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Michael Jay Conlan

Employment and labor Attorney at Lawrenceville, NJ

5.0   5 reviews
  • State Years
    New Jersey - NJ 29 years
    Pennsylvania - PA 29 years
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 1993
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1993
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Michael

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I am Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney, and I have received the highest possible Martindale-Hubbell peer review rating of "AV."  I have extensive experience litigating cases in NJ and PA federal and state courts,  representing  individuals, companies, and governmental agencies involving:  employment disputes, breach of contract, consumer fraud, negligence, landlord/tenant, will disputes, guardianships, partner/shareholder disputes, and non-compete agreements.

For kicks, I compete in long distance (1 mile plus) open water swimming races. I also enjoy walking my dogs on the beach at the Jersey shore.

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Posted by anonymous | June 20, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
I met with Mike about an employment dispute. He took time to read through my case and gave excellent advice and help me draft a response letter for no additional cost. He in a great lawyer and a nice guy to boot.
Posted by anonymous | December 10, 2014
Highly recommend Michael J. Conlan
Michael J. Conlan is an exceptional attorney in that he combines big-firm experience with excellent interpersonal skills. A strategic thinker, Conlan possesses a keen ability to determine unique solutions. His analytical and research expertise, along with impeccable attention to detail make him stand out. Conlan is very responsive, trustworthy, professional and thorough - I highly recommend him.
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Posted by anonymous | December 6, 2014
Efficient and Trustworty
Mike Conlan is a wonderful lawyer. I met Mike about 3 months ago and He handled my Real State matter very efficiently. Mike is very personal and will spend as much time with you as you need to get to know you. Truly cares about his clients and is always honest and straight forward. I highly recommend this lawyer.
Posted by Cleveland | October 27, 2014
Great Representation
I received excellent service from Michael Conlan. He always responded very quickly and worked diligently with me on my case. He is also very genuine and goes after what is right. I would highly recommend his services.
Posted by Barbara | August 10, 2014
Not only a knowledgeable, experienced attorney, but also a compassionate, empathetic individual
Mike was extremely knowledgeable and experienced in handling my estate litigation matter. I was very impressed with his responsiveness and how he always kept me informed, something that was very important to me. He is not only an experienced, knowledgeable attorney, but also a compassionate empathetic individual. Working with Mike gave me peace of mind knowing that I chose the right attorney for my legal matters. I highly recommend him.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 8.9 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Backes & Hill, LLP
  • 2014 - Present
  • Partner
  • Blank Rome LLP
  • 2007 - 2014
  • Assistant Prosecutor
  • Municipality of Princeton Borough/Township
  • 1998 - 2007
  • Partner
  • Saul Ewing LLP
  • 1998 - 2007
  • Attorney
  • Herrick, Feinstein LLP
  • 1995 - 1998
  • Attorney
  • Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, PA, Woodbridge, NJ
  • 1993 - 1995
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  • Rutgers University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1993
  • Rutgers College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1978

Legal Cases

  • In the Matter of Lester Moriggia
  • The case against the estate was dismissed after discovery.
  • Seidman v. United National Bancorp.
  • All five claims were rejected on a motion to dismiss; affirmed on appeal
  • Suto v. ADESA New Jersey, Inc.
  • All claims dismissed on summary judgment
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  • Young Audiences - New Jersey and Pennsylvania
  • Board Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Mercer County American Inn of Court
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Supreme Court of New Jersey - Fee Arbitration Committee
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • New Jersey State Courts
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 1993 - Present
  • Pennsylvania State Courts
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 1993 - Present
  • US Dist. Ct. - District of NJ
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 1993 - Present
  • US Dist. Ct. - EDPa
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 1993 - Present
  • Mercer County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Third Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Admitted to Practice
  • N/A
  • US Supreme Court
  • Admitted to Practice
  • N/A
  • United Way of Greater Mercer County
  • Board Chair, Corporate Counsel, Trustee
  • 1998 - 2017
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Certified Civil Trial Attorney
  • New Jersey Supreme Court
  • 2015
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Registered Closing Professional
  • Secure Settlements, Inc.
  • 2014
  • Member of District VII Fee Arbitration Committee
  • New Jersey Supreme Court
  • 2014
  • Litigation Department of the Year - First Finalist
  • New Jersey Law Journal
  • 2013
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Speaking Engagements

  • How to Get Your Social Media, Email, and Text Evidence Admitted
  • Social Media - Preservation, Spoliation, and Authentication ObstaclesSuicOPEthics
  • 2016
  • How To Get Your Social Media, Email and Text Evidence Admitted
  • Legal Ethics and ESI
  • 2016
  • Blank Rome Employment Law Seminar
  • Attorney Ethics
  • 2009
  • NY & NJ CLE Seminar
  • Ethical Issues for Inside Counsel
  • 2008
  • Annual Meeting - NJACCA
  • Attorney Ethics
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

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Litigation Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with and known Michael Conlan for 15 years. He is a committed and zealous advocate for his clients and an excellent trial attorney. I endorse him without reservation."
Appeals Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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