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Michael Ross Shulman

Criminal defense Attorney at Jersey City, NJ

4.8   6 reviews
  • State Years
    New York - NY 10 years
    New Jersey - NJ 11 years
  • Licensed for 10 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2013
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 2011
    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. Criminal defense

    12 years

  2. Family
    Divorce, custody, child support and restraining orders

    12 years

  3. DUI and DWI

    12 years

  4. Other

I was born and raised in Union County New Jersey and after law school returned to practice in my home state. My practice is full service and handles civil and criminal matters including personal injury cases, representing individuals with criminal charges and handling cases at the municipal court level.  


I graduated from The University of Massachusetts, Amherst with a B.S. in Political Science in 2008. I went on to receive my Juris Doctorate degree from the Touro College- Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center in 2011. After law school I clerked for the Honorable William A. Daniel, J.S.C. in Union County. After my clerkship, I practiced as a litigator in both civil and criminal matters before establishing his own firm. I am admitted to the bar in New York and New Jersey and I also a member of the New Jersey Bar Association.  

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Michael R. Shulman- Attorney at Law, LLC
551 Summit Avenue
Jersey City, NJ, 07306


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Posted by Mike C | November 20, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Top Notch
Words do no justice for the outstanding service and professionalism I experienced being represented by Michael Shulman. Some background: I was found with a small, 500 MG weed cartridge for my vape pen and was subsequently arrested in NJ. I was given the option for a public defender but decided against it after speaking with some friends who are attorneys. I found my way to Michael Shulman through word of mouth, and I could not have chosen better representation. Michael is thorough, quick to respond to emails (I rarely waited longer than 10 minutes) and answers all questions without hesitation. He has a clear grasp of the law and criminal defense and provides you with all your options. His prices are VERY fair given the level of service. I cannot imagine being represented by a public defender, especially after witnessing the other cases during my appearance before the judge/court. I ultimately enter a “guilty plea” and opted for the conditional discharge which is a diversionary program in municipal court that exists for first-time drug offenders. I was required to enter probation (or “mini-probation”) for one year. Following completion, the charges are dropped, and record expunged. There were some hiccups after being ordered to “mini-probation”. One month passed and I had still not receiving anything from court regarding probation. Two months, nothing. Three months, the same. Michael was proactive and reached out to the courts/probation every month to ensure I was covered, and the probation start date was not extended. This is the type of service you do not get with a public defender. In short, if you find yourself needing criminal defense, do not play with your future. Call, email, text Michael Shulman. You will be glad you did.
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Posted by Laura | May 29, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
HIGHLY RECOMMEND: Honest, Understanding, Fair in Judgement and Cost
I would HIGHLY recommend Michael Shulman. He is a true professional, honest, patient, very responsive, fair in judgement, cost, understanding and goes the extra mile. I recently was faced with a situation and needed legal representation. I called Mike on a Friday late afternoon, explained my circumstances briefly by phone and before he would commit to taking my case, he asked to meet with him the following day. He took time out of his Saturday morning to meet at his office so that he could better understand my case in a face to face environment as part of his due diligence process. In other words, this man does not just take your money, he is upfront and honest, will fight for you and remains 100% transparent. My situation did turn into a trial and Mike did win my case. He was extremely communicative during the entire process, including trial and I would add to this that not all cases win in court but having someone in your corner that you can trust is very comforting. I would not hesitate to call upon Mike for representation.
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Posted by Luis | October 16, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Wonderful fighter you will have reccomended 100%
He's my lawyer as we speak and on point and straight to the facts he is. Very smart at his work he will give his all may he continue to progress in his calling. Wonderdul attorney
Posted by Zenon | October 5, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He got my case dismissed
From the start, he was very upfront and honest with me I’m amazed in how short of time he was able to get it taken care of for me. I would not hesitate to hire Mr. Shulman he is a very experienced and responsive lawyer that provides excellent results!!
Posted by Jewel Brown | March 23, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Very understanding lawyer
Michael took on my brother's case when we were experiencing bad practice with another lawyer. I could only pay him with my PayPal account and he accepted it when he only took cash or credit. He made it work. I have a good feeling about this lawyer.
Posted by Aaron | January 22, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Gets the job done!!
Michael was professional, efficient and resolved my situation on his first appearance on my behalf . The Prosecutor was difficult but Michael worked for a deal that concluded the situation with minimal fines and overall cost. I'm satisfied and would recommend him to anyone in need.
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 100-300 per hour
  • Contingency 10%-33%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.5 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Michael R. Shulman- Attorney at Law, LLC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Associate
  • Brooke Barnett & Associates, P.C.
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Associate
  • Rinaldo Law Firm
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Law Clerk
  • State of New Jersey
  • 2011 - 2012
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  • Touro Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2011
  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2008

Legal Cases

  • State v. M.C.
  • Not Guilty


  • New Jersey Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (1)
Endorse Michael
Family Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"He is a good friend and a competent attorney. His professionalism and work ethics are admirable."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Car accident Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
Car accident Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael is a stand-up character with tremendous experience before the Criminal Bench. He brings a practical approach combined with a knowledge of the law and procedure that all results in stellar representation of clients. He is also extremely fair on his fees, and these traits render him an excellent choice for clients in need."