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About Michael Phelan
Michael Phelan is a Virginia trial attorney who practices with a special focus on traumatic brain injury (TBI) cases, pharmaceutical and medical device claims, product liability cases, and tractor-trailer crashes. Michael’s peers have consistently recognized him for his excellence as a trial lawyer, and his clients have praised him for his commitment to deep research, his outstanding communication skills, and his sincerity and dedication. As one of his valued clients said, “Mike puts his heart into it.”
Michael’s tenacity on behalf of his clients resulted in one of the largest settlements in the country in a benzene exposure case, and he has been twice recognized for achieving some of the highest settlements in Virginia in traumatic brain injury cases.
Michael and his wife, Laura, have been married since 1987, and they have three grown children. His daughter has intellectual disabilities due to a birth-related traumatic brain injury, and Michael credits her for inspiring him to work tirelessly and fight for the victims of brain injuries.
- Board of Directors, Commonwealth Community Trust
- President-elect- ABOTA Virginia Chapter
- American Association for Justice
- Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
- Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys (ATAA)
- Virginia Bar Association
- Melvin M. Belli Society
Ohio Wesleyan UniversityB.A., Economics
University of RichmondJuris Doctor, Law