Michael J. Epstein

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Location:
Rochelle Park, New Jersey
Phone:
201-918-3560
Fax:
201-845-5973
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Michael J. Epstein was born in Paterson, New Jersey, in 1970. He was admitted to the New Jersey bar in 1996, and the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, New York bar, and United States District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York in 1997. Mr. Epstein received his B.A., summa cum laude, from Hamilton College in 1993, Phi Beta Kappa, and his J.D., cum laude, from Harvard University in 1996. After graduating from law school, he served as a law clerk to The Honorable Marie L. Garibaldi, New Jersey Supreme Court, from 1996-1997, and to The Honorable Alfred M. Wolin, United States District Court of New Jersey, from 1997-1998.

Mr. Epstein is a member of the following organizations: Bergen County Bar Association (President, 2016-present, President-elect, 2015-2016, First Vice President, 2014-15, Second Vice President, 2013-14, Treasurer, 2012-13, Trustee, 2005-11, Co-Chair of Civil Practice Committee, 2003-present, Bench Bar Committee 2003-present) and The New Jersey Association of Justice (Board of Governors, 2012-present, Co-Chair, Amicus Committee, 2013-present,Civil Practice Committee, 2011-present). He is the author of the monthly Civil Practice Update for the Bergen County Bar Association. His areas of practice include: Civil Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Medical Malpractice; Personal Injury; Product Liability; and Employment Law. 

Mr. Epstein was named to the Super Lawyers Rising Star list for the years 2006-2008 and has been named to the Super Lawyers List published by Thomson Reuters every year since 2009 and has been named to The Top 100 List for Super Lawyers in 2014, 2015 and 2016.

Areas of Practice

  • Civil Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
  • Product Liability
  • Employment Law
  • Pedestrian Accidents
  • Premises Liability - Slip & Fall
  • Workers Compensation
  • Wrongful Death

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 1996
  • New York, 1997
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1997
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1997
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1997
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit

Education

  • Harvard University Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts
    • J.D. cum laude - 1996
  • Hamilton College
    • B.A.summa cum laude - 1993
    • Honors: Phi Beta Kappa

Published Works

  • Monthly Civil Practice Update, Bergen County Bar Association
  • Co-author, “A Solution Without a Problem,” New Jersey Law Journal, May 12, 2014

Representative Cases

  • Murphy v. Implicito, 392 (N.J. Super. 245 App. Div. 2007)

Classes/Seminars

  • Moderator, Direct and Cross-examination of Defense and Plaintiff Doctors, Bergen County Bar Association, February 2007
  • Speaker, Bounds of Bias Cross-examination, ATLA Boardwalk, 2008
  • Moderator, Minding Medicare's Interests, Liens and Set-asides in Liability Cases, Bergen County Bar Association, January 2011
  • Moderator, Erisa, Medicare, and Medicaid Liens, Bergen County Bar Association, October 2011
  • Speaker, An Update On Civil Practice Issues, NJAJ Civil Trial Practice, December 2012
  • Program Co-Chair and Moderator, NJAJ Trial Academy: All About Motions, November 2013
  • Speaker, Motions for Mistrials, NJAJ Trial Academy, November 2013
  • Presenter, End Distracted Driving, Paramus High School, October 2013
  • Program Co-Chair and Moderator, Evidence Issues Before and During Trial, NJAJ College of Trial Advocacy, November 2014
  • Speaker, Rules, Uses, and Limits of Documentary Evidence on Cross-Examination, NJAJ College of Trial Advocacy, November 2014
  • Speaker, Liens at Trial: Boarded, Molded, or Stipulated, NJAJ Auto Program, November 2014
  • Speaker, Hospital Immunity: Kuchera v. Jersey Shore Family Health Center, NJAJ Boardwalk Convention, May 2015
  • Speaker, Litigation Holds, NJCAA Annual Conference 2015
  • Program Co-Chair, Finding the Goods on Bad Experts, NJAJ Meadowlands, November 2015
  • Program Co-moderator, The Philosophy of Tort Law Liability, NJAJ Boardwalk Convention, April 2017
  • Speaker, Effective Use of the Offer of Judgment – Bad Faith, Medical Malpractice Seminar, NJAJ Boardwalk Convention, April 2017

Honors and Awards

  • Named to the Top 100 New Jersey Super Lawyers list published by Thomson Reuters, 2014-Present
  • Named to the New Jersey Super Lawyers list published by Thomson Reuters, 2009-Present
  • Named to the Super Lawyers Rising Star list published by Thomson Reuters, 2006 - 2008
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Ten Leaders for New Jersey Civil Trial & Personal Injury Law

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Bergen County Bar Association, Member, 2000 - Present
  • Bergen County Bar Association, Co-Chair, Civil Practice Committee, 2003 - Present
  • Bergen County Bar Association, Trustee, 2005 - 2011
  • Bergen County Bar Association, Secretary, 2011 - 2012
  • Bergen County Bar Association, Treasurer, 2012 - 2013
  • Bergen County Bar Association, Second Vice President, 2013 - 2014
  • Bergen County Bar Association, First Vice President, 2014 - 2015
  • Bergen County Bar Association, President-elect, 2015 - 2016
  • Bergen County Bar Association, President, 2016 - 2017
  • Bergen County Bar Association, Past President, 2017 - Present
  • Bench - Bar Committee, Member, 2004 - Present
  • New Jersey Association for Justice (NJAJ), Board of Governors, 2012 - Present
  • New Jersey Association for Justice (NJAJ), Co-Chair, Amicus Committee, 2013 - Present
  • New Jersey Association for Justice (NJAJ), Member, Civil Practice Committee, 2011 - Present
  • New Jersey Association for Justice (NJAJ), Member
  • New Jersey Supreme Court Committee on Model Civil Jury Charges, Member, 2014 - Present
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • The Honorable Marie L. Garibaldi, New Jersey Supreme Court, Law Clerk, 1996 - 1997
  • The Honorable Alfred M. Wolin, U.S. District Court of New Jersey, Law Clerk, 1997 - 1998
  • Davis Polk & Wardwell, Associate, 1998 - 1999

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