Michael Louik

Michael Louik

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Born Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, August 18, 1942; admitted to bar, 1967.

Recognized as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer by Pennsylvania Magazine in 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010, Mr. Louik maintains an active trial practice. He is a past president of the prestigious Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County, a professional organization open only to the top 250 trial lawyers as elected by their peers. Additionally, he is a past Chairperson of The Accountability, Conduct and Ethics Commission of Allegheny County, the local government body that receives and investigates complaints of alleged ethics code violations by Allegheny County officials and employees. Mr. Louik is a past recipient of the Allegheny County Bar Association's Philip Werner Amram Award, which honors lawyers who successfully combine the practice of their profession with outstanding service to the community.

Areas of Practice

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
  • Product Liability Cases & Industrial Accident Claims
  • Civil Rights Law

Litigation Percentage

  • 95% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1967
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania, 1967
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1973


  • Duquesne University School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    • J.D. - 1967
    • Honors: President, Phi Alpha Delta, 1966-1967
    • Honors: Special Student Award From Faculty For "Meritorious Service to the School of Law"
  • University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    • B.A. - 1964


  • Adjunct Professor, Carnegie Mellon University, 1992 - 2000

Honors and Awards

  • Recipient, Allegheny County Bar Association's Philip Werner Amram Award, 1992
  • Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating - AV Preeminent
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyer, Pennsylvania Magazine, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County, Board of Governors (1999-2007), President (2005 - 2006)
  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, Chairperson (1975)
  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Assistant Secretary/Treasurer (1976)
  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Judiciary Committee Member (1981-1983), (1989 - 1991)
  • Allegheny County Bar Association, ACBA Players Committee Chairperson (1974-2000)
  • Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, Amicus Curiae Committee (1987-1994)
  • Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, Western Chapter, Board of Governors (1987-1989)
  • American Association for Justice
  • American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania, Board of Directors (1987-Present), President (2002-2007)
  • American Civil Liberties Union, Greater Pittsburgh Legal Committee Chairperson (1977-2002)
  • Allegheny County Accountability, Conduct and Ethics Commission (2002- Present), Chairperson (2002-2007)

Past Employment Positions

  • Pennsylvania Department of Justice, Deputy Attorney General, Director of Community Advocate Unit, 1971 - 1980


  • Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity