Attorney Profile

Kevin J. O´Toole
Managing Partner
TEL: (973) 239-5700 | FAX: (973) 239-3400 | kotoole@oslaw.com     PDF | VCARD


Mr. O’Toole has a varied practice encompassing toxic torts, environmental law, risk management, class actions, complex litigation and corporate investigations. He is routinely called upon by Fortune 500 companies to obtain cost-effective, early resolution of complex matters and sought out to provide detailed analyses of sophisticated matters, evaluate case preparation, predict outcomes and assist in the development of strategic risk management planning. Mr. O’Toole has served as both National Coordinating Counsel for corporate clients and operational leader of multi-jurisdictional litigation teams that have been responsible for trying dozens of high profile multi-million dollar matters.

Mr. O’Toole is a founding and managing partner of O’Toole Scrivo. He has had a long and distinguished career in the New Jersey legislature and is a former member of the New Jersey State Senate. Mr. O'Toole was recently appointed as Chairman of the Board of Commissioners of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, where he is responsible for supervising over $65 billion in assets and the largest infrastructure projects in the country. Mr. O'Toole's unique combination of private and public sector experience provides the Firm's clients with unparalleled advice and insight into their matters.


Honors & Awards

  • 2015 NJ State Chamber of Commerce Legislator of The Year
  • CLM Professionals of the Year Award Winner for Outside Counsel
  • Lipman-Franks Award for State Legislative Service presented by Legal Services of NJ
  • Trailblazer Award presented by Asian Pacific American Lawyers Association of NJ
  • Community Service and Leadership Award presented by Korean American League for Civic Action
  • Outstanding Contributions to Women and Families presented by Displaced Homemakers Network of NJ
  • Legislator of the Year presented by NJ State Police Benevolent Association
  • Grand Lodge Order of the Elks - Distinguished Citizenship Award

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Chairman, Board of Commissioners of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (August 1, 2017, to present)
  • Commissioner Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (July 2, 2017, to present)
  • State of New Jersey, Senator (2008 - 2017)
  • State of New Jersey, Assemblyman (1996 - 2008)
  • State of New Jersey, Senator (2001 - 2002)
  • Township of Cedar Grove, Mayor/Council Member (1989 - 1996)
  • National Committee Member, Council on Litigation Management (CLM) and serves on the Product Liability Committee
  • Silver Card Member PBA
  • Life Member Cedar Grove Fire Department

Practice Areas
Class Actions
Complex Litigation
Construction
Crisis Management
Environmental
Fiduciaries & Court-Appointments
Government Regulation
Health Care
Insurance & Reinsurance
Labor & Employment
Law Firm Defense
Product Liability
White Collar Defense and Investigations
Toxic and Mass Tort

Admissions
  • State of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • Supreme Court of the United States

Education
  • Seton Hall University School of Law (J.D.)
  • Seton Hall University (B.A.)