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About Us

As attorneys, a profound understanding of the law is essential to achieving success. Our deep knowledge of the law combined with the extensive experience of the firm’s attorneys contributes to Leyden, Capotorto, Ritacco & Corrigan’s status as one of the most prominent firms in Ocean County. We litigate claims on behalf of our clients in an aggressive, respectful and creative fashion. Because we dedicate ourselves to the practice of law, our focus on research allows us to set forth those nuanced arguments that often enable us to achieve successful results on behalf of our clients.

The firm’s members are true litigators. We represent regional and national insurance companies and their insureds, product manufacturers, trucking and rail carriers, self-insured businesses and their employees, retail merchandisers, businesses of all sizes and, of course, the private individual. We welcome the opportunity to service your needs. With our firm centrally located in Ocean County, we are able to serve any vicinage in the State.

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Firm News

  • September 2014, LCRC is very please to announce that Kevin Sheehy has joined the firm as an Associate.  Kevin will be working in the firm’s Insurance Defense Group.  Kevin also brings his Criminal and Municipal Defense experience to the Firm.
  • September 2014, after a two-week trial, Arthur Leyden successfully proved to a jury that his client did not negligently cause injury to its employee.
  • June 2014, Arthur Leyden was named as a member of the Judicial and Prosecutorial Appointments Committee (JPAC).  Art’s experience, knowledge and insight will be invaluable in offering recommendations to the Governor for judicial appointments.
  • January 2014, Paul J. Capotorto has been named as the Municipal Court Judge for the Borough of Sea Girt.  Paul was sworn in by the Honorable E. David Millard.
  • September 2013, Robert Ritacco has been appointed by the Supreme Court as the Chairman of the District IIIA Ethics Committee.  His term as Chair will be for two years.
  • February 27, 2013: “Defense: Plaintiff’s injuries not consistent with trauma” as Robert Ritacco in motor-vehicle case prevailed on verbal threshold grounds- Full Article published on Verdict Search- Click Here
  • Arthur Leyden has been rated an AV Preeminent attorney by Martindale Hubbell, the highest possible rating for ethical standards and legal ability.
  • LCRC is extremely pleased to announce that Frank Schachtele is now “Of Counsel” to the firm.  Frank brings years of litigation experience and impeccable reputation to the firm.  Frank is Certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Civil Trial Attorney and will be actively involved  in all facets of litigation.
  • In two separate personal injury matters tried by Robert Ritacco in April and May 2012, Ocean County jurors returned favorable verdicts for LCRC’s clients.
  • LCRC is very pleased to announce that Jacqueline Chadwick has joined the firm.  Jackie will be involved in the handling of automobile and premises liability claims, as well as PIP matters.
  • Robert Ritacco obtained a succesful defense verdict in a jury trial for underinsured motorist wherein the plaintiff sought damages for alleged traumatic brain injury and orthopedic injuries.  The trial concluded on August 11, 2011 in Ocean County.
  • The Firm announces the opening of its new satellite office in Seaside Heights, NJ.  We look forward to serving the local Seaside Heights and Seaside Park communities.
  • PAUL CAPOTORTO HAS BEEN APPOINTED JUDGE OF THE MUNICIPAL COURT FOR THE BOROUGH OF MANASQUAN.
  • ARTHUR LEYDEN WAS SWORN IN AS THE NEW PRESIDENT OF THE OCEAN COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION ON JUNE 17, 2011.  Mr. Leyden shall serve as president for the June 2011 through June 2012 term.  We congratulate Art and wish him the best during his tenure as president.  We are certain that the Ocean County Bar is in the best of hands!

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