Michael F. Grady Partner




Michael Grady is an accomplished trial lawyer with more than 30 years of experience. He boasts an enviable record of success in securing defense verdicts and favorable settlements on behalf of hospitals, physicians and medical groups, as well as major insurance carriers and their insureds.   Over the course of his career, Michael has handled more than 100 trials and taken at least 80 jury verdicts, with six complex medical malpractice cases tried to verdict in the past year.

Michael likewise represents owners and operators of long-term care facilities, assisted-living facilities and hospitals in New York and surrounding states in lawsuits that involve allegations of medical negligence, corporate negligence, administrative negligence, inadequate staffing, wrongful death and statutory violations of residents’ rights. In addition, Michael defends against claims of medical negligence, corporate negligence, inadequate staffing, wrongful death and statutory violations of patients’ rights.

With his vast experience in civil litigation, Michael has tried numerous complex cases to verdict, including claims of medical malpractice, catastrophic construction accidents, product liability, school and municipal liability, civil rights matters, police brutality claims, premises liability and automobile liability.

Before joining Wilson Elser, Michael was the managing partner at a highly regarded New York personal injury defense firm, overseeing all aspects of case management for the medical malpractice and general liability divisions. He also served as an assistant district attorney with the Westchester County District Attorney's Office, handling cases in the Organized Crime and Homicide Bureaus, where tried several cases to verdict.

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Areas of Focus

Medical Malpractice
Michael’s depth of knowledge and experience in defending medical malpractice claims, coupled with Wilson Elser’s renowned strength in insurance defense, has attracted a growing roster of clientele, including nationally renowned physicians and premier teaching hospitals. He also represents dentists, nurses, paramedics, podiatrists, radiologists, pathologists, counselors, social workers and other members of the allied health professions as well as managed care organizations and privately run emergency rooms.