Michael R. Nesfeder

Michael R. Nesfeder


Litigation • Creditor’s Rights • Personal Injury • Commercial and Residential Leasing • Workouts

Michael R. Nesfeder is a shareholder in the Firm’s Litigation Group. His practice includes civil litigation, plaintiff’s personal injury litigation, commercial litigation, creditor’s rights and commercial and residential leasing matters. Mr. Nesfeder currently manages creditors’ portfolios totaling $2,000,000, including initiation, litigation and enforcement.  

In pursuing creditor’s rights, Mr. Nesfeder represents numerous lenders, credit unions and other commercial entities. In his 35 years of practice, he has collected hundreds of thousands of dollars on behalf of clients. He is skilled at tailoring the litigation process to obtain effective and cost-efficient results, always keeping the primary focus on the amount in controversy.


  • Mount St. Mary’s College, Emmitsburg, Maryland, B.A., cum laude, 1983
  • Samford University, Cumberland School of Law, Birmingham, Alabama, J.D., 1987
    • Phi Alpha Delta

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • West Virginia
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania

 Professional Organizations

  • The National Creditors Bar Association™ (NCBA)
  • Pennsylvania Creditors Bar Assocation
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • West Virginia State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • Northampton County Bar Association
  • Bar Association of Lehigh County

Honors & Affiliations

  • Named a “Select Lawyer” in:
    • Bankruptcy & Creditor’s Rights Law, Commercial Litigation, General Civil Litigation and Personal Injury & Auto Accidents Law, 2014
    • General Civil Litigation, 2015
    • Bankruptcy & Creditor’s Rights Law, Commercial Litigation and Personal Injury & Auto Accidents Law, 2016 – 2017
  • American Jurisprudence Award in Antitrust Law, Cumberland School of Law, Spring 1987

Projects & Accomplishments

  • Representation of National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), First Commonwealth Federal Credit Union, Bethlehem 1st Federal Credit Union, Air Products Federal Credit Union, GOLD Credit Union, Lehigh Valley Educators Credit Union, Northampton Area School District Employees Credit Union, St. Elizabeth’s Credit Union, and Scranton Times Downtown Federal Credit Union
  • Landlord representation of Saucon Valley Lifestyle Center, L.P. (Promenade Shops at Saucon Valley)
  • Wrongful death and survival verdict of $464,335 in the Court of Common Pleas of Potter County
  • Regular representation of commercial landlords in various litigation matters in Courts of Common Pleas
  • Representation of lenders and taxpayers in tax sale and judicial sale matters in Courts of Common Pleas




Community Activity

  • DeSales University, Member, President’s Council, 2000 – Present
  • Southern Lehigh Chamber of Commerce, Member, Board of Directors, 2006 – 2018; President, 2012 – 2014
  • Camelot for Children, Inc., Vice President, Board of Directors, 2009 – 2016
  • Bethlehem Soccer Club, Vice President, 2006 – 2010
  • Knights of Columbus – Trinity Council 313