Mike Droogan is a Member of Ricci Tyrrell Johnson & Grey. Mr. Droogan has successfully defended clients at trial in cases ranging from products liability, heavy vehicle collisions, multi-vehicle pile-ups, commercial and residential fires, medical malpractice, optometric malpractice, bad-faith claims, construction defect litigation, utility company liability, liquor liability commercial lease disputes, insurance coverage, hospitality industry liability and premises liability. During his career, Mr. Droogan has tried more than 30 trials to verdict in three states (NJ, NY and PA) and over 200 arbitrations. He has also argued cases to the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, the Pennsylvania Supreme and the Pennsylvania Superior Court.
In addition to representing clients after suit is filed, Mr. Droogan has a 24/7 rapid response protocol for motor vehicle accidents, work-place incidents and fires, which allows for multiple disciplines of expertise to immediately respond to an event shortly after it occurs. Mr. Droogan has reconstructed countless accidents and dug out many fire scenes.
Growing up as the son of a jack-of-all trades, whether it was the repair of cars, trucks or machines, as well as residential construction, gave Mr. Droogan a hands-on education that he applies to the defense of product manufacturers, and construction and utility companies. He has defended the manufacturers of cars, trucks, trailers, cranes, aerial lifts, hoists, water pumps, water filters, pool filters, trusses, residential and commercial windows and doors, and ice machines. Mr. Droogan has also represented utility companies, road construction companies, traffic control companies and commercial and residential building contractors, sub-contractors and component manufacturers.
While in law school, Mr. Droogan developed a desire to defend hospitals and physicians. Throughout his career, Mr. Droogan has maintained a keen interest in medicine, and he applies this to the defense of medical and optometric malpractice cases, as well as the defense of bodily injury claims. Mr. Droogan has defended doctors, hospitals, and optometrists in all phases of litigation.
Mr. Droogan is admitted to practice in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, as well as the District of New Jersey and the Western, Middle and Eastern Districts of Pennsylvania.
Mr. Droogan holds an AV® rating from Martindale-Hubbell®, the highest possible peer review rating for ethics and legal ability. Mr. Droogan serves as an Arbitrator for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and as Judge Pro Tempore and Arbitrator for the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County.
Mr. Droogan graduated from Gettysburg College in 1984 and from Delaware Law School in 1989. Between college and law school, he worked in consumer product sales. Outside of the practice of law, Mr. Droogan has been published in both fiction and non-fiction.
Mr. Droogan played football at C.B. West for the legendary Mike Pettine, Sr., from whom he learned many gridiron lessons that he applies to the courtroom. Mr. Droogan has skied “The Peak” at Big Sky and the outer reaches of the Blue Sky Basin. He has golfed at Pine Valley, Whistling Straits and Merion. Mr. Droogan resides in Ardmore, PA, with his wife, Marie and their three children, Ciará, Michael and Kirby, and their black Lab, Champ.