Michael L. Magulick

Michael L. Magulick

Carnegie, Pennsylvania

Michael Magulick is a highly successful and respected trial attorney with more than 40 years of experience.  Before joining Gesk Moritz, LLC, he was a partner in a Pittsburgh law firm for more than 35 years, including serving as the firm’s managing partner from 1992 to 2000.  Mike has earned many of the law profession’s most prestigious designations and recognitions. He is an expert presenter on risk management in the medical field and insurance coverage issues and disputes.  He has also successfully mediated more than 50 cases, including those related to professional malpractice claims.
Mike has wide-ranging and extensive litigation experience, having tried or settled more than 5,000 cases in his career.  His areas of specialization include the representation of professionals in the medical, dental, and legal industries; product liability litigation; complex insurance coverage issues; and municipal claims. 

Areas of Practice

  • Insurance Bad Faith Litigation
  • Medical Malpractice Litigation
  • Dental Malpractice Litigation
  • Legal and Pharmaceutical Malpractice Litigation
  • Nursing Home Litigation
  • General Civil Litigation
  • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Arbitration
  • Meditation

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • Duquesne University School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    • Doctor of Jurisprudence - 1973
  • John Carroll University, Cleveland, Ohio
    • Bachelor of Arts - 1969

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyers' 2014 Pittsburgh Personal Injury Litigation—Defendants "Lawyer of the Year"
  • Selected for the 2014 lists of The Best Lawyers in America in the practice areas of: Personal Injury Litigation—Defendants, and Professional Malpractice Law—Defendants, 2000
  • AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest assessment afforded
  • Named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer from 2006-2013
  • Selected for the 2008-2013 lists of Best Lawyers in America, Western Pennsylvania region, in the area of Professional Liability Defense
  • Named a Pittsburgh Top Lawyer for 2012 for Professional Liability Defense
  • Recognized as one of Best Lawyers in Pittsburgh 2006-2012
  • Best Lawyers’ 2018 Pittsburgh Litigation-Insurance “Lawyer of the Year”
  • Best Lawyers’ 2018 Pittsburgh Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants “Lawyer of the Year”

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member
  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association Tort and Insurance Practice Section, Member
  • ABA Section of Litigation
  • ABA Committee on Professional Liability Litigation
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Civil Litigation Section
  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Civil Litigation Section
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County
  • National Panel of Arbitrators
  • American Arbitration Association
  • Pennsylvania Association of Justice
  • Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel
  • National Registry of Who's Who 2000
  • Pennsylvania Association of Mutual Insurance Companies, Associate Member
  • CLM Alliance (Claims and Litigation Management), Member