Eric G. Kahn

Javerbaum Wurgaft
Hicks Kahn Wikstrom & Sinins, P.C.

505 Morris Ave.
Springfield, NJ 07081

Phone: (973) 379-4200
Fax: (973) 379-7872
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Legal Secretary: Dana Satterwaite

DanaSDana Satterwaite
Legal Secretary to
Eric G. Kahn

505 Morris Avenue
Springfield, New Jersey 07081

 Phone: (973) 379-4200
Extension 4529

 dsatterwaite@lawjw.com

Legal Secretary: Irene Muniz

Irene Muniz
Legal Secretary to
Eric G. Kahn

505 Morris Avenue
Springfield, New Jersey 07081

Phone: (973) 379-4200,
Extension: 4513

Imuniz@lawjw.com

 

Education

Rutgers–Newark School of Law, J.D.—1993

Haverford College, B.A.—1990

Eric G. Kahn

Partner

As a Certified Civil Trial Attorney and member of the American Board  of Trial Advocates  (ABOTA), Eric Kahn handles a broad spectrum of significant and complex claim including automobile negligence, trucking accident, construction site accidents, product liability claims, medical malpractice cases, and claims against public entities.   Notably, Mr. Kahn recently represented five construction workers in a case against a co-worker who cheated them out of their share of a Mega-Millions Lottery Jackpot obtaining a $20 million dollars jury verdict in March 2012.  More recently, he represented a high school student who was assaulted and seriously injured by another student at school and obtained a jury verdict in excess of $16 million dollars in October 2012. In the past, Mr. Kahn represented the Estate of Faheem Williams, the seven-year old who was found dead in his relative caretaker’s basement in 2003, obtaining a $7.5 million dollar settlement from the Division of Youth  and Family Services.  Mr. Kahn also was involved in defending Molly Wei, one of the Rutgers students charged with invasion of privacy in the Tyler Clementi case, in defense of the criminal charges filed against her. Most recently, Mr. Kahn is representing the child siblings in a negligence lawsuit against the State of NJ involving the death of an 8-year old Irvington girl.

From 2012-2014, Mr. Kahn has been named one of the Top 100 Lawyers in the State of New Jersey by Super Lawyers. Also, in 2012, he was named as one of the Best Lawyers in the New York-New Jersey Metropolitan area.  In 2007 Mr. Kahn was named to Lawdragon’s  3000 Leading Plaintiffs’ Lawyers in America list, which includes less than 1% of all lawyers in America.  In 2006, he was certified as a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the country.  Membership is limited to attorneys who have demonstrated exceptional skill, experience and excellence in trial advocacy and who have obtained recoveries on behalf of their clients in excess of $1 million dollars. In September 2004, Mr. Kahn was selected as one of the New Jersey Law Journal’s  40 Under 40, which features 40 of New Jersey’s top lawyers under the age of 40.  A member of the Javerbaum firm since 1993, Mr. Kahn is also the firm’s managing partner.

Professional Honors

  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America, 2007 to 2013
  • New Jersey State Bar Association Amicus Award – December 2009
  • Union County Bar Association Pro Bono Award – October 2009
  • Selected, Ten Leaders – Top 10 New Jersey Civil Trial Lawyers Age 45 & Under – March 2009
  • New Jersey Super Lawyer, 2007-2014
  • Lawdragon’s 3000 Leading Plaintiffs’ Lawyers in America, 2007 – 2013
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2006
  • New Jersey Law Journal’s 40 under 40, 2004

Associations

  • President, Union County Bar Association
  • District XII Ethics Committee
  • Union County Judicial and Prosecutorial Appointments Committee
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America-New Jersey, Board of Governors
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Automobile Reparations Committee
  • Richard J. Hughes Inns of Court, Master
  • Arbitrator, Union and Essex County Automobile and Personal Injury Negligence Arbitration Programs

