Kevin O’Toole is a founding and managing partner of O’Toole Scrivo, LLC. He has had a long and distinguished career in the New Jersey legislature and is a former New Jersey State Senator.

Mr. O’Toole has a varied practice encompassing toxic torts, environmental law, risk management, class actions, complex litigation, and corporate investigations. He is routinely called upon by Fortune 500 companies to obtain cost-effective, early resolution of complex matters and sought out to provide detailed analyses of sophisticated issues, evaluate case preparation, predict outcomes, and develop strategic risk management planning. He has served as both National Coordinating Counsel for corporate clients and operational leader of multi-jurisdictional litigation teams that have been responsible for trying dozens of high-profile multi-million dollar matters.

In 2017, Mr. O'Toole was appointed as Chairman of the Board of Commissioners of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. He is responsible for supervising over $65 billion in assets and the most significant infrastructure project in the country. His unique combination of private and public sector experience provides the firm's clients with unparalleled advice and insight into their matters. 

Honors & Awards

  • Included in New Jersey Super Lawyers® list (2023-2024) for PI—Products: Defense (conferred by Thomson Reuters)
  • 2021 Corporate Award presented by RWJBarnabas Partners in Progress
  • President’s Award (in recognition of exemplary service to the Public, the Bench, and the Bar) presented by the New Jersey State Bar Association
  • 2015 NJ State Chamber of Commerce Legislator of the Year
  • CLM Professionals of the Year Award Winner for Outside Counsel
  • Lipman-Franks Award for State Legislative Service presented by Legal Services of NJ
  • Trailblazer Award presented by Asian Pacific American Lawyers Association of NJ
  • Community Service and Leadership Award presented by Korean American League for Civic Action
  • Outstanding Contributions to Women and Families presented by Displaced Homemakers Network of NJ
  • Legislator of the Year presented by NJ State Police Benevolent Association
  • Grand Lodge Order of the Elks— Distinguished Citizenship Award

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Memberships & Affiliations

  • Council on Litigation Management (CLM), National Committee Member, Product Liability Committee
  • National African American Insurance Association
  • New Jersey State Policemen’s Benevolent Association, Silver Card Member
  • Cedar Grove Fire Department, Life Member

Government Service

  • Chair, Board of Commissioners of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (8/1/2017-present)
  • Commissioner, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (7/2/2017-present)
  • State of New Jersey, Senator (2008-2017)
  • State of New Jersey, Assemblyman (2002-2008)
  • State of New Jersey, Senator (2001-2002)
  • State of New Jersey, Assemblyman (1996-2001)
  • Township of Cedar Grove, Mayor/Council Member (1989-1996)
  • The Port Industry, NJBankers, Annual Economic Leadership Forum (Mar. 7, 2024)