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Mike Hurvitz

Mike Hurvitz

Partner

750 B Street
Suite 2200
San Diego, CA 92101
mike.hurvitz@nelsonmullins.com

Mike is a first-chair trial lawyer who defends manufacturers against single-plaintiff claims and mass torts nationwide in products liability litigation involving medical devices, pharmaceuticals, automobiles, industrial machinery and construction equipment. He has tried cases around the country to verdict. 

As California warranty litigation escalates as a result of the Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act, Mike has served...

Mike is a first-chair trial lawyer who defends manufacturers against single-plaintiff claims and mass torts nationwide in products liability litigation involving medical devices, pharmaceuticals, automobiles, industrial machinery and construction equipment. He has tried cases around the country to verdict. 

As California warranty litigation escalates as a result of the Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act, Mike has served as lead counsel to automotive manufacturers and has developed litigation strategies to deal with aggressive plaintiff’s counsel, supervised attorneys across multiple offices, managed dozens of cases, and first-chaired over 15 trials since 2017.

Mike Hurvitz

as lead counsel to automotive manufacturers and has developed litigation strategies to deal with aggressive plaintiff’s counsel, supervised attorneys across multiple offices, managed dozens of cases, and first-chaired over 15 trials since 2017.

Mike is a first-chair trial lawyer who defends manufacturers against single-plaintiff claims and mass torts nationwide in products liability litigation involving medical devices, pharmaceuticals, automobiles, industrial machinery and construction equipment. He has tried cases around the country to verdict. 

As California warranty litigation escalates as a result of the Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act, Mike has served... as lead counsel to automotive manufacturers and has developed litigation strategies to deal with aggressive plaintiff’s counsel, supervised attorneys across multiple offices, managed dozens of cases, and first-chaired over 15 trials since 2017.

Experience

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Representative Experience

Following is a selected sampling of matters and is provided for informational purposes only. Past success does not indicate the likelihood of success in any future matter.

  • Defended medical devices, including cold therapy units, infusion and pain pumps, hip implants, dental instruments, medical software, spinal surgical devices, wheelchairs, surgical implants, cannulas, and syringes
  • Served as national counsel for a medical device company in mass tort litigation; managed the day-to-day logistics and created trial and bellwether strategies
  • Advised clients on discovery, expert witnesses, FDA regulatory compliance, and reporting issues
  • Handled complex commercial disputes involving breach of contract, the Lanham Act, and claims under California’s Unfair Competition Law
  • Tried catastrophic injury cases involving assembly line machinery which were tried to verdict in Pennsylvania
  • Tried more than 15 cases in California state and federal courts since 2017.

Education

  • Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law, JD (2002)
  • Pennsylvania State University, BS (1999)

Admissions

  • California
  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California

Practice Areas

Industries

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  • American Board of Trial Advocates (2021–present)
  • Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel
    • Vice-Chair, Drug, Device and Biotechnology Committee (2014–2018)
  • J. Clifford Wallace Inn of Court (2014–present)