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Kevin C Orr

Criminal defense Attorney at Newark, NJ

4.8   25 reviews

Licensed for 31 years

About Kevin

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Kevin C. Orr received his law degree from Seton Hall University School of Law, and a B.S. in ceramic engineering from Alfred University.

Mr. Orr is admitted to practice law in the State of New Jersey and the U.S. District Court for the State of New Jersey.

Following law school, Mr. Orr completed a civil clerkship with the Honorable George P. Helfrich, Judge Superior Court of the State of New Jersey, Law Division, Morris County.

Before starting his own practice in the early 1990s, Mr. Orr was with the Morris County Prosecutor's office. While there, he prosecuted Juvenile and Domestic Violence cases.

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES & ACCOMPLISHMENTS

APPOINTMENTS

* Chair, Office of Attorney Ethics of the Supreme Court of New Jersey, District VB (Essex County - Suburban Essex) Ethics Committee, 2017 to 2019

* Vice Chair, Office of Attorney Ethics of the Supreme Court of New Jersey, District VB (Essex County - Suburban Essex) Ethics Committee, 2015 to 2017.
* Member, Office of Attorney Ethics of the Supreme Court of New Jersey, District VB (Essex County - Suburban Essex) Ethics Committee, 2011 to 2015.

GENERAL PRACTICE
* Recipient of 2011 Essex County Bar Association General Practice Trial Attorney Achievement Award

ELECTED POSITIONS
*Bernards Township Republican Municipal Committee, Elected Official, 2007 to Present

LAND USE
* Essex County Condemnation Commissioner, 2006 to present

* Bernards Township Sewerage Authority, Chair, 2019 to present
* Zoning Board of Adjustment (Bernards Township, NJ), Chair, 2009 to 2015; Member, 2006 to 2015
*Planning Board (Bernards Township, NJ), Member, 2006 to 2013
*Bernards Township’s Wastewater Management Subcommittee for Somerset County Planning Board’s County Wastewater Management Plan, 2008 to 2013
*Zoning Board of Adjustment (Long Hill Township, NJ), Alternate Member, 2001-2002

PREVIOUS EMPLOYMENT
New Jersey Superior Court, Law Division, Morris County
Law Clerk to Hon. George P. Helfrich, J.S.C. (1990-1991)
Office of the Morris County Prosecutor
Staff Attorney (1991-1992)

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Recipient of 2011 Essex County Bar Association General Practice Trial Attorney Achievement Award
Licensed for 31 years
State NJ
Status Active
Acquired 1992
Updated 11/05/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Kevin

