Mickey Pohl has extensive trial and appellate experience having handled such cases throughout the country for more than 40 years. He has tried a wide variety of jury and non-jury cases across the United States and has argued numerous appeals in state and federal courts. Mickey has counseled clients on U.S. litigation issues in Europe, South America, Asia, the Caribbean, and the Middle East. His practice includes product liability, toxic tort, antitrust, corporate governance, telecommunications, natural resources, and health care matters. He is one of few lawyers who has tried massive public nuisance cases.
Mickey has tried cases and handled multicase, multijurisdictional litigation projects for such clients as Firestone, General Motors, Sherwin-Williams, U. S. Steel, The Williams Companies, Yamaha, and UPMC. He also has represented dioceses, colleges, and religious orders.
Mickey is a Life Member of The American Law Institute where he has taught trial advocacy, and he is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. He also has chaired the Lawyer's Advisory Committee of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and has served as Chairman of the Board of the Rand Corporation's Institute for Civil Justice. Mickey is listed in The Best Lawyers in America in four categories, and Pennsylvania Super Lawyers has listed him as the "Best Lawyer" in "Bet-The-Company" litigation. In 2017, the Legal 500 publication named Mickey to its inaugural "Hall of Fame" for his litigation successes.
Mickey also regularly lectures at Marine Corps University.
- October 22, 2009
Crisis Management and Ethics: The Two (al)most Important Responsibilities of In-House Counsel
- University of Pittsburgh (J.D. cum laude 1975; Order of the Coif; Editor-in-Chief, Law Review; winner of The Gourley Cup Trial Competition sponsored by the Allegheny County Bar Association); Princeton University (A.B. cum laude 1970; Lyman Atwater Prize in Politics; nominated by Princeton for a Rhodes Scholarship; received a National Science Foundation Grant for postgraduate research)
- Pennsylvania and Ohio
- U.S. Marine Corps (1971-1972); received the Navy Achievement Medal for his service at Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps in Washington, D.C.
The Legal 500 United States: listed annually, including Hall of Fame lawyer for dispute resolution in 2020
The Best Lawyers in America: listed annually, including "Lawyer of the Year" for product liability litigation/defendants (Pittsburgh) in 2021
- Law Clerk to Justice Samuel J. Roberts, Supreme Court of Pennsylvania (1975 term) and intern to Judge Joseph Weis, U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit (1974)