Professional Experience

Michael Poreda is an Associate in the New Jersey and New York offices of Lydecker. He is licensed to practice law in New Jersey and New York, and he is admitted to the U.S. District Courts for the District of New Jersey and the Southern District of New York. He is an experienced litigator who has practiced widely in the areas of discrimination, civil rights, and medical malpractice. His past clients have included municipal entities such as school boards and police departments, a variety of for-profit and not-for-profit corporations, and political candidates. Michael clerked for the Honorable Hector R. Velazquez of the Superior Court of New Jersey in Hudson County and for the Honorable William J. Martini of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey in Newark.

Michael graduated with highest honors from Rutgers University with a B.A. He has an M.A. from Teachers College – Columbia University. He earned his J.D. magna cum laude from Seton Hall University School of Law where he was law review editor. Before attending law school, Michael taught high school history in New Jersey and has served as adjunct faculty at Rutgers University. He is on the Executive Board for the LGBTQ Rights Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association.


J.D., Seton Hall University School of Law (magna cum laude)
M.A., Teacher’s College, Columbia University
B.A., Rutgers University


  • State of New Jersey
  • State of New York
  • District of New Jersey
  • Southern District of New York
  • Eastern District of New York

Areas of Expertise

  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Civil Rights Defense
  • Personal Injury
  • Consumer Fraud
  • Commercial Litigation
  • General Liability