Kevin C Orr
33 Washington Street
Suite 1010
Newark, NJ, 07102

Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  25 customer reviews
Posted by Danielle | November 29, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Look No More
Kevin was beyond exceptional. I had such a stressful case with family law and DV, however with Kevin as my attorney I always knew what to expect and what our next step was. You won’t find another attorney as well versed in law as Kevin is and as empathetic to your family needs. Every and any question was always answered , I was represented and treated professionally and recommend him to everyone I come across and I won’t be going to anyone else.
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Posted by Robert | March 29, 2022
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The best lawyer I have worked with!
I have worked with a significant amount of lawyers over the years while paying child support for 23 years. Kevin was by far the best by far. He was attentive and straight forward, was always available for any questions I had and had the knowledge to be able to take on my more complex case. If you need a great lawyer you need not look any further then Kevin Orr.
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Posted by anonymous | November 11, 2021
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Look No Further and Thank Me Later
Before working with Attorney Orr, I had been disappointed by my former representation(s). Others lacked professionalism, knowledge, and the time necessary to understand my case. Retaining Attorney Orr was life-changing for me. For the first time in several years of ongoing litigation, I was able to breathe again. Attorney Orr fought my case forcefully and never left me wondering what was going to happen next. He called out the injustice fearlessly and relied on the law to support the argument. Attorney Orr is the BEST! If you want an exceptional experience in representation, look no further and thank me later.
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Posted by anonymous | August 18, 2021
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Professionalism at its best
I highly recommend Kevin Orr. He respected my time and always kept me informed during the length of my case. If you are looking for someone who will handle your legal needs efficiently, Kevin Orr is the man for the job.
Posted by anonymous | March 24, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Experience
I worked with Kevin to file for my divorce. It happened during Covid and Kevin and his team made sure the process went very smoothly. I'd definitely recommend him to anyone seeking help with filing for divorce.
Posted by anonymous | June 30, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Restraining Order
Kevin represented me in my case recently. He is excellent in what he does. I won my case with Kevin’s help, I am greatly thankful. I highly recommend Kevin!
Posted by Jim | January 8, 2019
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| Consulted Attorney
Very knowledgeable
I had a Consult with Kevin regarding a small claims Case. Although I decided not to pursue the Case, it was after Kevin advised me that if might be difficult to win. He seemed to be very honest and knowledgeable and i would use him in the future if need be.
Posted by Walter | April 28, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Saved our butts
My brother and I tried to defend ourselves in an SBA workout contract dispute case (don't try it). We weren't able to keep up with the legal process and found ourselves on the wrong side of an admissions deadline. We were sunk. We reached out Kevin who was not at that time versed in SBA workout cases. We were in a bad spot but Kevin took our case and dug into the information we had. He kept digging, and studying. My brother and I could hear the excitement he had when we would talk as he figured out how to defend us and get us on a winning path. Within a few weeks Kevin had taken our losing case, we were really in a bad spot, and had us feeling pretty confident. Kevin really dug into the legalities of our specific case, remember he was not versed in our area at all, and found a defense that not only won us our case but got us money back from the person who brought the legal action against us. We received upfront money back as well as 1/2 of our legal fees. We couldn't be more thrilled with the job Kevin did for us. You can tell by how hard he works that he loves the law. Great lawyer!!!!
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Posted by Yekaterina | December 12, 2015
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Yekaterina, Fair Lawn, nj
Kevin represented me a number of times, and what I should say- you really fell protected and safe with this very knowledgeable, smart, educated, organized, thorough , skilled lawyer. I recommended him to other people, and he helped them too. Highly recommend .
Posted by Bella | June 5, 2015
Very Knowledgeable and Competent
I recently had the pleasure of working with Kevin Orr. He is very knowledgeable and competent when it comes to his field of expertise- law. His personality and demeanor also puts you the client at ease, giving you the assurance that he will get the best outcome possible which he did.
Posted by Larry | December 19, 2013
Great Attorney
Mr. Orr is such a great attorney, he'll let you know from the door if he can help you or not. He is a very knowledgeable attorney, on top of his game. I've dealt with Mr. Orr on two occasions and while I went to five different attorneys and got no results , I went to see Mr. Orr and in no time the situation was taken care of and I was very pleased with the outcome. I would definitely recommend Mr. Orr to anyone that's looking for an attorney . When you have Mr. Orr as your attorney, I can assure you that you're in good hands.
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Posted by Derron | February 25, 2013
One Of The Best Lawyers Ever!
I have been a client for years and have no complaints whatsoever. Mr. Orr is very honest, proffesional, knowledgeable, and always kept me infomed. He is a top notch, smart, keen lawer. Simply, he is outstanding.
Posted by Jadwiga | January 22, 2013
"Best attorney ,for any cases"
I have use Kevin Orr for several years and I'm very satisfied with his excellent work ,professionalism, honesty and the way he can handle any of my situations. I would definitely recommend this attorney for any cases.
Posted by Loretta | January 22, 2013
I have used Kevin C Orr as an attorney repeatedly since 1999. The last time used his law firm was March 2012.
Trustworthy: I have used him repeatedly for over 13 years. I honestly feel he has never billed me for hours he legitimately could have charged. My discounted retainers seem to have stretched too far for too long. He has never tried to do anything unethical and has always requested supporting documentation as proof of what I’m saying. It is not that he mistrusts me but, just wants to ensure honesty before the court. Responsive: For years ranging from 2000 through 2012 I have had hearings where the defending party provided illegible/questionable documentation. The defendant also attempted to deform my character by burying me in false accusations to make it as difficult as possible for me to legally defend myself. Daunting circumstances did not deter Mr Orr from managing to present the court with truth, while also winning substantial monetary compensation for me. Knowledgeable: I have gone through hearings for; spousal abuse, spousal support, child custody, child support, emancipation, visitation, and quadro-division. He has always known the appropriate response even when time restrains were not adequate for proper responses. His experience as a trial attorney has taken him to proceedings involving murder cases. I feel his knowledge expands beyond what I require in my hearings. • He has won;  12 years of spousal support for me which is unheard of these days.  Sole physical and legal custody  Zero (0) visitation by an abusive parent/spouse  Assisted to help me protect my children • This is not an exhaustive listing of what he has accomplished for me • I plan to use him in my next hearings for extraordinary medical and educational expenses Kept me informed: He has always provided documentation after court hearings, and updated me when changes in my case occur. However, there were times when he found out at the last minute that hearings were repeatedly postponed by the defending party. I was not informed in time enough to avoid being at no show hearings. This appeared to be some strategy the defending party created to work hardships on me. However, Mr Orr identified the problem and since then has his staff check and verify true hearing dates to avoid these situations. When his case loads were extremely heavy I had to wait for information. Since he is a trial attorney these circumstances are understandable. He is after all only human.
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Posted by Robert | January 21, 2013
An Attorney You Can Trust!
Kevin Orr has been my attorney for over 7 years and has represented me, my family and my business on a variety of legal matters. Mr. Orr is WITHOUT DOUBT an outstanding attorney who knows the law explicitly and represents his clients fairly and with the utmost respect. He is considerate and timely, and his entire staff is courteous, knowledgeable and team-oriented. Kevin is honorable and very direct in his approach to the law and the cases he represents. I have the utmost respect for Kevin Orr as a professional in all areas of law. He takes his responsibilities very seriously and tells it like it is. I highly recommend Kevin Orr!
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Posted by maurene | January 21, 2013
I trust Kevin Orr more than any other lawyer
I have used Kevin Orr as my attorney for over 14 years and hold him with the up most regard. He handles all my situations with dignity. He is not a dirty fighter, nor does he hit below the belt. I find him to be honest in his assessments and he takes the high road. I have used his legal services for many different situations and trust his ability to find the best outcome and he does not milk for more unnecessary money. I will continue to use his legal counsel.
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Posted by Henry | January 21, 2013
Mr Orr, A Quality Attorney
I am a business client of Kevin Orr. His guidance and representation for me on matters of civil law is highly recommended. His attention to detail and commitment to preparation makes him highly reliable. I found him accessible, interested and qualified. His knowledge and ability to get-it-right is unmatched. His insightfulness to resolve an issue that is beneficial to his client is his top quality. He is organized and ready. I found his unique ability to clarify a process to be his best asset.
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Posted by Josh | January 21, 2013
Great Counsel
I have used Kevin twice, once for a lease dispute and once for an eviction. Both times the outcomes were favorable. He is a very shrewd and smart Attorney who will fight to the ends of the earth for his clients.
Posted by anonymous | January 21, 2013
Saved me litigation and money!!!
Needed an attorney to assist me getting a refund from a manufacturere that was non-responsive after several months. His letters were professional and forceful without being threatening. I received my refund right away. A great success story. I would recommend him highly. Very professional and easy to work with.
Posted by Isa | January 21, 2013
The Best!!
Kevin was very knowledgeable and explained everything to me step by step during my divorce process. I never felt that I was going at it alone which made me very comfortable with him. I completely trusted him and he never let me down. I would hire Mr. Orr over and over again. Diana, his paralegal was also amazing. She is very kind and always put me at ease if i became a little anxious. Kevin thank you for everything!
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Offices of Kevin Crawford Orr
  • 1992 - Present
  • Staff Attorney
  • Morris County Prosecutor's Office
  • 1991 - 1992
  • Law Clerk to Hon. George P. Helfrich, J.S.C.
  • Superior Court of New Jersey, Morris County
  • 1990 - 1991