Presentations & Publications

Presentations

  • Moderator, NJAJ Educational Foundation, “Personal Injury Seminar”, April 26, 2012
  • Speaker, NJAJ Educational Foundation, “Managing a Personal Injury Law Firm”, January 16, 2012
  • Panelist, NJAJ Educational Foundation, “The Ethics of Attorney Solicitation”, April 14, 2011
  • Moderator– NJAJ Educational Foundation, “Premises Liability” February 26, 2011
  • Speaker, Union County Bar Association – “Civil Case Update – November 2010
  • Speaker, NJAJ Educational Foundation – “New York and New Jersey: When Laws Collide” – November 2010
  • Speaker, NJAJ Educational Foundation – “Auto Insurance Seminar – Expedited Trials and Hi-Lo Agreements” – November 2010
  • Moderator, NJAJ Educational Foundation – “Reptilian Brain, Mammalian Heart, Alien Jurors – April 2010
  • Speaker, NJAJ Educational Foundation – “Top Ten Personal Injury Cases in New Jersey – April 2010
  • Moderator, NJAJ Educational Foundation – “Eric Oliver – Facts Can’t Speak for Themselves – April 2009
  • Speaker, NJAJ Educational Foundation – “The Role of the Paralegal in Reviewing Medical Records” – April 2009
  • Speaker, Trial Attorneys of New Jersey (TANJ) – “Puerto Rico Litigation and Local Civil Law” – February 2009
  • Speaker, Trial Attorneys of New Jersey (TANJ) – “Jury Selection and Voir Dire” – February 2008
  • Speaker, “Hot Tips in Medical Malpractice 2007,” Association of Trial Lawyers of America, New Jersey Educational Foundation, April 2007
  • Speaker, “Valuable Trial Tactics for Litigating Auto Cases,” Association of Trial Lawyers of America, New Jersey Chapter, December 2006
  • Speaker, “DiProspero-What You Need to Know,” Union County Bar Association, November 2005
  • Moderator, “Legal Malpractice-Recent Changes in the Law,” Union County Bar Association, June 2005
  • Speaker, “Everything You Need To Know About Automobile Cases,” Institute for Continuing Legal Education, January 2003
  • Speaker, “Building a Winning Auto Case,” New Jersey Educational Foundation, October 2002
  • Moderator, “What’s New in Personal Injury Law,” Union County Bar Association, March 2002
  • Panelist, “The Uninsured Motorist,” Union County Bar Association, April 2001
  • Publications

    • Editor, “Library of New Jersey Personal Injury Forms,” New Jersey Law Journal Books, October 2006Speaker, NJAJ Educational Foundation, “The Ethics of Attorney Solicitation”, April 26, 2012

    Decisions

    • Estate of Williams vs. Division of Youth and Family Services, 398 N.J. Super. 344 (App. Div. 2008)
    • Prado vs. State of New Jersey, 376 N.J. Super. 231 (App. Div. 2005), reversed and remanded 186 N.J. 413 (2006), modified 388 N.J. Super. 359 (App. Div. 2006)
    • Brooks v. New Jersey Transit, 150 N.J. 395 (1997)
    • Prevratil v. Mohr, 279 N.J. Super. 652 (App. Div. 1995), rev’d 145 N.J. 180 (1996)

    Bar Admissions

    • New Jersey State Bar
    • Pennsylvania State Bar
    • Federal District Court District of New Jersey
    • Federal Eastern District of Pennsylvania
    • United States Supreme Court

    Bar Positions

    • President-Elect, Union County Bar Association
    • Assistant Secretary, New Jersey Association for Justice

    Amicus Curiae Appearances

    • Agha vs. Feiner, 198 N.J. 50 (2009)-co-author of brief on behalf of the New Jersey State Bar Association
    • Fernandez vs. Nationwide Mututal Insurance Company, 199 N.J. 591 (2009)-co-author of brief on behalf of the New Jersey State Bar Association

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