Michael J. Goldstein

Michael J. Goldstein

East Orange, New Jersey

Michael J. Goldstein is a partner at the Law Offices of Richard Goldstein and focuses his practice on trial litigation. Michael graduated early from the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, where he majored in Economics. After college, Michael attended law school at Rutgers University - Newark, where he was an associate editor of the Rutgers Computer and Technology Law Review. Following his first year of law school, Michael completed a judicial externship under Hon. Dennis F. Carey, III, J.S.C., in New Jersey's Essex County Superior Court. Upon graduating from law school, Michael worked as a judicial clerk in New Jersey's Union County Superior Court for Hon. William L'E Wertheimer, J.S.C. Michael then spent the next two years working for Coughlin Duffy LLP, a Morristown firm, in its commercial litigation department. Michael then decided to join forces with his father, Richard Goldstein, Esq., to protect the rights of the victims of all types of accidents, employment discrimination, civil rights violations, and crimes. Michael is admitted to practice in New Jersey and New York, as well as the District Courts of New Jersey. Michael concentrates his practice around personal injury and employment discrimination litigation. Michael is a member of New Jersey's Association for Justice, as well as the American Bar Association, New York State Bar and the New Jersey State Bar.

Areas of Practice

  • 50% Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • 15% Slip and Fall Accidents
  • 10% Premises Liability
  • 5% Construction Site Accidents
  • 5% Products Liability
  • 5% Municipal Matters
  • 5% Employment Discrimination
  • 5% Civil Rights Violations (Police Brutality)
  • Police Misconduct
  • Race Discrimination
  • Religious Discrimination
  • Sex Discrimination
  • Misdemeanor
  • Employment Law -- Employee
  • Americans with Disabilities Act -- Employee
  • Employment Discrimination -- Employee
  • Sexual Harassment -- Employee
  • Wrongful Termination -- Employee
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents -- Plaintiff
  • Property Damage -- Plaintiff
  • Railroad Accidents -- Plaintiff
  • Slip and Fall -- Plaintiff
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Chemicals & Cosmetics
  • Firearms
  • Food & Agricultural Products
  • Machinery & Tools
  • Medical Products & Devices
  • Pharmaceutical Products
  • Recreational Products
  • Dental Malpractice
  • Toxic Mold

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 2009
  • New York, 2008
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 2009


  • Rutgers School of Law - Camden, Camden, New Jersey
    • J.D.
    • Law Journal: Rutgers Computer and Technology Law Journal, Associate Editor, 2006 - 2008
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
    • B.A. - 2000
    • Major: Economics

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Member, 2008 - Present
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Member, 2008 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association, Member, 2008 - Present
  • New Jersey Association for Justice, Member, 2011 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Coughlin Duffy LLP, Associate, 2009 - 2011
  • New Jersey Superior Court - Judge Wertheimer, Judicial Clerk, 2008 - 2009


  • Tau Kappa Epsilon