Attorney Michael Gaetani joined Creenan & Baczkowski, P.C.
Mike primarily practices in the area of commercial litigation, representing large and small business and individuals in a variety of disputes. Mr. Gaetani has experience handling cases at all stages of litigation in federal and state court, from the initial filing of or response to a complaint, through discovery and pre-trial motions, to trial and appeal. He is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania state courts, as well as the United States District Courts for the Western and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania, and the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. In 2016, he was selected as Rising Star in Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Magazine.
A native of the Harrisburg area, Mr. Gaetani graduated magna cum laude from American University in Washington, D.C., in 2005, with a degree in political science and history. He graduated from Washington & Lee University School of Law, in Lexington, Virginia, in 2008, where he served on the Washington & Lee Law Review. He also studied abroad in London, England during the summer of 2006, earning a certificate in International & Comparative Law. Following law school, Mr. Gaetani began practicing commercial litigation with K&L Gates LLP in Pittsburgh. Mr. Gaetani also practiced for international law firm Norton Rose Fulbright in Canonsburg with a particular focus on oil & gas litigation in state and federal courts.
Mr. Gaetani is active in the community. He serves as the Energy Program Chair for the Allegheny County Bar Association's Environmental & Energy Law Section. Mr. Gaetani also devotes time to pro bono cases in Allegheny and Westmoreland Counties, including the ACBA's Criminal Records Expungement Program. Since 2003, he has been a volunteer with the State YMCA of Pennsylvania's Youth & Government Program, serving on the Board of Directors from 2009-2016. He has also served as a guest lecturer at Duquesne University's paralegal program.
Outside of his professional and civic activities, Mr. Gaetani enjoys exploring Pittsburgh's neighborhoods and excellent cultural amenities. He resides in Wexford with his daughter, Madison.