Michael T. Pfau has practiced law for more than 25 years. He has tried over 50 cases to juries, the bench, and arbitration panels. While every case is different and prior results do not guarantee or predict future results, Michael has obtained multiple verdicts in excess of $1 million, and he has recovered tens of millions of dollars in settlements for his clients. In 2012, he obtained an$8 million jury verdict against a Catholic religious order, which is believed to be one of the largest verdicts of its kind.
Michael graduated magna cum laude from Boston College, where he earned a number of academic honors, and then received his law degree from Michigan law school. Michael has been named a perpetual “Super Lawyer” by Washington Law and Politics, receiving that honorable distinction every year since 2003.
While Michael has dedicated a large part of his practice to representing survivors of childhood sexual abuse against sexual predators and the institutions that employ and protect them. While every case is different, he has had tremendous success prosecuting claims of child sexual abuse across the country. In this endeavor, Michael has been lead counsel for hundreds of abuse survivors, and he has recovered nearly $100 million dollars for his clients over the past 10 years in lawsuits against the Catholic Church, the Mormon Church, the Boy Scouts of America, and other institutions responsible for child sex abuse.
Michael is involved with a number of community activities, and he takes special pride in working with the disadvantaged and with children who have special needs.
Michael is licensed to practice law in Washington and currently lives in Seattle, Washington.