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Michael J Maggiano

Michael J Maggiano

Practice areas:

Personal Injury

About Me

Michael Maggiano is a founder and senior partner of Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi, Trial Attorneys. For over 35 years he has specialized in personal injury litigation.


He is widely acknowledged by his peers as one of the top trial lawyers in the New York/New Jersey Metropolitan area. Rival attorneys say Maggiano consistently displays a depth of knowledge and understanding of medical and complex legal issues that makes him an effective force in any courtroom. He has tried cases throughout the NY/NJ Metro area as well as in various states of the United States.



Languages Spoken: Italian, Spanish, English

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1974

  1. Personal Injury: 100%
    41 years



Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

  • Christian K. Lassen II

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Christian Lassen Wrongful Death Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • John Robert Gorman

    Mike Maggiano is one of the best medical malpractice lawyers in New Jersey. He works tirelessly for his clients, and is sensitive to their needs. He generously gives of his time to other lawyers in New Jersey, one on one and by teaching other lawyers at seminars. Mike is sought after around the country by people who have been victims of medical malpractice. I can't recommend Mike highly enough.


    John Gorman Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi, PC

201 Columbia Avenue

Fort Lee, NJ, 07024



NYCurrently registered 197603/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Bergen's Top Lawyers 2015201 magazine2015
Best Law Firms 2015U.S. News & World Report – Best Lawyers2015
Personal Injury Litigation - PlaintiffsThe Best Lawyers in America2014
Top 100: 2014 New Jersey Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2014
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2014
NJAJ Gold Medal for Distinguished ServiceThe New Jersey Association for Justice2014
Alfred C. Clapp Award for Excellence in Legal EducationNew Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education2013
125 Alumni of DistinctionIIT Chicago-Kent College of Law2013
Top 100 Lawyers in New JerseySuper Lawyers Magazine2012
Best LawyersNewsweek2012
Best Lawyers/Best Law FirmsU.S. News & World Reports2012
Top LawyerNew Jersey Monthly Magazine2012
Top Lawyers in New JerseyNew Jersey Monthly Magazine2012
RecognitionBest Lawyers in America2012
RecognitionBest Lawyers in America2012
Best Lawyers in the New York AreaNew York Monthly Magazine2012
Trial Bar AwardTrial Attorneys of New Jersey2004
MemberMillion Dollar Advocates ForumN/A
AV RatingMartindale-HubbellN/A

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PrincipalMichael Maggiano & Associates1989 - 1999
PartnerGigante & Maggiano1974 - 1989


Association NamePosition NameDuration
American College of Trial LawyersFellow2010 - Present
Melvin M. Belli SocietyPresident2005 - 2006
Arthur T. Vanderbilt American Inn of CourtMaster1991 - 1998
Morris Pashman American Inn of CourtMemberN/A
Trial Lawyers for Public JusticeMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Bergen County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Trial Attorneys of New JerseyMemberN/A
American Board of Trial AdvocatesMemberN/A
Association of Trial Lawyers of America - Political Action CommitteeTreasurerN/A
Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Leadership ForumMemberN/A
Association of Trial Lawyers of America (New Jersey chapter)PresidentN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Rob Coney vs. Harrah's CasinoPending
Amy Walsh vs. Harrah’s Hotel & ResortPending
Young vs. North Carolina Department of Health & Human Resources$400,000

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Publication NameTitleDate
New Jersey Law JournalINSURANCE LAW - Automobiles - Step-Down Clauses2008


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Illinois Institute of Technology - Kent College of Law LawJD - Juris Doctor1974
Fairleigh Dickinson University EconomicsBS - Bachelor of Science1970

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Boardwalk Seminar 2015Masters of Advocacy2015
Meadowlands Seminar 2014Cross Examination College, Litigation at Sunrise, Lessons Learned from the Front Line2014
Central CLEfestPresentation of Evidence: Adding Power and Persuasion With Video2014
Board Walk Seminar 2014Proving Injuries in Verbal Threshold Cases2014
67th Annual Belli SeminarHolding the Medical Examiner Accountable: North Carolina Revolution2014
Medicine for LawyersForensic Sciences and the Trial Lawyer2013
Meadowlands SeminarEstablishing Rules of Road and Care Standards in Depositions2013
Meadowlands SeminarSetting UP Your Damages in the Opening2013
Meadowlands SeminarUnderinsured Motorist Arbitrations - Going High Tech - Thinking Out of the Box to Increase Case Values2013
Meadowlands SeminarSettling the Big Case - Timing is Everything: Special Tactics2013
Injuries in the WorkplaceThe Occupational Health and Safety Act2013
Boardwalk SeminarEvaluating the Disc Injury Case2013
Mock Civil Trial PresentationClosing Argument Demonstration in Mock Trial2012
Meadowlands Seminar 2012The Closing Argument: Manner and Method2012
Meadowlands Seminar 2012Closing Argument Demonstration2012
Meadowlands SeminarDeonstrative Evidence Trends: Effectively Using Technology in the Courtroom2012