Michael J. Pender

Partner and Atlantic City Personal Injury 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; Arbitrator, New Jersey Superior Court, Civil Division.

Mr. Pender has been recognized as a “Super Lawyer” in New Jersey Monthly Magazine for 2018 and 2019 in the field of personal injury. The “Super Lawyer” recognition is based on balloting statewide and selection by a Blue Ribbon Panel. Of the approximately 80,000 attorneys practicing in New Jersey, less than 100 in the field of plaintiff’s personal injury achieve this distinction.

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); Counsel to Pleasantville Housing Authority (1997-2017).


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


  • Atlantic and Cape May County Bar Associations
  • New Jersey State Bar Associations
  • American Association for Justice (AAJ)
  • Association of the Federal Bar of the State of New Jersey; American Board of Trial Advocates

Reported Cases

  • Ryan v. Renny, 203 N.J. 37
  • 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)

Personal Injury Practice Areas

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