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Michael Pastacaldi

Michael Pastacaldi

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  • Criminal Law, Landlord Tenant, Domestic Violence...
  • New Jersey
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Michael Pastacaldi is a graduate of Seton Hall University School of Law. While in law school, Mr. Pastacaldi served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Mark Falk, United States Magistrate Judge for the District of New Jersey. In addition, Mr. Pastacaldi worked part-time at a mid-sized law firm specializing in civil litigation in Hudson County. After law school, Mr. Pastacaldi served an appointment as judicial clerk to the Honorable Paul M. DePascale, J.S.C., in the criminal division in Hudson County, New Jersey. Upon entering private practice, Mr. Pastacaldi represented doctors and hospitals throughout New Jersey while employed at a New Jersey civil defense firm. During this time, Mr. Pastacaldi also represented criminal defendants in the New Jersey appellate and trial levels. In 2011, Mr. Pastacaldi founded his own law firm that offers individualized attention to each client’s legal matter. Mr. Pastacaldi is licensed to practice law in New Jersey, Washington D.C., and the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. He has tried over fifty trials in the Superior Courts of New Jersey. In addition, he has represented numerous clients at the appellate level on both criminal and family matters. He has been named in New Jersey Law Journal and Newark Star Ledger in 2014 for his work on post-conviction relief for Mr. Roberts in the State of New Jersey v. Rodney Roberts case; and previously by the New Jersey Law Journal for his successful representation of the plaintiff in Fernandes v. Arantes. Moreover, Mr. Pastacaldi argued before the New Jersey Supreme Court in the fall of 2014 representing the defendant in State of New Jersey v. John Tate. The New Jersey Supreme Court reversed the defendant's conviction and all charges were later dismissed.

Seton Hall University School of Law
J.D. (2008) | Law
Activities: Sports and Entertainment Law Journal, Interscholastic Moot Court
Wheaton College
B.A. (2000)
Professional Experience
The Law Office of Michael Pastacaldi
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Jim Sharp & Associates, LLC
Judicial Law Clerk
Superior Court of New Jersey
Articles & Publications
Post-Conviction Relief: Getting Around the Five Year Time Bar
New Jersey Criminal Lawyer Blog
The Five Year Time Bar on Post-Conviction Relief
New Jersey Criminal Lawyer Blog
Kansas High Court deems DUI Refusal Law Unconstitutional
New Jersey Criminal Lawyer Blog
Speaking Engagements
Haiti: Rule of Law, ESCDROJ
The Role of the Criminal Defense Attorney, Columbia University
Top 40 Under 40
National Trial Lawyers
10 Best for Client Satisfaction
American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
10 Best Under 40
American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
Top 10 Attorneys
National Academy of Family Law Attorneys
Client's Choice
Top 10 Under 40
National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
Professional Associations
Hudson County Bar Association
American Bar Association
New Jersey Association for Justice
New Jersey State Bar
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New Jersey
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Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • Landlord Tenant
  • Domestic Violence
  • Juvenile Law
  • English
Social Media
Websites & Blogs
Michael Pastacaldi's Website Profile
New Jersey Criminal Lawyer Blog
Contact & Map
The Law Office of Michael Pastacaldi
665 Newark Ave
Jersey City, NJ 07306
Telephone: (201) 630-0065