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The Rotolo Law Firm Becomes Rotolo Karch Law; New Partners Named
Victor A. Rotolo has announced the formation of Rotolo Karch Law and welcomes Steven J. Karch and E. Carr Cornog, III (“Woody”) as partners. The Firm remains headquartered in Lebanon, NJ and will continue to provide legal representation primarily in the areas of Family Law, Personal Injury, Criminal Defense and Civil Litigation. “While our name has changed, our philosophy has not. We remain committed to protecting our clients’ best interests and will continue to provide every client with quality legal representation.” For more details, click: 2017 Rotolo Karch Law Press Release
Victor Rotolo and Two Rotolo Law Firm Attorneys Names to Lists Published by Thomson Reuters
The Rotolo Law Firm is pleased to announce that in addition to Victor Rotolo being named to the list of NJ Super Lawyers for the 12th consecutive year in 2017, Attorney Charles Rifici was named to the NJ 2017 Rising Stars list and Rosalyn Metzger, Attorney of Counsel, was named to the the NJ and PA 2017 Super Lawyers lists. For more information, click: 2017 Rotolo Law Firm Press Release
The Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists are published by Thomson Reuters and methodology for selection may be found at: Super Lawyers Selection Methodology [No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court.]
Victor Rotolo Celebrates 21st Anniversary of Martindale-Hubbell "AV Preeminent" Rating
Victor Rotolo has once again maintained the Peer Review Rating of "AV" by Martindale-Hubbell. This marks the 21st consecutive year he has been so rated. The rating of "AV" is awarded to lawyers based on their peers' review of their skill, knowledge and ethical standards. Click on Victor's Martindale-Hubbell profile for more information.
Victor Rotolo Selected to the list of New Jersey Super Lawyers for 2017
Victor A. Rotolo has been selected to the list of New Jersey Super Lawyers each year since 2006 marking 2017 his twelfth consecutive year of inclusion on this list. The list of New Jersey Super Lawyers is generated by the Thomson Reuters organization that 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.]
Firm's Family Law Blog Named to "Top Family Law Blogs" ListThe Firm's Family Law Blog has been named to the "Top Family Law Blogs" list by Feedspot.com. Our bi-monthly blog ranked 29 out of the top 80 Family Law blogs and 64 out of the top 80 Divorce blogs.The blog covers topics pertaining to all aspects of Family Law including divorce, child custody, spousal and child support, property distribution, high net-worth divorce, and grandparents' rights.
Victor Rotolo Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Martindale-Hubbell "AV Preeminent" Rating
Victor Rotolo has once again received the Peer Review Rating of "AV" by Martindale-Hubbell. This marks the 20th consecutive year he has been so rated. The rating of "AV" is awarded to lawyers based on their peers' review of their skill, knowledge and ethical standards. Click Victor Rotolo Rated "AV" to read more about this rating.
As a former police officer-turned-lawyer, Attorney Victor Rotolo has a unique perspective on the recent civil unrest involving law enforcement personnel across the country. Mr. Rotolo's comments, along with those of others who share his background, can be found in the "New Jersey Law Journal" July 11, 2016 article titled, "After 'Horrible Week,' Cops-Turned-Lawyers in NJ and Beyond Talk Justice, Race."
Victor Rotolo Certified as a Civil Trial Attorney
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.
Victor Rotolo becomes a Member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum in 2016
In 2016 Victor A. Rotolo became a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. He has been a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum since 2002. 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.]
Victor Rotolo Selected to the list of New Jersey Super Lawyers for 2016
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 and 2016, marking his eleventh year of inclusion on this list. The list of New Jersey Super Lawyers is generated by the Thomson Reuters organization that 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.]
Victor Rotolo was recently quoted in a blog article titled "State Looks to Stiffen DUI Penalties"
Victor Rotolo was quoted in a blog article dated 12/3/2014. Click "State Looks to Stiffen DUI Penalties" to read the full article.
Victor Rotolo says charges against Hunterdon Humane Animal Shelter director 'outrageous.'
Victor Rotolo, attorney for the former Director of the Hunterdon Humane Animal Shelter, states that his client's arrest on animal cruelty charges were part of an "outrageous attack" by the NJSPCA to gain control of the shelter's $5 million in assets. To read more, click Hunterdon Humane Animal Shelter Story.
In an August 22, 2014 Star Ledger article entitled, " The animals at the SPCA are getting their ears pinned back," columnist Paul Mulshine reports on the key victory Victor A. Rotolo won on behalf of his client, Humane Animal Shelter Director Theresa "Tee" Carlson.
Presentation at the NJ ICLE Seminar “Hot Tips for Civil Litigators”
On September 29, 2012, Victor Rotolo presented “Persuasion from the beginning of the case to verdict or settlement – civility, reputation, preparation, preparation, and preparation” at the “Hot Tips for Civil Litigators” Seminar offered by the New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE), a Division of the New Jersey State Bar Association. Click to read more about the New Jersey Supreme Court’s requirement for continuing legal education for all New Jersey State attorneys .
The Rotolo Law Firm supports community organizations and events.
North Hunterdon Little League
during the 2012 season
Immaculate Conception School
on its 10th Anniversary
Victor A. Rotolo receives a 5.0 out of 5.0 overall client rating in family law on Lawyers.com. Read what the client has to say here.
The Rotolo Law Firm's win at NJ Supreme Court helps pave way to passage of NJ Bill that abolishes statute of limitations on child sexual abuse lawsuits.
In an article dated January 5, 2012, Matt Friedman, Statehouse Bureau reported on the Assembly panel approval of a bill that removes the State's two-year statute of limitations for lawsuits for child sexual abuse. Victor Rotolo's 2008 landmark case paved the way for this change. Read Matt Friedman's article here.
Victor Rotolo Serves as Judge at Sixteenth Annual Yale Mock Trial Invitational
Mr. Rotolo was honored to join a panel of esteemed Judges and Attorneys from around the country invited to judge the Sixteenth Annual Yale Mock Trial Invitational held on December 3 and 4, 2011. The Invitational featured a field of 40 teams from colleges and universities around the country. Mock Trial is an undergraduate activity designed to emulate a jury trial. College students from schools around the country compete as both attorneys and witnesses present a fictional case to an attorney-judge. Students devote a significant amount of time and energy into preparing these cases. More information about the Yake Mock Trial Association may be found here.
Victor Rotolo Appointed to Anderson House Board of Directors
In June 2011, Victor Rotolo joined the Board of Directors at the Anderson House. With a success rate of 78-84%, Anderson House is a well-respected halfway house program serving women from all New Jersey counties. Dedicated to providing quality treatment, Anderson House supports women as they develop the necessary goals and life skills to return to the community as responsible, sober and productive individuals.
Additional information on the Anderson House may be found here.
Victor Rotolo Serves as Judge at The David Woycik, Jr. Intensive Trial Advocacy Program at Hofstra School of Law
Victor Rotolo was invited to teach and judge at this eight-day, intensive trial advocacy training program that introduced law school students to the skills needed for effective court advocacy. Mr. Rotolo has been honored to be a judge at the Hofstra School of Law Program for seven years. More information on Hofstra School of Law.
New Jersey Supreme Court Appoints Victor Rotolo as Chair of the Supreme Court of New Jersey District XIII Ethics Committee
After serving as a member in 2008-2009 and then as Vice-Chair in 2009-2010, Victor Rotolo was appointed as Chair of the Supreme Court of New Jersey District XIII Ethics Committee in 2010. The district ethics committee reviews all grievances filed against attorneys and if it believes an attorney has acted unethically, it will file a formal complaint and hold a hearing, with resulting possible sanctions ranging from a reprimand or suspension to complete disbarment. For more information on the New Jersey Courts, click here.
Victor Rotolo Appointed to Board of Trustees of Union County College
Mr. Rotolo was honored to serve on the Board of Trustees of Union County College for ten years. The Board members worked to undertake activities for the general benefit of Union County College, its students, faculty, staff, facilities and programs that supported and advanced the mission of the College. To visit Union County College's website, click here.
