Mr. Canning, co-chair of the Litigation Practice Area, has been certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a civil trial attorney. He devotes his practice primarily to commercial litigation with emphasis in the following areas: professional malpractice, general civil and commercial litigation; insurance litigation; contract and corporate litigation. Mr. Canning litigates and tries contested civil cases in state and federal courts including the Third Circuit Court of Appeals and U.S. District Court.
Mr. Canning represents policyholders seeking declaratory judgments for insurance coverage under comprehensive general liability, product liability, directors' and officers' liability, professional liability, fire, employee dishonesty, life, health, disability, credit and other insurance policies. The coverage litigation includes claims arising from environmental contamination, wrongful employment termination, construction of multifamily residential homes, workers compensation, underinsured motorists coverage and other claims. He also represents professionals in professional liability actions under their professional liability policies and insureds in premium disputes with insurers.
Mr. Canning counsels both plaintiffs and defendants in contractual and corporate disputes including real estate, employment, business, construction and franchise contracts, partnership dissolution, corporate "divorces" and minority shareholder actions.
Articles in the National Law Review database by Michael J. Canning