Badge - Rated by Super Lawyers Victor A. Rotolo
Badge - Rated by Super Lawyers Anthony P. Kearns third
Badge - Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Badge - Multi Million Dollar Advocates Forums
Badge - New Jersey Supreme Court Certified Attorney
Badge - New Jersey's Best Lawyers For Families 2018
Badge - AV Preeminent Victor A. Rotolo 2024
Badge - Client Champion Gold 2024
Badge - Hunterdon County Chamber of Commerce
Badge - Top 100 The National Trial Lawyers
Please click Award & Selection Criteria & Methodology for information regarding the specific criteria used for selection of each of the above awards.

Personal Injury

Auto, Truck & Motorcycle Accidents | Boating Accidents | Burn Injuries | Construction Accidents & Injuries | Defective Products | Dog Bites | Nursing Home Injuries / Elder Abuse | Slip & Fall

When you have been the victim of an accident, you may be confused and unsure where to turn. Bills start to stack up as you face the costs of medical care, prescriptions, physical therapy, and lost wages. The insurance company does not always play fair and you need to make sure you're covered.

If you have been injured, you need a lawyer recognized by local courts, insurance defense firms and other attorneys as experienced, skilled and knowledgeable. Former prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns is a lawyer invested in improving the quality of life for his clients. Victor A. Rotolo is a lawyer who has spent his life protecting people, first as a police officer and now as an attorney.

Victor A. Rotolo has tried to conclusion numerous jury trials. With more than 200 years of combined experience, Anthony Kearns, Victor Rotolo, and the Firm's attorneys and support staff at Kearns Rotolo Law have the experience to legally represent you.

Million and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum Badge

Victor A. Rotolo has been a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum since June 2002 and in 2016 became a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. The Million Dollar Advocates Forum members are attorneys who have won verdicts and settlements in the amount of one million dollars and above. Members of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum have won multi-million dollar settlements and verdicts. [No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court.]

Super Lawyers Badge

Victor A. Rotolo has been included on the List of New Jersey Super Lawyers in the years 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023, and 2024 marking his nineteenth year of inclusion on this list. The list of New Jersey Super Lawyers is generated by the Thomson Reuters organization which employs the following methodology and set of standards to compile the list each year. Super Lawyers Selection Methodology [No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court.]

Certified Civil Trial Attorney Badge

Victor A. Rotolo is certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney.

"A certified attorney is more than just an attorney who specializes in a particular area of law. A New Jersey attorney who is certified by the Supreme Court as a civil trial attorney must have:

  • been a member in good standing of the New Jersey bar for over 5 years
  • demonstrated a substantial level of experience in civil trial law
  • been favorably evaluated by other attorneys and judges familiar with his or her work
  • taken and passed a written examination in civil trial law."

Source: Supreme Court of New Jersey, Board on Attorney Certification, Brochure on Certified Civil Trial Attorney. See Rule 1:39: Specialty Certification of Attorneys.

What is a "personal injury?"

Although money cannot always fully compensate you for your loss, when you or a loved one is injured, you may be entitled to monetary restitution. The courts of New Jersey recognize and use the term "personal injury" in addressing these cases.

A personal injury occurs when a person's carelessness, negligence, recklessness, or intentional actions causes a physical or emotional injury to another person or to another person's private property. The law allows the injured party to receive compensation for damages.

Personal injury law is the mechanism for determining who is in the wrong, or in other words, who should have to pay for the damage caused.

How can I get compensation for my injury?

Your compensation can be negotiated and agreed upon between you and the individual causing the injury through insurance settlements or by other means. However, the damages offered to you during such negotiations may not fully compensate you for your loss. This is especially true if your injuries are severe; you may not be able to sufficiently grasp or calculate the long-term impact your injuries will have on your life.

If you feel you or a loved one has suffered a personal injury, there are several things you can do to help yourself:

  • Seek proper medical attention.
  • Follow up with the proper authorities.
  • Contact your own insurance company.
  • If you believe your injury was the result of negligence or intentional acts of another, contact an attorney to discuss your situation.

Avoid discussing the matter with strangers and/or insurance representatives who are not from your own insurance company, but cooperate with the police, your own treating physicians, and your own insurance company.

Why do I need my own attorney when my insurance company is representing me?

Although you may think your insurance company is on your side, the reality is insurance companies strive to limit the amount of money they pay out on claims. This is why it is important for you to retain your own attorney.

When should I consult with an attorney?

If you or a loved one has been injured due to another person's negligence or recklessness, consult an experienced personal injury attorney immediately to protect your interests. Every day that you delay in consulting an attorney reduces your chances of being fairly and completely compensated. In fact, some claims can be lost forever if they are not handled properly.

Personal Service

Our clients appreciate the personal service they receive from the attorneys and staff of Kearns Rotolo Law. You will never be "just another case" to us. We return phone calls promptly. We take the time to thoroughly explain the legal issues and procedural steps involved in your case so you can make informed decisions. Our attorneys will make sure that you are continually updated and kept informed as your case proceeds through the legal system.

The Help You Need

At Kearns Rotolo Law, we never forget that you are placing your trust and faith in us.

The attorneys at Kearns Rotolo Law have the experience to advocate for your rights. 


Attorneys' fees are only collected if your case is resolved successfully on your behalf. These fees are referred to as "contingency fees" because the fees are dependent (i.e., contingent) upon the success of your case.

If you cannot come to our offices, we will meet you where it is convenient.
What Our Clients are Saying

I was very proud to be represented by Tony and felt secure at a time I needed a compass to head out of a difficult bind. Confidence in your counsel and a sense of security in understanding how best to proceed are important reasons to consider Anthony Kearns and his team of outstanding lawyers.

- Lynn

Tony was excellent! He was knowledgeable, responsive and on-time. His experience as a County Prosecutor definitely helped our case as he knows how the legal system works and how to navigate. I highly recommend Tony and his office.

- Matt

Thankfully I found Kearns Rotolo Law and I had a wonderful experience working with Charles Rifici on a difficult divorce/child custody issue. I am so grateful for all the work and guidance he provided. He always took his time and diligently went through all my options with me so I could make the decisions that benefitted my family and I. I will be forever thankful for the top notch services he provided.

- Cinthya

In March of 2022 I contacted Kearns Rotolo Law Firm with an urgent problem, Mr. Kearns and Mr. Rotolo contacted me immediately to give me hope as to rectify my problem. The end result was Mr Kearns was able to solve my issue through extreme professionalism, I am very grateful I found Kearns Rotolo Law firm and I would recommend their law firm to anyone that has a less extreme problem or a more complex problem, I am very grateful for their services.

- Bill

I met with Mr. Kearns yesterday about a devastating situation affecting our family. Mr. Kearns and his entire staff made us feel extremely comfortable and showed our family a compassionate side that gave us comfort in the most uncomfortable of situations. Thank you very much. God Bless.

- Christian