Michael S. Werner

  • Michael Werner is a Partner at Slater Slater Schulman LLP. Michael believes that effective communication is the key to the success of a case. Michael’s clients have often experienced traumatic and life-altering consequences due to a failed medical device or pharmaceutical drug. Encouraging his clients to tell their story, and leaving predetermined assumptions aside, Michael assures his clients that their voice will be heard by advocating for the results they truly desire.

    Michael has been intimately involved in various mass tort litigations for well-known defective medical devices and pharmaceutical drugs, including Accutane, Chantix, DePuy devices, GranuFlo, Incretin Mimetics, Pradaxa, Reglan and Zimmer NexGen. Michael acted as Plaintiffs’ Liaison Counsel in In Re: Plavix Products Liability Litigation before the Supreme Court, New York County. Additionally, Michael was heavily involved in In re: Long Island Power Authority, Hurricane Sandy Litigation¬—a class action lawsuit seeking to provide monetary recovery for residents of Long Island that were affected by “Superstorm Sandy.”

    Michael’s current mass tort litigations include Allergan breast implants, Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AFFF), Enfamil/Similac baby formula, Roundup and Paraquat herbicides, various defective medical devices and the pharmaceutical drugs Elmiron (Pentosan Polysulfate), Uloric (Febuxostat) and Zantac (Ranitidine). Michael also handles claims involving the James L. Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act—supporting those injured through their exposure to toxins at the “Ground Zero” site—as well as the Child Victims Act, which provides a renewed avenue of recovery for survivors of childhood sexual abuse.

    In addition to his mass tort experience, Michael has an extensive background in state and federal court proceedings involving personal injury, general liability, commercial litigation, premises liability and federal statutory violations.

    Michael received his Bachelor of Science (B.S.) from Baruch College in 2004, and his Juris Doctor (J.D.) from St. John’s University School of Law in 2008—where he served as the Managing Editor of the American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review. He was admitted to the New York State Bar in 2009 and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York in 2012.

    Michael has been designated a Super Lawyer New York Metro Rising Star each year since 2015, and is a proud member of the Nassau County Bar Association and Suffolk County Bar Association.



    • American Bar Association
    • Nassau County Bar Association
    • Suffolk County Bar Association



    • New York State
    • United States District Court, Eastern District of New York
    • United States District Court, Southern District of New York
    • Class Action Litigation
    • Defective Products and Medical Devices
    • Drug Litigation
    • Mass Torts
    • World Trade Center VCF
    • Super Lawyer New York Metro Rising Star each year since 2015
    • Juris Doctor Degree- St. John’s University School of Law in 2008
    • Bachelor of Science- Baruch College in 2004
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