Michael J. Montanari, Esq.

Michael Montanari NJ Trial Attorney

Founding Partner

Location: Little Falls, New Jersey
Phone: 973-233-4396
Toll-Free: 888-877-7985
Fax: 973-785-8182
Email: E-mail Me

With over twenty years of experience, Michael J. Montanari, is recognized as one of New Jersey’s most formidable litigators and trial counsel. The founder and owner of Montanari Law Group, LLC., Michael is experienced in a wide array of areas of law. The breadth of his experience and professional accomplishments underscores a fundamental commitment to achievement, whether it be in family and matrimonial law, criminal defense, or civil litigation.

Michael started his career focused on criminal practice and labor law. During this time, he honed his skills as an exceptional negotiator and trial attorney. He then expanded his practice, bringing all of his knowledge and experience into the realms of Civil and Family Law. No matter what type of legal matter, Mr. Montanari fights vigorously to safeguard his clients’ rights, advocate for their interests, and powerfully support their claims.

Mr. Montanari has had the distinct privilege to appear before the New Jersey Supreme Court in State v Ferguson, et al. 238 N.J. 78 (2019). In this matter, he successfully argued to have a first-degree charge of strict liability for drug-induced death dismissed, preventing his client from facing a potential sentence of twenty years in prison.

His dedication to exceptional client service extends beyond his legal practice, with his continued commitment to serving the community. Since 2016, Mr. Montanari has been the Board of Health Attorney for the Township of Springfield. He also serves as labor counsel to the City of Clifton. In addition, Mr. Montanari is a Trustee of the Passaic County Bar Association.

After graduating from Fordham University, Mr. Montanari went on to earn his Juris Doctor from Seton Hall University School of Law.

Since beginning his career in law, an enduring theme has emerged: to excel. As Mr. Montanari continues to lead Montanari Law Group, serving on behalf of his clients in a diverse set of practice areas, it is those whom he represents who reap the benefits.

Practice Areas

Bar Admissions

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


  • Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, New Jersey
    • J.D.
  • Fordham University
    • B.A.
    • Major: History


  • Founding Partner, The Montanari Law Group, LLC.
  • Public Defender, Bloomfield Municipal Court
  • Board of Health Attorney, Springfield Township

Honors, Awards, and Achievements

  • America’s Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys – 2017
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys 10 Best – 2020
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2010, 2011 & 2012;
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys – 2020
  • Italian Tribune Best NJ Lawyer for Criminal, Labor & Employment Law – 2012


To speak with one of our highly knowledgeable attorneys, contact us today at (973)-233-4396 or toll-free at (888)-877-7985. You can also complete the form below to begin your conversation. We are a personalized, boutique-style law firm that offers free initial consultations and flexible appointment options.