Ruth A. Kavanagh


Ruth A. Kavanagh


New Jersey
New York
U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey


Seton Hall University School of Law, J.D., 2005
Seton Hall University, B.A., 2002


New Jersey State Bar Assocation

New York State Bar Association (Member Young Lawyers Section and Trusts and Estates Law Section)

Ruth A. Kavanagh is an Associate at French & Casey LLP.  Ms. Kavanagh is responsible and has experience in managing all phases of defense litigation on behalf of national insurance carriers in complex construction defect matters, construction accidents involving personal injury, insurance coverage disputes, as well as premises liability, product liability, employment discrimination and wrongful death matters.  Following law school, Ms. Kavanagh also served as the Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Michael A. Toto, J.S.C. in the Superior Court, Middlesex County.

Ms. Kavanagh is admitted to practice in the States of New York and New Jersey, as well as the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.  Ms. Kavanagh is also a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association. 

Ms. Kavanagh received her Juris Doctor from Seton Hall University School of Law in 2005, where she served as co-Treasurer of Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, International’s Paterson Chapter and as an Executive Officer of the Women’s Law Forum.  Furthermore, Ms. Kavanagh received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, magna cum laude, from Seton Hall University in 2002.  As an undergraduate, Ms. Kavanagh was a University Merit Scholar as well as a member of the University Honors Program and the Pi Sigma Alpha National Honor Society.  Ms. Kavanagh was also honored with the “Hannah Chelius Stark Memorial Award for Most Outstanding Honor’s Thesis” for her thesis entitled Korematsu v. U.S. and Its Impact on the Current War on Terror.  

In addition to her legal experience, Ms. Kavanagh has also worked in the non-profit sector with a focus on development and fundraising.  Ms. Kavanagh remains active in several non-profit organizations, including her continued support of the Irish Arts Center, Kids for Tomorrow and A.C.E. (Association of Community Employment Programs for the Homeless).     

Published OpinionsNorth Jersey Neurosurgical Assoc., P.A., as subrogee of Pedro Gil v. Clarendon Nat. Ins. Co., 40 N.J.Super. 186 (App. Div. 2008)