Christopher James Vaccaro, Esq., joined Kearns Rotolo Law in 2022. Chris will focus his practice primarily on criminal defense at the Superior Court level, DUI cases, as well as domestic violence, juvenile matters, municipal court, and motor vehicle violations.
Immediately prior to joining Kearns Rotolo Law, Chris was an Assistant Prosecutor for the Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office, a position he had filled since August 2015. Chris began his prosecutorial career in the Narcotics Unit before being appointed to lead the Juvenile Unit. While at the Prosecutor’s Office, Chris served as the Bureau Chief of the Major Crimes Unit, Acting Bureau Chief of the Special Victims’ Unit, and Legal Advisor to the Professional Standards & Internal Affairs Bureau.
As an Assistant Prosecutor, Chris was responsible for prosecuting indictable offenses and handling all court appearances from initial charging through jury trial and sentencing. While managing a high-volume, victim-sensitive caseload, Chris also:
Also while an assistant prosecutor, he regularly performed community outreach services at educational institutions; served as law enforcement liaison to local elementary and high schools; presented on the topics of cybercrime/cyber safety, bias intimidation, narcotics, and criminal law; and participated in police ride-along programs and hands-on police training exercises.
In 2023 Chris was selected to the list of New Jersey Rising Stars. This is his first year of selection to the Rising Stars list which is generated by the Thomson Reuters organization according to the methodology and set of standards set forth in Super Lawyers Selection Methodology. [No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court.]
In 2024, Chris was chosen for membership into the National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40. Membership is by invitation only and is extended exclusively to those trial lawyers practicing civil plaintiff and/or criminal defense law. [No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court.]
In 2021, Chris was honored with the Hunterdon County Bar Association’s “Rising Star” Award. The award is presented to attorneys who have made significant contributions to the legal community, including volunteerism, and in recognition of their achievements as practitioners. [No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court.]