Michael W. Calder

Michael W. Calder

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Michael devotes his career to protecting and pursuing the rights of those injured in medical malpractice, wrongful death, motor vehicle accident and serious personal injury cases.  In doing so, he has developed a reputation as a bold advocate for his clients not only because he has achieved significant financial recoveries for many injured individuals, but also because he has delivered closure to emotionally frustrating chapters in their lives and the lives of their families.  Each year between 2012 and 2016, Michael's performance has earned him recognition as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Star – an honor bestowed upon less than 2.5 percent of Pennsylvania attorneys in practice for less than 10 years.  Michael was recently chosen for induction into Allegheny County’s most prestigious legal organization, the Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County.  The Academy of Trial Lawyers is an invitation-only organization limited to 250 of the most exceptional civil trial lawyers in Allegheny County.
As an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Duquesne University School of Law, Michael has lectured students in the area of medical malpractice litigation.  Michael has also lectured on the subject of the Pennsylvania Peer Review Protection Act for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s Continuing Legal Education program.  Since 2012, Michael has been chosen to serve on the Board of Governors of the Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, an opportunity that allows him to interact with lawyers from across Western Pennsylvania for the purpose of advancing the rights of those injured due to the negligence of others.  A servant to his community as well, Michael has served as the Mayor of Export Borough since first being elected in 2010.
If you or someone you know needs an energetic and passionate advocate, Michael would be honored to serve you.

Areas of Practice

  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Personal Injury Cases (slip and fall, trip and fall, premises liability, dog bite and more)
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Wrongful Death

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 2007
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania, 2007


  • Duquesne University School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    • J.D. - 2007
    • Honors: Recipient, International Academy of Trial Lawyers Student Advocacy Award
  • Washington & Jefferson College, Washington, Pennsylvania
    • B.A. cum laude - 2004
    • Major: Business Administration


  • Medical Malpractice Litigation Skills, Duquesne University School of Law, 2012
  • “Preparing a Witness to Testify,” Pennsylvania Bar Institute

Honors and Awards

  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2012 - 2016
  • Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Member, 2007 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member, 2007 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Association for Justice, Member, 2008 - Present
  • Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyer Association, Board of Governors since 2012
  • Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyer Association, Member since 2007


  • Phi Gamma Delta