The Golden Rule:

We treat others the way we wish to be treated.

our mission

At Kotlar, Hernandez & Cohen, we diligently represent the people of our community in their pursuit for truth, justice, and financial compensation. We are devoted to delivering the greatest possible results in our representation.

Our Values

We communicate, both with our clients and within our team, with the utmost respect. Our team of attorneys and support staff are constantly communicating with each other and with our clients to make sure we’re operating effectively and efficiently.
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We are the people first lawyers and we strive to educate our clients about our process and the inner workings of their case, ensuring a true understanding at each step of the path. Our clients are never left out of the loop, resulting in a two-way relationship of trust and respect.
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We empower our team to think outside of the box and explore new methods in our representation of our clients. This often means taking risks that other law firms won’t take, and that we succeed for our clients in cases that our competitors wouldn’t touch. With our team’s combined experience in the field, we’re confident that we can take on any case we accept if we’re creative and innovative in our approach.
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We evolve with technology rapidly catching up to our field. We are constantly integrating new solutions to assist us in our work, making us faster, stronger, and all-around better equipped as a firm to achieve the best possible outcome for our clients.
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We fight like hell for our family, both clients and team members alike. All who touch our firm are assured that we will not stop until we achieve the best results possible, and that we do anything and everything we can for them. For clients, that means being accommodating, listening, and truly caring about your well-being. For team members, it means recognizing the importance of a positive and supportive work environment and investing in professional development. After all, a better team makes us a better firm for our clients.
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We understand that sometimes, life gets in the way. We do our best to accommodate and encourage, to the best of our ability, both our clients and our team members in order to keep us operating efficiently and at the top of our game.
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Board-Certified Trial Attorneys

Under the Supreme Court of the State of New Jersey, our attorneys hold board certifications in the following areas:

  • Workers’ Compensation Law (4)
  • Civil Trial Law (3)


From the Supreme Court of New Jersey – Board on Attorney Certification:

“Attorneys may be designated by the Supreme Court as “certified attorneys” if they: are able to demonstrate sufficient levels of experience, education, knowledge and skill in a specific area of law or practice; have passed a rigorous examination; and have been recognized by their peers as having sufficient skills and reputation in the designated specialty.”

Less than 3% of attorneys throughout the state hold a Supreme Court board certification. With multiple board-certified trial attorneys on our staff, our firm strives to exceed the highest standards of excellence in our practice.

As members of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, partners Adam Kotlar and José Hernandez have joined one of the most prestigious groups of trial attorneys in the United States. 

Membership is limited to attorneys who have won million dollar verdicts and settlements, and includes fewer than 1% of all attorneys throughout the country.

Certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy as a Civil Trial Law Advocate, partner Adam Kotlar has proven and tested his experience and expertise in the actual trials of litigated disputes, in addition to evaluating, handling, and resolving civil controversies prior to the initiation of suit and prior to trial.

We Put People First

Throughout our 27-year history, we’ve been known to put our clients’ needs above ours. Some call it empathy – we call it good business. We take care of our clients and genuinely care for their well-being.

At the end of the day, it’s simple: We care. We fight. And we win.

It’s in our DNA.

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