Louis J. DeVoto, Esquire
Louis J. DeVoto is an experienced trial attorney who concentrates his practice on handling all types of serious personal injury and wrongful death cases caused by the careless and reckless conduct of others. Lou is certified as a civil trial attorney by the New Jersey Supreme Court and the National Board of Trial Advocacy. He has served as President of The Trial Attorneys of New Jersey and is a past Chair of the NJ State Bar Association’s Medical Malpractice Committee.
Lou’s extensive jury trial and appellate experience has resulted in him achieving many verdicts and settlements in excess of one million dollars, including recent settlements for $9.5 million in a medical malpractice case involving birth injuries, a $4.8 million wrongful death settlement, a $2.7 million settlement in an industrial explosion and a $2.6 million settlement in a bike accident involving a garbage truck. His case results are consistently reported in the New Jersey Law Journal’s featured verdicts and settlements with multiple appearances in the yearly Top 20. Lou has appeared many times in the appellate division arguing to uphold verdicts that he achieved at trial including several appearances before the Supreme Court of New Jersey.
Martindale Hubbell has awarded Lou with its AV rating, the highest achievable for legal skill and ethics for many consecutive years. He is consistently selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, a publication widely regarded by the legal profession and public as a definitive guide to legal excellence in the United States. Mr. DeVoto has also been recognized as a New Jersey Super Lawyer for 15 consecutive years.
Lou is one of only a few lawyers in New Jersey invited to speak at the “Year in Review” seminar given by the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education where he provides practical commentary for lawyers on the most important legal decisions of the year. He is a past recipient of the “Professional Lawyer of the Year Award” by the New Jersey Commission on Professionalism in the Law and was selected by his peers as one of the Lawyers of the Year in the State of New Jersey for 2017 by Best Lawyers. He is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) and the Burlington and Camden County Bar Associations and the American Association of Justice-NJ.
Lou is licensed to practice in the U.S. Supreme Court and all Federal and State Courts in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. He resides with his wife and has three children.