Michelle Paznokas focuses on complex medical malpractice litigation and catastrophic personal injury cases.

She has contributed to numerous successful cases, including as co-counsel on litigation that produced a $4.7 million jury verdict in Montgomery County for the widow of a 58-year-old man who died after developing a bacterial infection that his primary care physician failed to diagnose.

While in law school, Paznokas interned at an immigration non-profit organization, taught criminal law as a Dean’s Scholar, and served as the executive notes editor on the law review at the Kline School of Law, which published her article on exploring the protection of abused and neglected immigrant youth. The article was later republished and distributed to immigration law practitioners by LexisNexis.

Paznokas graduated law school in 2017 magna cum laude and sixth in her class. She won several awards, including Best Student Performance in medical malpractice.

Paznokas’ legal experience further includes working as a legal assistant for a family law and estate administration firm, interning at the City of Philadelphia’s Law Department, and actively participating in pro bono opportunities in various areas of law. She is currently the Liaison Committee Chair of the Kline School of Law’s Inn of Court, a member of the Alumni Council, and an adjunct professor at the law school, where she teaches Advanced Legal Analysis and Bar Skills.

Paznokas earned her B.A. at Temple University as a dual major in Anthropology and Spanish while running an acapella group she founded and while acting as the Dance Department head at a theatre company. She is still heavily involved in music, both with singing and playing several instruments, and takes ballroom and Latin dance lessons with her husband. 

Michelle Paznokas in the news:

How to use learned treatises in Pennsylvania, by Michelle Paznokas, August 2018