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Kevin R. Gardner

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Overview

Kevin Gardner has an expansive litigation practice that includes complex commercial, construction and environmental cases, class actions, product liability claims, employment matters, restrictive covenant disputes and trade secret litigation. With experience serving as national coordinating counsel and regional litigation counsel for multinational corporations, Kevin represents clients in federal and state courts as well as alternative dispute resolution proceedings.

In addition to his litigation practice, Kevin has substantial experience handling crisis management issues following major disasters and regularly assists companies in preparing and executing crisis management, coordinating investigations and crafting emergency response plans. He has also served as a mediator in more than 400 private and court-ordered mediations, as an arbitrator by court appointment in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, and as a fee arbitrator by designation of the New Jersey Supreme Court.

Strongly committed to legal education, Kevin has served as an adjunct professor at Seton Hall University School of Law and Rutgers University Law School and as a lecturer at New York University Stern School of Business. In 2013, he was honored with the Distinguished Service Award from the New Jersey State Bar Association for his contributions to continuing legal education.

By appointment of the New Jersey Supreme Court, Kevin has served six terms as a member of the Supreme Court's Civil Practice Committee. 

Activities

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • International Association of Defense Counsel
  • Risk and Insurance Management Society
  • Defense Research Institute
  • USLAW Network
  • Adjunct Professor, Seton Hall University School of Law
  • Adjunct Professor, Rutgers University School of Law
  • Lecturer, New York University Graduate School of Business
  • Faculty Member, National Institute for Trial Advocacy
  • Faculty Member, New Jersey Attorney General's Advocacy Institute
  • Speaker, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education
  • Master, Seton Hall Law School Inn of Court

News & Insights

News

Honors

New Jersey State Bar Association Distinguished Service Award (2013)

Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America

Fellow, American Bar Foundation

Best Lawyers in America

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Environmental Litigation

"New York's Best Lawyers," Commercial Litigation

New Jersey Super Lawyers

Best Lawyers Award Badge

Clerkships

  • Hon. Robert L. Clifford, Associate Justice, Supreme Court of New Jersey

Education

Seton Hall University (J.D., 1979; Managing Editor, The Law Review)

Lehigh University (B.A., 1976)

Admissions

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