Michael E. Truncellito
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Michael E. Truncellito

Associate

Philadelphia, PA
 
 
 

How Michael Helps Clients

Michael Truncellito represents employers in all areas of employment law, but concentrates his practice on employment discrimination and retaliation. He counsels clients on state and federal employment laws and provides guidance on matters including reductions in force, hiring, discharge and disciplinary action.

Michael is experienced in litigation of employment discrimination claims in state/federal courts and before administrative agencies, wage and hour class and collective actions, enforcement of restrictive covenants, employment counseling, workforce training and internal investigations.

He was named to Super Lawyers’ Pennsylvania “Rising Stars” list in 2017 and 2016.

Prior to joining the firm, Michael dedicated a portion of his practice to defending municipalities and police departments in complex civil rights litigation across Pennsylvania. Michael attended Villanova University Law School and served as an associate editor of the Law Review. While in law school, Michael worked as a law clerk at PayPal. As an undergraduate at the University of Maryland, he spent two years interning at the Department of Justice.

What Clients Can Expect

Michael is known for his strategic and results-oriented approach. Likewise, he prides himself on understanding his clients’ needs and expectations in order to ensure the most favorable outcomes.

Outside the Office

When he is not in the office, Michael enjoys golfing and spending time with his wife - not necessarily in that order.

Proof Points

  • Defended fast-food franchisees in connection with an investigation conducted by the Department of Justice regarding alleged violations of the ADA
  • Successfully defended Fortune 500 company in complex discrimination claim brought by a disabled former employee
  • Successfully defended Fortune 500 company in ERISA claim brought by former employee
  • Advised employers on revisions to leave, conduct and attendance policies in order to minimize potential exposure