Victor A. Rotolo
Victor A. Rotolo is the founding partner of The Rotolo Law Firm and is an accomplished advocate with three primary areas of expertise:
- civil litigation,
- family law, and
- criminal litigation.
Mr. Rotolo has over 30 years of extensive experience in the areas of general liability; product liability; federal civil rights actions, divorce and custody matters, employment law litigation, business disputes, commercial law, medical and legal malpractice, and automobile negligence.
In 2013 Victor became a member of The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers and was honored to renew his membership for the third consecutive year in 2015. The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers is an association whose membership is extended to only those individuals who, after third-party research combined with peer nominations, exemplify superior qualifications, trial results and leadership in their respective state.
Victor was also honored to be named to the Top 100 Litigation Lawyers in New Jersey by the American Society of Legal Advocates (ASLA) in 2015. This is the third consecutive year he has received this honor. Membership in ASLA is by invitation only and is limited to no more than 2% of all attorneys nationwide. The ASLA is comprised of attorneys that possess stellar legal credentials and are held to the highest professional standard in addition to being committed to community engagement.
In 2014 Victor was honored to receive the Top 10 Family Law Attorney award for 2014 by the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys. The Academy chooses ten attorneys per state to receive this award based on their expertise in the area of family law. He was also chosen in 2015 by the National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys to receive the Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorney award. Attorneys receiving this award are chosen based on their hard work and dedication in protecting the rights of accused.
Since 2013, Mr. Rotolo has been ranked among NJ's Top-Rated Lawyers. This distinction is given only to law firms that have achieved an "AV" Preeminent rating by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell. An "AV" rating is a significant achievement attesting to the fact that the Mr. Rotolo is considered by his peers to possess the highest level of professional excellence.
Victor A. Rotolo holds a rating of "superb" from Avvo, based on a numerical score of 10 out of a possible 10. Avvo is an online, unbiased consumer rating service for lawyers and doctors.Click to view Mr. Rotolo's Avvo Profile and Rating. [Click Avvo rating system for more information on Avvo and its rating system.]
Victor is a 1982 graduate of Seton Hall Law School. As a magna cum laude graduate of American University, Washington, D.C., he received the Undergraduate Academic Achievement Award and obtained a B.S. in Justice.
Before entering law school, Victor spent two years as a police officer in Elizabeth, New Jersey. He was the Valedictorian of the 1978 Union County Police Academy graduating class. Victor was featured in a New Jersey Monthly article where both his career as a police officer and an attorney were highlighted.
Victor is one of only 2% of all New Jersey lawyers that is certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Certified Civil Trial Attorney, and he is also a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Established in 1993, the Million Dollar Advocates Forum is one the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States. Membership is limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. Fewer than 1% of U.S. lawyers are members.
Rated "AV" in the Martindale–Hubbell Law Directory, which is the highest rating a lawyer can receive from Martindale–Hubbell, the authoritative resource for information on the legal profession, Victor is also honored to be listed in The Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers for 2015. This marks the 19th year of his inclusion.[To view an explanation of the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings, click here.]
Appointed by the New Jersey Supreme Court to the Supreme Court of New Jersey District XIII Ethics Committee from 2009 to 2011, Victor was honored to serve as both the Vice Chair and Chair; he is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, the New Jersey Defense Association, the Defense Research Institute, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, the Trial Attorneys of New Jersey, the New Jersey Association for Justice, and a judge on the Yale Mock Trial Invitational sponsored by Yale University. Victor serves on the Pastoral Committee at the Church of St. Joseph in High Bridge, NJ and currently serves on the Anderson House Board, a non-profit organization which assists women recovering from alcoholism and drug addiction.
Victor taught trial practice to lawyers as an Adjunct Faculty Member of Hofstra University School of Law’s Trial Advocacy Program with The National Institute for Trial Advocacy Program. Victor is an Arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association with the New Jersey Courts. Additionally, Victor has been appointed by the Court as a Discovery Master in complex contentious litigation.
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