Michael Kidney has more than 20 years of experience winning lawsuits — and doing it efficiently. Clients often turn to Michael when they are facing high-stakes consumer class actions, product liability claims, and complex commercial litigation.
As a result of filing early dispositive motions, Michael has won the outright dismissal of dozens of lawsuits — at the very outset of the case. These dismissals have resulted in opinions that have been widely cited. For example, Michael secured the dismissal, with prejudice, of a group of defendants from an MDL proceeding involving a consolidated nationwide class action filed in a plaintiff-friendly jurisdiction and involving over-the-counter pharmaceutical products.
In other cases, Michael has been able to resolve the case early by narrowing the issues in discovery, developing facts that lead to an early resolution, and employing alternative dispute resolution strategies. Michael firmly believes that there are many ways to resolve a case other than by engaging in protracted and expensive discovery.
Michael's consumer class action and product liability practice involves a variety of products, with a particular focus on motor vehicles, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, biologics, food products, and a wide range of other types of consumer products.
Michael has more than two decades of experience defending lawsuits targeting the automotive industry. He has represented automotive defendants in multiple MDL class actions. Michael is a member of the firm's global automotive industry sector's core team.