Michael C. Mormando, Esquire
Michael C. Mormando, an attorney with Attorneys Hartman, Chartered in Moorestown, New Jersey, has been practicing law for fourteen years. Mike is an active member in the Burlington County Bar Association, and is currently the Chair of the Burlington County Bar Association, Criminal Practice Committee.
Mike served a clerkship for the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, Office of the Disciplinary Counsel, from 1999 – 2000, and was admitted to the New Jersey Bar in 2001, the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey in 2001, and the Supreme Court of the United States in 2014.
Serving the community as an Assistant Burlington County Prosecuting Attorney for eleven years, Mike worked with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies, and maintains the respect of the law enforcement community, the defense bar, and the judiciary. During his tenure at the Prosecutor’s Office Mike gained a great deal of experience in the area of criminal law gleaned from assignments to the Appellate Unit, The Grand Jury Unit, the Trial Unit, and the Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Unit.
In the course of his duties as a prosecutor, Mike argued cases in front of the Superior Court, Law Division and the Superior Court, Appellate Division. He has presented thousands of cases to Burlington County Grand Juries, and has handled countless diverse motions in Superior Court. Mike has also conducted trials involving a wide range of crimes including Robbery, Theft, Aggravated Assault, Aggravated Sexual Assault, Endangering the Welfare of a Child, Eluding, Burglary, Possession and Distribution of Controlled Dangerous Substances, Possession of Firearms, Assault/Death by Automobile, Conspiracy and Murder.
From 2010 to 2012, Mike was the Unit Supervisor of the Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Unit (S.A.C.A.), and commanded a team of professionals dedicated to public service. During that time, he oversaw all investigations conducted by the S.A.C.A. team, as well as many investigations conducted by local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies. Mike was responsible for the investigations, charging decisions, Grand Jury presentments, motions, plea negotiations, and the conducting of trials related to all cases assigned to the S.A.C.A. team.
Over the years, Mike has also been an instructor at the Burlington County Police Academy, teaching various topics related to criminal law, and criminal investigations, including Title 2C, and Search and Seizure law. He has also given lectures on the topic of Search and Seizure law to the In-Service Program for law enforcement, the New Jersey Homicide Investigator’s Association, and the Burlington County Bar Association.
Serving the public and helping citizens in our community have always been the fundamental goals of Mike’s professional career. Now, as an attorney with Attorney’s Hartman Chartered, Mike brings the same knowledge, skills, and initiative to serve clients in need. Since joining Attorneys Hartman, Chartered, Mike has handled cases in The United States District Court for the State of New Jersey, The New Jersey Superior Court Law and Appellate Divisions, The Office of Administrative Law, The Department of Labor, The Division of Civil Rights, and Municipal Court. Mike has also argued at the departmental level for various civil service employees and law enforcement officers in the context of disciplinary hearings.
Mike’s areas of practice include criminal defense, DUI defense, traffic violation defense, employment law, discrimination and whistleblower cases, unemployment compensation appeals, civil rights cases, employment contract review and negotiations, and defense in police disciplinary matters.