Michael J. Epstein

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Rochelle Park, NJ

The Epstein Law Firm, P.A.
 | 340 West Passaic Street, Rochelle Park, NJ 07662
Phone: 201-845-5962
Fax: 201-845-5973
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2018
Selected to Rising Stars: 2006 - 2008
Licensed Since: 1996
Education: Harvard Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Professional Liability: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (10%)


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Attorney Profile

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 more than 15 years. At the Epstein Law Firm in Rochelle Park, Mr. Epstein represents clients in cases of medical malpractice, product liability, workers' compensation, premises liability, wrongful death and car accidents, and he also is a capable litigator, taking on complex employment law and commercial litigation cases. He has obtained certification as a civil trial attorney from the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

Mr. Epstein received a bachelor's degree from Hamilton College before attending law school at Harvard University Law School, obtaining his Juris Doctor with honors in 1996. 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. Mr. Epstein served as a law clerk for two judges, one with the New Jersey Supreme Court and the other with the U.S. District Court, before securing a position as an associate at Davis Polk & Wardwell in 1998.

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 American Association for Justice and others. He has spoken on topics such as handling the cross-examination of doctors and Medicare liens in liability cases on multiple occasions.

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 session to their patients in order to potentially reduce harmful complications. 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.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (50%): 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

Civil Litigation (20%)

Professional Liability (10%): Legal Malpractice, Professional Malpractice - Other

Employment Litigation (10%): Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (10%): Medical Malpractice, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis

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, Legal Malpractice, Professional Malpractice - Other, Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Medical Malpractice, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis


Selected to Super Lawyers for 10 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 3 years

Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2018 Rising Stars: 2006 - 2008

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About Michael Epstein

Admitted: 1996, New Jersey

Professional Webpage: http://www.theepsteinlawfirm.com/Bio/MichaelEpstein.asp


  • Ten Leaders of Personal Injury Lawyers Under the Age of 45 in New Jersey, 2009
  • Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Special Licenses/Certifications:

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

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Co-Chair, Amicus Committee, NJAJ, 2013
  • President, Association of County Bar Presidents, 2016-2018
  • Bergen County Bar Association: Trustee, 2005-2011, Secretary, 2011 - 2012, Treasurer, 2012 - 2013, Second Vice President, 2013 - 2014, First Vice President, 2014 - 2015, President-elect, 2015 - 2016, President, 2016-2017, Past-President, 2017-2018
  • Board of Governors, New Jersey Association for Justice (NJAJ), 2012 - present
  • Member, New Jersey Association for Justice (NJAJ)
  • Member, Civil Practice Committee, NJAJ, 2011 - Present
  • Member, Bench-Bar Committee, 2004 - Present
  • Trustee, Bergen County Bar Association, 2005 - 2011
  • Co-Chair, Civil Practice Committee, Bergen County Bar Association, 2003 - Present
  • Member, Bergen County Bar Association, 2000 - Present
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1997
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1997
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1997
  • New York, 1997
  • New Jersey, 1996

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Speaker, Effective Use of the Offer of Judgment – Bad Faith, Medical Malpractice Seminar, NJAJ Boardwalk Convention, April 2017
  • Program Co-moderator, The Philosophy of Tort Law Liability, NJAJ Boardwalk Convention, April 2017
  • Program Co-Chair, Finding the Goods on Bad Experts, NJAJ Meadowlands, November 2015
  • Speaker, Litigation Holds, NJCAA Annual Conference 2015
  • Speaker, Hospital Immunity: Kuchera v. Jersey Shore Family Health Center, NJAJ Boardwalk Convention, May 2015
  • Speaker, Liens at Trial: Boarded, Molded, or Stipulated, NJAJ Auto Program, November 2014
  • Speaker, Rules, Uses, and Limits of Documentary Evidence on Cross-Examination, NJAJ College of Trial Advocacy, November 2014
  • Program Co-Chair and Moderator, Evidence Issues Before and During Trial, NJAJ College of Trial Advocacy, November 2014
  • Presenter, End Distracted Driving, Paramus High School, October 2013
  • Speaker, Motions for Mistrials, NJAJ Trial Academy, November 2013
  • Program Co-Chair and Moderator, NJAJ Trial Academy: All About Motions, November 2013
  • Speaker, An Update On Civil Practice Issues, NJAJ Civil Trial Practice, December 1, 2012
  • Speaker, Closing Arguments, Hot Tips for Civil Litigators, September 2012
  • Author, Monthly Civil Practice Update, Bergen County Bar Association
  • Moderator, Erisa, Medicare, and Medicaid Liens, Bergen County Bar Association, October 2011
  • Moderator, Minding Medicare's Interests, Liens and Set-asides in Liability Cases, Bergen County Bar Association, January 2011
  • Moderator, Direct and Cross-examination of Defense and Plaintiff Doctors, Bergen County Bar Association, February 2007
  • Speaker, Bounds of Bias Cross-examination, ATLA Boardwalk, 2008

Representative Clients:

  • Murphy v. Implicito, 392, N.J. Super. 245 App. Div. 2007

Educational Background:

  • Hamilton College, B.A., Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1993
  • Harvard University Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, J.D., Cum Laude, 1996
Office Location for Michael J. Epstein

340 West Passaic Street
Rochelle Park, NJ 07662

Phone: 201-845-5962

Fax: 201-845-5973


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Last Updated: 9/11/2018

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