Brooklyn Law School

Michael Colatrella

Visiting Professor of Law
LL.M., New York University School of Law
J.D., Seton Hall University School Of Law
B.A., Rutgers University
Areas of Expertise
Professional Responsibility


Michael T. Colatrella Jr. is Professor of Law at University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law where he teaches Negotiation, Mediation, Mediation Clinic, Civil Procedure, Ethics, and The Legal Profession. He is co-author of the interdisciplinary text Mediation—Skills & Techniques (Lexis/Nexis 2008) that is widely used in law schools, graduate schools, and schools of diplomacy. He has also served as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Interim Dean at McGeorge School of Law.

Before pursuing a full time academic career, Professor Colatrella was a litigator in New Jersey at Reed Smith Shaw & McClay, which is listed among The American Lawyer's top 100 law firms in the United States. He also has experience working for both trial and appellate courts.

Professor Colatrella also educates lawyers, corporate executives and professionals in a wide variety of negotiation, conflict management, and human relations matters. He has consulted for public and private organizations such as Ericsson, Lockheed Martin, Blue Cross & Blue Shield, EDS, Alliance Data, Tenet Health Systems, Frito Lay, FEMA, and Capgemni.