Welcome to Kent / mcbride

Experience. Communication. Efficiency. Dedication. Commitment. Responsive. Integrity

Kent/McBride, P.C. was formed in 1994 with six attorneys in a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania office. Since then, we have grown to become a regional firm with seven offices in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and New York  specializing in the areas of general casualty, professional malpractice, motor vehicle, construction defect, construction accident claims, fire loss, dram shop, employment discrimination claims, premises liability, toxic tort, environmental law, workers’ compensation, products liability, subrogation, officers and directors liability, banking, real estate, foreclosure, commercial/transactional practice, estate and family law and insurance coverage claims.

Our steady, but prudent growth is the result of our dedication to serving our clients with integrity, responsiveness and efficiency. We are proud that, despite our growth, our philosophy remains committed to serving our clients in a personal, efficient and cost-conscious manner.

OFFICES

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CHERRY HILL, NJMAP

1040 Kings Highway North Suite 600 Cherry Hill, NJ 08034 Phone: (856) 667-3113 Fax: (856) 667-4003

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MIDDLETOWN, NJMAP

1715 Highway 35 Suite 305 Middletown, NJ 07748 Phone: (732) 326-1711 Fax: (732) 326-1830

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NEW YORK, NYMAP

420 Lexington Avenue Room 335 New York, NY 10170 Phone: (212) 588-9460 Fax: (212) 588-9818

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PHILADELPHIA, PAMAP

1617 JFK Boulevard Suite 1140 Philadelphia, PA 19103. Phone: (215) 568-1800 Fax: (215) 568-1830

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PITTSBURGH, PAMAP

100 Fifth Ave Diamond Building Suite 510 Pittsburgh, PA 15222 Phone: (412) 773-7004 Fax: (412) 773-7005

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PLEASANTVILLE, NJMAP

32 E. Black Horse Pike Suite 3 Pleasantville, NJ 08232-2780

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WILLMINGTON, DEMAP

824 North Market Street Suite 805 Wilmington, DE 19801 Phone: (302) 777-5477 Fax: (302) 777-7712

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PRACTICE AREAS

Admiralty + Maritime Law

Admiralty + Maritime Law

Kent/McBride Admiralty/Maritime attorneys have a specialized practice that ranges from representing large companies to individuals involved in the commercial and the recreational maritime indust

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Casino and Gaming Law

The proliferation of casino, racetrack and online gaming has created a minefield of issues for gaming operators, gaming equipment manufacturers and distributors and other vendors to the gaming industr

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Commercial + Transactional Litigation

From contract drafting and review, assistance in negotiating transactions of all types and values, to general corporate counseling, Kent/McBride can serve as “outside” in-house counsel for those

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Construction Defect and Accident Claims

Kent/McBride, P.C. handles construction defect litigation and accident claims for insurance carriers and self-insured clients in State and Federal courts in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and Dela

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Directors and Officers Liability

Kent/McBride attorneys advise boards of directors, board committees, and individual directors and officers on corporate governance and compliance issues, as well as other issues that senior executives

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Dram Shop

Kent/McBride attorneys are experienced in handling Dram Shop liability matters referable to the body of law governing the liability of taverns, restaurants, banquet halls, liquor stores and other comm

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Employment Law

The myriad State and Federal Laws pertinent to the employer-employee relationship can be staggering. Additionally, employment-related litigation can be costly, time consuming and disruptive to ones b

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Environmental Law

From the largest State and Federal Superfund and cleanup actions to matters involving a dispute concerning a backyard storage tank, or an overflowed or mishandled oil heat receptacle, Kent/McBride att

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Family Law

Family Law

With the rising rate in divorce in the United States, families are increasingly faced with decisions that will affect their lives. These decisions are often complex and complicated. The Family Law a

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General Property + Casualty

Kent/McBride handles virtually every conceivable type of P+C matter, Construction Defect + Accident Claims, Motor Vehicle, Products Liability, Premises Liability, Toxic + Mass Tort matters, Trucking

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Health Care Practice

As times have changed, all aspects of the Health Care Industry in the United States has had to evolve, and endure numerous obstacles, not the least of which is litigation and the threat of potential l

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Hospitality Law

Kent/McBride attorneys have very diverse experience in the defense of  all aspects of personal injury and property damage claims on behalf of hotels, casinos, restaurants, night clubs, entertainm

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Insurance Coverage + Bad Faith

Kent/McBride’s Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith practice attorneys address the myriad issues posed to the firm’s Insurance Carrier clients when both first and third-party claims are at issue.  Ou

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Life Sciences

Few industries are as dynamic and growing as the life sciences, pharmaceutical and medical device industries. As these industries evolve, protracted litigation becomes a cost of doing business.

