Michael J. Watson

360 Haddon Avenue, Westmont, NJ 08108
Tel: 856-854-8900 / Fax: 856-858-4967

Labor and Employment / Litigation / Government Litigation

Michael Watson is a partner with the firm and concentrates his practice in local government, labor and employment, and commercial litigation matters.  Mr. Watson frequently counsels public and private employers on personnel, labor, and regulatory compliance issues. He has significant experience defending employers in civil rights actions, labor grievances and arbitrations, and related disputes  before the New Jersey Public Employment Relations Commission and the Civil Service Commission.

Mr. Watson serves as the solicitor to several New Jersey municipalities, housing authorities, and other governmental entities.

Mr. Watson is a member of the New Jersey Institute of Local Government Attorneys and has been recognized as a New Jersey Super Lawyers Rising Star* from 2014 through 2020.

Mr. Watson earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Maryland in 2002. He earned his Juris Doctor degree from Rutgers University School of Law in 2008. While attending law school, he was member of the Rutgers Law Journal and served on the Executive Board of the Law Journal as Internet Editor.

Mr. Watson previously served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Francis J. Orlando, Assignment Judge, New Jersey Superior Court, Law Division, Camden County, New Jersey.

Mr. Watson was admitted to practice in New Jersey and Pennsylvania in 2008. He is also admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey and the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. He is a member of the New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Camden County Bar Associations, and serves as the treasurer for several New Jersey campaign committees.

*The Rising Stars list is issued by Thomson Reuters. A description of the selection methodology can be found at https://www.superlawyers.com/about/selection_process_detail.html#rs. No aspect of the advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.


University of Maryland (B.A., 2002)

Rutgers University School of Law (J.D., 2008)


United States District Court for the District of New Jersey

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

New Jersey


professional affiliations

New Jersey Bar Association

Pennsylvania Bar Association

Camden County Bar Association


New Jersey Super Lawyers Rising Star (2014-2020)*


“Carnage on Our Nation’s Highways:  A Proposal for Applying the Statutor Scheme of Megan’s Law to Drunk-Driving Legislation,” 39 Rutgers L.J. 453 (2008)

“Hospital Participation in ACOs and the Impact on Employed Physician Agreements,” ABA Health eSource; December 2011 Special Edition.