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Michael Pastacaldi is a graduate of Seton Hall University School of Law. While in law school, Mr. Pastacaldi served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Mark Falk, United States Magistrate Judge for the District of New Jersey. In addition, Mr. Pastacaldi worked part-time at a mid-sized law firm specializing in civil litigation in Hudson County.
After law school, Mr. Pastacaldi served an appointment as judicial clerk to the Honorable Paul M. DePascale, J.S.C., in the criminal division in Hudson County, New Jersey. Upon entering private practice, Mr. Pastacaldi represented doctors and hospitals throughout New Jersey while employed at a New Jersey civil defense firm. During this time, Mr. Pastacaldi also represented criminal defendants in the New Jersey appellate and trial levels.
In 2011, Mr. Pastacaldi founded his own law firm that offers individualized attention to each client’s legal matter. Mr. Pastacaldi is licensed to practice law in New Jersey, Washington D.C., and the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. He has tried over fifty trials in the Superior Courts of New Jersey. In addition, he has represented numerous clients at the appellate level on both criminal and family matters.
He has been named in New Jersey Law Journal and Newark Star Ledger in 2014 for his work on post-conviction relief for Mr. Roberts in the State of New Jersey v. Rodney Roberts case; and previously by the New Jersey Law Journal for his successful representation of the plaintiff in Fernandes v. Arantes. Moreover, Mr. Pastacaldi argued before the New Jersey Supreme Court in the fall of 2014 representing the defendant in State of New Jersey v. John Tate. The New Jersey Supreme Court reversed the defendant's conviction and all charges were later dismissed.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 40 Under 40||National Trial Lawyers||2016|
|10 Best for Client Satisfaction||American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys||2016|
|10 Best Under 40||American Institute of Family Law Attorneys||2016|
|Top 10 Attorneys||National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys||2016|
|Top 10 Under 40||National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys||2015|
|Second Place Jerome Prince National Evidence Competition||Brooklyn Law School||2008|
|Cum Laude||Wheaton College||2000|
|Owner||Law office of Michael Pastacaldi, LLC||2011 - Present|
|Assistant Deputy Public Defender||Jersey City Municipal Court||2015 - 2015|
|Associate||Jim Sharp & Associates, LLC||2010 - 2011|
|Associate||Law Office of Evelyn Padin, LLC||2009 - 2010|
|Law clerk||Superior Court of Hudson County||2008 - 2009|
|Law Clerk||Waters, McPherson, McNeill, PC||2007 - 2008|
|Judical Extern||Federal District Court of New Jersey||2006 - 2007|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|North Hudson Lawyers Club||Member||2015 - Present|
|criminal defense lawyers of||Member||2015 - Present|
|New Jersey Association for Justice||member||2010 - Present|
|Hudson County Bar Association||member||2008 - Present|
|American Bar Association||member||2009 - 2011|
|Firm Legal Blog||The Right to Remain Silent||2014|
|Seton Hall University School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2008|
|Wheaton College, Norton MA||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2000|
|Columbia University||The Role of the Criminal Defense Attorney||2015|
|ESCDROJ||Haiti: Rule of Law||2008|
|State v. T.E.||exonerated / conviction reversed|
|State v. John Tate||NJ Supreme Court reversed conviction, charges dismised|
|State v. Rodney Roberts||exonerated on post-conviction relief and released|
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