Michael Tuttle

Attorney

BIOGRAPHY

Michael Tuttle specializes in the defense of toxic tort claims involving asbestos, chemical exposures, environmental contamination, as well as the defense of personal injury, product manufacturer and supplier liability, corporate structure liability, and premises liability matters and has successfully represented manufacturers, suppliers and distributors.    Michael has represented clients at hundreds of depositions of plaintiffs, corporate representatives, and fact witnesses.

Companies frequently face present-day lawsuits alleging injuries or damages arising from occurrences that happened decades ago and now seek assistance in defending these long-tail liabilities.  Michael has extensive experience and demonstrated expertise in all phases of litigation, including pre-suit investigation, written discovery, depositions, expert retention and development, dispositive motion practice and jury selection.  He has a strong track record of success in dispositive motions on complex issues such as causation, personal jurisdiction, and successor liability.

Prior to joining Foley Mansfield, Michael worked as a toxic tort litigation attorney in the New York office of a regional law firm.  Earlier in his career, he worked as an assistant district attorney where he prosecuted hundreds of criminal cases and gained valuable trial experience.  Prior to his legal career, Michael worked as a big-data analyst for a Fortune 500 company.

Additionally, Michael has served on his local library’s board of trustees and he has volunteered with the Prisoners’ Legal Services of New York and the Legal Services of the Hudson Valley advocating for various matters that concern vulnerable populations.            


REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS

Recently, Michael served as part of a legal team that successfully settled a small-share toxic tort claim brought by a Plaintiff seeking more than $1 million in damages based on allegations of direct occupational exposure to asbestos-containing materials.  Michael and the team performed exhaustive pre-trial discovery and achieved a prompt settlement for a fraction of the initial demand.


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New York Law School, Froessel Moot Court Competition, Judge (2020-2022)

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  • New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • Toxic/Mass Tort
  • Products Liability
  • New York Law School, JD, 2016
  • State University of New York at Purchase, BA, 2010.
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)

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