J. Michael Kunsch

  • Undergrad School: University of Arizona - B.A. Psychology 1988
  • Law School: Villanova University School of Law - J.D. 1991
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Firm: Sweeney & Sheehan, P.C.
1515 Market Street
Suite 1900
Philadelphia PA 19102
United States

Michael Kunsch, a shareholder at Sweeney & Sheehan, P.C. in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is an AV Preeminent-rated attorney with a primary focus in the defense of complex litigation involving product liability, general liability, transportation and commercial disputes. Michael represents and is consulted by manufacturers and retailers of industrial, commercial, and consumer products, with a particular emphasis in defending personal injury and property damage matters involving ladders and climbing equipment, power tools, household appliances, gas-fired appliances, fire sprinkler systems, recreational products and tractor-trailer components. He has extensive experience defending fire and explosion litigation and catastrophic burn cases. Michael also defends general liability matters for concert promoters, entertainment venues, retailers, hotel operators and restaurants. He has significant experience defending transportation claims involving fatalities and serious injuries. Michael served as a director on the USLAW Board of Directors from 2010-2014 and 2017-2021 and served two terms as Chair of the USLAW Complex Tort and Product Liability Practice Group. He is a 1988 graduate of the University of Arizona, a 1991 graduate of the Villanova University School of Law, and has been recognized from 2011-2023 as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer.

USLAW Practice Group Affiliations

  • Complex Tort and Product Liability: Alternate 1
  • Retail and Hospitality Law: Primary
  • Transportation and Logistics: Alternate 2

Resources & Articles

Kunsch earns unanimous defense verdict in product liability case

Kunsch earns unanimous defense verdict in product liability case

Posted July 15, 2022

On July 15, 2022, Sweeney & Sheehan Partner Michael Kunsch won a unanimous defense verdict in a product liability case following a 4-day jury trial in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. The plaintiff sustained injuries after falling from a steel rolling tower scaffold in the course of his employment as… Continue Reading

Global Supply Chains: Were Businesses Asleep at The Wheel at the Beginning of the Pandemic and How to Avoid Similar Issues Next Time

Global Supply Chains: Were Businesses Asleep at The Wheel at the Beginning of the Pandemic and How to Avoid Similar Issues Next Time

Posted November 2, 2021

Featuring Tamara B. Goorevitz, Franklin & Prokopik, P.C. (Baltimore, MD); J. Michael Kunsch, Sweeney & Sheehan, P.C. (Philadelphia, PA); Jennifer D. Tricker, Baird Holm LLP (Omaha, NE) About this Program COVID-19 disrupted global supply chains that businesses spent decades fine tuning for efficiency. Companies couldn’t obtain raw materials and components.… Continue Reading

COVID King: Investigating and Defending the Liability Mayhem and Madness (Part 2)

COVID King: Investigating and Defending the Liability Mayhem and Madness (Part 2)

Posted June 9, 2020

As government officials throughout the country debate re-opening businesses to the public, insurance and risk management professionals must prepare to face a variety of COVID-19 related liability claims. Given the rarity of global pandemics, companies and organizations of all types likely have not previously considered how accepted standards of care… Continue Reading

To Reserve or Not to Reserve

To Reserve or Not to Reserve

Posted June 4, 2019

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