Michael D. Schaller

Mr. Schaller concentrates his practice on personal injury as well as criminal defense and municipal court matters, including representing clients charged with DWI, domestic violence and possession of controlled dangerous substances. Mr. Schaller is the public defender in both Point Pleasant and Point Pleasant Beach.

Prior Experience:

Prior to joining KKJ&M, Mr. Schaller served as a member of the New Jersey State Police for 26 years. Mr. Schaller retired from the NJSP in 2012 holding the rank of Major and title of Chief of Staff to the Superintendent. During his career, Mr. Schaller handled complex criminal investigations, as well as worked in conjunction with the Office of the Attorney General regarding civil litigation involving alleged wrongdoing by State Police personnel.
During law school, Mr. Schaller was a member of the Constitutional Law Journal for three years. Mr. Schaller was also a member of the Consumer Law Clinic during his last year of law school where he was able to work with and for indigent clients on a variety of civil lawsuits and related matters.

Bar Admissions:

1998 – State of New Jersey

Court Admissions:

State of New Jersey, Superior and Supreme Court

Practice Areas:

Personal Injury
DUI and other offenses
Real Estate

Seton Hall University School of Law, J.D. cum laude 1998
Georgian Court University, B.A. 1994

Professional Associations:

Ocean County Bar Association
New Jersey Defense Association
Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers – New Jersey
American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys
Adjunct Professor, Seton Hall University and Georgian Court University

Police Training Commission certification – instructor


"We have built our reputation on professionalism, a strong work ethic and past performance; we strive to make a difference in the lives of our clients."

Areas of Practice
Criminal & Municipal Court Defense
Drug Possession and Distribution
Domestic Violence
Driving While Suspended/Revoked
Traffic Violations

Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, New Jersey
J.D. - 1998
Honors: Cum Laude
Georgian Court College, Lakewood Township, New Jersey
B.A. - 1994