Certified Civil Trial Attorney
Over 35 years of experience. Over $100 million recovered for clients.

New Jersey Certified Civil Trial Attorney

As a member of a qualified and experienced New Jersey personal injury law firm, the lead New Jersey personal injury attorney, Todd J. Leonard, has protected his clients' rights and fought for maximum compensation for 30 years. We proudly represent clients throughout the great State of New Jersey regarding everything from medical malpractice to car accidents, truck accidents, product liability cases, sexual assaults and abuse, nursing home neglect, wrongful death claims, workers' compensation claims, and other types of serious injuries.

We are committed to doing our best to conduct deep investigations into each case by analyzing all the evidence and locating witnesses. It is the goal of each member of our New Jersey personal injury law firm to produce the best settlements or verdicts with the highest level of excellence and to treat each client like family.

We are dedicated to doing our best to provide outstanding personal injury representation for our clients. As such, the New Jersey Supreme Court has certified attorney Todd Leonard as a Civil Trial Attorney. This is a prestigious achievement less than 2 percent of the attorneys in the State of New Jersey can claim. In 1980, the Supreme Court wanted to establish a system by which to determine whether a lawyer had an adequate understanding of their particular field of law. To do so, they founded the Board on Attorney Certification, which created guidelines and requirements attorneys had to meet in order to be gain the certification as a reputable, reliable lawyer.

Where did the Certification Get Its Start?

The Supreme Court of New Jersey directed the Board on Attorney Certification to create an attorney certification program. This program came about in an effort to protect consumers from false advertising and to raise the level of confidence in New Jersey's practicing attorneys. The certification program was specifically designed to help the average person make an informed decision about which attorney to select for representation in a legal matter.

Board on Attorney Certification

In 1980, the Supreme Court of New Jersey established the Board on Attorney Certification for helping consumers find attorneys who achieved a high level of competence in their field of law.

Only those attorneys designated by the Supreme Court as "certified attorneys" can advertise that they are certified, and they must demonstrate the following:

  • Sufficient levels of experience
  • A sufficient education, knowledge, and skill in their area of practice
  • The ability to pass a rigorous examination
  • Recognition by their peers for having an excellent reputation and significant skills in their designated specialty

Currently, the Supreme Court certifies attorneys in four different areas of law: civil trial law, criminal law, matrimonial law, and workers' compensation law.


Sufficient experience

Sufficient education, knowledge and skill

Pass a rigorous exam

Be recognized by peers for reputation and skills in specific area

Looking at the Requirements


5 Years in good standing with NJ Bar

Pass written legal exam

Have taken classes in specific area of law within the last 3 years

Be recognized by peers for reputation and skills in specific area

Professional references to confirm reputation and character

Fulfilling all the conditions necessary to become a certified civil trial lawyer means not only that the Supreme Court endorsed the attorney, but also that the attorney is distinguished in their efforts compared to other lawyers.

Legal advocates who wish to become certified must meet the following prerequisites:

  • Be in good standing for at least 5 years with the New Jersey State Bar
  • Pass a written legal exam pertaining to their specific area of law
  • Within the past 3 years, they must have taken educational courses in their specified area of law
  • Be highly involved in matters of litigation, as well as knowledgeable regarding the process
  • Submit a list of judges and lawyers who can attest to the reputation and character of the attorney in question

Trustworthy and Experienced Legal Assistance

Attorney Todd Leonard is also a Life Member of the Multi-Million and Million Dollar Advocates Forum because he obtained millions of dollars for his seriously injured clients. Additionally, he was included in the list of New Jersey’s Super Lawyers® in 2011, 2013, 2014, and 2015. Attorney Leonard has dedicated his entire professional career to helping personal injury victims and their families following all types of serious and fatal accidents.

We offer free consultations for all potential clients, including legal assistance in both English and Spanish. Our call center is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to answer your questions.

Please do not hesitate to call our office today at and speak with an experienced New Jersey accident lawyer.

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You are the most amazing person
and I am indebted to you forever!
- P.S.
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Mr. Leonard’s law firm constantly kept in touch

and on top of my problems. They were quick to respond to my legal needs and were very attentive and showed real concern to my issues. I highly recommend them to anyone needing legal representation.

- Leslie W.
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I highly recommend using this law firm.

My lawyer Paul Paravati was always available there for me and gave me first rate service.

- Richard B.
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Todd Leonard and his staff made me feel like family.

Trust me, he will take you into his hands and take care of all your personal injury legal matters. They are friendly, professional, and go out all the way for you. Thank you Todd Leonard and staff.

- Frank O.
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Todd and his staff were courteous and caring about my personal well-being.

They were knowledgeable and settled my case in an expedited manner. I really felt they were on my side the whole way. Thank you Todd and staff for excellent treatment!

- B.H.
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He was relentless

until the case was fully settled and all was in our favor. Thank you so much. We highly recommend his office to anyone.

- E. and M.
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The Leonard Law Firm is truly amazing.

They go above and beyond to make sure you get what you deserve.

- Gina V.


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