Kevin H. Marino
Kevin H. Marino is the founding partner of Marino, Tortorella & Boyle, P.C., a six‐lawyer firm of former federal law clerks that is 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 Law School, where he was Editor‐in‐Chief of the Law Review. Upon graduation from law school, he served as law clerk for 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 federal 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 in 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, all of whom are admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey and in federal courts throughout the nation, are recognized annually as among the best law firms and lawyers in America in white collar criminal defense and bet‐the‐company, commercial and appellate litigation. Mr. Marino has won civil and criminal trials, successfully argued appeals, and achieved extraordinary negotiated results in a host of civil and criminal cases in 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 Law School, has been a guest lecturer at Stanford Law School and 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; 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; and a Director of the United States District Court Historical Society. He was for many years an Honorary Chair of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund dinner committee, which in 2014 honored him with its Award of Excellence, and is a past recipient of the Essex County Bar Association’s Criminal Trial Attorney Achievement Award. Mr. Marino is also a former 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 Chairman of the Board of Regents of Seton Hall University; a member of the Board of Visitors of Seton Hall Law School; and a former member of the Board of Trustees of Drew University. He 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 Charlottesville, Virginia and Stephen Marino of Pasadena, California.
- Drew University B.A. magna cum laude 1980
- Seton Hall University School of Law J.D. cum laude 1984 Editor-in-Chief, Seton Hall Law Review, 1983-84
Courts & Bar Admissions
- State of New Jersey
- State of New York
- United States Supreme Court
- United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
- United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
- United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
- United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
- United States Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
- United States District Court, Southern District of New York
- United States District Court, District of New Jersey
- United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
Honors & Awards
- Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers
- Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of New Jersey’s Honorable Lawrence A. Whipple Memorial Award
- Thurgood Marshall College Fund Award of Excellence
- Essex County Bar Association’s Criminal Trial Attorney Achievement Award
- Seton Hall Law School’s Distinguished Graduate Award
- Chambers USA, Band 1, Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations – New Jersey
- Selected to Super Lawyers® 2005-2023