Michael G. Kane

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment Litigation Attorney in Westfield, NJ

Cashdan & Kane, PLLC
 | 226 Saint Paul Street, Westfield, NJ 07090
Phone: 800-417-5940
Fax: 908-654-7207
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2014, 2017 - 2021
Licensed Since: 2005
Practice Areas:
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (90%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employee (10%)


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    Attorney Profile

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

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


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    Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2014, 2017 - 2021

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    About Michael Kane

    Admitted: 2005, New Jersey

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


    • Staff Member, Fordham International Law Journal, Fordham University School of Law 1989-1990

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Lexis-Nexis - Martindale Hubbell -AV Rated

    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

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Co-Chair, Chet Levitt Fund for Employment Law, 1997

    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.


    • 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

    Educational Background:

    • New York University, B.A., 1988
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    Office Location for Michael G. Kane

    226 Saint Paul Street
    Westfield, NJ 07090

    Phone: 800-417-5940

    Fax: 908-654-7207

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