach. She enjoys working in partnership with clients to ensure that their business goals are being met efficiently and effectively. For her, this means open communication with clients and her internal team, a team that is formed to provide the best fit for clients in light of their objectives.
Firm Information
Campbell Campbell Edwards & Conroy Professional Corporation is recognized nationally and internationally for delivering results in state and federal courts throughout the United States. Campbell Campbell Edwards & Conroy have successfully tried hundreds of large-value, high-exposure, technically complex cases to verdict and combine the power of a winning team with the agility to respond quickly and incisively to every problem. As one of the most mentioned firms nationally for Tort Litigation in Corporate Counsel’s 2011 “Who Represents America’s Biggest Companies” survey, the firm is honored to be considered among the “Litigation Kings” by America’s Fortune 100 businesses. The firm is also one of only six shortlisted for the 2012 Chambers USA Awards for Excellence in Product Liability. The firm’s attorneys are well connected throughout the profession offering clients the advantage of an international network of relationships, access to courts across the country, and world-class trial experience.

Main Areas of practice
The defense of product liability claims has been a mainstay of the firm’s practice since its inception in 1983. The firm serves as local, regional and national counsel to a variety of product manufacturers including those in the automotive, transportation, pharmaceutical, medical device, chemical, heavy equipment, commercial equipment, consumer product and many other industries. Campbell Trial Lawyers defend:
• Pharmaceutical companies and medical device manufacturers in all types of product defect litigation, which generally involve exposures in the millions of dollars and include the defense of mass tort actions
• Clients in the transportation industry that include not only vehicle manufacturers and motor carriers, but also domestic and foreign airlines and their insurers, aircraft manufacturers and component part suppliers, airport authorities and ground handling companies
• A number of major industrial and construction equipment manufacturers
• Cases arising in a wide variety of commercial contexts in jurisdictions across the country, including domestic and international contract actions, construction litigation, corporate and partnership disputes, directors and officers, unfair competition and defamation and shareholder actions
• Commercial property owners, managers, agents, contractors and tenants against claims of alleged negligence on premises ranging from restaurants and hotels to construction sites, retail stores to industrial plants, and healthcare facilities to airports
• Claims of toxic torts, including asbestos related cases, environmental contamination and chemical exposure

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Practice Areas
General Litigation
Lawyers' Professionalism & Ethics
Medical Liability
Products Liability
Toxic Torts & Environmental Law
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Diversity and Inclusion
Industrywide Litigation
Lawyers’ Professionalism and Ethics
Medical Liability and Health Care Law
Product Liability

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