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Michael D. Celentano - Of Counsel

MICHAEL D. CELENTANO is Of Counsel in the Firm’s Insurance Services and Litigation Groups. He has extensive experience in a wide range of civil litigation, including products liability, premises liability, automobile negligence, complex personal injury, construction litigation, complex commercial litigation, and contract disputes. He also has substantial experience in class action litigation. Mr. Celentano regularly appears in state and federal court in connection with these matters and has experience in all phases of such litigation. He represents a wide range of clients including insurance companies, small and large businesses, and individuals who have been named as defendants in civil lawsuits.

Mr. Celentano has served as one of the lead attorneys on several large class action matters involving a broad spectrum of issues, including product liability, exposure to bloodborne pathogens, insurance claims, and several other matters. In handling the day-to-day responsibilities of defending such large class actions, Mr. Celentano actively participated in class certification proceedings, complex discovery of electronically stored information, depositions, and extensive motion practice associated with all aspects of class action litigation. He also has experience in mass tort litigation.

Mr. Celentano received his Juris Doctorate from New England Law, Boston in 2012. At New England Law, Mr. Celentano was the Lead Article Editor for the New England Journal on Criminal and Civil Confinement. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Celentano served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Randal C. Chiocca, J.S.C., for the Superior Court of New Jersey, Passaic and Essex Vicinages.

Mr. Celentano received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Drew University in 2009, with a major in Psychology and a minor in Sociology. He was a four-year starter for the Drew University Men’s Lacrosse Team and served as team captain during his senior year. Additionally, while at Drew University, Mr. Celentano was elected President of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee.

Mr. Celentano is admitted to the New Jersey and New York State bars.