Mike Gehring is a highly successful trial lawyer and litigator who practices in the areas of commercial and complex litigation, including contract disputes, business torts, employment, professional malpractice, civil rights, environmental law, and claims under various federal and state statutes. For 30 years, he has worked to seek justice for his clients through the court system.
Mike has worked at some of the best known and most successful firms in the country, including the Chicago office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP (1992-1997) and the Philadelphia office of Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP (1990-1992). Mike also worked in the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office both as an appellate attorney (1998-2003) and in the office’s Post-Conviction Relief Act Unit (2008-2011). Most recently, Mike was a shareholder at McAndrews Law Offices, P.C. (2011-2019), where he focused on education law and civil rights.
Throughout his career, Mike has handled a broad range of important legal issues. He spent years seeking justice for disabled children with educational needs, and people who have suffered discrimination. He worked as an appellate and post-conviction lawyer for the prosecution, where he fought to uphold the convictions of people found to have committed serious crimes. And he has worked and continues to work on commercial and complex litigations matters for clients seeking justice at trial and on appeal in the civil court system. His matters have ranged over a wide variety of subjects, and have included representation of a national professional sports association in a prominent discrimination case, corporate takeover litigation, price-fixing class action cases, and an international matter involving fraud in the procurement of a reinsurance contract. One thing that has stayed the same over the course of Mike’s career is his commitment to the highest standards of legal practice.
Mike is a 1985 graduate of the University of Notre Dame, and a 1989 magna cum laude graduate of Villanova University School of Law, where he served as an editor, alongside Steve Harvey, on the Villanova Law Review. Following law school, Mike clerked for the late federal district judge Donald W. Van Artsdalen in Philadelphia.