Michael Drossner '01

Michael Drossner '01  

Michael Drossner '01
Partner, Halim Drossner, PC

Area of Practice: Criminal Defense

Undergraduate School: Pennsylvania State University - University Park
Hometown: Lafayette Hill, PA

 


Why did you decide to apply to Villanova Law?

I liked the small town feel and community vibe at Villanova. It seemed like the administration, faculty and students were all working together to create an atmosphere of critical thinking and learning.

What advice do you have for students starting law school?
Find colleagues for a study group to help prepare for class. Get involved in the community by finding a non-profit organization to volunteer.

 

Biography

While attending Villanova Law, Mr. Drossner was an intern with the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office, and the Honorable James J. Fitzgerald, III, currently a Senior Judge for the Superior Court of Pennsylvania. At Villanova, he was also President of the Criminal Law Society and a member of the Litigation and Trial Law Society.

Following graduation from Villanova Law in 2001, Mr. Drossner worked as an attorney for the Defender Association of Philadelphia where he represented indigent criminal defendants in Philadelphia County and handled hundreds of trials to verdict. Shortly after obtaining his LL.M. in Trial Advocacy from the Temple University Beasley School of Law, Mr. Drossner began working as an attorney at a premier white-collar litigation boutique in Philadelphia. At that firm, he was responsible for representing clients during all stages of government investigations and proceedings as well as conducting trials in both federal court and state court.

In 2008, Mr. Drossner opened Drossner Law, a white-collar criminal defense boutique with offices in Philadelphia and Norristown.  In October 2016, Mr. Drossner merged his firm with a colleagues firm, forming Halim Drossner, PC, where they represent targets, subjects and witnesses in grand jury investigations at the state and federal level. In addition, the practice includes representing clients at trial, aggressive sentencing advocacy, post-trial and post-conviction matters, and federal appeals.

In addition to his legal practice, Mr. Drossner was recently elected as a Township Supervisor in Whitemarsh Township, Montgomery County, where he is part of a five-member, volunteer Board that oversees the budget and all operations for his local municipality. He is on the Executive Committee of the J. Willard O’Brien American Inn of Court and he's the vice-president of his synagogue, Beth Tikvah-B’nai Jeshurun. And finally he is a coach and commissioner for the Whitemarsh Youth Basketball League, the Whitemarsh Girls Basketball League, Whitemarsh Little League and the Whitemarsh Girls Softball League.

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