Three Services

Litigation
Support

At Thomas J. Michael & Associates we want to help our clients have as many positive outcomes as possible, which is why we offer support above and beyond our appearance services. For us, it is about providing our clients with the tools to win. That is why we offer the following:

Knowledge of local rules and procedures.

Advisory support for collections related issues, including answering questions regarding pleadings, service, and other matters.

Preparation of select pleadings and documents including Orders, Adjournments, Consent Judgments, Settlement Agreements, Motions, and more.

Advocating of creditor’s issues with courts and administrators.

Assistance with pre-trial settlement opportunities, including being a liaison between our clients and opposing counsel.

Assistance with certain filing and service matters, including continuances, motions for alternative service, and more.

Monitoring of court calendars and dockets to make sure no cases slip through the cracks.

Appearance Counsel Support

For over six years we have been expanding our service area in Western Pennsylvania to meet the needs of our clients. As a result, our firm is known for providing reliable and consistent appearance services to creditors and their counsel. We believe that merely appearing in court is not enough; positive results require specific knowledge of creditor’s rights law, understanding of the often delicate concerns of both creditors and debtors at the time of trial, and close attention to detail. That is why our attorneys are carefully selected and trained in creditor’s rights issues; they are dedicated to advocating on behalf of our clients. In addition to offering our clients an experienced attorney, we also offer our clients the following appearance support:

Scheduling of appearances for arguments and other hearings so cases appear on the appropriate court lists.

Coordinating key action dates prior to hearings.

Assisting with important post-trial filings, such as appeals.

General
Services

While Thomas J. Michael & Associates specializes in local appearance counsel services, we have also kept our doors, and minds, open to other areas of the law. In 35 years of combined experience, our attorneys have handled a vast array of cases in many areas of the law. Each of our attorneys practices in additional specialties, which include the following:

Business Law

Personal Injury

Estate & Family Planning

Municipal Law

Geographic Reach

Allegheny
Armstrong
Beaver
Bedford
Blair
Butler
Cambria
Centre
Clearfield
Fayette
Greene
Indiana
Lawrence
Mercer
Somerset
Washington
Westmoreland
Cameron
Clarion
Crawford
Elk
Erie
Forest
Huntingdon
Jefferson
McKean
Venango
Warren

LAWGIX Platform Description

Because our firm is committed to providing our clients with top-notch service and results, we took the initiative to create a new product to meet the needs of our clients. This product is called Lawgix. By logging into this free website, our clients can see every court that our firm will appear in throughout Western Pennsylvania and they can request appearances, upload documents, provide comments, get volume pricing, and per-case cost estimates all prior to the hearing dates. This makes it easier for our clients to plan hearings and strategize to make appearance counsel more efficient and affordable.