Michael J. Conlan

Michael J. Conlan: Attorney with Backes & Hill, L.L.P. AV stamp icon
  • Partner at Backes & Hill, L.L.P. (6 Attorneys)
  • 3131 Princeton Pike, Building 5, Suite 114, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648-2201
    View Michael J. Conlan's office location
  • Peer Reviews

    5.0/5.0 (0)
  • Profile Visibility [ i ]
    • #14 in weekly profile views out of 462 Attorneys in Lawrenceville, NJ
    • #47,736 in weekly profile views out of 1,822,222 total attorneys Overall
Attorney Awards


Michael Conlan concentrates his practice in commercial litigation. He has extensive litigation experience in state and federal courts handling: employment claims; non-competition/non-solicitation enforcement; creditor's rights issues; partnership and closely held corporation disputes; trust and estate litigation; tort actions (including wrongful death and consumer fraud); breaches of contracts and leases.
While in law school, Mr. Conlan was a member of the Hon. James Hunter III Memorial Advanced Moot Court Board. He was also a judicial intern for the Hon. William H. Gindin, Chief Bankruptcy Judge for the District of New Jersey. Mr. Conlan has received the highest possible rating from Martindale-Hubbell. Representative Matters: Defended a national payment processing company in a whistleblower and breach of employment contract action where plaintiff sought damages of $26 million. Six-week trial resulted in dismissal of all claims against client. Represented a manufacturing company in a 5-day trial in federal court resulting in a verdict against its former plant manager for fraud and conversion, and dismissing manager's wrongful termination claim; Prosecuted numerous non-competition/solicitation matters to entry of permanent injunction; Defeated a challenge to a bank's corporate bylaws that precluded the plaintiff from running for election to the board of directors - affirmed on appeal; Attained summary judgment for a state agency in a wrongful death action; Represented commercial landlord in chapter 11 bankruptcy of tenant pharmaceutical company; Won estate distributions for challengers to wills based upon claims of undue influence; Obtained dismissal of a million-dollar commission claim by a business broker against a convenience store chain; Represented privately held mining company in shareholder dispute; Defended a yacht manufacturer in a preliminary injunction trial initiated by Chapter 11 bankruptcy debtor
Community Service & Affiliations: Mr. Conlan serves as a member of the Board of Trustees for the United Way of Greater Mercer County. He began his affiliation with the United Way in 1995 and is a past Board Chair (2007 -2010) and Corporate Counsel (2001-2007). Mr. Conlan also served as Asst. Prosecutor for the municipalities of Princeton Borough and Princeton Township for 8 years.
Memberships: Mercer County Bar Association; New Jersey State Bar Association; United Way of Greater Mercer County.

Areas of Practice (4)

  • Litigation
  • Commercial Collections
  • Civil Appeals
  • Labor and Employment

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
609-362-3189  Phone
6093968257  Phone
6098952933  Fax
University Attended:
Rutgers College, AB, 1978
Law School Attended:
Rutgers University School of Law, J.D., 1993
Year of First Admission:
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania; 1993, U.S. District Court, New Jersey; 1993, New Jersey; 1993, Pennsylvania; United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
Mercer County Bar Association
New Jersey State Bar Association
Birth Information:
Fort Dix, New Jersey, July 22, 1956
Hobbies & interests:
Payment Information:
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available

Peer Reviews

A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.

*Peer Reviews provided before April 15, 2008 are not displayed.

Lawrenceville, New Jersey

Contact Michael J. Conlan

Required Fields

Required Fields

By clicking on the "Submit" button, you agree to the Terms of Use, Supplemental Terms and Privacy Policy. You also consent to be contacted at the phone number you provided, including by autodials, text messages and/or pre-recorded calls, from Martindale and its affiliates and from or on behalf of attorneys you request or contact through this site. Consent is not a condition of purchase.

You should not send any sensitive or confidential information through this site. Emails sent through this site do not create an attorney-client relationship and may not be treated as privileged or confidential. The lawyer or law firm you are contacting is not required to, and may choose not to, accept you as a client. The Internet is not necessarily secure and emails sent though this site could be intercepted or read by third parties.