Kevin H. Marino is the founding partner of Marino, Tortorella & Boyle, P.C., one of the most well respected white-collar criminal defense and complex civil litigation boutiques in the United States. Mr. Marino received his undergraduate degree magna cum laude in English literature and political science from Drew University and his law degree cum laude from Seton Hall University School of Law, where he was Editor-in-Chief of the Law Review. In 2010, Seton Hall Law honored him with its Distinguished Graduate Award and, in 2019, awarded him the St. Thomas More Medal. Mr. Marino was a member of the Board of Trustees of Drew University from 2006 to 2015, when he resigned to become a member of the Board of Regents of Seton Hall University. Mr. Marino chaired Seton Hall’s Medical School Task Force in 2017-18 and its Presidential Search Committee in 2018-19, and has been a member of the Board of Visitors of Seton Hall Law School since its founding. In November 2019, Mr. Marino was elected Chair of the Seton Hall University Board of Regents.
Upon graduation from law school, Mr. Marino served as law clerk to the Honorable Maryanne Trump Barry, then a Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey and today a retired judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Following his clerkship, Mr. Marino practiced for ten years at Robinson, Wayne, Riccio & LaSala, then a prominent federal litigation boutique, interrupted by a one-year leave of absence to serve as Counsel to the Commissioner and Director of Litigation for the Department of the Public Advocate for the State of New Jersey. He founded the firm that is today known as Marino, Tortorella & Boyle, P.C., in 1996. The firm, Mr. Marino, and his partners, John Tortorella and John Boyle, are recognized annually as among the best law firms and lawyers in America in the areas of white collar criminal defense and commercial and appellate litigation.
Mr. Marino has won jury and bench trials, successfully argued appeals, and achieved extraordinary negotiated results in a host of civil and criminal cases in both federal and state courts throughout the United States, has advised corporate boards and individuals in a wide variety of complex matters, and has served as outside general counsel to a prominent boutique investment bank and venture capital firm. He has also taught criminal procedure, professional responsibility, trial advocacy and legal writing as an adjunct professor at Seton Hall, has been a guest lecturer at New York University School of Law, has presented at numerous continuing legal education programs, and has published in the areas of constitutional law and professional ethics.
Mr. Marino is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers; a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation; a Trustee of the Association of the Federal Bar of the State of New Jersey; a member of the Board of Directors of Tri-County Scholarship Fund; the past Chair of the Board of Directors of the Legal Services Corporation of New Jersey; a member and former Trustee of the Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of New Jersey, which in 2015 honored him with the Honorable Lawrence A. Whipple Memorial Award; a Director of the United States District Court Historical Society; and an annual Honorary Chair of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund dinner committee, which in 2014 honored him with its Award of Excellence. He is also a past recipient of the Essex County Bar Association’s Criminal Trial Attorney Achievement Award. Mr. Marino is a past member of the Lawyers Advisory Committee of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey and the New Jersey Supreme Court Civil Practice Committee; was a member of the New Jersey Steering Committee of the Third Circuit Task Force on Counsel for Indigent Litigants in Civil Cases; and has served as a member of court-appointed Merit Selection Panels for both the appointment and the reappointment of United States Magistrate Judges for the District of New Jersey. Mr. Marino is the former Head of the Williams College Baseball Hit and Run Club and the Baseball Boosters at Delbarton School, a former member of the Westfield Baseball Board of Directors, and a former coach of numerous Westfield youth travel baseball and basketball teams. He lives in Westfield, New Jersey with his wife, Rita. They have two grown sons, Harrison Marino of Washington, D.C. and Stephen Marino of Boston, Massachusetts.