Michael earned his Juris Doctor's degree, cum laude, from Seton Hall University School of Law and his Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the Pennsylvania State University. Following law school, he served as a judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Alfred D. Schiaffo, J.S.C. He was subsequently associated with Hannoch Weisman, PC in its civil litigation department before founding Weiler & Brandman. He is admitted to practice in New Jersey and New York, the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, and the Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Michael was awarded a Martindale Hubbell® AV® peer review rating, the highest rating available for legal ability and professional ethics.
Michael approaches his representation of a client as a collaborative four-step process: listen to the facts and issues presented by the client, explain the legal implications, advise as to possible courses of action and, finally, in conjunction with the client, decide on a plan of action. Michael prides himself on keeping the client informed and involved every step of the way.
Michael is equally comfortable working with clients new to their situation, whether it be a first-time homebuyer, an entrepreneur starting a new venture or a couple seeking estate planning, as he is with seasoned business professionals dealing with sales, contracts and employment issues. However, since each client's needs are different, Michael appreciates that flexibility and understanding are key elements of the working relationship.
Michael has been appointed by the Supreme Court of New Jersey to serve several terms on the Supreme Court's District Fee Arbitration Committee and District Attorney Ethics Committee. After many years of service on both committees, in 2011, Michael was selected to lead the District XII Ethics Committee as its Secretary. The role of the committee is to investigate and, where appropriate, prosecute attorneys violating established codes of professional conduct.