Michael D. Pipa, Esq.

Phone: (717) 216-5507

Mike is a trial lawyer with over 27 years of experience in the county and federal courts throughout Pennsylvania.  He dedicates his practice to protecting the rights of those sued for medical malpractice including physicians, physician extenders, nurses, and hospitals.  Mike consistently obtains defense verdicts in cases involving many different medical specialties and issues ranging from significant birth injury to neurologic injury, adverse surgical outcomes, and alleged errors in medication and diagnosis.  Mike’s goal is to ensure that you and your practice can thrive with minimal interruption in the new healthcare landscape.  He handles each case strategically and takes time to learn and match your unique professional and legal interests to the individual case circumstances.

Additionally, Mike has extensive experience successfully resolving cases through other creative approaches, when justified by unique case characteristics, including binding arbitration and mediation.  He also works closely with Saxton & Stump’s risk mitigation, quality improvement, and event management teams to reduce and avoid litigation risk.

Before law school, Mike earned a Bachelor of Engineering Science degree, with honors, from Lafayette College and worked with General Electric’s Motor Business Group.  He earned his law degree from the George Washington University School of Law, with honors, where he studied trial practice and was a member of the Moot Court Team and the George Washington Law Review.

Mike is an active member of the Harrisburg community where he and his wife Ann Marie are raising their eight children.  He served for a time as Director of Operations for Real Alternatives, a non-profit company that administers a statewide program of support for pregnant mothers and their babies.  He performs community service for non-profit organizations, is a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Bishop McDevitt High School Leadership Circle, and over the years served on the Holy Name of Jesus Parish Council and Board of Education, taught religious education classes, and served frequently as a youth sports coach.



Labor and Employment


George Washington University Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1988

Lafayette College, B.A., cum laude, 1983

Bar Admissions


Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania


Health Care Professionals Association of Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Bar Association

American Bar Association

Dauphin County Bar Association

Holy Name of Jesus Board of Education

Holy Name of Jesus Parish Council

Catholic Medical Association

Knights of Columbus – 2nd Degree

Bishop McDevitt High School Leadership Circle

Youth Sports Coach