Michael Joyce is an Associate with Marks, O’Neill, O’Brien, Doherty & Kelly. He is licensed to practice in Pennsylvania.
Michael graduated magna cum laude from the University of Scranton in 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in History. He attended Widener University Commonwealth Law School, graduating summa cum laude in 2020. During law school, Michael was awarded the Valedictorian Award, the Legal Research and Writing Award, and the International Academy of Trial Lawyers Student Advocacy Award. Michael also served on the Widener Commonwealth Law Review as a Staff Writer in his 2L year and then as the Executive Managing Editor his 3L year. As a staff writer, Michael authored the article “The Wrong Side of the Line! A Critical Analysis of Middaugh v. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Driver Licensing and its Unfair Impact on Licensees in Pennsylvania,” 29 Widener Commw. L. Rev. 335 (2020). In his 3L year, Michael competed in and won the Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County Mock Trial Competition.
During law school, Michael interned at both the Philadelphia and Bucks County District Attorney Offices. Additionally, Michael served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Christopher C. Conner, Chief Judge, United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.
Prior to joining Marks O’Neill, Michael clerked for the Honorable Vivian L. Medinilla of the Delaware Superior Court, New Castle County.
Since joining Marks O’Neill, Michael has focused his practice on defending employers against claims of wrongful termination, discrimination and retaliation before administrative agencies as well as in State and Federal Courts. He also defends professionals against claims for malpractice.
Outside of work, Michael enjoys spending time with his family and friends, traveling, and routing for the Flyers.
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