Michelle D. Grady
Michelle Grady specializes in complex asbestos and mass tort personal injury litigation. She has served as local and national coordinating counsel for a number of companies involved in the manufacture of equipment such as pumps, valves, boilers, and brakes—gaining significant knowledge in various disciplines including medicine, naval vessels, and industrial hygiene. In further defense of these companies, Michelle works closely with company personnel and coordinates discovery throughout the United States to ensure uniformity on behalf of her clients.
Michelle has first and second chaired a number of personal injury trials in the courts of New Jersey and New York. She also provides guidance and leadership to many associates, including training in deposition and trial preparation skills. Prior to becoming an attorney, Michelle enjoyed a career as a scientist for Unilever Best Foods (formerly known as Thomas J. Lipton Company) and Firmenich, an international producer of perfumery and flavor chemicals.
In addition to her litigation practice, Michelle serves as an Inclusion Ambassador for the firm. She is a vibrant and visible part of the inclusion culture at Eckert Seamans and is a dedicated inclusion champion for all firm attorneys and professional administrative staff. Michelle serves as a dedicated resource, willing to communicate inclusion initiatives, resources and pro-bono opportunities across the firm covering a broad and varying set of needs. She works in partnership as an inclusion ambassador committee member, helping to identify and develop firm-wide inclusion training programs, inclusion strategy, and represents the firm externally on committees, panels, and client and community organizational board matters related to inclusion.
- Newark Regional Business Partnership, Member
- New York City Bar Association
- New York City Affairs Committee, Member
- Monday Night Law, Volunteer Lawyer
- NJ LEEP (Law and Education Empowerment Project), Volunteer
News and Insights
- “Francis Nemeth v. Brenntag North America, et al, ” Eckert Seamans’ Mass Tort Litigation Update, May 2, 2022.