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Michael A. Alberico

Associate
15000 Midlantic Drive, Suite 200
P.O. Box 5429
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
(856) 414-6016
(856) 414-6077 - Fax
maalberico@mdwcg.com

Michael is a member of the casualty department handling matters within Marshall Dennehey's Amusement, Sports, and Recreation Litigation Practice Group. He defends theme parks, water parks, roller skating rinks, ski areas, and bowling centers in claims involving personal injury. Michael also handles matters involving premises liability as well as automobile liability and has experience defending indemnity, conversion, property damage, and diminution in value claims.

In 2009, Michael earned his Bachelor of Science from Cornell University's School of Hotel Administration.  Michael concentrated his studies at the Hotel School in the food and beverage industry.

After graduating Cornell, Michael spent time in the business hospitality sector.  He was the general manager of an upscale South Jersey bowling alley, where he oversaw the operation of a $3 million business entity.  Included in his duties were mediating disputes and internal labor conflicts and increasing efficiency.  After working in bowling operations for over a year, he transitioned to a national wine and spirits company as a regional sales manager.

Michael received his juris doctor from Rutgers School of Law in 2015.  During his time in law school, he served as the Rutgers Journal of Law and Religion's Editor-in-Chief.  Before his stint as Editor-in-Chief, Michael served as the Journal's Associate New Development's Editor, where he penned the article "Shave that Man's Beard, That is an Order: Why United States Army Service Members can be Forcibly Shaved," which was selected for publication in the Fall 2013 edition.  Also during law school, Michael served as a legal intern for a Philadelphia insurance defense firm, assisting in casualty defense matters.

After law school, Michael served as a law clerk to the Honorable Carol E. Higbee in the New Jersey Appellate Division. Michael volunteers his time at Bancroft, where he assists individuals with autism, acquired brain injuries, and other developmental disabilities in extraccurriculare activities, including coaching the adult program's track team for participation in the Special Olympics

Significant Representative Matters

  • Successfully obtained a no cause of action at trial in favor of his client, a repossession company, by successfully defending its interests against claims of theft and automobile damage.

Published Works

  • "Redefining Gross Negligence: Can Recreational Sport Operators Insulate Themselves From Liability With Pre-Injury Waivers?" Reprint in New Jersey Defense magazine, Winter 2018

  • “Redefining Gross Negligence: Can Recreational Sport Operators Insulate Themselves From Liability With Pre-Injury Waivers?,” Defense Digest, Vol. 23, No. 1, March 2017

Education

  • Rutgers Law School (J.D., 2015)

    Law Review: Editor-in-Chief, Rutgers Journal of Law & Religion

    Publication: Shave That Man's Beard, That Is An Order: Why United States Army Service Members Can Be Forcibly Shaved, 15 Rutgers J.L. & Religion 167 (2013)

    Activities: Pro Bono Mediation Project

  • Cornell University, Ithaca, NY (B.S., 2009)

    Honors: Dean's List Fall 2007 and Spring 2009

Pro Bono Activities

  • Bancroft, Haddonfield, NJ, Volunteer

    Atlantic County Vocational School, Mays Landing, NJ, Volunteer

Law Alerts April 1, 2018
The plaintiff brought suit for injuries sustained when she slipped on a foam ball located on the floor surrounding a ball pit. The court found the attraction of the ball pit is to play in an area overfilled with foam balls; therefore, no reasonable..., Case Law Alerts, 2nd Quarter, April 2018 Case Law Alerts is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide information on recent developments of interest to our readers. This publication is not intended to provide legal advice...
Law Alerts April 1, 2018
The plaintiff brought suit for injuries sustained when he was struck in the face by a golf club while watching a demonstration on how to hit a golf ball. The court reversed the trial judge’s granting of summary judgment in the defendant’..., Case Law Alerts, 2nd Quarter, April 2018 Case Law Alerts is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide information on recent developments of interest to our readers. This publication is not intended to provide legal advice...
Law Alerts April 1, 2018
A minor visited a trampoline park with a friend’s parent who signed a liability waiver containing an arbitration provision for the minor. The minor sustained injuries at the park during this visit. The court determined that a non-guardian..., Case Law Alerts, 2nd Quarter, April 2018 Case Law Alerts is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide information on recent developments of interest to our readers. This publication is not intended to provide legal advice...
Defense Digest Article March 1, 2017
Defense Digest, Vol. 23, No. 1, March 2017 by Michael A. Alberico, Esquire Key Points: Pre-injury liability waivers are unenforceable against gross negligence claims. Gross negligence is now more akin to negligence on the liability..., Defense Digest, Vol. 23, No. 1, March 2017. Defense Digest is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide information on recent legal developments of interest to our readers. This publication is not intended to provide legal...

Education

  • Rutgers School of Law (J.D., 2015)
  • Cornell University (B.S., 2009)

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 2015
  • Pennsylvania, 2015
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 2016

Associations & Memberships

  • International Amusement and Leisure Defense Association, Inc., (IALDA) 2018

Year Joined Organization: 2016

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