KEVIN M. COSTELLO put himself through college (Brandeis University, 1988) and law school (Suffolk University, 1991) working as a tennis pro, truck loader, bouncer, bartender, personal trainer and aide in the New York Department of Health and Human Services.
After serving a judicial clerkship with the Honorable Barry M. Weinberg in Camden, New Jersey, Kevin began a jury litigation practice in 1992 which continues to the present, concentrating in employment and civil rights, personal injury, consumer protection and criminal defense. He has been representing individuals, their families and their small businesses for his entire career.
Kevin is Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney, a designation given to less than four percent of New Jersey lawyers.
He is a member of the Board of Governors of the American Trial Lawyers Association of New Jersey, and, for ATLA, Chairs the " Meadowlands Seminar" and "Boardwalk Seminar" Employment Programs., The Labor and Employment Section of ATLA-NJ, and the Listserve Committee for the Board of Governors.
He serves as an instructor for the New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education, has been published in the area of employment and civil rights law, is a 2008-2009 Vice Chair for the LGBTI rights section of the New Jersey State Bar Association, has served as a faculty member teaching other lawyers trial law, and has served as a Chairman of both the Camden County Bar Association's Labor and Employment Law Committee and Personal Injury Committees. Kevin also serves on the Supreme Court Committee on the Unauthorized Practice of Law.
Kevin has been named a "Champion of Equality" by the Garden State Equality Advocacy Organization. He has been named a 2005 "Super Lawyer", a 2006 "Top Lawyer Under Forty" a "Top 5% of New Jersey Lawyers" for 2007 and a 2008 Super Lawyer by New Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine. Kevin has also been named a Super Lawyer for 2009 , 2010 and 2011, as well as a "Top 100 Trial Lawyer" by the American Trial Lawyers' Association. He has been given a 2011 "BV Distinguished Peer Rating" by Martindale-Hubbell and has been named a "Top Attorney in New Jersey 2011" by New Jersey Monthly.
He has been named to the Board of the Garden State Equality Organization in recognition of his service to the GLBT community.
Kevin has appeared in print for numerous causes and cases, most recently for the Toga Bartenders litigation against Harrah's Casino in Atlantic City. He has appeared on, among other broadcasts, the "Morning Show with Mike and Juliet", on the Fox network, a nationally televised morning program.
Kevin has served as a Board Member for the South Jersey Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, has volunteered for, and has consistently supported, a number of South Jersey charities and public interest organizations, and remains committed to the community and constituency he serves.
He lives with his wife and son in South Jersey.
Note: The Super Lawyer designation is independent of, and not approved by, the Supreme Court of the State of New Jersey, nor by the Bar of the State of New Jersey. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court.