Michael N. Aquino

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Paterson, NJ

Salomon & Aquino
 | 100 Hamilton Plaza, Paterson, NJ 07505
Phone: 973-315-7957
Fax: 973-278-7742
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1987
Education: Brooklyn Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Real Estate: Consumer (20%),
  • General Litigation (10%),
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Business/Corporate (10%),
  • Workers' Compensation: Employer/Insurance (10%)


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Attorney Profile

Attorney Michael N. Aquino is a partner with the Salomon & Aquino, LLC, law firm in Paterson, New Jersey. A top-rated trial attorney with more than 32 years of legal experience, Mr. Aquino represents the rights and entitlements of a diverse range of clients throughout Passaic, Morris, Bergen and Essex counties who have legal needs involving any of the following:

·        Personal injury and wrongful death claims arising from motor vehicle accidents, slip-and-fall accidents, animal bites and other preventable tragedies

·        Workers' compensation

·        Employment law issues such as discrimination and harassment

·        Real estate transactions and litigation

·        Business and corporate transactions and litigation

A 1983 honors graduate of the State University of New York at Stony Brook, Mr. Aquino attended Brooklyn Law School, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 1986. While in law school, he was heavily involved with the Moot Court Trial Competition team and received the Sidney Talmadge award for his exceptional trial skills.

Upon graduation, Mr. Aquino received his licenses to practice from both the New York and New Jersey state bar associations after passing their respective bar exams on his first attempt. He then joined a prominent insurance defense firm in Manhattan, where he gained invaluable insight into the industry, which helps him better serve his plaintiff personal injury clients with their tortious claims.

A compassionate attorney, Mr. Aquino fully understands how an accident can cause significant devastation to victims' lives, especially when the tragedy could have been avoided. As such, he has developed aggressive and effective strategies to help his clients navigate the complex legal system to increase their chances of obtaining the full amount of compensation they deserve.

From this high level of client commitment, Mr. Aquino has earned numerous awards and honors from his peers as well as many positive reviews and referrals from his satisfied clients. Active in his legal community, he is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association and the Passaic County Bar Association, among his other professional affiliations.

Practice Areas
  • 40%Personal Injury - General
  • 20%Real Estate
  • 10%General Litigation
  • 10%Employment Litigation
  • 10%Business/Corporate
  • 10%Workers' Compensation
Focus Areas

Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Employment Discrimination


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Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2020

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About Michael Aquino

Admitted: 1987, New Jersey

Professional Webpage: http://salaquinolaw.com/about-us/attorney-michael-aquino/


  • American Jurisprudence Award in Estate Administration, Brooklyn Law School
  • Moot Court Honor Society, Brooklyn Law School
  • New York State Trial Lawyer’s Association, Sidney Tolmage Memorial Award, Brooklyn Law School

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. District Court – Northern and Southern District, 1986
  • New Jersey Bar Association, Member
  • Passaic County Bar Association, Member
  • U.S. District Court – D.N.J. 1986
  • New Jersey, February 1987
  • New York, Second Department, April 1987

Educational Background:

  • State University Of New York At Stony Brook, B.A., Major: Philosophy, Honor: with honors, Dean’s List (all semesters), Departmental Honors Award in Philosophy for a thesis, entitled “Legal Ethics in the Adversary System”, Phi Sigma Tau, the National Philosophic Honor Society, 1983
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Office Location for Michael N. Aquino

100 Hamilton Plaza
Paterson, NJ 07505

Phone: 973-315-7957

Fax: 973-278-7742

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Last Updated: 10/10/2019

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