Anthony P Kearns III and Edward J. Hesketh are well respected in the criminal defense community. Mr. Kearns has been the Hunterdon County Prosecutor since 2010. Prior to that he was in private practice from 2002 to 2010 primarily handling criminal defense cases. He is well known for his leadership and reputation as a professional criminal law practitioner. Mr. Kearns sits on the Criminal Law Committee in the Hunterdon Bar Association where he served as President prior to his appointment as prosecutor. During his tenure as prosecutor he was appointed by the NJ Supreme Court to the Mental Health Initiatives Inter-Branch Implementation Committee and developed the Mental Health Unit within his office to deal with defendants who had mental health issues and needed treatment rather than incarceration and help create numerous programs within his office in partnership with community leaders to better the quality of life in Hunterdon County.
Edward J. Hesketh has been the Chairperson of the Hunterdon County Bar Association Criminal Law Committee for many years working for the criminal defense bar with the prosecutor’s office on all matters relating to criminal defense. His working relationship with Mr. Kearns developed into this law firm partnership. Mr. Hesketh is also a retired law enforcement officer whose experience as an officer motivated him to become a criminal defense attorney.
Both Mr. Kearns and Mr. Hesketh are experienced criminal law practitioners respected by their peers and judges alike.
Anthony P. Kearns III and Edward J. Hesketh are experienced criminal defense practitioners who handle criminal matters ranging from disorderly persons offenses to felony charges, including State, Federal or local municipal court matters. In addition we offer our clients representation in personal injury, civil litigation, and workers compensation claims.
Anthony P. Kearns III and Edward J. Hesketh are seasoned attorneys with many years of experience practicing criminal law, collectively handling thousands of criminal cases and hundreds of jury trials.
At the Anthony P. Kearns Law Group, the importance of preparation in the criminal defense of our clients a priority. A successful defense does not just happen. It takes time, commitment and dedication. The firm does not pass clients off to associates. Mr. Kearns and Mr. Hesketh are personally involved in your case from the beginning to the end.
The focus of the firm is on winning the case. Some cases have to go to trial. Some cases are best resolved by way of settlement. Our clients can rest assured that the litigation of their case and a successful outcome are our top priority. Rest assured, if a case needs to proceed to trial for the best outcome, the case will be tried.
If you are dealing with a State, Federal or Municipal charge you need to contact an experienced criminal defense firm as soon as possible.
Our firm has the right experience and knowledge of the criminal justice system to protect your rights. You can schedule a free consultation by completing the firm’s online form or by call 908-243-0800.