Michael DeRuve

DeRuvePortraitAn associate at Phillips & Paolicelli, LLP, Michael believes in fighting for those who have been wronged and obtaining justice. He focuses his practice on mass torts, complex personal injury, and birth defect litigation that result from toxic exposures. Michael is admitted to practice in New York state courts.

Michael graduated cum laude from Albany Law School in 2017. While at Albany Law, Michael was a member of the Albany Law Review, as well as the President of Albany Law’s Criminal Law Society. His paper discussing the procedural flaws of international tribunals was published in International Law Studies, an independent academic forum. Michael was also an active member in moot court and was a semi-finalist in the Karen C. McGovern Senior Prize Trial Competition. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Management from Hartwick College of Oneonta, New York.

Michael was born and raised in the Capital Region and now resides in Yonkers, New York. He brings with him the values his family has always instilled in him: kindness, loyalty, and helping those in need. Michael is very proud to be a part of the Phillips & Paolicelli team, who share these same values and provide a voice for those who cannot fight for themselves.