MICHAEL G. SARLI was born in Queens, New York on October 12, 1951. After graduating law school in 1978, his practice focused on representing clients in jury trials that involved contracts, products liability and personal injury matters. In 1985, he was invited to become a founding member of the firm. His practice quickly concentrated on defending physicians, nurses, hospitals and other healthcare providers in medical malpractice jury trials. During his thirty years of trying those cases, he has represented physicians in all specialties of medicine. He is often retained to try cases where a death or catastrophic injury has occurred. He also frequently represents physicians and other medical care providers at Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline hearings and other Department of Health matters. He has come to be recognized as one of the preeminent medical malpractice attorneys in Rhode Island. He also represents clients, either plaintiffs or defendants, in multi-million dollar disputes involving personal injury or breach of contract.
Education: Adelphi University (B.A., magna cum laude, 1973); St Louis University School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 1978). Professional and Civic Appointments: Arbitrator for Court Annexed Arbitration, State of Rhode Island, 1989, Federal Bar Examiner, 1995-2005, Member, Panel of Arbitrators American Arbitration Association; Member, American Association for Justice; Member, Defense Research Institute, Inc., State Chairman 1988 – 1996; Associate, American Board of Trial Advocates, 1998-Present; Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers, 2001-Present; State Chair of American College of Trial Lawyers, 2004-2006; Martindale-Hubbell rating A V, Preeminent Status 1995-Present; designated “Super Lawyer” 2007-Present. Member, Board of Directors, Special Olympics RI.