Michael S. Raff

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Paterson, NJ

Raff & Raff, LLP
30 Church Street
Paterson, NJ 07505
Phone: 973-742-1917
Fax: 973-742-2454
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1997
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff


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Attorney Profile

Michael S. Raff, an attorney at trial law firm Raff & Raff, LLP, in Paterson, New Jersey, focuses his practice exclusively on representing individuals and their families throughout Northern and Central New Jersey who have suffered personal injuries or experienced the loss of a loved one due to negligence. In addition to taking on a broad range of personal injury cases, including automobile accidents, wrongful death, construction accidents, premises liability, medical malpractice and products liability, Mr. Raff lectures extensively for the New Jersey Association for Justice on the theory and practice of personal injury law as well as related litigation techniques and courtroom technology. His continuing legal education course, "A Plaintiff Attorney’s Guide to New Jersey Auto Insurance Law," is available free through his firm’s website.

When he graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts from New York University, Mr. Raff was also inducted into the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa honorary society. He subsequently studied at the Fordham University School of Law, where he earned his Juris Doctor before joining the family law practice.

Mr. Raff stays abreast of advancements in his field by participating in a number of local and national professional organizations. He is a member of the American Association for Justice, and he serves on the board of governors for the New Jersey Association for Justice. Additionally, the New Jersey Supreme Court has recognized him as a certified civil trial attorney, a status bestowed on fewer than 1 percent of all attorneys in the state. When he is not representing clients or giving talks on personal injury law, Mr. Raff enjoys spending time with his wife and daughters.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Animal Bites, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff


12 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2021

About Michael S. Raff

Admitted: 1997, New Jersey

Professional Webpage: http://www.raffandraff.com/attorneys/michael-s-raff/

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Moderator, Personal Injury, New Jersey Association Of Justice (NJAJ) Boardwalk Seminar, 04/14/11 - 04/15/11
  • Lecturer on Expert Testimony, Personal Injury, NJAJ Four Concurrent Seminars, 02/26/11
  • Lecturer on jury selection in New Jersey, Personal Injury, NJAJ Meadowland Seminar 2010, 11/11/10 - 11/12/10
  • Moderator, Personal Injury, NJAJ Boardwalk Seminar 2010, 04/22/10 - 04/23/10
  • Moderator, Personal Injury, NJAJ Four Concurrent Seminars, 02/27/10
  • Moderator, Personal Injury, NJAJ Boardwalk Seminar, 04/23/09 - 04/24/09
  • Lecturer on Auto Insurance, Personal Injury, NJAJ Four Concurrent Seminars, 02/21/09
  • Lecturer on Technology in Courtroom, Personal Injury, ATLA-NJ Meadowlands Seminar, 10/19/07 - 10/20/07
  • Lecturer on Discovery Issues, Personal Injury, ATLA-NJ Exposing Defense Medicine Seminar, 06/07/07
  • Lecturer on Tips in Auto Litigation, Personal Injury, ATLA-NJ Boardwalk Seminar, 04/26/07 - 04/27/07
  • Lecturer on use of Technology in Courtroom, Courtroom Technology, ATLA-NJ Seminar, 05/10/07
  • Lecturer, Demonstrative Evidence
  • Lecturer on demonstrative evidence, Personal Injury, ATLA-NJ Five Concurrent Seminars, 12/02/06

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Board of Governors, New Jersey Association of Justice (formerly ATLA-NJ)
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • American Association of Justice (AAJ)
  • Member, Passaic County Bar Association

Educational Background

  • New York University, B.A., Magna Cum Laude/Phi Beta Kappa

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney, 1900

Industry Groups

  • American Association Of Justice
  • New Jersey Association Of Justice
  • Passaic County Bar Association
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Office Location for Michael S. Raff

30 Church Street
Paterson, NJ 07505

Phone: 973-742-1917

Fax: 973-742-2454

Last Updated: 10/30/2020

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