Michael F. McKeon

Shareholder | (215) 351-1911 / (215) 627-2551 Fax

Philadelphia, PA

Michael McKeon is a shareholder who concentrates his practice on complex product liability, commercial litigation, insurance and personal injury matters. He has worked at the Lavin Firm since 2007 and has obtained defense verdicts in jury trials in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.

Examples of Mr. McKeon’s experience include:

Defended thousands of firefighter hearing loss product liability cases in Pennsylvania from 2009-present; served as local counsel in the matter of Murray v. American LaFrance et al. and helped secure the dismissal of hundreds of hearing loss cases in a victory before an en banc panel of Pennsylvania Superior Court judges (2020). 

Obtained summary judgment for an Australian commercial product manufacturer in New Jersey state court (2020). 

Obtained defense verdict as co-counsel in personal injury matter involving a hand injury in a retail store following a jury trial in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey (2019).

Obtained defense verdict as co-counsel in personal injury matter following jury trial in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania (2017).

Argued successful appeal before the New York First Department unanimously affirming dismissal of client in $6 million product liability suit (2017).

https://law.justia.com/cases/new-york/appellate-division-first-department/2017/4524-651561-13.html

Obtained defense verdict as co-counsel while appearing as pro hac vice counsel on behalf of national retail client following jury trial in the Superior Court of Hartford County, CT (2016).

Obtained defense verdict as co-counsel while appearing as pro hac vice counsel on behalf of national retail client following jury trial in the Superior Court of Bridgeport County, CT (2014).

Obtained defense verdict as co-counsel in product liability action involving an alleged $14 million fire loss in the Court of Common Pleas of Lackawanna County, PA (2012).

Obtained defense verdict as co-counsel while appearing as pro hac vice counsel on behalf of national retail client following jury trial in the Superior Court of New Haven County, CT (2011).

Obtained defense verdict in personal injury matter in the Supreme Court of Oneida County, NY (2011).

Mr. McKeon earned his Juris Doctor from Washington University in St. Louis School of Law in 2004, where he was on the Dean’s list and served as an editor on the Law Review. Mr. McKeon graduated phi beta kappa and magna cum laude from Lehigh University in 2000, and played linebacker on the Lehigh football team.

He is admitted to practice in the state courts of New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania, and the District of Columbia. Mr. McKeon is also admitted to the District of New Jersey, the Eastern and Western Districts of Pennsylvania, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the United States Supreme Court.

Mr. McKeon previously worked as an attorney in the litigation group of the Washington, D.C. office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom.

Media

“Behind the Gavel with Dan Bernheim and Mike McKeon” (June, 2020)

https://lmtv.viebit.com/player.php?hash=mUW73jzFzZ8R

“Township Talk with Commissioner Michael McKeon” (2018)

https://lmtv.viebit.com/player.php?hash=TaforGCFp9Ji

“Conversations with Lower Merion Commissioner Michael McKeon” (2018)

https://archive.org/details/rs21pa-Conversations_with_Lower_Merion_Commissioner_Mike_McKeon_Ward_3

Publications

“Important Update for COVID-19 & CARES Act” (April, 2020)

https://www.lavin-law.com/2020/04/01/important-update-for-covid-19-outbreak-cares-act/

Personal

Mr. McKeon graduated from the Episcopal Academy in 1996. Mr. McKeon lives in Lower Merion with his wife Jenn and teenage daughters Ava and Alyssa.  He coached his daughters for many years in softball and basketball.  He has served as a Township Commissioner in Lower Merion (Ward 3) since 2018, where he chairs the Public Works and Pool Fees Committees.

https://www.lowermerion.org/services/township-secretary-s-office/board-of-commissioners/commissioners/michael-f-mckeon-esq

Philadelphia Office:

190 North Independence
Mall West, Suite 500
Philadelphia, PA 19106