And then there are those like Kevin Harden, a young attorney and former prosecutor who was on the team that implemented policies in South Philly that were contributing factors in huge decreases in homicide rates.
7. Kevin Harden
Who's Next Because: A former prosecutor, Kevin
now practices in the White Collar Defense and Internal Investigations practice group at his
Before joining Eckert Seamans, Kevin directed investigations on an organized crime task force created by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office.
It implemented the "Focused Deterrence" program in South Philadelphia, which was credited as a contributing factor to Philadelphia's 47-year-low homicide tally in 2014.
Outside his law practice, Kevin holds leadership positions with a number of organizations including the Barristers' Association of Philadelphia, the Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Bar Association and the Mayor's Commission on African-American Males.
also volunteers as a reading mentor with the Philadelphia Reads program and as a self-defense instructor for domestic violence victims and teenage girls in his
role as a co-captain of the Philadelphia National Karate Team