Robert A. Olkowitz, Esq.

“Mr. Olkowitz is one of  a handful of the best lawyers in the state of New Jersey.”  Honorable Mark Litowitz, former Director and Chief Judge of Workers’ Compensation.

Since 1982, Mr. Olkowitz has limited his practice to the areas of workers’ compensation claims, accident litigation and prosecuting social security disability appeals. In 1986, he was certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Certified Civil Trial Attorney by passing a comprehensive examination and having a thorough review of his jury trials and personal injury litigation experience.

As the years progressed, Mr. Olkowitz concentrated increasingly on workers’ compensation litigation.  He believes the working people are the backbone of this country and the most in need of and deserving of immediate relief from an injury to maintain their families and lifestyles.

In 1999, after again passing a comprehensive examination and a thorough review of his workers’ compensation achievements, the Supreme Court of New Jersey certified Mr. Olkowitz as a Workers’ Compensation attorney.  Mr. Olkowitz’ work ethic and his commitment to injured workers has led to his recognition by attorneys throughout the state as an expert in the field of Workers’ Compensation.  He has served as Chairman of the Monmouth Bar Assocation  Workers’ Compensation Committee for many years.  He has lectured on several occasions on various complex areas of workers’ compensation law and practice tips.

Mr. Olkowitz has always been committed to fighting hard for people who have suffered from injuries.  His entire career consists of representing injured individuals and to obtain the best results possible.  He has always welcomed the opportunity to take on large insurance companies, corporations and even the government.  Complex and difficult cases are his specialty and many attorneys refer their complex cases to Mr. Olkowitz.

Mr. Olkowitz has a rich educational background.  He graduated the prestigious Peddie School with Honors.  He received his Ivy League Bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania.  He was awared his Law Degree when he graduated Cum Laude from Seton Hall School of Law in 1980.

Mr. Olkowitz served as a Law Clerk in the Federal District Court for the Honorable Serina Perretti from 1979 to 1980 and then served as a Law Clerk in the State Superior Court for the Honorable Neal Duffy from 1980 to 1981.  In 1981, he was employed by Drazin and Warshaw, one of the largest personal injury firms at the time.  In 1994, he was then hired by Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, the largest law firm in central Jersey.

In 1995, due to Mr. Olkowitz’ excellent results and expertise, he opened his own practice.  Over 95% of his clients are referred to him by past clients and other attorneys.