Michael Connett

Attorney

Michael Connett is an attorney at Waters Kraus & Paul in the firm’s Los Angeles office. Michael represents plaintiffs involved in toxic tort and complex civil matters. He focuses on helping victims catastrophically injured by toxic substances and dangerous products, including families dealing with birth defects resulting from chemical exposures in the semiconductor and commercial agriculture industries. Michael earned his bachelor’s degree, magna cum laude, from St. Lawrence University, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He was awarded a Juris Doctor degree, magna cum laude, from Temple University Beasley School of Law. While in law school, Michael served as Editor in Chief of the Temple Law Review. He also received the Faculty Award for Academic Achievement, the Jerry Zaslow Memorial Award, the Kranzel Award, and was recognized for Outstanding Oral Argument in Trial Advocacy. After graduating from law school, Michael served as a law clerk to the Honorable Franklin Van Antwerpen of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in Easton, PA and the Honorable Michael M. Baylson of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA. Michael is licensed to practice law by the State Bars of California and Pennsylvania.

In addition to his toxic tort practice, Michael has extensive background and expertise in the area of fluoride toxicology, and has filed several federal administrative petitions on behalf of various consumer health and environmental organizations regarding fluoride-related hazards.

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Michael Connett

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Areas of Practice

  • Asbestos Litigation
  • Civil Law
  • Federal Administrative Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Toxic Tort

Pro Bono & Community Service

  • Project Director, Temple School of Law, National Lawyers Guild Death Penalty Project, 2009-2010

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2014
  • Pennsylvania, 2011

Education

  • Temple University Beasley School of Law, Philadelphia, PA, J.D., magna cum laude, 2011
  • St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY, B.A., magna cum laude, 1999

Honors & Awards

  • Beasley Scholar, Temple Law School, 2008-2011
  • Faculty Award for Academic Achievement, Temple Law School, 2011
  • Kranzel Award, Temple Law School, 2011
  • Jerry Zaslow Memorial Award, Temple Law School, 2011
  • Outstanding Oral Argument, Trial Advocacy, Temple Law School, 2011
  • Editor in Chief, Temple Law Review, 2010-201
  • Phi Beta Kappa, St. Lawrence University, 1999

Other Appointments

  • Law Clerk, Hon. Michael. M. Baylson, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2012-2013
  • Law Clerk, Hon. Franklin Van Antwerpen, U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, Easton, PA, 2011-2012

Publications & Speeches

  • Author, Employer Discrimination Against Ex-Offenders: Reviving the Disparate Impact Remedy Through Engagement of State Fair Employment Practices Agencies (FEPAs), 83 TEMP. L. REV. 1007 (2011)
  • Co-Presenter, Fluoride and Its Effect on Human Intelligence. A Systematic Review. Poster Presentation at International Association for Dental Research (IADR), 83rd General Session and Exhibition, Toronto, Canada, July 4, 2008
  • Author, Blood Fluoride Levels as a Tool for Assessing Risk of Fluoride Toxicity. Presentation at the XXVIth Conference of the International Society for Fluoride Research, September 26-29, 2005

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