Steven D. Cahn

Steven D. Cahn

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
610- 691-8418

Mr. Cahn is a graduate of Rutgers College and the Delaware Law School of Widner University. Mr. Cahn served as a Captain and Judge Advocate in the United States Marine Corps. Hs has been certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Certified Civil Trial Attorney and is also a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, an elite group of lawyers that have been recognized for their zealous and effective representation of their clients. Mr. Cahn has the distinction of having been awarded one of the highest jury verdicts ever in New Jersey, a 15 million dollar judgment after taking on Ford Motor Company.

While serving in the Marine Corps, Mr. Cahn gained valuable trial experience representing both the prosecution and the defense, as well as serving as a staff judge advocate. During his time in the Marine Corps, Mr. Cahn tried several noteworthy cases, including United States v. Clyde, a case that involved the death of a young Marine in training which received tremendous national press coverage as well as trying the first sexual harassment case prosecuted by the Marine Corps. The Marine Corps awarded Mr. Cahn the Navy Achievement Medal for his work as trial counsel at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. He presently serves as the attorney for the Middlesex County Planning Board and has represented the Piscataway Township Board of Education as well as the Franklin Township Housing Authority. Mr. Cahn also participates in the Police Officer's Defense Protection Plan and has been selected to defend several police civil rights cases.

Mr. Cahn primarily practices civil litigation and has spent more than 20 years developing his expertise in employment law and personal injury. He is admitted to practice law in New Jersey as well as before the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, the United States Court of Military Justice and the United States Supreme Court. He serves as a court-appointed arbitrator for the New Jersey Superior Court and has lectured extensively and been published in the areas of trial advocacy, employment law, personal injury and technology in the courtroom.

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Civil Trial Attorney, New Jersey Supreme Court


  • Widener University School of Law, Wilmington, Delaware
  • Rutgers College

Representative Cases

  • United States v. Clyde


  • Lecturer; Trial Advocacy, Employment Law, Personal Injury and Technology in the Courtroom

Honors and Awards

  • Navy Achievement Medal, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, 1990

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Police Officer's Defense Protection Plan, Member
  • Piscataway Township, Councilman, Council Vice-President
  • Open Space Committee, Chairman
  • Finance and Personnel Committees, Member
  • The Parkside Academic Achievement Program, Inc., Member
  • The Parkside Academic Achievement Program, Inc., Trustee and Legal Counsel
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Member
  • Superior Court Arbitration Program, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • United States Marine Corps, Captain, Judge Advocate