Mr. Faul was admitted to the New Jersey State Bar in 1986 and has been practicing since that time in the areas of complex commercial litigation, insurance coverage on behalf of policy holders, closely held/oppressed minority shareholder disputes and general corporate, fraud and environmental litigation. He is also admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and State of New York.
Faul has been successful in recovering millions of dollars of insurance proceeds from major national insurance companies, brokers and agents on behalf of our policyholder clients. Faul provides counsel on all phases of complex insurance claims resolution from the proper and prompt presentment of claims, often utilizing nationally recognized experts in the field, engaging in negotiated alternative means of resolution, including mediation and arbitration, retaining prominent former State and Federal Judges - through litigating to trial, if necessary, significant insurance coverage disputes in State and Federal Courts. In 2010, Faul recovered $8.3 million on behalf of a corporate client in settlement of a claim against a major national insurer and broker in an environmental coverage action in the Superior Court of New Jersey.
He graduated from Franklin & Marshall College and received his law degree from the Dickinson College School of Law. He prepared for college at Blair Academy. He is an active member of both the New Jersey State and Essex County Bar Association Equity Jurisprudence committees, and as past Chairman of the Essex County Bar chapter, he has been a speaker on the following topics: "Attachments: How to Obtain Them and How to Avoid Them," December 6, 1994; "Trade Secret and Restrictive Covenant Litigation in New Jersey," October, 1994; "Identifying Common Fraudulent Schemes in and out of Bankruptcy," November, 1995; "Litigating Fraud and Misrepresentation Claims Involving Real Estate Transactions in the State and Bankruptcy Court," June, 1996; "Successfully Litigating the Closely Held Corporate Dispute When Those in Control Have Engaged in Fraud and Mismanagement;" and "The Entire Controversy Doctrine and Attorney Malpractice," March, 1997. For the New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education, he has been a speaker on the following seminar topics: "Litigating Fraud and Mismanagement Disputes in Closely Held Corporations," Spring, 1995; and "Criminal and Civil Aspects of Business Fraud," Spring, 1997. He also serves on the Chancery Division Early Settlement Panel, and was Chair and a member of the Supreme Court of New Jersey District Fee Arbitration Committee, Essex County, District V-C, West Essex. Mr. Faul co-authored, with Robert DiPasquale, CPA, CFE, of J. H. Cohen, an article titled "A Minority Shareholder's Inspection Rights Under N.J.S.A. 14A:5-2," which was published in the August, 2000 issue of New Jersey Lawyer - The Magazine. This article is now cited in the permanent edition of N.J.S.A. 14A: 5-28, and was recently cited in the University of Oklahoma Law Review article, "Oklahoma Shareholder and Director Inspection Rights: Useful Discovery Tool?" by Johnathan D. Horton. Member of the Editorial Board, Stafford’s Insurance Law & Litigation Week.
Faul, Jr., M., "Breach of Contract Exclusion Held Not to Apply to Negligence Suit – Insurance Company Had a Duty to Defend The Insured Governmental Entity" Newsletter (July , 2013).
Faul, Jr., M., "Are Joint Insurance Funds in New Jersey Flying Under the Radar Screen?" Newsletter (November 18, 2011).
Faul, Jr., M., coauthored with Lin C. Solomon, "False Reporting of Fraud Can Lead to Bad-Faith Liability New Jersey Law Journal (May 2, 2011).
Faul, Jr., M., "The Claims File: Key Discovery for Bad Faith Insurance Litigation"New Jersey Law Journal (August 3, 2009).
Faul, Jr., M., "Taking Control of Workers Compensation Costs" Manufacturing Newsletter, Rothstein Kass (2d Quarter 2008)
Co-editor of the entire issue of NJ Lawyer – The Magazine – August 2000, (Chancery Practice) in conjunction with Honorable Barry E. Moscowitz, Administrative Law Judge (ALJ).
"Remedies for Oppressed Shareholders" by Michael J. Faul Jr. and Robert DiPasquale New Jersey Lawyer Magazine - August, 2000.
Faul, Jr., M., "A Minority Shareholder's Inspection Right Under N.J.S.A. 14A:5-28" New Jersey Lawyer (Auguast 2000).
Faul, Jr., M., "How to Successfully Dismiss a Bankruptcy Case for the Commercial Litigator" Newsletter of The Essex County Bar Foundation (March 1995).