Michael R. Paglione is a partner in the firm and member of the Executive Committee. He focuses his practice on serious bodily injury including, head, brain and spinal injuries, burn victims, defective products, general negligence and work-related injuries. Michael has three decades of trial experience and a record of million dollar-plus settlements and awards in recovery for catastrophic injuries.
Prior to joining Szaferman Lakind, Mr. Paglione was the managing partner in his own firm, Paglione & Massi, Esqs., which was located in Hamilton, New Jersey for 25 years.
Michael is admitted to practice in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Federal Court in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. He is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Association, and the Mercer County Bar Association. He served as Trustee to the Mercer County Bar Association for 6 years, and an Officer for 4 years, before being elected President of the Mercer County Bar Association in 2010. He has served on the New Jersey State Bar Association Nominating Committee, Amicus Committee, Legislative Committee, and Judicial and Prosecutorial Appointments Committee. Michael has been named to the list of New Jersey Super Lawyers, issued by Thomson Reuters in the area of Personal Injury in 2007, 2012, 2013, 2017, 2018 and 2019.
Michael is a past Chair of the Civil Bench-Bar and the Workers’ Compensation Section for the Mercer County Bar. He served a 4 year term on the Section VII Ethics Committee, and is also a member of the American Association for Justice and The New Jersey Association for Justice.
He received his Juris Doctor from the Seton Hall University School of Law and earned his undergraduate degree, a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, from Seton Hall University. Michael is local to the Trenton area having graduated from Notre Dame High School in Lawrenceville, New Jersey.