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Kevin T. Bright

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15000 Midlantic Drive, Suite 200
P.O. Box 5429
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
(856) 414-6057
(856) 414-6077 - Fax
ktbright@mdwcg.com

Kevin is a member of the Professional Liability Department where he focuses his practice on environmental and toxic tort matters. In this role, he handles a wide array of cases including Superfund claims, cost recovery and contribution actions, and private-party litigation involving multi-plaintiff property and personal injury claims.

A trial attorney for nearly 10 years, Kevin has litigated hundreds of cases in both state and federal court, including cases before the New Jersey Appellate Division and the New Jersey Supreme Court.  He has experience with a wide-range of environmental and toxic tort matters including, claims for soil and groundwater contamination, resulting from contaminants such as mercury, trichloroethylene (TCE), benzene, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), perchlorate, pesticides, gasoline and home heating oil.  As it relates to toxic torts, Kevin has experience handling claims for mold-exposure, radon gas, lead, fecal contamination and asbestos. 

Kevin also handles environmental and toxic tort coverage cases, which involve complex allocation issues among various carriers pursuant to the New Jersey Supreme Court's decision Carter-Wallace, Inc. v.Admiral Ins. Co., 154 N.J. 312 (1998).

Kevin graduated from Widener University in Chester, Pennsylvania in 2003, where he obtained is B.A. He attended Widener University School of Law in Wilmington, Delaware, where he earned his juris doctor in 2006. Kevin graduated magna cum laude and in the top five percent of his law school class. During his tenure at Widener, Kevin was a member of both the Moe Levine Trial Advocacy Honor Society and the Moot Court Honor Society, where he achieved national recognition by finishing first place in the Rendigs National Products Liability Moot Court Competition in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Kevin’s academic excellence in law school earned him distinction by receiving one of only three appointments awarded to the Order of the Barristers National Honor Society for Excellence in Courtroom Advocacy. Kevin was also a recipient of the Law Grant Scholarship for academic excellence.

After graduation, Kevin spent four years practicing with a small law firm in Woodbury, New Jersey. While there, Kevin handled a wide variety of cases including civil litigation, personal injury and bankruptcy. Kevin was listed as an “Awesome Attorney” in South Jersey Magazine for both 2009 and 2010.

Significant Representative Matters

  • Ross v. Lowitz, 222 N.J. 494 (2015): In this environmental and toxic tort action, Kevin represented the prior owner of a property where an underground storage tank had leaked and contaminated the soil and groundwater of two adjacent properties, including the plaintiffs’.  In this video, Kevin successfully argued that the plaintiffs' claims for negligence and trespass should be dismissed because there was no evidence that the underlying intrusion was unintentional, or that defendant's actions were negligent, at a minimum.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uuXNlJaHBrs.

Published Works

  • "Being Proactive About Passive Migration," New Jersey Law Journal, Environmental Law Supplement, July 20, 2015

  • "New Jersey Appellate Division Resolves Conflict With Federal Courts: Claims for Contribution Under Spill Act Are Subject to Six-Year Statute of Limitations," Defense Digest, Vol. 19, No. 4, December 2013

Education

  • Widener University School of Law, Wilmington, DE (J.D., 2006)

    Honors: Magna Cum Laude
    Honors: Moot Court Honor Society
    Honors: Moe Levine Trial Advocacy Honor Society
    Honors: Order of the Barristers National Honor Society
    Honors: National Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi 

  • Widener University, Chester, PA (B.A., 2003)

Law Alerts August 16, 2017
Insurer Owes $2.55 Million For Metal Pollution Coverage By Lila Wynne, Esq.    On April 1, 2017, the New Jersey Appellate Division affirmed the trial court’s ruling that Greater New York Mutual Insurance Group must cover Mid-...,   The material in this law alert has been prepared for our readers by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin. It is solely intended to provide information on recent legal developments, and is not intended to provide legal advice for a...
Law Alerts April 11, 2017
Restoration Versus Remediation By Lila Wynne, Esq. Recently, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP), its commissioner and the administrator of the New Jersey Spill Compensation Fund sought both damages in the form of..., Private Parties Left Holding the Bag When It Comes to Pre-1977 Contamination By Kevin T. Bright, Esq. The New Jersey Spill Compensation and Control Act, N.J.S.A. 58:10-23.11, et seq., provides a comprehensive mechanism for allocating financial..., The material in this law alert has been prepared for our readers by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin. It is solely intended to provide information on recent legal developments, and is not intended to provide legal advice for a...
Law Alerts July 14, 2016
Party Not Entitled to Counsel Fees for Either Negotiations or Litigation Involving Access Agreement for Remediation on Residential Property   In State Farm Fire and Casualty Insurance Company v. Florkiewicz, 2008 N.J. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 572 (..., The material in this law alert has been prepared for our readers by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin. It is solely intended to provide information on recent legal developments, and is not intended to provide legal advice for a specific...
Law Alerts February 1, 2016
Contamination Claims Under Nuisance and Trespass Must Show Fault   Ross v. Ellman, et al., Supreme Court Docket No.: 074200, Appellate Division Docket No.: A-001024-12, Team 4, Law Division Consolidated Docket No.: MON-L-5002-07 In this..., The material in this law alert has been prepared for our readers by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin. It is solely intended to provide information on recent legal developments, and is not intended to provide legal advice for a specific...
Defense Digest Article December 17, 2013
By Kevin T. Bright, Esq.* Key points: Private claims for contribution under the New Jersey Spill Act are subject to a six-year statute of limitations. The six-year statute of limitations period is subject to the discovery rule...., Defense Digest, Vol. 19, No. 4, December 2013 Defense Digest is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide information on recent legal developments of interest to our readers. This publication is not intended to provide...
Aug 25, 2016
Marshall Dennehey attorneys prevailed on a motion for summary judgment as to liability in an environmental case involving claims related to a leaking underground storage tank (UST). In this environmental subrogation case, we represented a major...
Feb 16, 2015
Obtained summary judgment in a toxic tort case involving claims of mold exposure. The defense represented an environmental testing company hired by the company that performed a remediation in the plaintiffs' home following a sewage backup in...
January 3, 2018
Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin announced today that 14 associates and one special counsel have been elevated to shareholder, with 60 percent of the new shareholder class comprised of women. In Philadelphia, the new shareholders are: Lawrence J. Bartel, shareholder in the firm's...

Education

  • Widener University School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 2006)
  • Widener University (B.A., 2003)

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 2006
  • Pennsylvania, 2006
  • U.S. District Court of New Jersey, 2007

Associations & Memberships

  • Camden County Bar Association

Honors & Awards

  • South Jersey Magazine, Awesome Attorney, 2009, 2010

Year Joined Organization: 2011

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