Harry J. Kane Jr.
Harry J. Kane, Jr. is a Partner at WGP. Mr. Kane engages in Personal Injury work in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Mr. Kane has an extraordinary background as an attorney that brings a wealth of diverse civil litigation experience that is rarely seen in a personal injury attorney. He worked in house at a major insurance company and a large public utility, as an insurance defense attorney, and for over a decade as a plaintiff personal injury attorney. Mr. Kane has also has a unique understanding of Worker’s Compensation Law and its interaction with Personal Injury Work. This range of experiences has given Mr. Kane a unique ability to look at civil litigation from both sides of the courtroom and work toward the best possible result for our clients.
Throughout Mr. Kane’s nearly three decades of experience as an attorney, he has tried dozens of cases to Jury verdict and has conducted hundreds of Arbitrations, inside and outside of the court system. Mr. Kane has been lead counsel, or worked on cases with million dollar recoveries in both personal injury and employment law. Patricia Pierce, WGP’s Head of Civil Litigation said of Mr. Kane, “Harry is a true leader in his practice area. His ability to quickly move his cases and achieve great results for his clients is remarkable.” Ron Greenblatt, WGP’s Managing Partner said of Mr. Kane, “Harry’s remarkable in the way he quickly gathers information and works with clients, our staff and opposing counsel to get to the issues in the case quickly. His breadth of experience in knowing how insurance companies and the civil litigation system work is overwhelmingly impressive every day. Mr. Kane’s caring and compassion towards his clients is inspirational both to his clients and his co-workers.”
In addition to his trial work, Mr. Kane serves as an Arbitrator in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas Compulsory Arbitration Program, a Judge Pro Tem in the Day Forward Program, a solo neutral arbitrator in ADR proceedings and an arbitrator in UM/UIM proceedings.
Mr. Kane’s current practice involves civil litigation throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey with an emphasis on Personal Injury, Employment Litigation and Workers Compensation. Mr. Kane has successfully represented several members of Local Union 1 of the Independent Dockworkers Union (Gloucester, NJ) in both personal injury and Workers Compensation proceedings.
Mr. Kane graduated from Georgetown University in 1985 (B.A., American Government), and received his law degree from Villanova Law School in 1988.
When Mr. Kane is not working, he is active in his community as a Board Member and travel soccer coach for the Upper Darby Futbol Club as well as serving as Athletic Director and coaching CYO Basketball for St. Mary Interparochial School in Center City. Additionally, Mr. Kane serves as a volunteer speaker and representative for the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, helping to raise awareness and funds to combat pediatric cancer. Mr. Kane resides in Drexel Hill with his wife Tina and their children, Morgan and Harry.
Areas of Practice
- Georgetown University (A.B., American Government, 1985)
- Villanova University School of Law (J.D., 1988)
- New Jersey
- United States District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
- Pennsylvania Bar Association
- Delaware County Bar Association, Member of the Rules Committee
- 2017: WHYY Interview – “Jury to decide how much owner, charity owe victims of Center City building collapse”
- $2,250,000.00 combined settlement after mediation for family injured in motor vehicle accident. Case involved both third party and underinsured motorist issues. The presence of a fatality and minor plaintiffs necessitated “Friendly Hearings” and approval of estate cases. (2016 Camden NJ Superior Court and UIM Proceedings)
- $900,000.00 jury verdict in favor of deliveryman injured in fall from defective ramp at a supermarket. Client suffered severe knee injury requiring osteotomy. After appeal, verdict was upheld and judgment paid in full. (2008 Philadelphia County CCP Co-counsel)
- $540,000.00 settlement for longshoreman seriously injured in fall while working aboard internationally-flagged vessel. Maritime case involved the interplay between third party and Workers’ Compensation aspects of the Jones Act, which governs actions involving longshoremen injured aboard vessels. (USDCD.NJ Lead Counsel 2017)
- $450,000.00 settlement including waiver of Workers’ Compensation lien of $125,000.00 for truck mechanic who suffered fractured femur by third party negligence on job site. Case involved both NJ Workers Compensation proceeding and third party litigation in Hudson County, NJ. (1995 Hudson County NJ Superior Court)
- $400,000.00 settlement after mediation for elderly pedestrian injured when hit by a catering van in parking lot. Client sustained fractured pelvis. Case involved resolution of substantial medical lien. (2015 Camden County NJ Superior Court)
- $398,810.00 jury verdict after 5 day trial in favor of stagehand injured in fall at Pennsylvania Convention Center. Plaintiff suffered cervical and lumbar disc injuries after slipping on grease left by caterer on marble floor of convention center. Case involved interplay between third party liability and workers compensation and substantial reduction of workers compensation lien. (2007 Philadelphia County CCP Co-counsel)
- $150,000.00 settlement for woman bitten by neighbor’s dog. Case involved issues of coverage and Declaratory Judgment by homeowner’s counsel. (2016 Gloucester County NJ Superior Court)
- $125,000.00 jury verdict for New Jersey Verbal Threshold client injured in rear–end collision. Client had six months of conservative treatment for cervical disc injury treatment with no surgery or injections. (2012 Camden County NJ Superior Court)
- $100,000.00 settlement for lumbar disc injuries sustained by client while exiting New Jersey Transit Authority vehicle which had stopped too far out into the travel lanes and was struck by another vehicle. (2010 Camden County NJ Superior Court)
- Confidential settlement after trial for bartender defamed after leaving defendant’s employ and having difficulty finding new employment. 4 day trial. Case settled during pendency of appeal. (2006 Philadelphia County CCP Co-counsel)