Kevin Haverty is an experienced trial attorney and member of the firm.
is admitted to practice in New Jersey and Pennsylvania as well as before the Supreme Court of the United States
, the United States Court of Appeals
for the Third Circuit and the federal district courts for New Jersey and the Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania.
He is certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a civil trial attorney and is engaged in the representation of people injured by defective pharmaceutical products and medical negligence.
He graduated in 1992, with high honors, from Rutgers School of Law - Camden where he was a staff editor and then articles editor on the Rutgers Law Journal.
was also twice named a Dean's Scholar.
authored a Law Review Note published in the Law Journal
which has been cited by the New Jersey Supreme Court
and federal district court of New Jersey as well as in several other law review articles.
From 1994 until 1997 he was an adjunct professor of legal research and writing at the law school.
Following his graduation from law school, he represented plaintiffs in medical malpractice matters with a small firm before joining WCB in 2002.
He was named a partner in the firm in 2008.
has been involved in several precedent-setting cases before the New Jersey Supreme Court
and Appellate Division as well as the federal district court for the district of New Jersey and has lectured extensively on various aspects of New Jersey substantive and procedural law.
has authored five briefs as amicus curiae for the Association of Trial Lawyers of America
- NJ (now NJAJ-the New Jersey Association for Justice) and has been involved in thirteen cases which have resulted in published, precedential decisions.
In 2006 he
served on the New Jersey Death Penalty Study Commission
the work of which ultimately led to the abolition of capital punishment in the State.
has previously represented victims of sexual abuse at the hands of members of the clergy and others in authority positions over children victims.
In one case, he represented a young woman who was enticed by a Catholic priest into an improper sexual relationship when she was underage.
When the relationship was discovered, the diocese agreed to send the priest away where he
would not have contact with children.
Several years later, however, it was discovered that the priest either had not been sent away or had returned and was still around children.
The victim suffered significant emotional distress because of this discovery.
In another case, he represented a man who was sexually abused as a young boy by the director of an exclusive, prominent cultural organization of which they boy was a member.
Both cases settled.
Prior to attending law school, he served as Deputy County Administrator in Camden County, New Jersey during which time he became a Certified Public Manager (CPM).
He is a 1981 graduate of Rutgers University - Camden where he was named to Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities as well as Pi Sigma Alpha, the national political science honor society.