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Michael J. Pietrykowski

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(510) 463-8685
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Oakland
1111 Broadway
Suite 1700
Oakland, CA 94607


Los Angeles
633 West Fifth Street
52nd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071


Orange County
2211 Michelson Drive
Suite 400
Irvine, CA 92612


Education

J.D.,University of Notre Dame , 1983

M.A., University of Notre Dame, 1980

B.A., University of Notre Dame, 1979

Honors

Best Lawyers in America® distinction in Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions-Defendants (2017)

“Best Lawyers” in the San Francisco Bay Area in Environmental and Toxic Tort Law, The Bay Area Magazine

Super Lawyers® distinction in the fields of Environmental Litigation, Class Action/Mass Torts (2009-2016, Law & Politics)

Top Rated Lawyer-AV® Preeminent™,
Martindale-Hubbell

Co-Chair, HB National Asbestos Conference (San Francisco, 2009; New York, 2010)

Mike Pietrykowski's practice focuses on toxic tort and environmental matters and he is Chair of Gordon & Rees's national Environmental and Toxic Tort practice group. He serves as both National and Regional Counsel for defendants, regularly appearing in courts throughout the U.S.  Mr. Pietrykowski is a very active participant in a national industry focus group and, as such, participates in thought leadership discussions involving defense strategies for a sector of the asbestos litigation.

He has experience with all major environmental statutes including the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (Superfund), and California’s Proposition 65. He has also handled a wide variety of toxic tort cases including those involving chemicals, asbestos and mold exposures. He has also represented defendants in personal injury, products liability and professional liability cases.  He has spoken at numerous regional and national seminars on topics such as the chemical, asbestos, and mold litigation and the use of experts in environmental cases.

Prior to joining Gordon & Rees in 1984, Mr. Pietrykowski worked for several years as a sports attorney representing professional athletes. In that capacity, he acquired extensive contract negotiation experience.

Admissions

California
Connecticut

Memberships

Association of Defense Trial Attorneys
Defense Research Institute
- Former California Liaison, DRI Environmental and Toxic Tort Subcommittee
Midwest Environmental Claims Association
- Former co-chair, Midwest Environmental Claims Association, Public Relations Committee
American Bar Association
Connecticut Bar Association
California Bar Association
San Francisco Bar Association

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Contact

(510) 463-8685

mpietrykowski@gordonrees.com


Offices

Oakland

Los Angeles

Orange County

Education

J.D.,University of Notre Dame , 1983

M.A., University of Notre Dame, 1980

B.A., University of Notre Dame, 1979

Honors

Best Lawyers in America® distinction in Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions-Defendants (2017)

“Best Lawyers” in the San Francisco Bay Area in Environmental and Toxic Tort Law, The Bay Area Magazine

Super Lawyers® distinction in the fields of Environmental Litigation, Class Action/Mass Torts (2009-2016, Law & Politics)

Top Rated Lawyer-AV® Preeminent™,
Martindale-Hubbell

Co-Chair, HB National Asbestos Conference (San Francisco, 2009; New York, 2010)

Michael J. Pietrykowski

Partner

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Biography

Mike Pietrykowski's practice focuses on toxic tort and environmental matters and he is Chair of Gordon & Rees's national Environmental and Toxic Tort practice group. He serves as both National and Regional Counsel for defendants, regularly appearing in courts throughout the U.S.  Mr. Pietrykowski is a very active participant in a national industry focus group and, as such, participates in thought leadership discussions involving defense strategies for a sector of the asbestos litigation.

He has experience with all major environmental statutes including the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (Superfund), and California’s Proposition 65. He has also handled a wide variety of toxic tort cases including those involving chemicals, asbestos and mold exposures. He has also represented defendants in personal injury, products liability and professional liability cases.  He has spoken at numerous regional and national seminars on topics such as the chemical, asbestos, and mold litigation and the use of experts in environmental cases.

Prior to joining Gordon & Rees in 1984, Mr. Pietrykowski worked for several years as a sports attorney representing professional athletes. In that capacity, he acquired extensive contract negotiation experience.

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Admissions

California
Connecticut

Memberships

Association of Defense Trial Attorneys
Defense Research Institute
- Former California Liaison, DRI Environmental and Toxic Tort Subcommittee
Midwest Environmental Claims Association
- Former co-chair, Midwest Environmental Claims Association, Public Relations Committee
American Bar Association
Connecticut Bar Association
California Bar Association
San Francisco Bar Association

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