Maurice S. Kane is an associate at McCune & Harber.  Mr. Kane is experienced in state and federal civil litigation and appeals and in administrative proceedings.  Of note, Mr. Kane has accumulated experience handling public entity liability and employment litigation on behalf of governmental agencies, including cases involving discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. Mr. Kane has extensive experience in matters involving Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, whistle-blower retaliation, wage and hour provisions of the Labor Code, and the Fair Employment & Housing Act. He has handled tort litigation through trial, including dangerous condition of public property, eminent domain, inverse condemnation, premises liability, and product liability claims. Mr. Kane has handled cases before the State Personnel Board, the State Labor Commissioner, and other administrative agencies and civil litigation. He has served as a temporary judge in Los Angeles County Superior Court in traffic, small claims and unlawful detainer matters and has served as an arbitrator and mediator in attorney-client fee arbitrations and general civil matters.

Illustrative Professional Experience

  • Successfully obtained dismissals through demurrers and Motions for Summary Judgment on behalf of public and private entity clients on issues involving premises liability and dangerous condition of public property

  • Extensive experience in employment litigation, resulting in the dismissal of numerous cases through Motions for Summary Judgment in matters involving harassment, discrimination, and retaliation on behalf of public entity clients

  • Counsel to clients providing pre-litigation matters, review of employee handbooks and employment agreements, drafting policies and procedures, and recommendations involving human resource matters and potential employment litigation

  • Made presentations to clients concerning best practices in conducting workplace investigations and  athletic program liability

  • AB 1825 Workplace Harassment to private sector clients

  • Experience handling civil appeals before the California Courts of Appeal and the United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Professional Activities

Member, American Bar Association
Member, Federal Bar Association
Member, San Bernardino County Bar Association
Member, Richard T. Fields Bar Association
Member, Riverside County Bar Association

Education and Admissions

University of Southern California, Bachelor of Arts (summa cum laude) (1983)
Harvard Law School Juris Doctor (1986)
U.S. District Court, Central District of California
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit