Michael T. Kearns is a Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney and Partner in the firm.  His areas of practice include defense of personal injury claims, construction accidents, ERISA disability claims, products liability, and property damage claims. He also defends professional malpractice claims filed against health care facilities, nurses and physical therapists as well as negligence claims against ambulance squads.  Mike also handles all aspects of automobile accident litigation, including bodily injury, underinsured and uninsured motorist claims, and coverage disputes. 

Mike has given lectures to various insurance companies on New Jersey automobile insurance law. He has also provided in-service presentations to nurses and physical therapists on how to properly document a patient chart in order to limit liability and defend malpractice claims.  

In 2000 he successfully argued the published defamation case of Rocci v. Ecole Secondaire, 165 N.J. 149 (2000) before the New Jersey Supreme Court.  He also successfully argued the published case of Reyes v. Prudential Fox and Roach Realtors 201 N.J. 417 (2010) before the New Jersey Supreme Court, concerning the duty of care of a realtor.  Mike recently represented his client in Perri v. Prestigious Homes Inc. in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division and successfuly won his client's appeal on a consumer fraud claim.

Mike has tried numerous jury trials in various state courts. He was certified in 2007 by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Civil Trial Attorney after demonstrating sufficient levels of experience, education, knowledge and skill in civil trial practice.


  • Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney


  • New Jersey Super Lawyers list, 2021

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