Michael P. Cahill

Toms River, New Jersey

Mr. Cahill has focused on representing people seriously injured by others since he joined the firm in 1993, after a one-year rotating clerkship with three Ocean County Superior Court judges. He became a partner in the firm after only his fifth year. He has handled hundreds of personal injury cases and is an experienced trial attorney. He combines thoroughness and knowledge of both the law and his cases to achieve maximum results for his clients. He is known for his aggressive approach to settlement negotiations with insurance companies. He understands that people need their lawyer to be an advocate and also to answer their questions and keep them advised about their case.

Among his most prominent recent victories was a binding award of $1.1 million (which was nearly double the defense's last offer) for a young man who suffered fractures, including in his spine and chest, as a result of his truck overturning after another motorist forced him off the road; $1.5 million for a woman who suffered from a condition known as conversion disorder, which caused speech and other problems, as a result of trauma in a car accident; $750,000 for a woman who suffered a severe knee injury as a result of the dangerous condition of a commercial sidewalk; and $775,958 in settlements and judgments for an off-duty police officer who was attacked outside of a bar. Mr. Cahill also recently negotiated a $1.2 million settlement for a woman whose hip and ankle were fractured in a car accident and another totaling $750,000 for a construction worker who suffered back injuries when he was forced to the ground as a result of a tire explosion caused by a tire repairman's negligence.

Mr. Cahill took on a case for a 65-year-old truck driver who suffered a serious back injury in a truck accident. Because of quick and thorough early investigation, he was able to secure a video of the accident from a business down the road from the accident, which he then had an optics expert interpret due to the poor quality of the video. This resulted in the defense changing its position from one of contesting fault, to admitting the accident was their fault. The case then settled in 2013 for $4.15 million.*

In October 2013, Mr. Cahill won a trial for a motorcyclist who suffered serious injuries to his lower leg and other areas in an accident. The leg required five surgeries. The other driver blamed the motorcyclist for the accident, but the jury unanimously found in favor of the motorcyclist and awarded him $2.6 million, which was the largest verdict in Ocean County that year. In September 2017, he settled a case for $750,000 for a man who slipped and fell on an icy sidewalk, which its commercial owner had made no effort to make safe. The fall caused a fractured skull and a brain injury which cost the man his sense of smell and much of his sense of taste. In May 2018, Mr. Cahill completed $2.1 million settlement for a couple who sustained serious and life-changing brain and orthopedic injuries in a car accident caused when another person went through a blinking red light and stop sign.

Mr. Cahill is routinely chosen as an arbitrator by other lawyers seeking to have their clients' cases decided by someone with substantial expertise and experience in the field of personal injury law.

Mr. Cahill is a lifelong resident of our area. He is member of the Ocean County Bar Association. He has been admitted to practice in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania. He is married with four children. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling with his family, sailing and mountain biking.

*Past performance is not a guarantee of future results.

Areas of Practice

  • 100% Serious Personal Injury Litigation

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 1992
  • Pennsylvania, 1992
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1992


  • Widener University School of Law, Wilmington, Delaware
    • J.D.
  • Villanova University, Villanova, Pennsylvania
    • B.A.
    • Major: Political Science

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Ocean County Bar Association

Past Employment Positions

  • Superior Court of New Jersey, Law Clerk, 1992 - 1993


  • Sigma Nu
* This information should not create an unjustified expectation that similar results can be obtained for others without regard to the specific and legal circumstances.