Over 35 years of experience in private practice specializing in Employment Law, Personal Injury and Workers Compensation Claims and Business Disputes

Law Offices of Kevin Kovacs, Esq

Expert Legal Services in Central New Jersey

Law Offices of Kevin Kovacs, Esq

Law Offices of Kevin Kovacs, Esq

Experienced Counsel Serving Somerset, Middlesex, Hunterdon, and Ocean Counties

Available for Mediation and Consultations

Areas of Practice

Mediation

MEDIATION

Mediation is often a quick and cost effective means to resolve legal disputes before what could be time consuming and expensive litigation.  Kevin has served as a mediator and court assigned arbitrator in complex employment, commercial and personal injury matters.  His knowledge of the law in these areas and experience in litigation, involvement as an attorney representing a party in mediation and trying cases make him an effective mediator.  Kevin will work to bring both sides together in what is often a contentious dispute to find a middle path satisfactory to all.  The key to successful mediation is to learn the facts, the motivations and goals of each party and guide them to the most effective way to achieve those ends.

EMPLOYMENT LAW

Over the course of his 35 year career, Kevin has represented both sides in employment law disputes.  He has represented Fortune 500 companies, and mid- and small-sized businesses successfully fend off claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation and wrongful discharge.  Also, he has fought for the wronged employees to obtain just compensation and punitive damages where warranted.

CIVIL LITIGATION

In addition to personal injury, employment law and Business deputes, Kevin has also handled will disputes, real estate conflicts and insurance claims.  He has represented School Boards and Superintendents in Education Law matters and defended before the New Jersey Supreme Court the right of a public high school to conduct random drug testing.  He has also ben involved in several election law claims.

BUSINESS DISPUTES

Kevin has represented businesses in a wide variety of complex legal disputes including business dissolutions, non-compete and theft of confidential information claims, commercial landlord tenant actions, and breach of contract claims.

WORKERS COMPENSATION

Under the New Jersey Workers Compensation Act, injured workers are entitled to medical benefits, temporary disability benefits and a monetary award based on the extent of their disability.  Kevin has helped hundreds of injured workers obtain the benefits and monetary awards they deserve. 

PERSONAL INJURY

Kevin has represented accident victims to obtain benefits, money settlements and verdicts for over 35 years.  He has handled everything from simple automobile accidents to complex wrongful death, product defect, fall down and professional malpractice cases. 

Certifications and Awards

  • Certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Civil Trial Attorney for over 25 Years
  • Selected as a “Super Lawyer” as reported in New Jersey Magazine for over 10 Years
  • The Highest Award in Ethics and Legal Skills from Martindale-Hubbell Rating Service
Law Offices of Kevin Kovacs, Esq
Law Offices of Kevin Kovacs, Esq

Attorney Profile

Kevin Kovacs is a Central Jersey native and graduate of Rutgers School of Law. After serving three years as a Civil Trial Attorney in the United States Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., he has spent the last 35 years in private practice as a Director in one of the New Jersey’s premier law firms, Lowenstein Sandler, LLC., and as a Partner in a Somerset County mid-sized firm, Purcell Reis. In 2006, Kevin opened his own practice in Somerville, serving individuals and small businesses.

Kevin has extensive experience handling a wide variety of civil matters: wrongful discharge and discrimination claims; personal injury and worker’s compensation actions; business disputes; and non-compete and breach of contract matters. He has successfully tried numerous cases to a verdict and made law in many State and Federal Court appellate decisions.

Since 1991, Kevin has been Board Certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Civil Trial Attorney based on his experience and recommendations from Judges and opposing counsel. Only 2% of New Jersey Attorneys hold this distinction. He also has been honored by his peers, being selected for over 10 years as a Super Lawyer as reported in New Jersey Monthly Magazine for his employment and personal injury practice. Only around 4% of New Jersey Attorneys have made this list. Also, he has received the highest honors in ethics and quality of legal work from Martindale-Hubbell, the New Jersey attorney rating company.

CONSULTING

Kevin has extensive experience consulting with individuals negotiating an employment contract, facing employment termination and proposed severance package and dealing with a non-compete agreement. He has also provided guidance to the Human Resource Departments of several businesses regarding policy, procedure and difficult personnel decisions. He will explain the law in plain understandable terms, answer all of your questions and provide sound advice that anyone involved in these situations ought to pursue before signing anything.

Community Service

Aside from his legal practice, Kevin has been active in the community. He has served as the President of the Somerset County Bar Association, a Trustee of Somerset Sussex Legal Services, a Board Member of the New Jersey Food Bank, and a volunteer for the United Way of Central New Jersey.

He was awarded the New Jersey Legal Services Equal Justice Medal for outstanding pro bono service to low-income individuals and the Paul Harris Award from the Branchburg Rotary Club for exceptional service. After receiving his Master’s Degree in History from Montclair State, he taught History at night at Middlesex County College for 10 years.

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