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Biography

Attorney Michael Coletta practices out of the firm’s Charlotte, North Carolina, office. He focuses his practice on workers’ compensation defense and regularly defends employers, insurance carriers, self-insured corporations, third party administrators, and claims servicing agencies.  Michael represents clients in all stages of the litigation process, from initial evaluation through litigation, mediation, and appeal.  He advises clients in numerous areas of job-related injury claims including:

  • initial investigations
  • advice regarding compensability
  • risk/benefit analysis
  • cost assessment and containment
  • medical provider management

Prior to joining GWB, Michael graduated from North Carolina Central University School of Law, cum laude, where he served as the Articles Editor for the North Carolina Central Law Review.  While attending NCCU, Michael served as his class liaison for the school’s Pro Bono Council and participated in numerous pro-bono initiatives, including the Low Income Taxpayer Clinic, Alternative Dispute Resolution Clinic, and Healthcare Navigator Project.

Michael brings several years of experience representing employers in complex litigation matters decided by the North Carolina Industrial Commission.  He has been involved in analyzing workers’ compensation claims of all shapes and sizes to determine maximum potential exposure and recommend settlement value before resolving claims in alternative dispute resolution settings.  Michael also recommends policy changes to corporate clients based on emerging legal trends

Michael is a detail-oriented attorney who always puts the best interests of his clients first.  He provides regular communication and a detailed litigation strategy for clients resulting in a high-level client satisfaction.

Education

Education

  • J.D., North Carolina Central University  School of Law, cum laude, 2015
  • B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Journalism and Mass Communications,  2012

Bar Admissions

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina

Community Involvement

Community Involvement

  • NCCU Low Income Taxpayer Clinic, Student Practitioner (Fall 2014, Spring 2015)
  • Healthcare Navigator Project, Student Leader (Spring 2013, Spring 2014)
  • Alamance Wills Clinic, Pro bono Volunteer (Spring 2013)

Honors and Awards

Honors & Awards

  • North Carolina Central Law Review

-          Articles Editor

Associations & Memberships

Associations

  • North Carolina Bar Association – Workers’ Compensation Section