Mike Bonner

Associate


Four Penn Center
Suite 900
1600 JFK Boulevard
Philadelphia PA, 19103

267.528.0755 (direct)
215.821.0347 (mobile)
267.528.0726 (fax)

Michael E. Bonner

Overview

Mike is a civil litigator, representing clients across the nation in a wide variety of matters including commercial disputes, wrongful death and catastrophic personal injury claims, product liability claims, insurance coverage disputes, employment disputes, and appeals.  Resident in Ansa Assuncao’s Philadelphia, Pennsylvania office, Mike also advises clients on risk management concerns, commercial agreements and other commercial issues.

Prior to joining Ansa Assuncao, Mike completed a two-year judicial clerkship with the Honorable Robert F. Kelly, U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.  Before entering law school, Mike was a journalist for The Delaware County Daily and Sunday Times, reporting on regional news and writing daily news copy.  Mike is a member of the Executive Committee of the Brehon Law Society and is an accomplished pianist.

 

Education and Admissions

Admissions

Pennsylvania
New Jersey
New York
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania 
U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey

Education

J.D., Villanova University School of Law (2008)
B.A., Loyola University Maryland (2003), cum laude

Clerkship

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Honorable Robert F. Kelly (2008-2010)

Work Highlights

  • Currently defending an international transportation and logistics company in a wrongful death action in the New York Supreme Court.
  • Currently defending a subcontractor against a general contractor’s construction delay damage claims stemming from the “Big Dig” public works project in Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Obtained dismissal of a lawsuit against a national IT solutions company and its employees alleging claims including fraud, racketeering, conversion, and unjust enrichment in the New Jersey Superior Court.
  • Obtained dismissal of strict liability and breach of warranty claims brought against an international elevator manufacturer on an issue of first impression under Pennsylvania law in the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.
  • Defended a global hardware distributor in a breach of contract action brought by a Chinese manufacturer/supplier in the Southern District of New York.
  • Obtained a defense verdict for an international transportation and logistics company in a multiple wrongful death action brought in Houston, Texas.  
  • Obtained dismissal of a lawsuit against an international steel product fabricator in a catastrophic personal injury case filed in the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania involving alleged construction defects.
  • Defended a national business services provider in an alleged employment discrimination matter in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
  • Obtained summary judgment on behalf of an international elevator manufacturer in a contractual indemnity dispute in the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.
  • Obtained summary judgment on behalf of an international chemical and biotechnology company in asbestos litigation in the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.
  • Defended a leading plumbing product manufacturer in a putative class action case in the Los Angeles, California Superior Court.
  • Defended multi-brand restaurant company in a lease dispute in the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.
  • Obtained dismissal of breach of contract and breach of warranty claims against a leading elevator maintenance company in New Jersey Superior Court.