Mr. Bileci focuses his practice in the representation of employers, self-insured companies, and insurance carriers in workers’ compensation defense matters. Prior to joining Capehart Scatchard, Michael served as a Paralegal Specialist for the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Delaware. Michael was also a Captain in the United States Air Force from 2001 to 2005.

Bar Admissions

New Jersey



Widener University School of Law, Wilmington, DE.
Juris Doctorate, Cum Laude.

St. Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, PA.
Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude.


“Appellate Division Decisions Strengthen Statute of Limitations Defense in Occupational Claims,” Workers’ Compensation Newsletter, December, 2010.

“Can Employers Still Assert the Idiopathic Fall Defense?,” Capehart Scatchard Workers’ Compensation Newsletter, August, 2009.

Professional Awards & Honors

Selected to the “New Jersey Super Lawyer – Rising Star” list (2013-2019 in the area of Workers’ Compensation)

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Professional Associations & Memberships

New Jersey State Bar Association (Workers’ Compensation Executive Committee, 2018–)

  • Review proposed legislation and offer comments to legislature on behalf of bar association.

Classes & Seminars

“New Jersey Workers’ Comp Overview For Comp Professionals,” in-house Workpartners, July 2022

Case Law Update, NovaCare Advisory Committee, December 2021

“The Impact Of The COVID Essential Employee Law And The Pandemic On Workers’ Comp Now And In The Future,” Millennium Seminars, August 2021

“New Jersey Workers’ Comp Overview For Comp Professionals,” Work Partners, August 2021

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“Advanced Issues in Workers’ Compensation,” and “Handling Medical and Legal Problems in Workers’ Compensation Cases, a panel discussion,” Kirshner Spine and Capehart Scatchard Webinar, November 2020

“Covid-19 Essential Employee Legislation and Case Law Update,” NovaCare Advisory Group webinar, November 2020

“Medical and Legal Issues from the Petitioner’s and Respondent’s Perspectives,” Kirshner Seminar, September 2019

“Jeopardy Workers’ Compensation Edition,” “Panel Discussion: Medical and Legal Issues from the Petitioner’s and Respondent’s Perspectives,” Kirshner Spine Institute, September 2019

“Panel Discussion:  Comparing New Jersey Comp Law to Maryland, Delaware, D.C. and Virginia Laws,” Millennium Seminars, September 2019

“Medical Marijuana And Workers’ Compensation Issues,” NovaCare Advisory Board, April 2019

“Panel Discussion: Audience Participation on Common Case Scenarios on Causation and Compensability,” Millennium Seminars, April 2019

“Panel Discussion: Opiate Law and Medical Marijuana,” Kirshner Spine Institute, September 2018

“Skyrocketing Medical Costs In New Jersey,” NovaCare, February 2018

“New Jersey Workers’ Comp Overview For Comp Professionals,” in-house ESIS, Inc., October 2017

“Case Law Update,” NovaCare, October 2017

“Recent Cases You Need To Know In Workers’ Compensation,” Kirshner Spine Institute, September 2017

“Panel Discussion:  Psychiatric and Psychological Issues In Workers’ Comp,” Millennium Seminars, LLC, July 2017

“How To Succeed In Workers’ Compensation From Four Perspectives,” a panel discussion, IARP, June 2017

“Trends In Occupational Disease Claims In New Jersey,” NovaCare, May 2017

“Workers’ Compensation Fraud,” Risk Control Roundtable, November 2016

“Panel Discussion:  What Doctors Need to Know About Workers’ Comp,” Kirshner Spine Institute, September 2016

“Understanding Knee, Shoulder and Hip Replacements:  Indications, Causation, and Contradictions,” a panel discussion, Millennium Seminars, July 2016

“Effective Use of IMEs in Workers’ Compensation,” a panel discussion, Millennium Seminars, April 2016

“2015 Cases You Need to Know,” in-house Amtrust North America, September 2015

“Key Defenses in Workers’ Compensation” and “Recent Cases and Trends in Workers’ Compensation,” Brown and Brown Public Risk Advisors of NJ, May 2015

“Compensability Scenarios & Overview”  and “Litigation and Discovery Process,” in-house Corvel, December 2014

“Basic Defenses in Workers’ Compensation,” Tri-County Orthopedics, October 2013

“How Employers Can Save Money And Get Better Control Over Cases,” Millennium Seminars, LLC, July 2013

“Issues During Initial Evaluation and Treatment of Workers’ Compensation Patients,” Gloucester County College, June 2013.

“The Key Cases and Developments from 2012-2013,” Millennium Seminars, LLC, April 2013

“Permanency Awards – Statutory Provisions, Case Law, and Other Factors that Impact Awards,” NovaCare Rehabilitation, March 2013

“Workers’ Compensation Cases – Legal Update,” Central Jersey Claims Association, October 2012