Joseph S. Kavesh

Joseph S. Kavesh

A self-described "political junkie," Joe is also an avid listener of classic rock and enjoys sports talk radio when on the road to meet with clients. Joe and his wife, Michele, are the proud parents of three sons, and are constantly in search of that elusive "8th day" of the week.


Mr. Kavesh joined KSLN’s New York City office as a partner in 2014. He concentrates his practice in the areas of alternative dispute resolution, general liability and casualty defense, insurance coverage litigation, product liability and toxic tort coverage and litigation. While based in KSLN’s New York City office, Joe has extensive litigation experience throughout New York State, with a particular emphasis on federal court practice in all four districts, as well as in New Jersey.   Prior to joining KSLN, Joe worked for several prominent New York City firms, including D’Amato & Lynch and coverage boutique Goodman & Jacobs.



  • A.B., Political Science, Brown University, 1990
  • J.D., Seton Hall University School of Law, 1996



  • New York State
  • District of Columbia
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of New York


Professional Memberships

  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • Defense Association of New York


Civic Associations

  • Trustee, Montclair, NJ Board of Education
  • Chairman, Montclair, NJ Civil Rights Commission (2014-2018)
  • Trustee, Montclair, NJ Public Library (2013-2016)