Cory J. Rothbort

Cory J. Rothbort

Livingston, New Jersey

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Cory concentrates his practice in insurance defense, insurance law, personal injury, general civil litigation and appellate practice. 

Cory is admitted to practice in New Jersey and New York, and before the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. He is an active member of the Essex County and New Jersey State Bar Associations. Cory presently serves as the Young Lawyers' Section Trustee of the Essex County Bar Association as well as the Essex County district representative to the Executive Committee of the NJ State Bar Young Lawyers Division. In 2019, Cory was recognized as the Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year by the Essex County Bar Association. 

Cory is an active speaker, participating on various panels discussing issues related to his practice such as Practical Evidence, Ethical Considerations for the Young Lawyer & Small Practitioner and Evidence & Trial Judges: Gate Keepers or Door Slammers.

Cory joined Sellar Richardson in 2014 after completing a judicial clerkship with The Honorable Heidi Willis Currier, J.S.C. in Middlesex Vicinage in New Brunswick, NJ.

Before his clerkship, Cory attended the Boston University School of Law, graduating with a Concentration in Litigation and Dispute Resolution. At BU, Cory was a member of the Public Interest Law Journal and a participant in the school's Moot Court Program. Cory also worked as a student attorney in the school's Criminal Law Clinic program where he represented indigent clients in Boston Municipal Court.

Prior to attending Law School, Cory graduated cum laude from Rutgers University. He was also a four year member of the Rutgers University Mock Trial Association.

Areas of Practice

  • Insurance Defense
  • Personal Injury
  • Insurance Law
  • General Civil Litigation
  • Appellate Practice

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 2013
  • New York, 2014
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey


  • Boston University School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts
    • J.D.
    • Major: Litigation and Dispute Resolution
    • Law Journal: Public Interest Law Journal, Member
  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, New Jersey
    • B.A. cum laude

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Member
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division Executive Committee, Member
  • Middlesex County Bar Association, Member
  • Essex County Bar Association, Member
  • New Jersey Defense Association, Member
  • Essex County District Representative
  • NJDA Philanthropy Committee, Member
  • Essex County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, Member