Areas of Practice
- Birth Injury
- Civil Rights
- Employment Law
- Personal Injury
- Sexual Harassment
Admitted to Practice Law
- 1991, New Jersey
|:||Brandies University, 1988|
|Law School||:||Suffolk University Law School|
- New Jersey State Bar Association
- American Bar Association
- Chairman Of The Boardwalk Seminar Employment Litigation Education Program
- Chairman Of The Employment And Labor Section Of The NJAJ
- Chairman Of The Meadowlands Employment Litigation Educational Program
- Former Chair Of The Employment And Labor Committee of The Camden County Bar Association
- Former Chair Of The Personal Injury Committee of The Camden County Bar Association
- Former Vice Chair Of The LGBT Rights Committee Of The New Jersey State Bar Association
- Member Of The Bar Of The United States Court Of Appeals For The Third Circuit
- Member Of The Bar Of The United States District Court For The District Of New Jersey
- Member Of The Board Of Governors Of New Jersey Association For Justice
- Member Of The National Association For Justice
KEVIN M. COSTELLO put himself through college (Brandies University, 1988) and law school (Suffolk University, 1991) working as a tennis pro, truck loader, bouncer, bartender, personal trainer and aide in the New York Department of Health and Human Services.
After serving a judicial clerkship with the Honorable Barry M. Weinberg in Camden, New Jersey, Kevin began a jury litigation practice in 1992 which continues to the present, concentrating in employment and civil rights, personal injury, consumer protection and criminal defense. He has been representing individuals, their families and their small businesses for his entire career.
Kevin is Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney, a designation given to less than four percent of New Jersey lawyers.
He is a member of the Board of Governors of the American Trial Lawyers Association of New Jersey, and, for ATLA, Chairs the " Meadowlands Seminar" and "Boardwalk Seminar" Employment Programs., The Labor and Employment Section of ATLA-NJ, and the Listserve Committee for the Board of Governors.
He serves as an instructor for the New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education, has been published in the area of employment and civil rights law, is a 2008-2009 Vice Chair for the LGBTI rights section of the New Jersey State Bar Association, has served as a faculty member teaching other lawyers trial law, and has served as a Chairman of both the Camden County Bar Association's Labor and Employment Law Committee and Personal Injury Committees.
Kevin has been named a "Champion of Equality" by the Garden State Equality Advocacy Organization. He has been named a 2005 "Super Lawyer", a 2006 "Top Lawyer Under Forty" a "Top 5% of New Jersey Lawyers" for 2007 and a 2008 Super Lawyer by New Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine.
He has been named to the Board of the Garden State Equality Organization in recognition of his service to the GLBT community.
Kevin has appeared in print for numerous causes and cases, most recently for the Toga Bartenders litigation against Harrah's Casino in Atlantic City. He has appeared on, among other broadcasts, the "Morning Show with Mike and Juliet", on the Fox network, a nationally televised morning program.
Kevin has served as a Board Member for the South Jersey Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, has volunteered for, and has consistently supported, a number of South Jersey charities and public interest organizations, and remains committed to the community and constituency he serves.
He lives with his wife and son in South Jersey.
Note: The Super Lawyer designation is independent of, and not approved by, the Supreme Court of the State of New Jersey, nor by the Bar of the State of New Jersey. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court.
Costello & Mains, P.C.View Firm Profile
The mission of the labor lawyers at Costello & Mains is to try employment cases. It's what we are known for, and we are proud of our work. Our employment attorneys handle all aspects of the law, protecting the labor and civil rights of New Jersey residents. If your employment rights have been violated, if you have experienced sexual harassment, if you have been discriminated against, we can help. Contact Costello & Mains today for help with your New Jersey employment rights claim.
Sexual harassment claims, employment discrimination claims, GLBT rights claims, gender discrimination claims, race discrimination claims, whistleblower claims, retaliation claims, failure to accommodate disability claims, age discrimination claims, prevailing wage claims, wage and hour class actions (overtime pay, minimum wage), national origin discrimination claims and more.
Press Releases and Achievements
Employment and Civil Rights Attorney Speaks at Autism Seminar in New Jersey
May 15, 2012 — The employment and civil rights attorneys at Costello & Mains are pleased to announce that founding partner Kevin M. Costello served as a panelist in a presentation on "Autism and the Law.”