Professional Experience

Michael Poreda is Of Counsel in the New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania offices of Lydecker. He is licensed to practice law in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania, and is admitted to practice in five of the federal jurisdictions in those states. He is an experienced litigator who has practiced widely in the areas of discrimination, civil rights, health care, personal injury, consumer fraud, and professional 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 a 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 the Chair Elect of the LGBTQ Rights Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association.

Practice Areas

  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Civil Rights Defense
  • Personal Injury
  • Consumer Fraud
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Health Care


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

Office Location

  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania


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