Michael Noriega, Esq. is a partner with Bramnick, Rodriguez, Grabas & Woodruff in Scotch Plains, NJ, where he heads the immigration section and assists in the management of the criminal section. He has dedicated his practice to assisting clients with legal matters throughout New Jersey. Michael is former Assistant Public Defender from the Essex County Region, where he assisted hundreds of indigent defendants and tried cases ranging from petty drug cases to murder cases. Michael began work in immigration law in 2008, when he opened his own practice focusing on the intersection of criminal and immigration. Michael regularly appears before immigration courts throughout the country, as well as in criminal courts throughout the State of New Jersey. He has argued in the Appellate Division of New Jersey, Board of Immigration Appeals, and the NJ Supreme Court. Michael has been invited to lecture throughout the State training other lawyers on the topics of criminal immigration , even lecturing during a seminar in 2013 in Costa Rica. Michael volunteers at community initiative functions throughout the State speaking to crowds of undocumented individuals about the current state of our immigration laws and its future. Michael has appeared on on Telemundo’s Revistas with Ana Esther Perez where he has been interviewed on the possible changes in Comprehensive Immigration Reform, and CNN Espanol’s Realidades en Contexto con Mercedez Soler, as a guest commentator.
Founded in the late 1940s and incorporated in 1976, the New Jersey Association for Justice (NJAJ) is headquartered in Trenton, New Jersey. NJAJ is a statewide association of over 2,700 members in private practice and public service, paralegals, law clerks, law students and law school graduates not yet admitted to the bar. NJAJ is dedicated to protecting New Jersey’s families by working to preserve and strengthen the laws for safer products and workplaces, a cleaner environment and quality health care.