Edward J. Kelbon, Jr.
Edward J. Kelbon, Jr., Partner in the Firm’s Philadelphia Office, concentrates his practice in state and federal commercial litigation. He has represented companies and individuals in various cases including, unfair competition, trade libel, trade disparagement, securities fraud, breach of contract, tortious interference with contract, civil conspiracy, ERISA claims, partnership disputes, real estate disputes, highway design, land development and Section 1983 actions.
He has also represented insurance companies in a variety of areas, including insurance coverage and bad faith. He has additionally defended national corporations in litigation concerning products liability, toxic tort, property damage, catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death and employment discrimination. Mr. Kelbon has tried cases in the federal and state courts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Prior to his legal career, Mr. Kelbon worked in the television industry in New York and Philadelphia as an editor and technical director. As a result of this background, he is extremely proficient at using media and technology in case preparation and at trial. In 2009, he worked with a panel of Federal District Court Judges from the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and other professionals to produce video vignette’s on the use of technology at trial for the Third Circuit Judicial Conference. In 2011, he was one of the first attorneys in Philadelphia to use an iPad for the presentation of evidence in an commercial jury trial.
In 2015, Mr. Kelbon worked with The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania’s Jury Committee to produce a video entitled, An Introduction to Jury Service. This video, which is hosted by Jim Gardner of 6abc, is shown to every group of prospective jurors called for jury duty in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
J.D., Temple University School of Law (1992)
B.S., Drexel University (1980)
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals
National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel
Defense Research Institute (DRI)
Faculty Member, National Business Institute
Faculty Member, Pennsylvania Bar Institute
Associate Editor, Temple University Environmental Law & Technology Journal
Presenter, Building your Civil Trial Skills. National Business Institute. (March 28, 2013)
Presenter, Free Legal Research and Government Resources. Pennsylvania Bar Institute. (April 13, 2010)
Presenter, Potential Liability Issues for Physician Assistants. Drexel University School of Medicine. (2003)