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Michael J. Boccella

Associate
michael.boccella@sweeneyfirm.com
Direct Dial: (215) 963-2442


Biography

Michael J. Boccella is a member of the Pennsylvania and New Jersey bars. He concentrates his litigation practice in the areas of general liability, premises liability, product liability and automobile liability. Mike has extensive experience in insurance coverage matters and risk transfer issues, including interpretation of indemnity agreements. Mike spent almost a decade has an in-house coverage counsel for a major property and casualty insurer. He has represented and defended major corporations, insurance companies, self-insured entities, small businesses and individuals in state and federal courts in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Education

Saint Joseph’s University –B.A. English, cum laude, 1985
Villanova University School of Law –J.D., cum laude, 1988

Bar Admission

  • Pennsylvania – 1988
  • New Jersey – 1988
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit – 2003
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania – 1988
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania – 2011
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey – 1988

Donald J. P. Sweeney, Esquire

1938-2021

Sweeney & Sheehan mourns the loss of its founder, Donald J.P. Sweeney, Esquire, on June 8, 2021. He was a proud graduate of St. Athanasius Catholic School, St. Joseph's Preparatory School, Villanova University and Temple Law School. He practiced law for nearly 40 years, and founded Sweeney & Sheehan in 1971. He was active litigator and he specialized in catastrophic product liability cases. Don supported his children's activities, serving as soccer coach at St. Albert the Great Catholic Church and President of the CYO. He was a lector for nearly 48 years and a member of the choir. He was an active supporter of St. Joseph's Prep and was awarded the Alumnus of the Year Award in 1999 and the Rev. Charles Schnorr, SJ '37 Service Award in 2005. He retired from the practice of law in 2004.

Don is survived by his wife of 59 years, Ann, his children, Shannon, Patrick, Daniel, Gerard and Suzanne, and ten grandchildren.

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