Michael G. Kane

Top rated Employment Litigation attorney in Westfield, New Jersey

Cashdan & Kane, PLLC
Michael G. Kane
Cashdan & Kane, PLLC

Practice Areas: Employment Litigation, Employment & Labor; view more

Licensed in New Jersey since: 2005

Education: Fordham University School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2014, 2017 - 2023

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Cashdan & Kane, PLLC

226 Saint Paul Street
Westfield, NJ 07090 Visit website


Attorney Michael G. Kane is a partner with Cashdan & Kane, PLLC, law firm, which has law offices in Westfield, New Jersey, and Washington, D.C. A nationally ranked trial attorney with more than 28 years of legal experience, Mr. Kane provides unmatched counsel and support to clients throughout Newark and Jersey City and surrounding areas as well as throughout the greater Washington, D.C. metro region who have legal needs involving any of the following:

·       Employment law

·       Labor law

·       Wage and hour disputes

·       Workplace discrimination

·       Sexual harassment

·       Wrongful termination

Over the course of his legal career, Mr. Kane has achieved significant success advocating on behalf of his clients who have suffered serious violations of their rights as workers. Well-versed in all areas of employment law, he has also provided invaluable counsel and support to employers regarding their employment practices and policies to help them remain compliant with all applicable laws and regulations and mitigate their risk of exposure.

Honored for his impeccable professionalism, Mr. Kane has earned induction as a fellow with the prestigious College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. He has also earned an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell along with many other top rankings and endorsements from his peers. Moreover, he has received Superb client ratings on Avvo as well as numerous testimonials and referrals from his satisfied clients.

A 1988 graduate of New York University, Mr. Kane obtained his Juris Doctor from Fordham University School of Law in 1991. He holds his license to practice in New Jersey, New York, Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia, and he is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, the District of Maryland, the District of Columbia and the Eastern District of Virginia as well as before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd and 4th Circuits and the U.S. Supreme Court.

A leader in his legal community, Mr. Kane currently serves as vice president and board member of the National Employment Lawyers Association's New Jersey Chapter. He is also an active member of the American Bar Association's Litigation and Labor & Employment Law sections. He serves as co-chair for the Chet Levitt Fund for Employment Law.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Employment Litigation: Plaintiff, Employment & Labor: Employee

Focus areas

Employment Discrimination, Employment Law - Employee, Employment Law - Employer, Retaliation, Sexual Harassment, Wage & Hour Laws, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination

  • 90% Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 10% Employment & Labor: Employee

First Admitted: 1992, New York

Professional Webpage: http://www.cashdankane.com/attorneys/michael-g-kane/

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Michael G. Kane: NELA-NJ Conference October 17, 2008 "In Pursuit of Justice and How to Get Paid" Panelist: Maximizing Your Damages During Discovery: Iselin, New Jersey. Michael Kane: Instructor, "The Employment Law Mediator Training Program," October 2002, Bethesda, MD.
  • Staff Member, Fordham International Law Journal, Fordham University School of Law 1989-1990
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Co-Chair, Chet Levitt Fund for Employment Law, 1997
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Lexis-Nexis - Martindale Hubbell -AV Rated
Educational Background:
  • New York University, B.A., 1988
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • District of Columbia, 1992
  • Fellow, The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, 2019
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court, District of Maryland, 1996
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Board Member, NELA/NJ, 2006
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 2005
  • New York, 1992
  • Maryland, 1994
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia, 1995
  • District of Columbia Circuit
  • Vice President, NELA/NJ, 2008
  • New Jersey, 2005
  • Barrister, Reitman Employment Law American Inn of Court
  •  Member, American Bar Association, Labor and Employment, 1995
  • Virginia, 1993
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 1997
  • Member, American Bar Association, Litigation, 1995
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 2001
  • Vice President & Board Member, New Jersey National Employment Lawyers Association
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, 1997
  • Jones v. Greenspan, 402 F.Supp. 2d 294 (D.D.C.), 2005
  • Whitbeck v. Vital Signs, Inc., 116 F. 3d 588 (D.C.Cir.), 1997
  • Manville v. The Bureau of National Affairs, D.C. Super Ct. 97ca3527 (successfully litigated age discrimination jury trial resulting in 1.5 million dollar verdict for plaintiff) (1999);Posey v. District of Columbia, D.C. Super Ct. 97ca5950 (successfully litigated sexual harassment and retaliation jury trial resulting in $200,000 verdict for plaintiff) (1998), 1999
  • Sanders, et al v. District of Columbia, 16 F. Supp. 2d 10 (D.D.C.), 1998
  • Jones v. Bernanke, 557 F.3d 670, 105 FEP 1241 (D.C. Cir.), 2009
  • Murtha v. State of New Jersey, (ESX-L-6317-08) (2012) - $127,5000 Settlement of a CEPA case during a jury trial, 2012
  • Johnson-Tanner v. First Cash Fin. Servs. 239 F.Supp. 2d 34 (D.D.C.), 2003
  • Ford v. Mabus, 629 F.3d 198 (D.C. Cir. 2010) established that age discrimination plaintiff need only show that age played "any factor" in the personnel action, 2010
  • Sanders v. District of Columbia, 2015
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • Fellow, The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, 2019

Office location for Michael G. Kane

226 Saint Paul Street
Westfield, NJ 07090

Phone: 800-417-5940


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