Michael W. Aceto

Michael W. Aceto

Associate

Office

Practice Groups

Michael Aceto concentrates his practice on toxic tort, product liability, construction negligence, environmental, and commercial litigation. Michael also represents architects and engineers against professional liability claims. He has experience in all aspects of the litigation process from inception to disposition, including pleadings and discovery preparation, depositions, motion practice, case valuation, and pretrial management. Before entering private practice, Michael served as a law clerk in the Torts Litigation Section of the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General and as a judicial law clerk to the Hon. Edward Griffith in the Chester County, PA Court of Common Pleas.

Michael received his J.D. from the Widener University School of Law in Wilmington, Delaware, where he graduated with Pro Bono distinction. In addition to earning Certificates of Achievement, Michael was inducted into the Order of the Barristers, a national honor society recognizing excellence in oral advocacy and brief writing. He was also a member of the Moot Court Honor Society and assumed a leadership role as Vice President & Dibona Fall Competition Chairman, in which he authored the competition problem. Prior to law school, Michael graduated magna cum laude from New York University where he received his M.S. in Publishing and from which he received the NYU Merit Scholarship for Distinguished Academics. He received his B.A. in English with a Minor in Communications from Elon University in Elon, North Carolina. During his studies at Elon University, he achieved academic recognition on the President's List and Dean's List multiple semesters. During his Fall Semester in 2004, Michael studied abroad in Perugia, Italy at The Umbra Institute.

Professional Affiliations
  • American Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • New Jersey Bar Association
  • Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania, 2008–09
Community Involvement
  • President, Condominium Home Owners Association, 2013 to present
Admitted to Practice
  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
Education
  • Widener University School of Law, J.D., 2012
  • New York University, M.S., magna cum laude, 2008
  • Elon University, B.A., 2006