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
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Morristown Criminal Defense Lawyers

At Kearns Rotolo Law, our Morristown, NJ criminal defense attorneys have been defending clients against criminal charges for more than four decades. Our experience in, and knowledge of, the local criminal court system helps us provide our clients with the best representation possible against the charges they face while protecting their rights through the process.

Anthony P. Kearns is a former two-term Hunterdon County Prosecutor; Victor A. Rotolo is a trial attorney with more than 40 years of experience and a former police officer. Together, their experiences provide unique insights into the criminal justice system that allow them to offer clients the legal representation needed to protect their rights as they face serious accusations.

Protecting Rights of the Accused in Morristown, NJ

Our Morristown criminal defense attorneys understand that being charged with a crime is a serious matter and one that shouldn’t be faced alone. The mere fact of being charged with a crime can have a negative impact on your reputation and well-being, and the consequences of being found guilty are life-altering. If you are charged with a crime in Morristown, NJ, or the immediate area, an experienced criminal defense attorney familiar with the local court systems can offer you the best defense.

Although our justice system is based on the principle that a person is innocent until proven guilty, it doesn’t always seem that way. Criminal charges cast suspicion upon the person being accused. Those suspicions could be damaging in terms of reputation, career, and family. An experienced criminal defense attorney can guide you through the overwhelming criminal court process and see that your rights are protected throughout the ordeal.

Messrs. Kearns and Rotolo each have decades of experience with the criminal court system. They, together with the other attorneys and legal staff at Kearns Rotolo Law, will work diligently to ensure you receive fair treatment from the moment you are charged through your trial, if necessary.

Anthony Kearns, Former Two-Term Hunterdon County Prosecutor

Anthony Kearns’ experience as the longest serving Hunterdon County Prosecutor and now as a defense attorney gives him a unique perspective from both sides of the criminal justice system. As Prosecutor, Mr. Kearns led a team of assistant prosecutors and detectives with the goal of investigating, prosecuting, and preventing criminal activities. Through this experience, he gained insight into the way the State prepares its cases, which he now uses to mount powerful defenses for charges filed against his clients. He is well-respected and has earned a reputation as a fair and compassionate attorney.

Victor Rotolo, Experienced Trial Attorney and Former Police Officer

Victor Rotolo served as an officer on the Elizabeth, NJ police force for two years prior to becoming a trial attorney. His experience on the police force gave Mr. Rotolo a deeper appreciation of the hardships facing people who couldn’t defend themselves and served as the foundation for his mission to protect others like them, a mission he has pursued with passion for more than 40 years.

Contact Kearns Rotolo Law

When you or a loved one is charged with a crime, there is no time to lose. Call the Morristown, NJ criminal defense attorneys at Kearns Rotolo Law for an immediate consultation.

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