Kevin Haverty

Kevin Haverty

BAR ADMISSIONS

New Jersey
Pennsylvania
United States District Court for New Jersey
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
3rd Circuit Court of Appeals
U.S. Supreme Court

AWARDS & HONORS

Articles Editor, Rutgers Law Journal
Dean's Scholar 1991-1992, Rutgers Law School
"Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities

ASSOCIATIONS & AFFILIATIONS

New Jersey Death Penalty Study Commission (2006)
Pi Sigma Alpha National Political Science Honor Society

EDUCATION

Rutgers Law School-Camden, J.D. (1992)
Rutgers University, B.A. Political Science (1981)

Haverty Guitar

"The best music happens when you have a personal connection to it. If a guitar means something special, you're bound to do great things with it." My law practice philosophy is similar to how I view playing guitar: I have a connection to what my clients are seeking and I am fully committed to fighting for justice on their behalf."


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Kevin Haverty

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CONTACT

P: 856.667.0500
F: 856.667.5133
E: khaverty@wcblegal.com

AREAS OF PRACTICE

Appellate
Environmental
Mass Tort
Pharmaceutical & Medical Device
Product Liability
Personal Injury & Premises Liability
Consumer Protection
Civil Rights

 

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BIOGRAPHY

Kevin Haverty is an experienced trial attorney specializing in pharmaceutical products, personal injury, medical negligence, and student/child abuse victimization law.

Mr. Haverty also does extensive appellate work and brief writing. He 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.”


Mr. Haverty 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. He 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”.


Mr. Haverty 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.  He 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.

 

SELECTED ARTICLES & PUBLICATIONS

“The Entire Controversy Doctrine in New Jersey and the Nominal Party Exception: When is the Entire Controversy Not the Entire Controversy?” 23 Rutgers L.J. 341 (1992)


“I am opposed to the death penalty for two reasons: first, humans are never error-free – the process isn’t error-free – and execution is not something you can take back or revisit. Secondly, I feel it is anathema to a democracy for a government to have power over life and death.”