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
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2014, 2017 - 2018
Licensed Since: 2005
Practice Areas:
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (90%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employee (10%)


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Attorney Profile

Michael G. Kane is a partner at the law firm of Cashdan & Kane, PLLC, providing legal counsel and representation on employment matters. His clients consist of federal employees, blue collar workers, doctors, CEOs and other corporate executives, brokers and state workers throughout New Jersey, including Westfield. He is admitted to practice before all state courts; several district courts, including the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey; the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit; and the United States Supreme Court.

As an employment law attorney, Mr. Kane helps people who are the victims of discrimination, sexual harassment or wrongful termination. Clients’ interests are at the forefront of every action he takes. He has a thorough knowledge of the law, including the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Family and Medical Leave Act. Additionally, Mr. Kane reviews, drafts and negotiates employment contracts, including severance and separation agreements.

Throughout his career, Mr. Kane has achieved several settlements and verdicts on behalf of those he represents. His successes include obtaining a verdict of $1.5 million for a victim of age discrimination and a settlement of over $127,000 in a case involving the New Jersey Conscientious Employee Protection Act. For his superior legal skills and his adherence to ethics, he has received the highest rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell.

A native of New Jersey, Mr. Kane graduated from New York University in 1988 with a Bachelor of Arts. He then earned a Juris Doctor from Fordham University School of Law. Active in the legal community, he is a member of the American Bar Association’s sections of litigation, and labor and employment law. Mr. Kane also serves as co-chair of 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
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Employment Litigation (90%): Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, Employment Law - Employer

Employment & Labor (10%): Employment Law - Employee, Wage & Hour Laws, Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment

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 - 2018

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About Michael Kane

Admitted: 2005, New Jersey

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

Honors and Awards:

  • 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:

  • Board Member, NELA/NJ, 2006
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 2005
  • New Jersey, 2005
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 2001
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 1997
  • U.S. District Court, District of Maryland, 1996
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia, 1995
  • Maryland, 1994
  • Virginia, 1993
  • District of Columbia, 1992
  • New York, 1992
  • Barrister, Reitman Employment Law American Inn of Court
  •  Member, American Bar Association, Labor and Employment, 1995
  • Member, American Bar Association, Litigation, 1995
  • Vice President, NELA/NJ, 2008
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, 1997
  • Vice President & Board Member, New Jersey National Employment Lawyers Association
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia

Pro bono/Community Service:

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

Scholarly Lectures and 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.

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • Sanders v. District of Columbia, 2015
  • Murtha v. State of New Jersey, (ESX-L-6317-08) (2012) - $127,5000 Settlement of a CEPA case during a jury trial, 2012
  • 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
  • Jones v. Bernanke, 557 F.3d 670, 105 FEP 1241 (D.C. Cir.), 2009
  • Jones v. Greenspan, 402 F.Supp. 2d 294 (D.D.C.), 2005
  • Johnson-Tanner v. First Cash Fin. Servs. 239 F.Supp. 2d 34 (D.D.C.), 2003
  • 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
  • Whitbeck v. Vital Signs, Inc., 116 F. 3d 588 (D.C.Cir.), 1997

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


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Last Updated: 4/20/2018

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