Kevin Haverty is an experienced trial attorney specializing in pharmaceutical products, personal injury, medical negligence, and student/child abuse victimization law.
also does extensive appellate work and brief writing.
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 Rutgers University/ Camden School of Law.
"I have filed hundreds of briefs in appeals courts.
In law school I was staff editor and articles editor for Rutgers Law Journal
, an experience that sharpened my skills as a legal writer; this is critical in creating successful appellate briefs."
advocates fiercely on behalf of children sexually abused by members of the clergy (and others in positions of authority).
In one case, a Catholic priest who preyed upon an underage girl was not banned from further contact with children (as the diocese had initially agreed), causing the victim further, residual emotional distress and posing ongoing endangerment to the community.
In another, he represented a man who, as a young boy, had been sexually abused by the director of an exclusive, prominent cultural organization to which the boy belonged.
was successful in litigating these and similar youth victimization cases.
"Putting a case together is like theater - you're the scriptwriter, director, and lead actor."
has been involved in several precedent-setting cases and is an authority and frequent guest speaker on various aspects of New Jersey substantive and procedural law.
has authored five briefs as amicus curiae for the New Jersey Association for Justice
, and has been involved in thirteen cases that resulted in published, precedential decisions.
In 2006 he
served on the New Jersey Death Penalty Study Commission
, work that ultimately led to the abolition of capital punishment in the state.