Cory J. Rothbort

Mr. Rothbort is a trial lawyer concentrating his practice in personal injury, medical malpractice and civil rights litigation.  Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Rothbort worked at an insurance defense firm where he acquired significant trial experience, taking numerous cases to verdict.

Amongst his accomplishments, Mr. Rothbort was trial counsel (second chair) and helped obtain a $10 million settlement in the civil rights matter of Xavier Ingram v. Camden County. This settlement is believed to be the largest settlement of any police brutality case in New Jersey history and one of the largest ever nationwide.

In 2019, Mr. Rothbort was recognized as the Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year by the Essex County Bar Association. From 2018 to 2022, Mr. Rothbort was named to the “Rising Star” list in the Super Lawyers Magazine. (The “Rising Star” list is issued by Thomson Reuters. A description of the selection methodology can be found at No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey).

Because of his trial success, Mr. Rothbort was named the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Young Lawyer of the Year.

Mr. Rothbort has been Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney, a distinction held by less than 3% of practicing attorneys in NJ. A “Certified 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 Trial 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.

Mr. Rothbort is admitted to practice in New Jersey and New York, and before the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. He is an active member of the Essex County, New Jersey State Bar Associations and Brennan-Vanderbilt American Inn of Court. Mr. Rothbort presently serves as Chair of the Executive Committee of the NJ State Bar Young Lawyers Division as well as Trustee of the Essex County Bar Association.

Mr. Rothbort is an active speaker, participating on various panels discussing issues related to his practice such as Practical Evidence, Ethical Considerations for the Young Lawyer & Small Practitioner and Using Depositions & Discovery for Killer Cross-Examinations.

Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Rothbort completed a judicial clerkship with The Honorable Heidi Willis Currier, J.S.C. in Middlesex Vicinage in New Brunswick, NJ.

Before his clerkship, Mr. Rothbort attended the Boston University School of Law, graduating with a Concentration in Litigation and Dispute Resolution. Prior to attending Law School, Mr. Rothbort graduated cum laude from Rutgers University. He was also a four-year member of the Rutgers University Mock Trial Association.

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