Michelle L. Modery, an associate in the Philadelphia and Blue Bell offices, has a broad commercial practice in state and federal court. Ms. Modery focuses her practice on representing clients in commercial and health care litigation. Many of these disputes involve complex issues relating to health care fraud, ERISA, federal investigations and compliance, state procurement bids and protests, and billing and contract disputes. Ms. Modery also has experience litigating cases involving the accreditation of institutions of higher education. In appellate matters, Ms. Modery has briefed and argued appeals in state and federal appellate courts, including prevailing in oral argument before the Pennsylvania Superior Court in a matter involving a novel issue under the Pennsylvania Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law.
Prior to joining Elliott Greenleaf, Ms. Modery served as a law clerk to the Honorable John R. Padova of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Ms. Modery graduated summa cum laude from Temple University Beasley School of Law, where she was the Managing Editor of the Temple Law Review. Ms. Modery was also selected to participate in the Federal Judicial Clerkship Clinical Honors Program where she was an intern for the Honorable Anthony J. Scirica of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Ms. Modery graduated magna cum laude from Villanova University.
Ms. Modery is a member of the Bars of both the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the State of New Jersey and admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and in the Middle District of Pennsylvania. She is also a member of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Historical Society Calendar Committee.