Phone: (908) 526-0707
Fax: (908) 725-8483
77 N Bridge St
Somerville, New Jersey 08876
Mr. O’Grodnick is a partner at Savo, Schalk, Gillespie, O’Grodnick & Fisher. Since 2006, Michael has focused his practice in commercial litigation, with a particular concentration in real property, chancery matters, and contract disputes. He has represented and won cases for a wide array of clients including individuals, small businesses, corporations, municipalities, real estate developers, international banks, utility companies, and State entities.
Michael graduated cum laude from the University of Rhode Island in 2002 and earned his Juris Doctorate from New England Law Boston in 2005. Having litigated hundreds of cases, Michael has developed a reputation as a practical, fair, and hard-working trial attorney. Throughout his career, Michael has successfully obtained millions of dollars in judgments on behalf of his clients and has prevailed on numerous cases in the Appellate Courts.
Michael’s other core practice areas include civil and corporate litigation, municipal law, contract review and negotiation, land use/zoning, mortgage foreclosures, partnership disputes, criminal defense, commercial disputes, insurance coverage disputes, will/estate litigation, collections and post-judgment enforcement, quiet titles, small claims/special civil part claims, dental/medical malpractice and appeals. Michael has represented many of the major NJ residential and commercial landlords and developers and has litigated well over 500 landlord/tenant eviction trials. He lectures in the area of landlord/tenant law to other attorneys and real estate professionals.
Mr. O’Grodnick is admitted to practice in New Jersey State and Federal Courts and was admitted to the United States Supreme Court in 2014. He was named a New Jersey Super Lawyers “Rising Star” for 2014 & 2016 in the area of Business Litigation. Michael also represents several municipalities and was recently appointed as a Municipal Prosecutor in the Borough of South Plainfield, Tax Attorney for the Borough of Manville, Litigation Counsel for the Township of Bridgewater, and has served as Special Counsel to Somerset County. He serves on the District XIII (Hunterdon, Somerset, Warren County) Ethics Committee and is a Trustee of the Somerset County Bar Foundation.
Mr. O’Grodnick is responsible for all levels of case management including client interviews, depositions, complex discovery matters, expert witnesses, complex research, briefs, pleadings, motions, hearings, dispute resolution, settlements, trials and appeals.