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Michelle I. Moses

2000 Market Street, Suite 2300
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 575-2758
(215) 575-0856 - Fax

As a member of the Health Care Department, Michelle focuses her practice on the defense of health care professionals, including podiatrists, emergency department physicians, hospitalists and other specialists, in medical malpractice claims. She also represents health care facilities, including surgery centers. In addition, she has handled matters related to legal malpractice. Michelle has authored numeours articles on topics relating to health law, including health care fraud laws, prescription drug abuse and physician comparison based upon evolving legislation. Michelle is licensed to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Michelle received her Bachelor of Science degree from Boston University, where she majored in public relations and minored in psychology. She went on to obtain her juris doctor from the Widener University School of Law in Wilmington, Delaware, completing the program in only two and a half years. During law school, Michelle was a member of the Health Law Society, Jewish Law Students Association and Alternative Dispute Resolution Society. She also served as a part-time judicial law clerk for the Honorable James J. Brown of Raleigh, North Carolina, and assisted in drafting a new chapter for his textbook, Judgment Enforcement.

Michelle is a member of the American Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar Association, Philadelphia Bar Association and the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce's Young Professionals Network.

Classes/Seminars Taught

  • "Telehealth: Old Dogs, New Tricks?,” TeamHealth 25th Annual Defense Counsel Summit, March 23, 2018

  • Mid-Year Update on MIPS and APMs, Health Care Compliance Association Regional Conference, Philadelphia, PA, June 2, 2017

  • Making It Relevant: Applying Ever Changing Health Law Concepts to Your Practice, Beasley School of Law, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, April 2017

  • MIPS, APMS, QRUR, and CMS Data: How Do Your Physicians Compare?, Health Care Compliance Association's Compliance Institute, National Harbor, MD, March 2017

  • Affordable Care Act: Practical Uses and Implications for the Defense Attorney, Marshall Dennehey seminar, Philadelphia, PA, August 2016

  • From Law School to Practice: Transitioning to the World of Health Law, Beasley School of Law, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, April 2016

  • Transitioning from Law School to Health Care Defense, Beasley School of Law, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, April 2015

Published Works

  • "Is It Possible To Predict Physicians Prone to MPL Claims?," Inside Medical Liability, Second Quarter 2016

  • "Social Media and Device Use in Health Care, Part Two: Realizing the Inevitability Thesis," Journal of Health Care Compliance, November/December 2014

  • "Social Media in Health Care: Lessons from the Field," Journal of Health Care Compliance, September-October 2014

  • "Compliance and Quality of Care, Part 4: When Things Go Wrong - Enforcement, Repayment and Compliance, Compliance Today, April 2014

  • "Compliance and Quality of Care, Part 3: Medical Practice, Guidelines, and Recordkeeping," Compliance Today, March 2014

  • "Compliance and Quality of Care, Part 2:  The Physicians’ Perspective," Compliance Today, January 2014

  • "Federal Investigative Audits, Healthcare Compliance, and Quality Reporting: The MPL Connection," Inside Medical Liability, First Quarter 2014

  • "Compliance and Quality of Care, Part 1: Laws and Case Studies," Compliance Today, December 2013

  • "The Effect of Health Care and Malpractice Prosecutions on Health Care Providers: A Teaching Tool for Compliance Officers," Compliance Today, November/December 2013

  • "Prescription Drug Abuse, PDMPs, and the Changing Health System Paradigm: New Compliance, Quality, and Malpractice Exposures with Physician-Hospital Ventures," Compliance Today, November/December 2012

  • "Overview of Healthcare Fraud Laws," Compliance Today, April 2012


  • Widener University School of Law, Wilmington, DE (J.D., 2007)

  • Boston University, Boston, MA (B.S., 2004)

    Major: Public Relations
    Minor: Psychology

Law Alerts October 1, 2010
The plaintiff, who suffers from cerebral palsy, autism, epilepsy and deafness, was born three months premature. The family of the minor plaintiff alleged that Camden's Cooper Hospital, along with nine physicians, failed to take appropriate measures..., Case Law Alert - 4th Qtr 2010
Aug 25, 2016
Obtained a defense verdict in state court in Montgomery County involving aspiration pneumonia suffered by the plaintiff during a routine colonoscopy. We represented the gastroenterologist who had nothing to do with the administration of anesthesia....
Apr 21, 2016
Obtained a unanimous defense verdict in Bucks County, Pennsylvania on behalf of an emergency department physician who allegedly failed to diagnose a severe fracture of the tibial plateau shortly after the plaintiff claimed to have been pushed into a...
Sep 21, 2015
Won a defense verdict in a health care liability trial in Pennsylvania. The plaintiff claimed she underwent unnecessary foot surgery that not only exacerbated ongoing complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), but also resulted in the amputation of...
January 3, 2018
Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin announced today that 14 associates and one special counsel have been elevated to shareholder, with 60 percent of the new shareholder class comprised of women. In Philadelphia, the new shareholders are: Lawrence J. Bartel, shareholder in the firm's...

Areas of Practice


  • Widener University School of Law (J.D., 2007)
  • Boston University (B.S., 2004)

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 2008
  • Pennsylvania, 2008
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 2008

Associations & Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, Young Professionals Network
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Philadelphia Bar Association

Honors & Awards

  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyer Rising Star, 2018

Year Joined Organization: 2008

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