Eric G. Kahn - Partner

Eric Kahn voted to become Fellow of International Society of Barristers

Javerbaum Wurgaft Hicks Kahn Wikstrom & Sinins is pleased to announce that its managing partner, Eric G. Kahn, was recently voted to become a Fellow of the International Society of Barristers. Mr. Kahn will be inducted at the Society’s next annual meeting in San Diego, California in April 2016.
The International Society of Barristers was created in 1965 and is dedicated to preserving trial by jury, the adversary system and an independent judiciary. Members of the Society are committed to the highest ethical standards, and to excellence in their personal and professional relationships. Membership into the Society is limited, and the Society has numbers from every State in the United States of America, in addition to the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and from several countries including Australia, Canada, England, Scotland and Ireland. There are less than 700 members worldwide. Lawyers may not apply for memberships in the Society, but rather new Fellows are elected by the Society’s Board of Governors after being nominated by an existing Fellow, and after inquiry as to the nominee’s skills as a trial lawyer, personal and professional integrity and peer reviews from other lawyers and judges familiar with the nominee.

David L. Wikstrom speaks to the Future Lawyers Club of Seton Hall Prep.

On March 26, 2015, Seton Hall Prepartory High School welcomed partner, David Wikstrom to present a talk on product liability litigation to its Future Lawyers Club.  The talk centered around a product liability case handled by Mr. Wikstrom against a major automobile manufacturer which resulted in a settlement in excess of $1,000,000.

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Jack Wurgaft and David Wikstrom obtain $600,000 personal injury settlement

A 52 year old resident of Butler, NJ, settled his personal injury lawsuit prior to a jury’s deliberations on February 26, 2015 for $600,000. Plaintiff, Brian Bergen, sustained significant injuries to his brain following a fall down an interior stairwell of his apartment. Bergen, a tenant, alleged that on the morning of June 18, 2009 he lost his balance and attempted to use the handrail which then pulled from the wall causing him to fall down the stairs. It was alleged by Bergen’s lawyers, Jack Wurgaft and David L. Wikstrom of Javerbaum Wurgaft Hicks Kahn Wikstrom & Sinins in Springfield, New Jersey, the landlord, Joseph Montemorano, negligently installed and maintained the handrail by failing to properly anchor the screws of the handrail into studs. Following the fall, Bergen remained unconscious at the bottom of the stairs for 36 hours before he was discovered. Bergen sustained a traumatic brain injury which manifested itself in a significant drop foot limitation. The matter was tried before the Honorable James Coburn for a week and resolved just prior to jury deliberations.