Member, RoseWaldorf PLLC
Partner, RoseWaldorf LLP
Michael Gregg has spent his career defending manufacturers and distributors in a wide variety of warranty claims and litigation, with a special focus on the automotive industry. As lead counsel, he has handled hundreds of arbitrations, bench trials, and jury trials in numerous state and federal courts, as well as administrative proceedings. Michael handles all aspects of litigation including initial assessment, discovery, dispositive motions, and trial. He advises corporate counsel regarding both case-specific strategy and global litigation strategy, and has presented to manufacturer representatives and dealerships regarding relevant legal issues. Michael assists with the firm’s Early Resolution Program for a major automotive manufacturer to identify and move appropriate cases to resolution and avoid unnecessary litigation. He has successfully briefed and argued a significant number of dispositive motions, complex discovery motions, motions for attorney fees in fee-shifting matters, as well as a variety of trial motions.
- Dismissal of all claims against manufacturer at trial in Philadelphia, PA after judge granted oral motion for judgment on the pleadings with respect to state lemon law claim and granted motion to preclude plaintiff’s expert from testifying regarding existence of defect and diminished value.
- Dismissal of plaintiff’s primary cause of action at trial in Philadelphia, PA after oral argument on novel jurisdictional grounds, with plaintiff electing to dismiss remaining claims against manufacturer for alleged breach of warranty and violation of consumer protection act.
- Won appeal before West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals which affirmed the trial court’s grant of summary judgment to automotive manufacturer and denial of plaintiff’s motion for reconsideration.
- Summary judgment in federal district court in favor of luxury automotive distributor and against plaintiff who asserted numerous causes of action based on alleged denial of warranty coverage.
- Summary judgment granted to distributor by trial court in Tennessee which concluded that plaintiff could not prove product defect or substantial impairment under state lemon law, and that plaintiff’s pre-litigation demand letter could not be deemed to provide notice and final opportunity to cure as required.
- Dismissal after bench trial in Massachusetts after court agreed with domestic automotive distributor that it was not party to contract as alleged by plaintiff and there was no agency relationship with dealership.
- Judgment for defendant distributor after bench trial in Connecticut on statute of limitations defense.
- Summary judgment in favor of manufacturer in Raleigh County, West Virginia case alleging a defective vehicle.
- Motion to dismiss granted by Tennessee state court in favor of distributor on plaintiff’s allegations of fraudulent misrepresentation and violation of the state’s consumer protection act.
Michael is licensed to practice in the following states:
- New York
- New Jersey
- West Virginia
- South Carolina
Michael is also licensed to practice in the following United States District Courts:
- Central District of California
- Southern District of California
- Eastern District of California
- Northern District of California
- Northern District of New York
- Eastern District of Tennessee
- Southern District of West Virginia
- Defense Research Institute
- American Bar Association
- New York State Bar Association
- South Carolina Bar Association
- West Virginia Bar Association
- Albany County Bar Association
Michael received his J.D. cum laude from Albany Law School of Union University in 2007. Michael was a recipient of the Founders’ Scholarship and served as Editor-in-Chief of the Albany Law Journal of Science & Technology. During law school, Michael was a member of the American Inns of Court, and completed a year-long internship with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of New York as well as a judicial internship with the Honorable Gary L. Sharpe, U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of New York. Prior to law school, Michael managed a corporate services department for a nationally-syndicated radio show. Michael received his B.A. from Cedarville University in 2000, with a major in theology and minors in Greek and music. He was a recipient of the Presidential Scholarship.