Mr. Feeney focuses his practice on medical malpractice defense, hospital, nursing home and assisted living facility litigation, appellate matters and personal injury litigation.
Mr. Feeney has successfully defended his clients at all stages of litigation, including trial, appeals to both state and federal appellate courts, and arbitration.
Mr. Feeney’s trial experience includes sitting second-chair on the first modern nursing home malpractice case to be tried to verdict in Allegheny County, which lasted more than three weeks in 2007.
Mr. Feeney is extensively involved in both state and local bar associations. Prior to joining Matis Baum O’Connor, Mr. Feeney was a staff attorney for Chief Justice Stephen A. Zappala of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. Mr. Feeney also served as a law clerk for both the Pennsylvania Governor’s Office of General Counsel and the Dauphin County District Attorney’s Office.
On Thursday, September 29, 2016, the W. Edward Sell Inn of Court honored Michael K. Feeney, Esquire, with a plaque “in recognition of and in gratitude for his distinguished and exemplary service” as President of the Inn from 2014-16. Mike has been a member of the Inn since 2003.
Medical malpractice case in Allegheny County involving a plaintiff who suffered a chainsaw injury to his leg and alleged that the emergency room physician negligently failed to diagnose a quadriceps tendon tear and prescribe prophylactic antibiotics, which he claimed led to a severe knee infection. After a five day trial, the jury found unanimously for the defense.
Medical malpractice case in Allegheny County involving a plaintiff who sued two physicians, their practice groups, and a hospital alleging that the defendants caused the death of her husband. The case was dismissed after the plaintiff failed to produce any expert reports. Monetary sanctions were successfully pursued covering all defense attorney’s fees and costs over the life of the case.
Publications and Presentations
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (2002)
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania (2002)
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit (2002)
Ohio Northern University, B.A., 1998
Dickinson School of Law at the Pennsylvania State University, J.D., 2001
Pennsylvania Super Lawyer Rising Star
Pennsylvania Health Care Association’s Tort Committee
PA Bar Association
Allegheny County Bar Association
ACBA Court Rules Committee
ACBA Professional Ethics Committee
PA Bar Association House of Delegates
American Inns of Court