Kevin J. Thornton

Kevin J. Thornton: Attorney with Cooper Levenson, P.A.
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Biography

Kevin J. Thornton is a partner in the Atlantic City Office. He has more than 35 years of legal experience. He is a member of the firm's Commercial Litigation, Maritime Law, and Bankruptcy & Financial Restructuring practice groups.

Practice Highlights

Since 1983, Kevin has concentrated on commercial litigation of every type including breach of contract, corporate and partnership disputes, employment, and injunction actions.

In his maritime law practice, Kevin has a diverse array of clients involved in the marine insurance, marine construction, commercial fishing, recreational boating, and marinas to whom he provides services on a wide range of issues related to maritime law and commercial litigation.

Kevin routinely appears in state and federal courts. He is admitted to practice in the United States District Court, District of New Jersey, the U.S. 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals, and all New Jersey State Courts. He has been admitted pro hac vice in Pennsylvania, Delaware and Ohio.

Formerly fluent, and currently conversant, in Spanish, Kevin has represented clients from Central and South America in various matters.

Professional and Business Associations

•Pro Bono Counsel for the Garden State Seafood Association (since 1999)
•Member, Marines Trades Association of New Jersey
•Named a Proctor in Admiralty (1999)
•Chairman, The Maritime Law Association of the United States Fisheries Committee (2010 to 2013)
•Board of Directors, The Maritime Law Association of the United States (2014 - 2017)
•Member of Atlantic County, Cape May County and New Jersey Bar Associations

Publications - Presentations

•BUSINESS DISPUTES AND LITIGATION: DON’T WAIT FOR A CRISIS New Jersey Business
•A TEN-STEP PROGRAM FOR HIRING A LITIGATION ATTORNEY Cooper Levenson Newsletter
•FILING CHARGES FOR THEFT OF SERVICES: PROBABLY A VERY BAD IDEA Cooper Levenson Newsletter
•THE SINKING OF THE LADY MARY: TRAGEDY, U.S. COAST GUARD INVESTIGATION, AND LESSONS LEARNED Second Quarter 2014 Edition of Benedict's Maritime Bulletin

Areas of Practice (4)

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Maritime Law
  • Land Use
  • Zoning Law

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
609-572-7502  Phone
609-572-7503  Fax
www.cooperlevenson.com
University Attended:
Rutgers University, B.A., Economics and Spanish, 1980
Law School Attended:
Rutgers University School of Law Camden, J.D., 1983
Year of First Admission:
1983
Admission:
United States District Court, District of New Jersey; U.S. 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals; 1983, New Jersey
Birth Information:
Philadelphia, PA, 1958
ISLN:
903154381

Peer Reviews

4.4/5.0
A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.

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Atlantic City, New Jersey

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