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March 2021 - Finding the Right fit When You Need a Lawyer

Choosing a Lawyer - GavelWhen you need a lawyer, it’s important to find one who is the right fit for you and your situation. Here are important considerations to help you make that choice.

Relevant experience – Choose a lawyer whose focus is in the practice area related to your situation. After all, you wouldn’t ask a real estate lawyer to help with your personal injury case or a criminal lawyer to negotiate your divorce.

Track record – Sometimes it’s in your best interest to fight your case to the furthest extent possible; other times it would benefit you to negotiate a fair and equitable settlement. Choose a lawyer with a reputation for knowing the difference because, ultimately, you want the most efficient resolution possible.

Communication skills – Communication between lawyer and client is key to any case. Your lawyer should inform you of your case’s progress, explain all available options and respond to inquiries in a timely manner. It is also important that you feel comfortable enough to openly communicate all relevant details of your situation.

Fee structure – Understand how the attorney charges - flat fee, contingency fee or hourly rate - and what those fees include. Unless on a contingency basis, ask if there is a retainer and, if so, how much. Find out the threshold for retainer replenishment and request monthly statements of your account to help avoid surprises.

Credentials – A lawyer’s credentials, affiliations and certifications can reveal such things as the jurisdictions where the lawyer can practice, the size of cases handled, and the level of experience, skill and knowledge demonstrated. For instance, a “Certified Civil Trial Attorney” designation is granted by the NJ Supreme Court only to lawyers who have:

  • been in good standing with the NJ State Bar for at least 5 years,
  • fulfilled ongoing legal education requirements,
  • demonstrated substantial involvement in preparing litigation matters,
  • demonstrated an unblemished reputation among attorneys and judges familiar with their work, and
  • passed a written civil law exam.

The right lawyer can help alleviate some of the stress inherent in any legal situation. Choose wisely.

What Our Clients are Saying

The absolute BEST!!! I have a family of attorneys but needed someone local. Victor was recommended to me and words cannot describe how pleased I was with his firm. The outstanding service and attention each member of his staff gave to me surpassed any and all expectations. Victor surrounds himself with a hardworking team that he leads. I felt it was money spent wisely. I will continue to recommend Victor and his associates.

- Stephanie

Mr. Rotolo has helped me numerous times in legal matters and has continued to support and help me through countless hardships. He is dedicated to providing the best service and is a true professional. I will continue to consult with him regarding any legal issues in the future. He is a respectable, hardworking, kind hearted man and I would recommend his legal services to anyone.

- Matthew

I am an attorney and have practiced law for 26 years. I hired Vic to handle a very difficult family matter because I do not handle family law. Vic was extremely competent and obtained a result far beyond my expectations. Without his counsel my son's and family's life would have been changed forever. Thank you Vic for your good lawyering. I very much appreciate the personal attention and time dedicated to this matter. I highly recommend Vic.

- Anthony

We recently had a situation where we needed to hire an attorney. We selected Kearns Rotolo Law and I can honestly say that we were above and beyond satisfied with Vic and his team. We would absolutely recommend this firm to anyone should the need arise. We blindly picked the firm out of the phone book because I liked his ad. Now I believe that God was pointing us in the right direction. Thank you Vic and Kearns Rotolo Law for being there for us in our time of need.

- Kim

Victor's expertise, due diligence, and empathy for his client made my first experience with the law (and last) a non-stressful one. Before the case, I did my research and looked over about 20 lawyers before choosing Victor. All my sources pointed to him as the best and they weren't off even a bit. Victor treated my case like it was his own and kept me up to date with all my appointments, breakthroughs in the case, and guided me step through step in a process that I never thought that I had to come to endure. If Victor's not available Susy will go out of her way to take care you. The productivity and efficiency in that office is second to none. Thank you Victor!

- Michael