Michael Noblett handles a wide range of complex civil litigation, litigating bodily injury and subrogation claims for major financial institutions and defending clients against general liability claims, including construction defect, product liability, automobile negligence and, primarily, premises liability. Michael handles all phases of these cases, from inception through discovery and resolution. He also provides guidance to insurers on coverage issues and litigates a variety of coverage claims.
Michael knows his way around a courtroom. While at Rutgers Law, he worked as a law clerk in the private practice of the Honorable Brenda Cuba, the former Municipal Court judge of Westfield, New Jersey. He also served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Ann G. McCormick of the Middlesex County, New Jersey, Superior Court while she was the mass tort judge responsible for overseeing and adjudicating all toxic mass tort litigation throughout the state.
Michael began his post-graduate legal career clerking for Judge McCormick after she was elevated to the Chancery Division in Middlesex County, assisting with the adjudication of business litigation and mortgage foreclosure actions. After transitioning into private practice, Michael litigated mass tort asbestos claims as an associate with a national defense litigation firm, and assisted in the representation of both plaintiffs and defendants in general liability claims as an associate with a boutique litigation firm. He has been a certified mediator in New Jersey since 2013.
Michael believes that no matter the case, effective advocacy involves telling a winning story, whether at a settlement conference, a motion hearing, or an arbitration or mediation. A knowledgeable researcher, skilled writer and persuasive oral advocate, he has a well-deserved track record of success in advancing his clients’ positions with judges, mediators and other lawyers. While Michael understands settlement after the discovery phase of litigation is often the best outcome for clients, he is a trial lawyer at heart and eagerly looks forward to the day when he can take the right case to trial.