Mr. Rudolph is the managing partner of Rudolph, Kayal & Almeida. He was born in the Bronx, New York. Mr. Rudolph spent eight years as an active duty member of the United States Air Force, having been stationed in Okinawa, Japan, Texas, California and Nebraska. Mr. Rudolph also served short tours of duty in South Korea, Germany, Greece, England and the Philippines. Mr. Rudolph obtained his college degree in 1989 from the University of Nebraska-Omaha and his law degree in 1994 from Widener University School of Law. He is admitted to the New Jersey Bar, Pennsylvania Bar, United States District Court of New Jersey, United States District Court of Pennsylvania and the United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit.
Mr. Rudolph has been Certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Certified Civil Trial Attorney. Less than 2% of the attorneys in New Jersey are Certified Civil Trial Attorneys. Mr. Rudolph has tried more than 125 jury verdicts, many of them involving complex cases in wrongful death, brain damage, products liability and employer liability. Mr. Rudolph has obtained successful jury verdicts in 14 of the 21 counties in New Jersey, establishing the Firm’s strong State-wide presence in New Jersey. He has tried more than 10 wrongful death cases through verdict and has tried many other catastrophic injury cases stemming from construction accidents, products liability, dram shop/liquor liability, tractor-trailer accidents and routine automobile accidents. Mr. Rudolph is frequently listed as the trial attorney for jury verdicts that have been published in New Jersey Jury Verdict Review & Analysis and Verdict Search-New Jersey. The following is a short, partial list of the jury verdict periodicals in which Mr. Rudolph’s verdicts have been published:
New Jersey Jury Verdict Review & Analysis: May 2004; March 2005; April 2005; February 2006; September 2006 (3 verdicts); November 2006; December 2006; January 2007; March 2007 (2 verdicts); October 2007; December 2007; April 2008; June 2008; September 2008; October 2008; May 2009; July 2009; August 2009; March 2010; October 2010; April 2011; January 2012; February 2012; December 2012; April 2013; May 2013; July 2013; October 2013; November 2013; July 2014; May 2015.
Verdict Search-New Jersey: September 2005 (3 verdicts); December 2005; March 2006; June 2006; September 2006 (2 verdicts); October 2006; December 2006; January 2007; February 2007; March 2007; May 2007; June 2007; July 2007; November 2007 (2 verdicts); March 2008; April 2008; June 2008; June 2009; July 2009; November 2010; January 2013; March 2013; June 2013; January 2014; February 2014; September 2014 (2 verdicts); April 2015; June 2015; December 2017.
In addition to his trial work, Mr. Rudolph has a substantial appellate practice, handling various appeals to the New Jersey Appellate Division and Supreme Court. The following is a partial list of the appeals Mr. Rudolph has handled to either the Appellate Division or Supreme Court: Renick v. Asbury Park Press, 2006 WL 457724 (App. Div. 2006); Johnson v. Rehders, 2007 WL 2790773 (App. Div. 2007); Lardiere v. Piro, 2008 WL 150082 (App. Div. 2008); Bardis v. First Trenton Indemnity, 199 N.J. 265 (2009); Daley v. Claire’s Stores, 2010 WL 134257 (App. Div. 2010); Press v. JCP&L; Point Pleasant, 2010 WL 307931 (App. Div. 2010); Aronberg v. Tolbert, 413 N.J. Super. 562 (App. Div. 2010), reversed, 207 N.J. 587 (2011); DelMauro v. Leggett’s Sand Bar, 2012 WL 1414118 (App. Div. 2012); E/O Chickara v. JCP&L, 2013 WL 3184636 (App. Div. 2013); Rosado v. Marshall, 2013 WL 4859634 (App. Div. 2013); E/O Sellino v. Pinto Brothers, 2013 WL 5300076 (App. Div. 2013); E/O Brown v. GEICO, 2014 WL 7882070 (App. Div. 2014); Wacker-Ciocco v. GEICO, 439 N.J. Super. 603 (App. Div. 2015); Faccas v. JCP&L, 2015 WL 1721359 (App. Div. 2015); Gonzales v. Hugelmeyer, 441 N.J. Super. 451 (App. Div. 2015); Dockery v. Kim’s Beauty Supply, 2015 WL 6456029 (App. Div. 2015); Guevara v. Bluish, 2015 WL 7292191 (App. Div. 2015); E/O Bukowiec v. Adamo, 2016 WL 9694381 (App. Div. 2016); Berkowitz v. Soper, 443 N.J. Super. 391 (App. Div. 2016); Acevedo v. Masih, 2016 WL 1618648 (App. Div. 2016); Hayes v. Delamotte, 2016 WL 2636564 (App. Div. 2016); Visaggio v. Dorthe, 2016 WL _____ (App. Div. 2016); Ripley v. Schmidt, 2017 WL 244106 (App. Div. 2017); E/O Lerakis v. Shade, 2017 WL 382937 (App. Div. 2017).
Mr. Rudolph frequently gives lectures and training seminars to various groups, corporations and insurance companies on a broad range of topics, including trial strategy and tactics, products liability, tractor-trailer litigation, traumatic brain injury, wrongful death, economic damages under Green v. Bittner, conscious pain and suffering, bad faith claims under Rova Farms, admissibility of testimony and evidence, closed-head injury claims, “intentional wrong” employer liability claims under Laidlow, and the use (or non-use) of experts.