Kevin Canavan

Partner / Philadelphia, PA

KEVIN CANAVAN is a partner in the Philadelphia Toxic Tort group. Mr. Canavan also handles contract disputes, bankruptcy, estate planning and trusts. He is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania.

Mr. Canavan attended Saint Joseph’s Preparatory School, and graduated with honors from Lafayette College, in Easton, Pennsylvania. He majored in Government and Law. He earned his Juris Doctor from Villanova University School of Law in 1979.

Mr. Canavan is a member of the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and American Bar Associations. From 1986 to 1991, he was on the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Committee on Special Events. Mr. Canavan is a member of the Board of Directors of ZPT Foundation and the Tau Chapter Association of Zeta Psi Fraternity at his alma mater, Lafayette.

Mr. Canavan has been the trustee of the Platt Scholarship Trust of the Philadelphia Golf Association since 2003. Also, every year, Mr. Canavan plays an integral part in organizing the firm’s golf outing.

Areas of Practice

  • Bankruptcy Law
  • Contracts
  • Personal Injury — Defense
  • Personal Injury — Plaintiff

Bar Admissions

  • 1979 Pennsylvania

Education

  • 1979 Villanova University School of Law Villanova, PA J.D.
  • 1976 Lafayette College Easton, PA B.A. Dean's List With Honors Major: Government and Law
  • 1972 Saint Joseph's Preparatory School Philadelphia, PA

Professional Organizations/Affiliations

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Philadelphia Bar Foundation
  • Committee on Special Events, 1986-1991
  • American Bar Association

Court Admissions

  • Pro Hac Vice Admission in numerous jurisdictions throughout the United States
  • U. S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 3d Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Pro Bono Activities

  • Member of the Board of Directors of ZPT Foundation and the Tau Chapter Association of Zeta Psi Fraternity at Lafayette College, 1985 - Present
  • Trustee of the Platt Scholarship Trust of the Philadelphia Golf Association, 2003 - Present

Representative Clients

  • New England Motor Freight
  • Thorp Bailey, Ltd

Representative Matters

  • Robbins & Seventko v. Zimmerman et. Al.
  • Pennsylvania Superior Court 1996
  • Mayle v. Amtrak, 910 F.2d 1181
  • United States Court of Appeals
  • Pacific Indemnity v. Robert Linn, et. Al.
  • United States Court of Appeals

CONTACT Kevin Canavan / (215) 299-4316 (phone) / (215) 299-4301 (fax)

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