Michael J. Paragano

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Class Actions
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
  • Complex Litigation

EDUCATION

  • Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, New Jersey, 2011
  • Rutgers University, Criminal Justice and Sociology, 2008

BAR ADMISSION

  • New Jersey, 2011
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 2011
  • New York, 2012
  • Overview
  • Notable Representations

Michael J. Paragano is an associate at Nagel Rice. He concentrates his practice in the areas of personal injury, medical malpractice, class actions and civil litigation.

Michael was named to the Rising Stars list for 2017.  Prior to joining Nagel Rice in 2016, Michael was an associate at a New Jersey law firm where he exclusively focused his practice representing plaintiffs in civil litigation, including personal injury and medical malpractice matters.

Michael attended college at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey where he obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice and Sociology, with honors. Thereafter, Mr. Paragano received his Juris Doctor from the Seton Hall University School of Law, cum laude.

While in law school, he was a member of the Mock Trial Team and received the Joseph P. Lordi Memorial Scholarship based on academics after his first year. Following law school, he served as law clerk for the Honorable Donald W. De Leo, Surrogate of Hudson County.

He was admitted to practice law in New Jersey and the District of New Jersey in 2011 and New York in 2012. He is a member of the Middlesex County Bar Association as well as the New Jersey Association for Justice (NJAJ). He currently serves as the Co-Chairman of the Young Lawyers Division for the Middlesex County Bar Association.

Michael was named to the Super Lawyer’s Rising Stars list in 2017 and 2018.

  • $460,000 – settlement for a family injured when a motor vehicle struck their vehicle from behind on the Garden State Parkway.
  • $312,500 – settlement for a passenger injured when a garbage truck made an improper left turn and struck the vehicle she was traveling in.
  • $250,000 – settlement for passenger injured when a motor vehicle left the highway and struck the vehicle she was traveling in.
  • $200,000 – settlement for customer injured when she slipped on debris located on the floor of a local deli
  • $100,000 – settlement in case involving pedestrian struck by motor vehicle while crossing the street in a crosswalk.
  • $100,000 – settlement in case involving pedestrian struck by motor vehicle while crossing the street in a crosswalk.