Michael J. Pender

Partner and Atlantic City Accident Attorney

Born in Plainfield, New Jersey, Admitted to the bar January 1994, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Civil Trial Attorney; Counsel to Pleasantville Housing Authority; Arbitrator, New Jersey Superior Court, Civil Division.

Mr. Pender received a “Preeminent” Rating for legal ability and ethical standards according to peer review rating by Martindale-Hubbell; this is reserved for lawyers that exhibit the highest level of professional excellence as noted by their peers.

Formerly: Judicial Clerk, Honorable William L. Forester, Superior Court of New Jersey, Civil Division (1993-94); Division of Youth and Family Services, caseworker responsible for child abuse and neglect investigations (1988-90).


Rutgers University (B.S., 1988); Rutgers University Law School (J.D., 1993).


Atlantic and Cape May County Bar Associations, New Jersey State Bar Associations; The Association of Trial Lawyers of America; Association of the Federal Bar of the State of New Jersey; American Board of Trial Advocates

Reported Cases

Mahoney v. Podolnick, 168 NJ 202 (2001); Holdsworth v. Galler, 345 NJ Super 294 (App. Div. 2001); Atlantic City v. Karins, 152 NJ 532 (1998); State v. Paone, 290 NJ Super 494 (App. Div. 1996). Ryan vs. Renny, 408 N.J. Super 590 (2009).

Practice Areas

Michael Pender is an Atlantic City medical malpractice attorney. He handles civil cases like product liability, premises liability, wrongful death, construction accidents, explosions and elevator and escalator malfunctions. As an Atlantic City accident lawyer, Mr. Pender also handles cases involving car, truck and bus accidents, as well as Atlantic City casino negligence cases.

If you would like to speak with attorney Pender, please contact our personal injury law office to set up a free consultation.