Michael W. Bootier focuses his practice on healthcare litigation, with a concentration on defending long-term care providers, assisted living facilities, hospice providers and home health agencies in professional liability suits and administrative proceedings. Additionally, he represents both healthcare and corporate clients in a wide array of general and commercial litigation matters.
Michael is on the cutting edge of the key issues in long-term care litigation, including the enforceability of arbitration agreements, themes of corporate negligence, and e-discovery. For nearly a decade, Michael has litigated these issues at the trial and appellate levels against national plaintiff’s firms. Michael is also frequently invited to speak on issues related to healthcare litigation and trends in the industry.
In addition to his litigation practice, Michael also provides counseling to healthcare clients. He has conducted training related to risk management and the litigation process. He also drafts arbitration agreements and forum selection clauses for healthcare providers.
Before focusing on long-term care litigation, Michael practiced in the Philadelphia office of a national law firm, specializing in financial services and insurance matters, as well as commercial litigation, including contractual disputes, securities, bankruptcy and health-effects litigation. In 2003, while in law school, Michael served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Norman J. Ackerman, coordinating judge for the Complex Litigation Center of the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas.