KEVIN B. RIORDAN, ESQUIRE, LLC Certified Civil Trial Attorney
OFFICE LOCATION: 20 Hadley Avenue Toms River, New Jersey 08753 (732)240-2250 (732)240-3334 firstname.lastname@example.org
Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney
HAVE YOU BEEN INJURED AND NEED REPRESENTATION?
We fight hard to get you the most compensation you deserve for your injury. Hiring a Certified Trial Attorney with over 25 years of trial experience will ensure that your attorney will not settle for less on the courthouse steps just before trial. Contact usfor a free consultation or more information.
HAVE YOU BEEN CHARGED WITH DUI OR OTHER TRAFFIC VIOLATION AND NEED REPRESENTATION?
We can represent your interests in Municipal Court matters to help reduce the charges against you and help reduce the fines imposed. Contact us for a free consultation or more information.
DOES SOMEONE OWE YOU MONEY AND YOU WANT TO COLLECT?
We can assist you to get a judgment against a party who owes you money, record the judgment, execute the judgment and follow through will liens on personal property or real estate and bank levies. Contact usfor a free consultation or more information.
WHY SHOULD YOU USE A CERTIFIED CIVIL TRIAL ATTORNEY?
Q. What is a certified civil trial attorney? A. Certified civil trial attorney is a designation granted by the New Jersey Supreme Court to attorneys who are able to demonstrate sufficient levels of experience, education, knowledge, and skill in civil trial practice. The Supreme Court, through its Board on Attorney Certification, designates only those lawyers who apply for certification and who are able to meet the standards set by the Board and approved by the Court.
Q. What does it mean when an attorney is certified? A. 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 is 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
Q. Why does New Jersey have a certification program? A. The Certification program helps the public find attorneys who have demonstrated proficiency in specialized fields of law. Certification helps lawyers by giving them a way to make their experience known to the public and to other lawyers.Certification also encourages the maintenance and improvement of attorney competence in specialized fields of law.
Q. In what areas of law does the New Jersey Supreme Court certify attorneys? A. At present, there are four specialty areas of practice that are approved for certification by the Supreme Court of New Jersey: civil trial law; criminal trial law; matrimonial law; and workers' compensation law.
Q. How many attorneys are certified in New Jersey? A. As of December 31, 2000, out of 55,687 active lawyers in New Jersey, 1,443 currently hold Board certification.
Q. How does the consumer know if an attorney is Board certified? A. Although many practicing trial attorneys now advertise in newspapers, on television, and in the Yellow Pages, only attorneys certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court are entitled to use the designation "Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney" on their letterhead, business cards, Yellow Pages listings, or in their advertisements.
Q. What if I have more questions or need to find out more about certification? A. Anyone in need of more information regarding the certification program should address his or her questions to: