Attorney Kathleen M. Reilly

Kathleen M. Reilly

Location: Kearny, New Jersey
Phone: (201) 997-0030
Fax: (201) 997-7150

For almost forty years Kathleen M. Reilly has been handling serious personal injury claims in the courts of New Jersey. Her successes include a $6 million verdict in a construction accident case, a $1.2 million settlement in an automobile accident case and a $1.2 million verdict in an accident involving a bicycle and a limousine. Ms. Reilly is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) and has been certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Certified Civil Trial Attorney.

Kathleen Reilly is a graduate of Rosemont College in Rosemont, Pennsylvania. She received her Juris Doctor from Seton Hall University School of Law in 1982. She began her legal career as an associate at the Budd Larner Law Firm in Short Hills, NJ where she worked on the Agent Orange litigation and represented various manufacturers in product liability defense matters as well as representing both plaintiff and defendants in medical malpractice litigation.

Ms. Reilly has been in private practice in Hudson County since 1987 representing plaintiffs in a variety of different types of litigation, specializing in Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice and catastrophic injury cases. She is currently the immediate past President of the New Jersey Association for Justice, a past President of the West Hudson Bar Association, is a member of the American Association for Justice, the American Association for Justice Top 100 Trial Lawyers and is a trustee of the Hudson County Bar Association.

Kathleen has been repeatedly named a New Jersey Super Lawyer since 2011 and was named, yet again, as one of the top 50 women lawyers in New Jersey for 2023 by that same organization.*

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In the News: 
– New Jersey Law Journal: Effects of the Pandemic and Judicial Vacancies
– New Jersey Law Journal: Fatal Garbage Truck Accident Results in $6 Million Settlement

Areas Of Practice

  • Personal Injury Plaintiff
  • Construction and Workplace Accidents
  • Premises Liability Fall down
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Product Liability
  • Trucking Accidents
  • Catastrophic Injury

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 1983
  • Pennsylvania, 1983
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1983
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1983


  • Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, New Jersey
    • J.D. – 1982
  • Rosemont College, Rosemont, Pennsylvania
    • B.S.
    • Major: Political Science

Honors & Awards

  • New Jersey Super Lawyer, 2011- Present
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers, Top 50 Women Lawyers in New Jersey 2012, 2013, 2017, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023*
  • Civil Trial Practitioner of the Year, Hudson County 2014
  • Named to NJBIZ 2021 Law Power 50 – July 26, 2021

*Ms. Reilly is a recognized Super Lawyer. No aspect of Super Lawyers has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey. The standard or methodology on which the accolade is based can be found at Super Lawyers is part of Thomson Reuters.

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • West Hudson Bar Association, Past President
  • Hudson County Bar Association, Member, Civil Practice Committee
  • New Jersey Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Member
  • Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America
  • New Jersey Association for Justice, President 2021-2022
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Associate