Michael DeRosa


Michael focuses his practice on complex litigation issues and has handled matters from case inception to trial. He has experience conducting depositions, drafting various dispositive and discovery motions, litigation assessments, management reports, and legal memoranda.

Prior to joining the firm, Michael was an associate with a boutique medical defense firm based in New York City where he focused on defending medical malpractice and general liability matters on behalf of hospitals, health care systems, physicians, and other medical professionals. Michael also served as a judicial intern in the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York under Magistrate Judge Anne Y. Shields.

Michael earned his undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, from Loyola University Maryland. He earned his law degree, cum laude, from St. John’s University School of Law, where he was an editor of the American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review.


Best Lawyers Honors More Than 200 Cozen O'Connor Attorneys to its Best Lawyers in America 2024 Edition

August 17, 2023

Best Lawyers selected 232 Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 24 of the firm’s U.S. offices for inclusion in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

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  • St. John's University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2018
  • Loyola University Maryland, B.A., magna cum laude, 2015

Awards & Honors

Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, 2023 and 2024

  • New York