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.

Practice Areas

Personal Injury | Family Law | Criminal Defense | Attorney Ethics Violations | Juvenile Matters/Teen Offenders | Motor Vehicle Violations | Driving Under the Influence - DUI | Employment Law | Business / Commercial Law | Appellate Law | Professional Malpractice | Alternative Dispute Resolution | Mediation | Arbitration

Kearns Rotolo Law offers legal counsel in a number of areas of law including Personal Injury, Family Law and Criminal Defense. No matter what area of law is involved, the Firm is focused on protecting what is important to each client and putting the needs of its clients first. To this end, our attorneys employ cost-effective strategies in seeking the best results possible for each case.

Personal Injury Law

Personal Injury Law helps victims recover damages from injuries suffered from a range of mishaps on the road, in the workplace or during the course of everyday activities. In addition to pain and suffering, victims may also suffer emotional and financial injury resulting from the trauma of the event itself as well as the expense of medical treatment, not to mention the potential loss of income due to time missed from work.

For a victim to be eligible to receive damages, it must first be proven that the injury was a result of carelessness, negligence or recklessness on the part of another party. Oftentimes, the responsibility for a small injury can be agreed upon by those involved and compensation can be negotiated through insurance settlements and the like. However, when injuries are severe, compensation offered by the insurance company is often insufficient to cover the damages. You need experienced and knowledgeable attorneys to get you the recovery and compensation you deserve. Kearns Rotolo Law has extensive experience and success representing clients during insurance negotiation and in court to get fair and deserving compensation for claims relating to:

  • Auto, Truck and Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Car Accidents
  • Boating Accidents
  • Burn Injuries
  • Construction Accidents and Injuries
  • Defective Products
  • Dog Bites
  • Nursing Home Injuries / Elder Abuse
  • Slip-and-Fall Accidents
  • Sex Offenses Against Children

Most personal injury claims are subject to a statute of limitations and actions must be filed within that time period in order for a case to be heard in court. The guidance of experienced personal injury attorneys can help ensure that your case does not violate the appropriate statute of limitations.

Family Law

Family Law encompasses a range of emotional and often contentious legal issues. Kearns Rotolo Law attorneys have a strong legal foundation and expertise in Family Law to vigorously protect your interests and guide you through the process in all related matters including:

  • Divorce 
  • Alimony (Spousal Support) 
  • Collaborative Divorce 
  • Divorce Mediation 
  • Differences between Collaborative Divorce and Divorce Mediation 
  • Divorce Proceedings 
  • Grandparents' Rights 
  • High Net-Worth Divorce 
  • Post-Divorce Issues 
  • Property Distribution 
  • Child Custody 
  • Child Support 
  • Child Visitation 
  • Domestic Violence 
  • Prenuptial Agreements 
  • Same-Sex Marriage 
  • Unwed Relationships

Even when divorce is amicable, it is important to have legal representation to ensure nothing is overlooked and your best interests are protected for your future. Kearns Rotolo Law provides representation before, during and after divorce to ensure all agreements are properly documented and issues are resolved fairly while protecting your best interests.

Criminal Defense

Criminal charges carry a high price. They can lead to the break-up of marriages and the destruction of families. They can cost you your job, your reputation, and quite possibly your freedom. If you are facing criminal charges, you need the representation of an attorney experienced to fight for the protection of your rights.

Kearns Rotolo Law has experience in all levels of criminal cases, ranging from minor possession charges to major abuse or assault offenses. Anthony Kearns, former Hunterdon County Prosecutor, uses the knowledge he gained in that role to mount skilled and powerful defenses of charges against his clients. Victor Rotolo, a former police officer, uses the investigative skills he developed while on the force to lead a thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding clients’ cases in order to prepare an effective defense.

To understand some of the differences between criminal and civil litigation, visit our Criminal vs. Civil website page. In regards to criminal law, our attorneys have experience in many aspects, including:

  • Accusations of Child Abuse
  • Appeals
  • Drug Offenses
  • Expungement of Criminal Record
  • Weapons Charges
  • While Collar Crime
Teen and Juvenile Legal Representation

Teens and juveniles sometimes lack the judgement to make wise decisions and, as a result, can find themselves facing criminal charges. These charges, if not handled properly, can destroy young lives before they even begin. Anthony Kearns and Victor Rotolo use all of the knowledge gained as former prosecutor and police officer respectively, along with their compassion as fathers to do all that is possible to prevent a mistake by a young person from hurting his or her future. The attorneys at Kearns Rotolo Law have experience representing young clients facing such charges as:

  • Drug Offenses
  • Theft, Shoplifting
  • Underage Drinking
  • Vandalism

Our attorneys approach each case with the goal of minimizing the damages these charges can have on the lives of their young clients going forward.

Additional Areas of Practice

While Personal Injury, Family Law and Criminal Defense, including matters pertaining to juvenile and teen offenders, are the primary areas of practice at Kearns Rotolo Law, the Firm also handles cases involving:

  • Motor Vehicle Violations
  • Driving Under the Influence - DUI
  • Employment Law
    • Age Discrimination
    • Disability Discrimination
    • Overtime Law
    • Racial Discrimination
    • Religious Discrimination
    • Severance Pay
    • Sexual Harassment
    • Whistle-Blower Protections & Law
    • Wrongful Termination
  • Business / Commercial Law
    • Business & Contract Disputes
    • Start Your Own Business / Business Formation
  • Appellate Law
  • Professional Malpractice
    • Legal Malpractice
    • Medical Malpractice
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution / Mediation / Arbitration

The attorneys of Kearns Rotolo Law possess an aggregate of more than 125 years of experience providing legal representation in a broad range of matters including Personal Injury, Family Law, Criminal Defense, Business and Commercial Law and Professional Malpractice. They employ cost-effective strategies to protect the best interests of their clients in the courtroom and at the negotiation table. Contact Kearns Rotolo Law at (908) 534-7900 to arrange for a consultation to discuss the particulars of your legal disputes and our attorneys will work with you to achieve the best outcome possible.

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