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Michael Tinari’s multi-faceted legal background and substantial litigation experience allows him to focus his practice on complex litigation matters, including catastrophic personal injury, commercial, trademark infringement, employment and property and casualty litigation. Joining the firm as an associate at age 29, Mr. Tinari has proven to be a highly successful trial attorney, recovering millions of dollars on behalf of his clients who have suffered traumatic personal injuries, including a $20.5 million settlement for a Philadelphia sheriff injured due to a malfunction of an elevator located in a municipal building. See his full interview on the matter with ABC Action News.  Mr. Tinari has also developed a niche practice serving others who have been unfortunate enough to be injured due to elevator accidents. His wealth of litigation experience provides him with the wherewithal to approach cases from a variety of perspectives offering first rate legal analysis, practical problem solving and trial skills.


  1. Lynch v. The Philadelphia Parking Authority, et al, 2011 U.S. App. LEXIS 15617 (3rd Cir., July 26, 2011)
  2. Neely v. Club Med Mgmt. Servs., Inc., 63 F. 3d 166 (3d Cir 1995)
  3. Sheller, et. al. v. City of Philadelphia, et. al., , 288 F.R.D. 377 (E.D. Pa., January 30, 2013)
  4. Lewis v Grunden, et al, 2009 W.L. 113421 (E.D. Pa., January 16, 2009)
  5. Detwiler v. Valero Marketing and Supply Company, et al., 2008 WL 4694614 (E.D. Pa., October 24, 2008)
  6. O’Connell v. City of Philadelphia, 2008 WL 3862153 (E.D. Pa., August 15, 2008)
  7. Fingermates, Inc. v. Nailtiques, 1996 W.L. 901967, 42 U.S.P.Q. 2d 1248 (D.N.J., December 16, 1996)
  8. Deans v. Philadelphia Parking Authority, 1995 W.L. 365403 (E.D. Pa., June 14, 1995) (No. Civ. A. 94-430)
  9. Von Der Stuck v. Apco Concrete, Inc., 785 A.2d 1045 (Pa. Super. 2001); appeal denied 568 Pa. 634, 793 A.2d 909 (2002)
  10. McKenna v. SSM Industries, 2010 Pa. Cmwlth. LEXIS 453 (2010)
  11. Thomas Jefferson University Hospital v. W.C.A.B. (Catallo), 144 Pa. Comwlth, 302, 601 A.2d 476 (Pa. Comwlth., December 30, 1991)
  12. Ball v. Ehlig, 2005 WL 1023650 (Pa. Com. Pl., January 31, 2005)
  13. Owens v. U.S. Facilities, et al., Pa Jury Verdict Rev. & Anal., Volume 37, Issue 4 (March 2019)
  14. Skinner v. United Parcel Service, et al, Pa. Jury Verdict Rev. & Anal., Volume 28, Issue 8 (July 2010)
  15. Hawkins v. Philadelphia Parking Authority, et al, Pa. Jury Verdict Rev. & Anal., Volume 27, Issue 4, (March 2009)
  16. Bostic v. Rucci, Pa. Jury Verdict Rev. & Anal., Volume 16, Issue 1, (December, 1997)
  17. Doe v. Woodward Properties, et. al., Pa. Jury Verdict Rev. & Anal., Volume 16, Issue 1, (December, 1997)

In his spare time, Mr. Tinari has spent years representing indigent people throughout Philadelphia through the Pro Bono services offered by Philly VIP. Given his volunteer role, Mr. Tinari has been selected to the Philly VIP Hall of Fame.

Additionally, Mr. Tinari has volunteered with the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas as a Court approved Judge Pro Tem since 1998. In this role, Mr. Tinari dedicates his time to meeting with counsel in various cases in order to achieve a fair resolution, without enduring further litigation.

When he is not practicing law, Mr. Tinari spends time with his wife of 31 years and their adult children. Mr. Tinari is an avid reader and book collector who also enjoys golf, tennis, fishing and watching football.

Bar Admissions
  • Pennsylvania
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
  • United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • University of Bridgeport (Quinnipiac University), J.D.
  • Roanoke College, B.A.