Michael J. Crocenzi


  • Dickinson School of Law, J.D.
  • Pennsylvania State University, BA Foreign Service and International Relations


  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

Related Industry


  • 2017 "Volunteer of the Year" at Bethesda Mission
  • Rated A-V Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell


  • Human Resource Professionals of Central Pennsylvania
  • Society for Human Resource Management
  • York Society for Human Resource Management
  • Christian Legal Society
  • York & Dauphin County bar associations
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association


  • “IRCA- Related Discrimination: Is It Time to Repeal the Employer Sanctions”, 96 Dickinson Law Review 673 (1992)


  • “Getting a Handle on the Overlapping Issues Between Workers’ Compensation and Employment Law”, Human Resource Professionals of Central Pennsylvania’s Fall Conference (October 2018)
  • "Workplace Investigations in the Era of the #MeToo Movement", Cumberland Valley Employment Law & Legislative Conference (October 2018)
  • "HR Exchange: OSHA, You Can be Prepared 2018", Greater Reading Chamber Alliance (October 2018)
  • "The ADA/FMLA Crossover", York SHRM October Full-Day Seminar (October 2018)
  • "Practice Before the PA Human Relations Commission", Pennsylvania Bar Institute (September 2018)
  • "Workers’ Compensation: The Role of the Independent Medical Examiner", 2018 Barley Snyder Employment Seminar (May 2018)
  • "Advanced Level Practical Strategies for Solving the Mysteries of the FMLA and ADA", 2018 Barley Snyder Employment Seminar (May 2018)
  • “Preserving Electronic Evidence in a Digital World”, HRP Meeting (2017)
  • “Legal Meets Practical: Integrating Legal Best Practices and Business Realities”, HRP Meeting (2016)
  • “Are You Ready Yet for the New Overtime Regulations?” (2016)
  • “Court Rules that Former Employees are Allowed to View Their Personnel Files” (2016)
  • “What Do We Do With “I DO” After the Supreme Court’s Decision in Windsor?”, HRP Meeting (2015)
  • “How Much are You Worth?: Litigating Fee Petitions", Employment Law Institute (2015)
  • “Advanced Sexual Harassment Issues: What May Make or Break Your Case", Employment Law Institute (2014)
  • “Litigating Discrimination Cases in State Court”, Employment Law Institute (2013)

Community Involvement

  • York County Bar Foundation, treasurer and board member
  • LifePath Christian Ministries, board member
  • Fairview Township Supervisor
    • 1996-2001
  • Human Resource Professionals of Central Pennsylvania; past board member
  • 3 Star Foundation; past board member
  • Bethesda Mission; volunteer and past board member

Michael J. Crocenzi

Partner(717) 814-5417
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Mike is an of counsel member in the firm’s Employment Law and Litigation groups. Mike steadfastly guides clients through difficult and complex employment problems. Relying on more than two decades of experience, Mike listens to clients and provides practical solutions for a wide variety of employment issues. He routinely works closely with clients to develop strategies to avoid or minimize risks.

Mike is often called upon to protect his clients’ rights. He has handled numerous employment cases in federal court, state court, superior court, Commonwealth Court, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission (PHRC), the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, and the Bureau of Unemployment Compensation. He has successfully represented clients, including obtaining favorable jury verdicts in cases involving Title VII (sex, age, disability, national origin, religion, and race discrimination), the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Pennsylvania Minimum Wage Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, OSHA, wrongful discharge, breach of contract, non-compete agreements, workers’ compensation, unemployment compensation, and defamation.

Mike lectures on employment topics for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, corporations, and associations. He is active in the community serving on non-profit boards over the last several years.