Michael T. Traxler
Mike Traxler is a senior attorney in the Civil Litigation; Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics; and Arbitration and Mediation practice areas.
Mike’s practice focuses in the areas of commercial motor vehicle, construction, premises liability, and products liability litigation. He has litigation experience in 42 of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties. He also has a significant amount of experience handling cases in the United States District Courts for the Middle and Eastern Districts of Pennsylvania. In addition to resolving hundreds of cases via mediation and arbitration, he has tried cases before juries in Cumberland County, Lackawanna County, and the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania (Williamsport and Scranton Divisions).
Prior to joining Reager & Adler, Mike was a litigator for nine years in the Harrisburg office of a prominent Philadelphia insurance defense firm. He was responsible for the immediate response investigation of more than 100 incidents involving catastrophic injuries and fatalities. Through this evidence gathering and preservation experience, Mike has demonstrated the ability to put clients in a strategic position when it comes to advancing their interests in future litigation and, in some circumstances, avoiding lawsuits altogether. Mike is also frequently called upon to assist with the interpretation of federal and state regulations and statutes that impact the business interests of clients.
Mike has also been counsel to several commercial construction contractors and subcontractors, and product manufacturers. His services to these clients included handling breach of contract claims, client transactional needs, and business formation. The breadth of Mike’s experience both in and out of court provides him with the ability to understand and meet client needs. He knows that those needs often fall outside of the typical work day and is available 24/7.
Mike has lived in Central Pennsylvania for over twenty-five years. When not in the office or court, you will find Mike enjoying time with his family, kayak fishing, or skiing.
Pennsylvania State University, BS; The Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University, JD
Areas of Emphasis
Commercial Motor Vehicle Litigation; Construction Litigation; Transportation Regulatory and Transaction Law; Construction Law; Alternative Dispute Resolution (Arbitration/Mediation)
Pennsylvania; United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania; and United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
Professional and Public Service Activities
Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University: Member, Board of Governors (2004-2005); Member, Board of Counselors (2005-2008); Member, General Alumni Association Board of Directors (2005-2008); Mentor, First-Year Student Mentorship Program (2011-present).
Dauphin County Bar Association; Cumberland County Bar Association; Cumberland County Inn of Court; Co-Chair of the People’s Law School (2006); Recipient of 2008 Rising Star Recognition by Law Politics Magazine; Susquehanna River Trail Association, Vice President; Girls On The Run, Capital Area, Volunteer, 2012; New Hope Ministries, Volunteer, 2015; Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Central Pennsylvania Chapter, Honored as Top Fundraiser for the 2015 Breath of Life Gala.
Publications and Presentations
Rawle’s Reports, Volume 16, Number 10: “Danger Invites Rescue”; New Jersey Trucking News, June 16, 2011: Is Your Driver a “Professional Driver”?; Transportation Law Update, Volume 12, Number 2;Transportation Law Update, Volume 9, Number 4: Scranton Verdict!; Speaker at the 2006 Annual Conference of the Pennsylvania Ground Water Association.