James R. Kahn

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  • Partner at Margolis Edelstein
  • The Curtis Center, 170 S. Independence Mall W., Suite 400E, Philadelphia, PA 19106
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James R. Kahn represents attorneys, physicians, hospitals, nursing homes, nurses and other medical practitioners and institutions in liability and credentialing matters. He also represents companies and individuals in real estate, estates, contract, civil rights, collection and business disputes, federal patent infringement matters and matters arising out of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act. Mr. Kahn is experienced with insurance litigation, and products liability and general personal injury matters. He counsels companies about arbitration agreements and releases.


•AV Preeminent Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rated
•Pennsylvania Super Lawyers
•Civil Trial Advocate Certification, National Board of Trial Advocacy
•Young Leadership Award, Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia
•Stella Moore Award, Philadelphia Dance Alliance

Articles and Publications

•Selected Topics in Pennsylvania Legal Malpractice and Liability Law
•Recent Developments in Pennsylvania Medical Malpractice Law
•Proceeds Intercept Act Creates New Hurdle for Payments in Injury Cases

Speaking Engagements and Presentations

•“Rules of Professional Conduct Impacting Litigators,” Legal Intelligencer
•“Medical Malpractice from the Defense Perspective,” American College of Chiropractic Consultants
• Defending Claims by Bankruptcy Trustees Against Law Firms,” American Conference Institute
•“Avoiding Legal Malpractice,” Pennsylvania Bar Association
•“Medical Malpractice Crisis in Pennsylvania,” Philadelphia Association of Defense Counsel
•“Governor’s Task Force on Medical Malpractice,” Jeanes Hospital surgeons
•“Dental Malpractice,” Aon Risk Services
•“Tax Advantages in Settlements,” Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers
•“Case Management Techniques,” Philadelphia Bar Association
•“Medical Malpractice,” Philadelphia Pain Society
•“Premises Liability,” American Society for Industrial Security
•“Mental Health and the Law - Malpractice Issues,” Medical Education Services
•“Procedural Due Process in Land Planning and Regulation,” ALI-ABA
•“Tax Consequences in Personal Injury Actions,” Chapter 38A, Damages in Tort Actions
•Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Civil Practice Manual Chapter on Replevin Actions
•“In Accordance with a Constitutional Plan: Procedural Due Process and Zoning Decisions,” Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly
•“Legalese” column, Greater Philadelphia M.D. News
•“Proceeds Intercept Act Creates New Hurdle for Payments in Injury Cases”
• Defining the Scope of Representation,” Harmonie Group website
•“Discharging Liability After Client Discharge,” Harmonie Group website
•“Utilizing Trusts in P.I. Settlements,” The Legal Intelligencer
•“Tax Strategies in Settlements,” Trial
•“Ensure Tax Advantages in Case Settlements” Trial
• Curbside Consults, Practical Neurology and Practical Dermatology
• Recent Developments in Pennsylvania Medical Malpractice Law
• Selected Topics in Pennsylvania Legal Malpractice and Liability Law
• Proceeds Intercept Act Creates New Hurdle for Payments in Injury Cases

Civic & Community Activities

•International Association of Jewish Family & Children’s Agencies (board chair)
•Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Greater Philadelphia (past board chair)
•Schuylkill River Development Council, Inc. (founder and past secretary)
•Philadelphia Dance Alliance (past board president)

Areas of Practice (3)

  • Commercial Law
  • Healthcare & Senior Living
  • Professional Liability

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(215) 931-5887  Phone
University Attended:
University of Pennsylvania, B.A., magna cum laude, 1974
Law School Attended:
Harvard University Law School, J.D., 1978
Year of First Admission:
1979, United States District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania; 1990, United States District Court, Southern District of New York; 1979, Court of Appeals, Third Circuit; 2007, United States Supreme Court; 1990, United States District Court, Eastern District of New York; 1978, Pennsylvania; 1985, New Jersey

Professional Affiliations

•Pennsylvania Bar Association
•Philadelphia Bar Association - State Civil Committee, past chair
•American Bar Association
•Governor's Task Force on Medical Malpractice Legal Reform, member
•Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, settlement master
•Temple Inns of Court

Birth Information:
Indianapolis, Indiana, April 11, 1953

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