Michael N. Colacci is an Associate at Levinson Axelrod, P.A. and a Certified Civil Mediator who serves clients throughout Union County, Middlesex County, and the surrounding areas of New Jersey.
Prior to joining the firm, Mike focused much of his practice on labor / employment law and an array of torts and civil injury matters under the New Jersey Tort Claims Act. He has experience litigating civil rights cases involving public entities and officials, including claims of wrongful arrest and excessive force, auto accidents, and other personal injury claims.
Mike’s past work in municipal litigation and insurance liability defense provides injured victims fighting against large corporations and insurance companies with invaluable insight into the “other side.”
Mike earned his Bachelor’s degree from Penn State, where he majored in Business Administration, and his law degree from Rutgers Law School. As a law student, Mike served as an Associate New Developments Editor for the Rutgers Journal of Law and Religion, and was a participant in the Honorable James Hunter III Moot Court Program.
Following law school, Mike served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Lisa Miralles Walsh, J.S.C. in the Union County Superior Court of New Jersey, Criminal Division. During his clerkship, Mike accumulated a wealth of knowledge pertaining to the criminal field, working closely with Judge Walsh and advising her on matters related to criminal motions to suppress / dismiss, and jury instructions.
In addition to litigating labor law and civil rights cases prior to his time at Levinson Axelrod, Mike practiced at a law firm which handled a range of general liability insurance defense matters in New Jersey. He leverages his experience in this field to assist injured victims, workers, and families in their pursuit of justice and compensation.
Certifications & Admissions
Mike is admitted to practice law in New Jersey, the U.S. District Court of New Jersey, and the federal U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. He is a Certified Civil Mediator by the New Jersey Administrative Office of the Courts, and has mediated numerous Special Civil / Small Claims and Landlord / Tenant cases. He is an active member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, and the Union County Bar Association.
- New Jersey State Bar Association
- Union County Bar Association
- Pennsylvania State University (B.S. Business Administration 2013)
- Rutgers University, Camden School of Law (J.D. 2016)
- New Jersey, 2016
- United States District Court of New Jersey, 2018
- United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, 2018
- Honorable Lisa Miralles Walsh, J.S.C., Superior Court of New Jersey, Law Division, Union County