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
  • Published Works
  • 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.

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.

  • Balducci v. Cige, 456 N.J. Super. 219 (App. Div. 2018)
  • $1,100,000 – settlement for an injured driver when another vehicle crossed over into his lane and struck him head on.
  • $500,000 – settlement for a dog bite resulting in permanent facial scarring and emotional distress
  • $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 customer injured on ice/snow that accumulated on the floor in a mall.
  • $250,000 – settlement for passenger injured when a motor vehicle left the highway and struck the vehicle in the lane she was traveling in.
  • $200,000 – settlement for customer injured when she slipped on debris located on the floor of a 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.