Education

  • Seton Hall University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1990
  • Alfred University
  • B.S. Ceramic Engineering
  • 1987

Legal Cases

  • State v. Triestman, 416 N.J. Super. 195 (App.Div. 2010)
  • Reversed
  • Pipko v. CIA, 312 F. Supp. 2d 669 (D.N.J. 2003)
  • Dismissed
  • State v. El Moghrabi, 316 N.J. Super. 139 (App.Div. 1998)
  • Dismissed
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Associations

  • Office Of Attorney Ethics, District VB (Essex County - Suburban Essex) Ethics Committee
  • Chair
  • 2017 - Present
  • Office Of Attorney Ethics, District VB (Essex County - Suburban Essex) Ethics Committee
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of New Jersey
  • 2000 - Present
  • Essex County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • Office Of Attorney Ethics, District VB (Essex County - Suburban Essex) Ethics Committee
  • Vice Chair
  • 2015 - 2017
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2015
  • General Practice Trial Attorney Achievement Award
  • Essex County Bar Association
  • 2011
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Speaking Engagements

  • Law Review CLE
  • Domestic Violence
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (9)
Endorse Kevin
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Commercial real estate Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Kevin Orr is a formidable opponent whom I would have work with or represent me if I were to require legal representation as co-counsel or for myself in a matter. He is creative as well as very thorough and diligent to a point that exceeds many other attorneys in my experience. He stays relentlessy focused on achieving the result which is needed by his client."
Child custody Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Kevin is the real deal. A true people’s lawyer. He approaches his cases with professionalism, integrity, responsiveness, genuine compassion and legal excellence. He is a class act."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Approximately seven or eight years ago, Kevin and I were opposing counsel on a rather procedurally-convoluted personal injury action. He did yeoman's work on behalf of his client - who came to him only upon discovering that her original attorney had allowed her Complaint to be dismissed due to his failure to take any action on her behalf. Kevin resuscitated the matter for her and got it restored to the active trial calendar. We spent close to ten days on trial in Essex County and ended up with a fair, just verdict, which his client never would have realized but for his tireless efforts on her behalf. I am pleased to say that while we did not know one another prior to being adversaries in that matter, we have remained friends in the years since. Kevin is an excellent attorney and an even better person - a credit to the practice of law."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Kevin fights hard but fairly and honestly for his clients. He is a distinguished member of the legal community who is dedicated to getting the best results for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kevin Orr is an experienced attorney whose participation and comments in Avvo show his commitment to serving clients as well as his level of experience. He is an excellent attorney that I recommend wholeheartedly."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Kevin. He is a well-respected member of the legal community and a strong and passionate advocate for his clients"
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Kevin. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Orr is a highly effective advocate and a consummate legal professional."
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