Michele M. Vercoski

Partner

Biography

Since 2007, Michele M. Vercoski, partner of McCune Wright Arevalo, LLP, has obtained excellent financial recoveries to clients in personal injury, product liability, class action fraud, commercial litigation, and workplace harassment and discrimination. She is heavily involved in cases involving harm to women, whether it is personal or financial harm. Ms. Vercoski’s passion is helping women receive equal compensation at the workplace, be able to go to schools and work free from sexual harassment, and help women receive fair compensation when they have been harmed. Whether that is a wife and mother that has lost a spouse due to negligence of others, a female employee subjected to sexual harassment, a female nurse that is subjected to a workplace environment that causes serious injuries, or a Fortune 500 fraud, Ms. Vercoski is a tireless advocate that has gotten justice and great results for her clients.

Ms. Vercoski has successfully argued before the 9th Circuit on an arbitration issue in a worker’s contract. Michele joined the small group of elite attorneys when she argued the arbitration issue on writ of certiorari before the United States Supreme Court on October 29, 2018. The Chief Justice authored the 5-4 split decision.

Ms. Vercoski received her Bachelor of Science degree from Rutgers College of Nursing in 2001, where she was a Dean’s List honoree. She then attended Tulane University Law School, earning her J.D. degree in 2004 and graduating Order of the Coif and magna cum laude. While at Tulane, Ms. Vercoski was the recipient of four CALI Excellence Awards for receiving the highest grades in four different law school classes: Property I; Secured Transactions; Health Care Practice; and Administrative Law. Prior to beginning her plaintiff’s practice, Ms. Vercoski clerked for Judge, Steven L. Lefelt, New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate Division.

Ms. Vercoski’s involvement in the community includes serving on the Board of Directors at Montessori Redlands for six years. She has also run more than 30 marathons in the last 5 years, including running and placing high in her class at multiple Boston, New York, and Chicago marathons.

Featured Successes

$70 Million

A national class action settlement for unfair overdraft fees

$2.6 Million

Settlement for wrongful death of beloved husband and father

$1.7 Million

Settlement for defective ankle implant and medical malpractice case

$1.2 Million

Settlement fund established in class action against slim fast

$950,000

Settlement for airway burn product and medical malpractice case

$525,000

Auto Negligence Settlement

Education

  • J.D., Tulane University Law School, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2004
  • B.S., Rutgers College of Nursing, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 2001

Speaking Engagements

  • ABA Business Law Section Annual Meeting – September 13, 2018
    • Panelist Speaker on Labor Pains: Antitrust Challenges to No-Poaching and Non-Solicitation Agreements
    • Antitrust Committee

Featured Videos

Gender Equality In Court Is Important

In order to have fair representation in court it's important to have gender equality. Whether you are a man or a woman, if you bring a case to court you...

Everyone Deserves Equal Dignity And Representation

Michele fights for her clients as if they are her own, mom, her own child, her own sister. She treats every client with equal dignity, fighting for them to the...

Do You Work on Cases with Medical Experts?

It's important for Michele and the other attorneys at McCune Wright Arevalo to work with medical experts when cases involve serious injuries. To effectively represent a case in court, it's...

Do You Have Any Notable Cases?

Michele Vercoski is taking a case to the U.S. Supreme Court. She represented an employee of Lamps Plus who was a victim of data breach. The case has progressed from...

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