Peter A. Michael

Peter A. Michael

Peter Michael Law, LLC
  • Personal Injury, Criminal Law, DUI & DWI ...
  • New Jersey
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Peter Michael, Esq., is the Founding Partner at Peter Michael Law, LLC., who focuses his practice primarily on Personal Injury litigation, Criminal Defense, Traffic & Municipal Court matters, and Real Estate Transactions.

Mr. Michael strives in his practice to provide vigorous and efficient representation tailored to each client’s particular needs and goals. Prior to forming Beralo and Michael, Mr. Michael worked extensively on various civil litigation matters, including Landlord-Tenant issues, commercial litigation, and workers compensation matters for two mid-size New Jersey Law Firms. As a member of Beralo & Michael, Mr. Michael appears regularly within the Superior Court and Municipal Court within Jersey City, Hudson County, and all of North and Central New Jersey.

Mr. Michael has previously severed on the Rutgers Community & Transactional Lawyering Clinic, where he incorporated various non-profit corporations, including advising and representing the Clinics second ever filing of a B-Corporation.

Mr. Michael earned his undergraduate degree in Political Science with a minor in Economics from Rutgers University – Newark in 2014, and his Juris Doctorate from Rutgers Law School in 2017. He is also an active member of the New Jersey State Bar Association and the Essex County Bar Association.

Rutgers School of Law-Newark
J.D. (2017) | Law
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Rutgers University - Newark
B.A. (2014) | Political Science & Economics
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Professional Experience
Partner - Attorney At Law
Peter Michael Law, LLC
- Current
Attorney At Law
Ehrlich, Petriello, Gudin & Plaza
Associate Attorney
Callagy Law
Top 10 under 40
National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
Top Attorney North America 2020
Marquis Who's Who
Professional Associations
New Jersey State Bar  # 239882018
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Essex County Bar
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New Jersey
New Jersey Courts
ID Number: 239882018
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Practice Areas
Personal Injury
Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
Criminal Law
Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
Traffic Tickets
Suspended License
Workers' Compensation
  • Arabic: Spoken
  • English: Spoken, Written
Legal Answers
Q. Due to the pandemic we cancelled our summer rental in OC NJ. Owner refuses to refund deposit. Berger realty no help. ?
A: To figure out if you are able to obtain your security deposit back will depend on the lease/contract you signed with the owner of the beach home! Hire an attorney to negotiate on your behalf. My firm offers a free consultation, feel free to contact us!
Q. Tenant wants to pay only half month of tent because he is moving out in the middle of month. Is this allowed under COVID
A: Under executive order 128, a tenant can use their security deposit to pay rent, so that may be an option to offer your tenants. Furthermore, if a tenant leaves with a balance, you may deduct that balance from the tenants security deposit. But it is CRUCIAL to send your tenant a security deposit return notice which states the amount of their security deposit and what is being deducted and for what cause.

So be sure to gain your tenants new address so you can send them the notice and the remaining balance of their security deposit. Furthermore, if your tenants have already exhausted their security deposit and are leaving mid month so they are only seeking to pay half the months rent, under the lease they are obligated to pay the full month. Therefore, you do have a legal contractual claim in court for the remaining balance. Hire an experienced attorney in this area. Feel free to give me a call to discuss your options! Best of luck! ... Read More
Q. If a gift deed on a house is notarized but not filed, is it still valid?
A: If the ownership of the property is being transferred as a gift, the new owner must still record the deed and title within the local municipality. You may need help of an attorney, feel free to contact my office for a free consultation!
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Peter Michael Law, LLC
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Peter Michael Law, LLC.
567 Summit Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07306
Telephone: (201) 292-1930
Monday: Open 24 hours
Tuesday: Open 24 hours
Wednesday: Open 24 hours
Thursday: Open 24 hours (Today)
Friday: Open 24 hours
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Peter Michael Law, LLC
By Appointment Only
1191 Morris Avenue
Union, NJ 07086
Toll-Free: (201) 292-1930