Michael Shulman is a Certified Criminal Trial Attorney

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The Supreme Court of New Jersey recently certified Michael R. Shulman as a Criminal Trial Attorney. This is a very prestigious designation that takes years of sustained excellence to achieve. Some estimates indicate that there are nearly 100,000 lawyers in New Jersey, but only a few hundred lawyers in the entire state have been Certified by the Supreme Court as Criminal Trial Attorneys.

When you hire Michael Shulman, you can feel confident that you are being represented by a Certified Criminal Trial Attorney who has the skill, experience, and audacity to fight on your behalf and achieve the best possible outcome.

Many people end up involved in difficult legal situations. Whether you’re navigating a contentious divorce or have been charged with a crime, you’ll need help from a trusted law firm in Jersey City, NJ. Michael R. Shulman- Attorney at Law, LLC can handle your case.

Mr. Shulman takes on clients from across the state of New Jersey. His goal is to help his clients through difficult situations. You’ll get reliable legal services at an affordable price.

What Is a Certified Criminal Trial Attorney?

When a lawyer receives the designation of Certified Criminal Trial Attorney, it means that they have demonstrated certain levels of experience, education, knowledge, and skill when it comes to criminal trial practice in the State of New Jersey. Before the NJ Supreme Court chooses an attorney for this honor, the court must ensure that the attorney meets very specific requirements:

  1. The attorney has been a member of the NJ Bar Association, and maintained good standing, for more than five years.
  2.  The attorney has attended Continuing Legal Education (CLE) programs while practicing law in New Jersey.
  3. The attorney has proven experience as a criminal trial lawyer who prepares legal matters for litigation and handles cases in the courtroom.
  4. The attorney’s peers in the legal community, including other lawyers and judges, have expressed their support through favorable evaluations of the attorney’s character and ability.
  5. The attorney passed a rigorous written examination on important areas of criminal trial law.

The certification process for becoming a Certified Criminal Trial Attorney is the only official vetting process for NJ attorneys. You may come across lawyers who boast about their credentials and case results; however, unless that lawyer can say that they are Certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Criminal Trial Attorney, they have not been recognized as an expert when it comes to criminal trial practice in New Jersey.

Why You Should Choose a Certified Criminal Trial Attorney

When a criminal defense lawyer is certified by the NJ Supreme Court and designated as a Certified Criminal Trial Attorney, it means a great deal for both the attorney and their clients. The designation is meant to provide prospective clients with valuable information about lawyers in New Jersey. The NJ Board on Attorney Certification has specified that the attorney certification program protects consumers and helps them to make informed decisions when seeking and selecting a lawyer.

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Not all law cases are the same. Whether you have criminal charges, a matter in family court, or a case in municipal court, it’s important to find an attorney who has experience with your situation. You can turn to attorney Shulman when you need a:

  • Criminal defense attorney
  • Traffic law attorney
  • Municipal court attorney
  • Family law attorney
  • Personal injury attorney

He also is very experienced in filing expungements. You can clean up your record so that your past mistakes don’t affect your future. Call 908-247-4491 now to learn more about our legal services.


Colleen McCourt
Colleen McCourt
March 28, 2023.
Mr. Michael Shulman is an amazing attorney. What could have been a devastating situation, he turned into a lesser charge. Thanks to him, I still get to come home at night to my family. I would highly recommend him to anyone in need of great representation. I would give 100 stars if I could.
Brittany Bolton
Brittany Bolton
November 20, 2022.
If I could give Mr.Shulman 100 stars I would. Because he is wonderful. I highly recommend him. He helped me when I felt like my back was against the wall. It’s not all about a dollar to him. TRUST ME I KNOW. He actually cares. Unlike many other lawyers. Thanks again for taking on my case and speaking for me when I couldn’t speak for myself.
Lavora washington
Lavora washington
June 20, 2022.
I can’t stress how awesome of an attorney Michael Shulman is!
D Murray
D Murray
December 11, 2021.
I sincerely appreciate Michael Shulman's efforts to exonerate me. He told me after reviewing my case that we were going to get a dismissal, and we did. There are great attorneys, great people out there that want to usher in justice. Mr. Shulman is one of them. Thank you Michael!
rah Coleon
rah Coleon
October 8, 2021.
Estephanie Guzman
Estephanie Guzman
September 30, 2021.
Len’ee Ates
Len’ee Ates
September 22, 2021.
He’s Fantastic! Responds quickly. He doesn’t exaggerate to get your money and he’s very much so active. I would recommend to anyone.
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Isamel Walking testimony
March 17, 2021.
Top notch lawyer smart straight to the point and will be at best fully and straight with you. Great lawyer
Toby Lang
Toby Lang
November 20, 2020.
Words do no justice for the outstanding service and professionalism I experienced being represented by Michael Shulman. Some background: I was found with a small, 500 MG weed cartridge for my vape pen and was subsequently arrested in NJ. I was given the option for a public defender but decided against it after speaking with some friends who are attorneys. I found my way to Michael Shulman through word of mouth, and I could not have chosen better representation. Michael is thorough, quick to respond to emails (I rarely waited longer than 10 minutes) and answers all questions without hesitation. He has a clear grasp of the law and criminal defense and provides you with all your options. His prices are VERY fair given the level of service. I cannot imagine being represented by a public defender, especially after witnessing the other cases during my appearance before the judge/court. I ultimately enter a “guilty plea” and opted for the conditional discharge which is a diversionary program in municipal court that exists for first-time drug offenders. I was required to enter probation (or “mini-probation”) for one year. Following completion, the charges are dropped, and record expunged. There were some hiccups after being ordered to “mini-probation”. One month passed and I had still not receiving anything from court regarding probation. Two months, nothing. Three months, the same. Michael was proactive and reached out to the courts/probation every month to ensure I was covered, and the probation start date was not extended. This is the type of service you do not get with a public defender. In short, if you find yourself needing criminal defense, do not play with your future. Call, email, text Michael Shulman. You will be glad you did.

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Michael Shulman was born and raised in North Jersey and has practiced law in the area for more than a decade. His career began as a law clerk in Union County Superior Court where he gained invaluable skills legal research and writing skills.

Meet with the lead attorney at our law firm today. You’ll get a free, 30-minute consultation.