Business Disputes: It’s What We Do
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Attorney Michael E. Gehring

Practice Areas

  • Commercial and Complex Litigation
  • Business Disputes
  • Executive Litigation
  • Complex Litigation
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Business Torts
  • Defamation
  • Constitutional & Statutory Litigation
  • Environmental Litigation
  • Contracts Litigation
  • Fraud Litigation


Mike Gehring is a litigator with experience in numerous areas of the law. He has worked at several prominent large law firms, including Schnader in Philadelphia and Skadden in Chicago, where he specialized in complex commercial litigation. He has also worked in the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office and, most recently, at McAndrews, Mehalick, Connolly, Hulse and Ryan P.C., where he specialized in federal litigation and civil rights. At Steve Harvey Law, Mike Gehring has worked on a wide range of complex litigation matters, including an international contractual dispute involving criminal matters in India; a dispute with international implications regarding an arbitration, including defending the client in an appeal before the Third Circuit Court of Appeals and an attempted appeal to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court; a successful appeal to the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court involving Pennsylvania's electric smart meter statute; and representation of an intervenor in a case before the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court successfully challenging the constitutionality of a proposed amendment to the Pennsylvania constitution.


  • Villanova University School of Law, Villanova, Pennsylvania
    • J.D. - 1989
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Honors: Member, Order of the Coif
    • Honors: Managing Editor of Villanova Law Review
  • University of Notre Dame
    • B.B.A. - 1985

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia

Professional Associations

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Member

Representative Cases

  • Buckley v. State Corr. Inst.-Pine Grove, 2014 WL 37757 (2014), 2014, M.D. Pa., No. 1:13-CV-2022
  • Melmark, Inc. v. Schutt by & Through Schutt, 651 Pa. 714, 206 A.3d 1096 (2019), 651 Pa. 714, 206 A.3d 1096 (2019), 2019, Pa. Supr., No. 78 MAP 2017
  • Com. v. Bavusa, 574 Pa. 620, 832 A.2d 1042 (2003), 2003, Pa. Supr.
  • Hodges v. Nat'l Basketball Ass'n, 1998 WL 26183 (1998), 1998, N.D. Ill., No. 96 C 7530
  • Spillyards v. Abboud,, 278 Ill. App. 3d 663, 662 N.E.2d 1358 (1996), 1996, Ill. Ct. of Appeals
  • CPR Mgmt., S.A. v. Devon Park Bioventures, L.P., 19 F.4th 236 (3d Cir. 2021), 2021

Past Positions

  • Hon. Donald W. VanArtsdalen, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Law Clerk
  • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, 1992 to 1997
  • Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP, 1990 to 1992
  • Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office, Appellate Attorney, 1998 to 2003
  • Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office, Post-Conviction Relief Act Unit, 2008 to 2011
  • McAndrews Law Offices, P.C., Shareholder, 2011 to 2019