Michael A. Hackett, Esq.


Professional / Legal Experience
Senior Trial Attorney - Law Offices of Jonathan R. Westpy - 2001-2007
Senior Trial Attorney - Law Offices of Doreen M. Ryan - 1995-2001
Asst,. Corp Counsel - City of Newark - 1993-1995
Law Clerk - Hon. Harold W. Fullilove, J.S.C. - 1992-1993
Intern -American Arbitration Association - 1990

Substantial professional experience in personal injury litigation, general tort litigation, discovery and motion practice, municipal law, Title 59 litigation and products liability law.

Arbitration / ADR Experience
National Arbitration Forum Arbitrator
Arbitrator - New Jersey Superior Court
Arbitrator - Insurance Industry Arbitrations (UM/UIM)

Education / Professional Training
Howard University School of Law School, Juris Doctor, 1992
College of William and Mary, Bachelor of Arts in Economics, 1987
Trained in LEXIS and WESTLAW computer assisted legal research

Completed required or recommended continuing legal education courses.

Professional Admissions / Associations / Achievements
Admitted to Practice in New Jersey, 1992
Admitted to Practice Pennsylvania 1992
Admitted to Practice in Federal Court, District of New Jersey
Member Essex County Bar Association
Member Garden State Bar Association

Maintains high legal ethical standards and complies with professional responsibility rules.

The above referenced Independent Arbitrator may have decided previous National Arbitration Forum and Forthright arbitration cases involving one or more of the parties in this assigned arbitration case. This is a summary resume of the Arbitrator’s qualifications. 

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