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Liquidation and Representative Matters

K/M’s attorneys have served as Liquidation Management counsel, overseeing the identification, quantification, preservation, maintenance and ultimate sale of a defaulted debtors’ assets. National F

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Motor Vehicle Law

Motor Vehicle Law

Kent/McBride handles motor vehicle litigation for insurance carriers and self-insured companies.  The matters handled by the firm include third party suits against a carrier’s insured or dire

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Premises Liability

From the largest commercial premises to the smallest private residences, Kent/McBride attorneys are experienced and well versed in handling personal injury claims brought against land owners/man

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Product Liability

Kent/McBride, P.C. has a team of lawyers with a wealth of experience in defending products liability actions in claims for both personal injury and property damage.  Through the years, Kent/McB

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Professional Malpractice

At Kent/McBride you will find that our professional malpractice defense lawyers are well-equipped to advise and represent you in matters of personal and professional liability. We represent prof

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Real Estate Law

Real Estate Law

The attorneys at Kent/McBride have extensive experience in representing property owners, managers, banks, mortgage companies, real estate brokers and individuals in a broad array of real estate

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Toxic + Mass Tort

With offices in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and New York, Kent/McBride  attorneys have defended virtually every type of party in this practice area, including manufacturers, suppliers and reta

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Trucking + Transportation Law

Kent/McBride manages litigation and other legal issues for various transportation entities. The firm’s client includes student transportation carriers, paratransit entities, public sector carriers

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Workers’ Compensation Law

The Workers’ Compensation Practice Group at Kent/McBride is dedicated to the representation of self-insured companies and insurance carriers throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and New Yor

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FIRM HIGHLIGHTS

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K/M WINS SUMMARY JUDGMENT FOR INDIVIDUAL OWNER OF LLC IN NEW JERSEY

KM counsel were successful in winning summary judgment in Superior Court for Camden County on behalf of its client, an individual who owned a Limited Liability Company that operated a horse farm in South Jersey. The case

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K/M WINS SUMMARY JUDGMENT IN OCEAN COUNTY PREMISES LIABILITY ACTION

Jay Branderbit and Caitlin Harley obtained summary judgment on behalf of K/M’s client, a public entity, in an action stemming from claims that plaintiff was injured when she tripped and fell on a transient defect at th

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KENT/MCBRIDE Presents

Jay Branderbit, a partner in K/M’s Philadelphia office, recently was a copresenter at the April 29, 2015 CLM Alliance (South Jersey chapter) Seminar, Litigating Employment Practices Liability Claims. Jay’s presentati

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K/M Defeats Late Appeal in NJ Arbitration

Plaintiff, Lluydmila Asabina, a New York resident, and a New Jersey resident, were involved in a collision on the slopes at a ski resort in Pennsylvania. Plaintiff initially sued defendant in New York, but on defendant

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K/M Wins Summary Judgment in NY Snow Removal Case

Christopher Devanny of K/M’s New York Office recently won a Motion for Summary Judgment in a Kings County Supreme Court case involving injuries sustained from a slip and fall on ice located on a sidewalk abutting a res

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K/M Wins Summary Judgment in PA Falldown Case

K/M’s attorneys successfully obtained summary judgment for its client, a regional supermarket chain, in a case involving a claimed falldown alleged to have taken place as a result of a defective rug in an entryway of o

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K/M Opens Pleasantville, NJ office

Kent/McBride has opened an office in Pleasantville, New Jersey. This is the firm’s third office in the State of New Jersey. The new location will be led by Thomas McCormick. Mr. McCormick focuses his practice primarily

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K/M presents a State Bar Young Lawyers Symposium

Gary Ahladianakis, of our Iselin office, will be speaking at the Young Lawyers Symposium on Saturday, October 3rd, 2015 at the Hilton in Parsippany, New Jersey. The Symposium is being co-sponsored by the Young Lawyers Di

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K/M WINS DEFENSE VERDICT IN EMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION TRIAL

On October 2, 2015 Stephen McHugh received a defense verdict in a jury trial held before the Honorable Louis R. Meloni in the Camden County Superior Court. Mr. McHugh successfully defended a regional business that specia

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K/M ATTORNEYS PRESENT PA/NJ SNOW AND ICE CONTRACTOR SEMINAR

Joshua Ferguson and Jay Branderbit presented a seminar entitled SLIP AND FALL CLAIMS: PREVENTING, ASSESSING AND HANDLING CLAIMS IN PENNSYLVANIA AND NEW JERSEY to one of the firm’s general liability insurance carrier cl