Ryan Michaleski


  • location icon Philadelphia, PA
    550 E. Swedesford Road
    Suite 270
    Wayne, PA 19087

Ryan Michaleski is a partner in the Philadelphia office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the General Liability and Long Term Care and Elder Law Practices. Ryan is also a member of the 24/7 Rapid Response – On Call Transportation team. Ryan focuses his practice on advising insurers and healthcare providers in the defense of complex liability and high exposure cases. Ryan's ability to think critically and examine issues with efficiency and from multiple angles, as well as his specific attention to detail allows him to effectively defend his clients’ interests and keep them thoroughly advised throughout the litigation process.

Ryan has extensive experience defending insurers in complex general liability matters, including products liability, sexual abuse, premises liability and motor vehicle accident litigation. Ryan also has a depth of experience in the defense of long-term care and assisted living facilities. Ryan is a Certified Arbitrator for the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas. Ryan has served as a law clerk to the Honorable Charles A. Little of the Superior Court of New Jersey - Camden County, Civil Division. He is also a graduate of the International Association of Defense Counsel Trial Academy. In 2016, 2017 and 2018, Pennsylvania Super Lawyers named Ryan as a Rising Star in the area of General Insurance Defense, an honor reserved for only the top 2.5% of attorneys in Pennsylvania under the age of 40.


Recent representative matter include:

Lewis Brisbois recently obtained summary judgment on behalf of a psychologist and her practice in a medical malpractice action.



New Jersey

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

United States District Court for the District of New Jersey


  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Philadelphia Bar Association

Awards & Honors

  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers - Rising Star 2016, 2017, and 2018 - General Insurance Defense
  • Graduate of the International Association of Defense Counsel Trial Academy - 2009


Widener University School of Law - Delaware Campus

Juris Doctor, 2006

  • Certificate of Achievement - Legal Methods I
  • Certificate of Achievement - Professional Responsibility
  • Lindsay Law Library Award - Excellence in Legal Research

Ursinus College

Dual Bachelor of Arts, History and Politics, 2002

  • Dean’s List 
  • Phi Alpha Theta National History Fraternity – Corresponding Secretary
  • Parson’s Prize Scholarship Award – Outstanding Student of American History
  • Honor Society – Politics Department
  • 4 year varsity swimmer

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