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Michael W. Johnston

Michael Johnston, a Philadelphia native deeply rooted in his community, serves as “Of Counsel” to The Levensten Law Firm. His extensive legal career began with formative experiences: interning for former Mayor Edward G. Rendell and Senator Arlen Specter, followed by a White House internship during President Clinton’s administration. As a law student, he gained valuable experience clerking for a local personal injury firm and the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts.
Michael Johnson injury lawyer

Michael Johnson: Dedicated Philadelphia Lawyer

Born and raised in Philadelphia, Michael Johnson understands the region’s unique needs and challenges. His commitment to his hometown extends beyond his legal acumen, demonstrated by his diverse past experiences:

  • Internships with former Mayor Edward G. Rendell, Senator Arlen Specter, and The White House.
  • Clerkships with a local personal injury firm and the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts.

Extensive Legal Experience

Michael’s dedication to excellence is recognized by his peers, earning him the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Star distinction every year since 2013.*

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Notable Actions

Michael Johnson has worked on cases involving family law, personal injury law, and mass tort litigation, including such notable actions:

  • Medical Device Defects:
    New Jersey Fosamax Products Liability Litigation
  • In re Xarelto (Rivaroxaban) Products Liability Litigation, MDL 2592 (E.D. of Louisiana)
  • Philadelphia County Xarelto Products Liability Litigation
  • In re Testosterone Replacement Therapy Products Liability Litigation, MDL 2592 (N.D. of Illinois)
  • New Jersey Mirena Products Liability Litigation
  • In re CR Bard, Inc. Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation, MDL 2187 (S.D. of West Virginia)
  • In re American Medical Systems, Inc. Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation, MDL 2325 (S.D. of West Virginia)
  • In re Boston Scientific Corporation Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation, MDL 2326 (S.D. of West Virginia)
  • In re Ethicon, Inc. Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation, MDL 2327 (S.D. West Virginia)
  • In re ASR Hip Implants Products Liability Litigation, MDL 2197 (N.D. of Ohio)
  • Actos Products Liability Litigation
  • Philadelphia County Reglan Products Liability Litigation
  • New Jersey Reglan Products Liability Litigation
  • In re Zyprexa Products Liability Litigation, MDL 1596 (E.D. of New York)
  • In re Vioxx Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 1657 (E.D. of Louisiana)
  • Philadelphia County Vioxx Products Liability Litigation
  • New Jersey Vioxx Products Liability Litigation
  • Trasylol Products Liability Litigation
  • Gadolinium Products Liability Litigation
  • Chantix Products Liability Litigation
  • Stevens-Johnson Syndrome Products Liability Litigation

Beyond the Courtroom: A Passion for Baseball

A lifelong Philadelphian and dedicated community leader, Michael Johnston‘s passion extends beyond the courtroom to the baseball diamond. Since childhood, he’s actively participated in the sport, founding his own team, the Philadelphia Yankees, which plays in multiple leagues throughout the year. His dedication is evident in his roles as Treasurer for both the Fairmount Park ‘A’ League and the Liberty Bell Men’s Baseball League.

The Philadelphia Yankees have garnered local and national attention, competing in summer leagues, the fall league, and various tournaments. Their achievements have been featured in local media and national publications, showcasing their talent and dedication. Notably, Michael and his teammates participated in high-profile exhibition games against the Russian Olympic Team and at Citizens Bank Park, home of the Philadelphia Phillies.

A Committed Legal Professional

Michael’s commitment to excellence extends to his professional accomplishments. Admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and the District of Columbia, he possesses a well-rounded legal background, having been sworn into the respective Bars in 2008, 2013, and 2013. 

Michael’s legal qualifications are extensive, allowing him to represent clients across various jurisdictions.

Michael Johnson is admitted to practice in:

Pennsylvania and New Jersey State Courts

Admitted in 2008, this allows Michael to handle legal matters specific to these states, including state laws and regulations, such as contracts, property disputes, and family law.

District Of Columbia Bar

This admission (2013), grants Michael the ability to represent clients in legal matters within Washington D.C., covering areas like federal contracts, government regulations, and intellectual property.

United States District Courts for the District of New Jersey and the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Admitted in 2013, these federal courts handle a wide range of legal issues, including civil lawsuits, criminal cases, and bankruptcy.

This broadens the scope of cases Michael can handle within these specific districts, such as personal injury lawsuits, employment disputes, and commercial litigation.

Personal

  • Born and raised in Philadelphia (1976)
  • Education: Villanova University: Bachelor of Arts in History and Sociology, Minor in Communication Arts (1998)
  • Law School: Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law: Juris Doctor (2002)

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