Victor A. Rotolo on CBS Radio Interview
Victor A. Rotolo won a landmark sexual abuse case before the New Jersey Supreme Court on behalf of his client known as "R.L." in 2008. Now two years later that ruling set the stage for a legislative change to New Jersey's Sexual Abuse Law. If the pending bill passes, a victim of abuse will no longer have to file a lawsuit within a two-year statute of limitations of when the victim knew he or she was abused and connects that abuse to his or her injuries. The victim may sue his or her abuser or a parent or guardian if the parent or guardian knew about the sexual abuse and allowed the sexual abuse to occur. In the following two radio clips, CBS News interviews Victor A. Rotolo.
New Jersey Sexual Abuse Law
Victor A. Rotolo obtained the landmark decision and won an important victory for victims of sexual abuse when he represented a man referred to as R.L. in a 2008 lawsuit. That case set a precedent in New Jersey when Victor and R.L. fought all the way to the NJ Supreme Court. Now, two years later, that same court decision was the basis for the NJ Senate's proposing a bill that would change the statute of limitations for sexually abused children. More...
"R.L." Fought His Way to the NJ Supreme Court; Rotolo Successfully Represented "R.L."
"R.L.," a 26-year-old man, who was allegedly sexually abused by his stepfather at the age of 10, had to fight his way to the NJ Supreme Court to get his case heard. Victor Rotolo successfully represented R.L. in this case and now the legislature is poised to change the law as a result.
The New Jersey Senate will consider relaxing the limits on sex abuse lawsuits filed in the State of New Jersey. The bill that is before the NJ Senate continues to allow a victim of abuse the ability to sue his or her abuser or to sue a parent or a guardian if the parent or guardian knew about the sexual abuse and allowed the sexual abuse to occur. However, at present, a victim has only two years to sue once they become aware of the damage caused by the abuse. It is this statue of limitations that is being reviewed on Thursday. More...
Victor A. Rotolo is certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Civil Trial Attorney.
The New Jersey Supreme Court certifies that attorneys are able to demonstrate sufficient levels of experience, education, knowledge and skill in an area of practice. Only 2% of New Jersey attorneys are certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as civil trial attorneys. For more information about attorneys certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court, click here.
Won in NJ Supreme Court
Victor A Rotolo successfully argued and won the case of Pfenninger v. Hunterdon Central High School before the NJ Supreme Court. This was a leading construction negligence case that was litigated over a period of eight years. The construction worker's widow and her children were awarded a 7-figure settlement. More...
Victims of Abuse Gain Victory - NJ Justices Uphold Law in Child Sex Abuse Cases ~ Emotional Effects Key to Timing of Lawsuits
The state's highest court yesterday upheld a statue of limitations law that determines when victims of childhood sexual abuse can bring charges against their alleged abusers. More... [Click here to view an article on the previous ruling.]
Victor A. Rotolo is appointed to Chair the Bench/Bar Liaison Committee and the Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee of the Hunterdon County Bar Association for the 2010-2011 term.
In addition to serving as the Chair of the above aforementioned Committees, Mr. Rotolo will serve as a member of the Civil Practice Committee and the Judicial and Prosecutorial Appointments Committee. Additionally, other members of the firm will serve on the following Committees: Ryan Melsky: Membership/New Lawyers/Young Lawyers Committee.
Cancer Patient Accepts $895,000 for Car Injuries That Worsened Ailment
Dunscombe v. Nevis: A disabled cancer patient who claimed her condition worsened after a crash with a landscaper's truck accepted an $895,000 settlement on July 10. More...
$790,000 for Auto Accident
Winecker v. Estate of Heritage: The estate of a dump-truck driver who died in a two-vehicle crash in Hunterdon County paid $790,000 on Nov. 25 to the other driver, who suffered disabling orthopedic and intestinal injuries. More...
Judge Dismisses Suit Filed After Baby Died of SIDS
HAMPTON - A civil suit against a borough couple regarding the death of an infant they were babysitting has been dismissed. More...Victor holds the highest rating as an attorney ("AV") from Martindale-Hubbell.
Martindale-Hubbell is the oldest nationally recognized legal reference company in the country. The AV rating signifies that the lawyer has reached the heights of professional excellence and is recognized for the highest levels of skill and integrity by the bench and bar. For information on peer ratings by Martindale-Hubbell, click here.