Michael Stoer practices primarily in the area of mass torts, product liability, and other complex litigation in state and federal courts. He has significant experience coordinating and managing complex litigation and has worked extensively in the multiplaintiff and multidefendant joint defense context. He also has managed and coordinated fact investigation and development of multiple cases on parallel and sequential tracks in coordinated litigation. Michael has significant practical experience managing discovery, briefing, and arguing discovery disputes; conducting offensive and defensive discovery; taking and defending depositions; evaluating, developing, and preparing expert witnesses for depositions; and drafting dispositive motions.
Most recently, he has been active in the defense of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company in connection with its federal "Engle progeny" cases. Michael also maintains an active pro bono veterans law practice.
Michael is member of the Atlanta Bar Association and the State Bars of New York, Georgia, and Florida. He is a Master in the Lamar Inn of Court and has served on the faculty for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy Deposition Skills Program at Emory University School of Law. Michael is active in the Atlanta community, where he serves on the board of his neighborhood association, and coordinates the Firm's veterans services initiative for the Atlanta Office.
- July 28, 2014
Atlanta Office sponsors rededication of the newly restored WWI memorial in Pershing Point Park
- Fordham University (J.D. 2002; Managing Editor, Fordham Intellectual Property Law Journal; Trial Advocacy Team, Regional Finalist ATLA 2000 Student Trial Advocacy Competition); The University of Chicago (B.A. with honors 1993)
- Georgia, Florida, and New York; U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, Northern District of Georgia, and Middle and Southern Districts of Florida; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit; and accredited before the Department of Veterans Affairs
- Assistant U.S. Attorney, U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of New York (2008-2010); Officer, U.S. Marine Corps (1993-1997)
Winner, Georgia "Commercial Litigation Department of the Year," The Daily Report, April 23, 2014
Winner, Georgia "General Litigation Department of the Year," The Daily Report, April 25, 2013
- Law Clerk to Hon. Thomas P. Griesa, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York (2002-2003)