Ken Kaup joins the firm with more than a decade of experience handling workers’ compensation matters from inception through trial and appeal. Ken gained significant experience while working on behalf of in-house counsel for a large national insurance carrier. He has served as defense counsel for some of the largest and most recognizable corporations in the country. Ken also defends smaller employers, third-party administrators and municipalities against a variety of workers’ compensation claims.
As outside counsel, Ken has represented major retailers, and companies in the automotive, banking, building and supply, food and beverage, grocery, and restaurant industries. He has developed an expertise for mitigating large exposures for his clients, including resolving multiple cases via Section 20 with dismissal where the claimant had been seeking an award for permanent and total disability.
Admitted in New Jersey and New York, Ken will be based in the firm’s Newark, NJ office. In his spare time, Ken enjoys reading non-fiction, watching sports and playing outside with his two-year-old son.
- Successfully secured a dismissal on behalf of municipal employer where the petitioner, a former police officer with 25 years of experience, filed occupational psychiatric & orthopedic claims seeking permanent and total disability three years after he retired. The decision was upheld by the NJ Appellate Division.
Bar and Court Admissions
U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
St. Thomas University School of Law, J.D., 2009
Rutgers University, B.A., 2004
Justice H. Coleman, Jr. Inn of Court
New Jersey State Bar Association
NJ Rims (Risk Management Society)
CLM (Claims & Litigation Management Alliance)