Michael Jon Epstein

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      Michael Jon Epstein

      Rochelle Park, New Jersey
      26 years of experience


      Michael J. Epstein, New Jersey personal injury attorney, has represented individuals in Bergen County, New Jersey, and the surrounding areas in a broad range of personal injury and employment law cases for nearly 25 years. At the Epstein Law Firm in Rochelle Park, Mr. Epstein represents clients in cases of medical malpractice, other professional malpractice, product liability, premises liability, wrongful death and car accidents, and he also is a capable litigator, taking on complex employment law and business litigation cases. He has obtained certification as a civil trial attorney from the Supreme Court of New Jersey. He was subsequently admitted to the New Jersey Bar, followed by the New York State Bar and the U.S. District Court for New Jersey and the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York in 1997. He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit. Well-regarded for his legal knowledge and ranked among the Ten Leaders for civil trial and personal injury law in the state, Mr. Epstein has served as a speaker and moderator at numerous seminars and other events conducted by the Bergen County Bar Association, the New Jersey Association for Justice and others. Among his more notable cases, Mr. Epstein represented a patient who suffered complications from a failed spine fusion in a landmark medical malpractice case, Murphy v. Implicito, which reinforced the need for doctors to provide an informed consent. He has additionally distinguished himself as a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, reserved for lawyers who have obtained a judgment in excess of $1 million for their clients. Michael was the President of the Bergen County Bar Association from 2017-2018 and was named a Top 100 Super Lawyer as recognized in New Jersey Monthly.

      Practice Areas

      Personal Injury

      Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death

      Medical Malpractice

      Birth Injury, Medical Misdiagnosis, Pharmacy Errors, Surgical Errors

      Employment Law

      Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, ERISA, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination

      Nursing Home Abuse

      Products Liability

      Drugs & Medical Devices, Motor Vehicle Defects, Toxic Torts

      Legal Malpractice


      • Free Consultation
      • Contingent Fees

      Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

      New Jersey, Since 1996
      New York, Since 1997
      3rd Circuit



      Professional Experience

      Law Clerk Hon. Marie Garibaldi, New Jersey Supreme Court

      Year: 1996 - 1997


      Associate Davis Polk & Wardwell

      Year: 1998 - 1999


      Law Clerk Hon. Alfred Wolin, United States District Court for the District of New Jersey

      Year: 1997 - 1998


      Professional Associations

      New Jersey State Bar Association Member (2015 - Current)

      Bergen County Bar Association Trustee (2005 - 2011)

      Bergen County Bar Association Secretary (2011 - 2012)

      Bergen County Bar Association Treasurer (2012 - 2013)

      Bergen County Bar Association Second Vice President (2013 - 2014)

      Bergen County Bar Association First Vice President (2014 - 2015)

      Bergen County Bar Association President-elect (2015 - 2016)

      Bergen County Bar Association President (2016 - 2017)

      Association of County Bar Presidents President (2016 - 2018)

      Bergen County Bar Association Past President (2017 - 2018)

      Bergen County Bar Association Member (2000 - Current)

      Bergen County Bar Association Co-Chair, Civil Practice Committee (2003 - Current)

      New Jersey Association for Justice (NJAJ) Member (2007 - Current)

      New Jersey Association for Justice (NJAJ) Member, Civil Practice Committee (2011 - Current)

      Bergen County Bar Association Member, Judicial Appointments Committee (2019 - Current)

      New Jersey Association for Justice (NJAJ) Board of Governors (2012 - Current)

      New Jersey Association for Justice (NJAJ), Co-Chair, Amicus Committee (2013 - Current)

      New Jersey Supreme Court Committee on Model Civil Jury Charges Member (2014 - Current)

      Bergen County Bar Association Member, Bench Bar Committee (2004 - Current)


      Monthly Civil Practice Update Bergen County Bar Association

      A Solution Without a Problem (Co-Author) New Jersey Law Journal (May 12, 2014)


      • Top 100 New Jersey Super Lawyer

        Super Lawyers 2014.0

      • Member

        Million Dollar Advocates Forum

      • Top 100 New Jersey Super Lawyer

        Super Lawyers 2020.0

      • Best Law Firms, U.S. News

        Best Lawyers 2020.0

      • 2020 List of Top Lawyers

        Bergen Magazine 2020.0

      • Elected to 45 and Under

        Ten Leaders for Personal Injury and Civil Trials

      • Recognition

        American Board of Trial Advocates 2019.0

        Note: to present

      • Nation's Top One Percent

        National Association of Distinguished Counsel 2019.0

        Note: to present

      • Top 100 New Jersey Super Lawyer

        Super Lawyers 2018.0

      • Top 100 New Jersey Super Lawyer

        Super Lawyers 2019.0

      • Top 100 New Jersey Super Lawyer

        Super Lawyers 2016.0

      • Top 100 New Jersey Super Lawyer

        Super Lawyers 2015.0

      • Top 100, Member, Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers in New Jersey

        The National Trial Lawyers

      • Rising Start list

        Super Lawyers

      • Top Lawyers, Civil Trial

        Bergen Magazine

      • Top 100 New Jersey Super Lawyer

        Super Lawyers 2017.0


      • Harvard Law School J.D. (1996) | Law

        Year: 1993 - 1996

        Honors: Cum Laude

      • Hamilton College B.A. (1993) | Economics

        Year: 1989 - 1993

        Honors: Phi Beta Kappa, Summa Cum Laude, High Honors in Economics

      Speaking Engagements

      Speaker, Five Significant Tort Cases of 2019, 2019 Tort Law Conference, October 2019, NJ ICLE


      • Civil Trial Attorney: New Jersey Supreme Court

      The Epstein Law Firm, P.A.


      340 West Passaic Avenue, Rochelle Park, NJ 07662


      Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM

      Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM

      Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM

      Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM

      Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM

      Saturday: Closed

      Sunday: Closed


      (201) 845-5973


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