Michael A. Alberico


Michael is a member of the casualty department where he defends individuals and entities against product liability and construction defect claims. He also defends theme parks, roller skating rinks,  bowling centers, climbing walls, and other recreation centers in claims involving personal injury. Michael also handles matters involving premises, liquor, and automobile liability and has experience defending indemnity, conversion, property damage, and diminution in value claims. 

Throughout his career, Michael has worked with each of his clients to find the most effective solutions that best suits the specifics of their case including resolving cases through settlement negotiations, mediation, arbitration or jury trial.  

Michael earned his Bachelor of Science from Cornell University.  Michael concentrated his studies in the food and beverage industry. After graduating Cornell, Michael spent time in the business hospitality sector, including time as a bowling center general manager and a regional sales manager for a national wine and spirits company.  Michael received his juris doctor from Rutgers School of Law.  During his time in law school, he served as the Rutgers Journal of Law and Religion's Editor-in-Chief.  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 extracurricular 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.

Represented client at a bench trial against a post settlement indemnification claim involving complex and novel common law and contractual risk transfer disputes.

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

Pro Bono Activities

Bancroft, Haddonfield, NJ, Volunteer

Atlantic County Vocational School, Mays Landing, NJ, Volunteer

New Jersey
U.S. District Court District of New Jersey
Rutgers School of Law (J.D., 2015)
Cornell University (B.S., 2009)
Associations & memberships
International Amusement and Leisure Defense Association, Inc., (IALDA) 2018
Year joined