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Quotation Mark Right iconKris is a skilled and determined lawyer who took my case when all the other lawyers…said ‘no’ because it was too difficult…Kris not only won the case, but got me the compensation I deserved. Kris has a bright future ahead of him as he continues to help…pursue justice in our legal system.Quotation Mark Right icon
~ Maria P.

*Results may vary depending on your particular facts and legal circumstances.

Kristofer Petrie is an experienced personal injury litigator focused on trial practice. Kris is an aggressive advocate on behalf of his clients and brings with him a passionate, client-centered approach, helping injury victims navigate the complexities of the insurance industry to achieve the best possible outcomes. He is dedicated to representing all persons harmed by the careless acts of others including, but not limited to: motor vehicle wrecks; trucking collisions; construction accidents; wrongful death; slip and fall; products liability; negligent security; electrocution; and lead, mercury, and mold poisoning.

Kris believes in the transformative power of our laws and our juries to right the wrongs in our shared community. Helping injured persons seek justice through our civil law system is paramount to his singular goal: making the world a safer place.

In addition to being a practicing trial attorney, Kris devotes his time to authoring appeals for the personal injury litigation department. He has successfully authored several appeals heard before the New Jersey Appellate Division and New Jersey Supreme Court.

Kris was included in the “New Jersey Super Lawyers Rising Star” list by Super Lawyers®* from 2018 – 2021.  He was also included to the 2021 & 2023 editions of “Ones to Watch” list, a new program sponsored by The Best Lawyers in America©*, designed to recognize younger attorneys for their outstanding professional excellence in private practice.

*No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

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REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS

Each matter handled by Kristofer is dependent upon the unique facts and particular circumstances. An example of successful matters handled by Kristofer include:

  • $1.825 million dollar settlement for wrongful death electrocution in Union County
  • $1.05 million dollar settlement for neck injury sustained complex construction case in Bergen County
  • $1 million settlement for products liability case in Essex County
  • $1 million settlement for wrongful death/dram shop in Middlesex County
  • $976,000 settlement for trucking collision in Bergen County
  • $900,000 settlement for construction accident in Middlesex County
  • $963,000 settlement for trucking collision in Bergen County
  • $765,000 settlement for slip and fall on ice in Passaic County
  • $750,000 settlement for a cervical injury sustained in a rear-end collision in Bergen County
  • $725,000 settlement for back injury sustained in slip and fall on ice in Sussex County
  • $700,000 settlement for broken wrist from falling down on ice in Bergen County
  • $672,500 settlement for cervical injuries sustained in rear-end collision in Bergen County
  • $510,000 settlement for a slip and fall on ice in Bergen County
  • $485,000 settlement for a slip and fall on ice in Morris County
  • $450,000 settlement for a automobile collision in Bergen County
  • $350,000 settlement for a trip and fall on broken sidewalk in Middlesex County
  • $300,000 settlement for negligent security/dram shop case in Morris County
  • $300,000 settlement for a slip and fall in Middlesex County
  • $275,000 settlement for dog attack in Union County
  • $250,000 verdict for automobile collision in Bergen County
  • $250,000 settlement for trucking collision in Virginia
  • $250,000 settlement for products liability case in Essex County
  • $237,500 settlement for neck and back injuries sustained in collision in Hudson County
  • $225,000 settlement for fall down in Essex County
  • $225,000 settlement for construction accident in Hudson County
  • $225,000 settlement for ankle injury sustained in slip and fall at restaurant in Essex County
  • $220,000 settlement for slip and fall on ice Essex County
  • $215,000 settlement for airplane collision in Essex County
  • $215,000 settlement for neck injuries sustained in collision in Bergen County
  • $200,000 settlement for auto repair negligence in Bergen County
  • $200,000 settlement for slip and fall at grocery store in Middlesex County
  • $197,500 settlement for neck injuries sustained in collision in Passaic County
  • $190,000 settlement for shoulder injury sustained in trip and fall in Ocean County
  • $175,000 settlement for back and knee injuries sustained in trucking collision in Middlesex County
  • $175,000 settlement for shoulder injury sustained in trucking collision in Middlesex County
  • $167,500 settlement for bar fight injuries in Middlesex County
  • $165,000 settlement for hip injury sustained in slip and fall on ice in Essex County
  • $165,000 settlement for negligence against school board in Burlington County
  • $150,000 settlement for neck and back injuries sustained in collision Bergen County
  • $150,000 settlement for construction fall in Bergen County
  • $150,000 settlement for slip and fall in Ocean County
  • $145,000 settlement for slip and fall in Bergen County
  • $140,000 settlement for products liability case in Bergen County
  • $140,000 settlement for neck and back injuries sustained in Uber collision in Middlesex County
  • $140,000 settlement for bar fight injuries in Essex County
  • $140,000 settlement for slip and fall at restaurant in Passaic County
  • $135,000 settlement for shoulder injury as a result of a slip and fall on snow and ice in Bergen County
  • $125,000 settlement for emotional injuries sustained during robbery in Essex County
  • $120,000 settlement for collision in Atlantic County
  • $115,000 settlement for construction accident in Essex County

*Results may vary depending on your particular facts and legal circumstances.

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

  • Member, New Jersey Association for Justice
  • Member, New Jersey State Bar Association