Michael T. Buonocore, Esq

Michael T. Buonocore, Esq

Michael T. Buonocore focuses his practice of law in first party property damage cases and bad faith insurance litigation. He is a former plaintiff’s personal injury attorney of Seigel Law, LLC in Ridgewood, New Jersey. Michael is also formerly an insurance defense attorney from Liberty Mutual Insurance Company. He uses the experience gained while working as both a defense and plaintiff’s lawyer to be a zealous advocate for those who were cheated by their insurance companies from the monies and compensation they deserve.

Michael T. Buonocore, a life-long New Jersey resident, is an associate at Merlin Law Group. Prior to joining Merlin, Mr. Buonocore was a plaintiff’s attorney at Seigel Law in Ridgewood, New Jersey, where he litigated numerous civil cases and took nine (9) jury trials to verdict. As a defense lawyer, Mr. Buonocore handled hundreds of civil cases and took many jury trial matters to verdict

Prior to his work as a civil litigator, Mr. Buonocore clerked for the Hon. Donald Venezia, J.S.C. in Bergen County Superior Court. Mr. Buonocore graduated from the University of Massachusetts School of Law. He attended college at Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania. During his time at Susquehanna University, he was a student-athlete—playing varsity football all four years of matriculation. He was a starting member of the teams Liberty League Championship season during his senior year and received accolades for his play on the field.

To learn more about insurance claim disputes from Mr. Buonocore, read his valuable contributions to the Merlin Law Group Blog here. 

University of Massachusetts School of Law

Susquehanna University
Bachelor of Arts

  • Classes/Seminars Taught

    Expedited Trials in a Nutshell, New Jersey Association for Justice, May 2018

  • Professional Associations & Memberships

    New Jersey State Bar Association

    New Jersey State Bar Association, Civil Trial Bar Section

    New Jersey State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section

    New Jersey State Bar Association, Insurance Law Section

    New Jersey Bergen County Bar Association

    New Jersey Passaic County Bar Association

    New Jersey Association for Justice

    NJAJ New Lawyers Section

    NJAJ Consumer Law Section

    NJAJ Mass Torts Section

    American Bar Association