Michael Connett is a partner at Waters Kraus & Paul in the firm’s Los Angeles office. Michael represents plaintiffs involved in toxic tort and complex civil matters. He focuses on helping victims catastrophically injured by toxic substances and dangerous products, including families dealing with birth defects resulting from chemical exposures in the semiconductor and aerospace industries. In addition to his toxic tort practice, Michael represents environmental and public health groups in federal administrative proceedings, including the first ever Citizen Petition under the Toxic Substances Control Act to make it to trial.
Michael earned his bachelor’s degree, magna cum laude, from St. Lawrence University, and his Juris Doctor degree, magna cum laude, from Temple University Beasley School of Law. While in law school, Michael served as Editor in Chief of the Temple Law Review. After graduating from law school, Michael served as a law clerk to the Honorable Franklin Van Antwerpen of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in Easton, PA, and the Honorable Michael M. Baylson of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA. Michael was recognized on the 2019 list of Top 20 Wrongful Death Verdicts in California for his work in obtaining a verdict on behalf of his client, the plaintiff in Vanni, et al. v. AMF Bowling Centers, Inc., et al. The list is compiled and published by TopVerdicts.com. Michael is a member of the American Association for Justice, Public Justice, and he is licensed to practice law by the State Bars of California, Oregon, and Pennsylvania.