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Michael James Deem

Michael J. Deem

Toms River, New Jersey
800-556-SHEA (7432)
732-408-WILL (9455) (Manchester Area)
732-451-0800 (Brick Area)

Michael J. Deem, Esq. was first admitted to the State Bar of New Jersey in 1999 after four years of undergraduate and three years of post-graduate study at Touro Law School in Huntington, New York. (B.A. 1993; Juris Doctor,1998). While in Law School, Mr. Deem received distinction in Torts Law and Contracts. He was selected to participate in the Family Law Clinic where he represented less privileged people in Domestic Violence hearings, child support reduction hearings and alimony hearings.

Shortly after graduation, Mr. Deem gained admission to practice in New Jersey, as well as within the following jurisdictions: U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey (1999). He is Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney and also Certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy as a Civil Trial Advocate.  Mr. Deem is a Rule 1:40 Qualified Mediator, as well as a Civil Arbitrator and Contract Arbitrator for the Superior Court’s Mandatory, Non-Binding Arbitration Program.

He is an active member of the Ocean County Bar Association and the New Jersey Association for Justice Board of Governors.  In addition, he is a member of the NJAJ Civil Practice Committee and the American Association for Justice.

Mr. Deem spent the earlier part of his legal career defending insurance companies and self-insured businesses against consumer allegations of injury as a result of the negligent acts or omissions of others. Now Mr. Deem is making good use of his insurance-defense experience. Michael has chosen to represent individuals who have suffered catastrophic injury as a result of the negligence of others.

From the first time Mr. Deem meets a client, he starts preparing for battle against the insurance companies by searching outside the box for unique trial strategies that the defense will never see coming. “I invest a great deal of time keeping up with the current changes in the law. I continually educate myself with new trial techniques and I strive to expose deceptive defense practices and the junk science they espouse through their hired guns. My job is to present the truth to the jury, and to effectively counter defense tactics to distort the truth.”

Mr. Deem has extensive trial and appellate experience handling complex personal injury and insurance coverage claims.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Automobile Collisions
  • Recreational and Sports Injuries
  • Motorcycle Collisions
  • Dog Bites
  • Brain Injuries
  • Wrongful Death
  • Premises Liability-Slip and Fall
  • Product Liability
  • Truck Collisions
  • Nursing Home Injuries
  • Extensive Property Damage Litigation
  • Insurance Coverage Disputes
  • Automobile Insurance Law
  • Homeowner’s Insurance Law
  • PIP/No-Fault Litigation
  • Workers’ Compensation

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 1999
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1999


  • Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, Huntington, New York
    • J.D. - 1998
  • Stockton State College, Pomona, New Jersey
    • B.A. - 1993
  • Bishop George Ahr High School - 1989

Published Works

  • Punitive Damages in Tort Law, West Publishing, May, 1996
  • Attempted Service: How Far Do Practitioners Have to Go Before Seeking a Substituted Order?, 157 N.J.L.J. 849, Aug, 30, 1999


  • Real Estate, Coldwell Banker, 2005
  • Estate Planning, Berger Financial, 2005

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Ocean County Bar Association
  • New Jersey Association for Justice
  • American Association for Justice

Past Employment Positions

  • Connell, Connell & Camassa, Manasquan, NJ, Associate, Civil Trial Attorney, 2004 - August 31, 2005
  • Campbell, Foley, Lee, Murphy & Cernigliaro, Asbury, NJ, Associate, Civil Trial Attorney, May 1, 2000 - 2004
  • Ronan, Tuzzio & Giannone, Tinton, NJ, Attorney, September 1, 1999 - May 31, 2000
  • Hon. Martin Kravarik, J.S.C., New Jersey Superior Court, New Brunswick, NJ, Law Clerk, September 1, 1998 - August 31, 1999
  • Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office, Intern, 1992


  • Pi Sigma