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Michael Jay Jurista

Litigation Attorney at Warren, NJ

5.0   3 reviews
  • State Years
    New York - NY 14 years
    New Jersey - NJ 15 years
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2009
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 2008
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Michael

Learn Michael’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Litigation
    Includes complex commercial litigation, employment litigation, construction disputes, real estate disputes, consumer fraud violations, civil rights abuses, breach of contract, defamation, civil extortion, lawsuits against public entities, etc.

  2. Contracts and agreements
    Negotiation and drafting of contracts or other transactional documents. Drafting non-competes, non-disclosure and confidentiality agreements.

  3. Business
    I work with company leaders and senior management, HR and other decision makers, by providing comprehensive, consultative services for daily business operations, ensuring accurate understanding of legal matters, from the quick to complex.

  4. Commercial real estate
    Representing both landlords and tenants, I prepare letters of intent, advise on commercial leasing solutions, and negotiate and draft complex commercial leases for a variety of business types and units.

  5. Employment and labor
    I provide human resources guidance, including working with management to solve employee leave requests and disciplinary issues, conduct internal investigations, and draft employment hiring/separation agreements as well as general releases.

  6. Residential real estate
    Representing both landlords and tenants, I draft residential leases and resolve or pursue landlord-tenant disputes.

From the initial conversation to the conclusion of your representation, my sole focus is to make sure that you are consistently getting the necessary legal guidance you deserve. Whether you need someone to pursue remedies on your behalf, guide and defend you in complex legal proceedings, or require comprehensive guidance on business formation, corporate transactions, day-to-day operations or risk management for liability and litigation avoidance, I am here for you. Simply I treat each and every client like they are a member of my family because they deserve it.

I am proud of my professional accomplishments, including serving as lead trial counsel in a variety of matters, closing numerous business transactions and being named a Rising Star in Super Lawyers Magazine for 8 years.

I currently reside in beautiful Somerset County with my amazing family, including my wife Stefanie, daughter Hailey, son Eli and our two goldendoodles, Madison and Comet.

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Jurista Law LLC
101 Town Center Drive
Suite 119
Warren, NJ, 07059


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Posted by Hae | February 2, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Good Lawyer
I had an issue with the air conditioning problem in a commercial building’s rental during the summer. The landlord and the management did not provide cool air conditioning. Worst part was often they did not responding me. Also, It was hard to find a lawyer around my area who can able to help my case without going to small courts. Michael was taking things seriously and try not to be forcefully which made my trust on him. How he handled the situation was very effective and having his service was amazing in my experience at that time. The results made me happy until my last day in that commercial unit.
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Posted by anonymous | August 17, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
I initially submitted an inquiry through Avvo's Attorney Open Response Messaging Platform" regarding my Township Construction Officer's attempts to prevent my husband and I from acquiring our properties Construction Documents/Blueprints and Mr. Jurista expeditiously responded with solid recommendations in the form of very specific instructions. When my husband and I had additional questions, not previously noted and to further vet Jay in the event we wished to hire him, we contacted Jay. Jay took my call while enroute to a court case and promised to call me back the same day within a specific time frame. Not only was Jay a man of his word, but he was more than generous with his time, had a commanding knowledge on the subject matter, and provided us with decisive advise and actions to take - which in the end served us well. Jay with your assistance my husband and I received our Construction Documents within 5 days upon our township receiving the OPRA Request under "Common Law" as you advised. Jay thank you so much!!!!!! Should the need ever arise in the near future to professionally hire you, consider us new clients. We were quite impressed with how you handled what we thought would be a long drawn out ordeal with our township's Construction Officer, given the strained history with him. Thank you again and be well!
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Posted by Kierstyn F. | July 17, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Attorney Jurista was knowledgeable in his area of expertise and was able to adequately answer all of my questions which in turn meant I was able to successfully navigate the complicated NJ system of business registration, etc. Thank you.


  • Free Consultation 20 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-400 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.4 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • General Counsel
  • Chafia Capital Partners
  • 2018 - Present
  • Associate
  • Genova Burns
  • 2008 - 2011
  • Of Counsel/Associate
  • Ambrosio & Associates
  • 2008 - 2021


  • New York Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • Penn State University
  • B.A.,
  • 2004


  • New Jersey Bar Association
  • 2019 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (5)
Endorse Michael
Litigation Attorney | Jul 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Jay is a very knowledgeable and effective advocate for his clients."