Kenneth J. Cesta

Partner - New Brunswick
Phone: 732.545.4717 ext. 3854
Fax: 732.545.4579

Partner - New Brunswick
732.545.4717 ext. 3854

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Kenneth J. Cesta is an AV-rated lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell with over 25 years of litigation experience in the state and federal courts of New Jersey and several other states.  He has successfully handled matters for public, private and governmental clients in several areas including complex commercial litigation, insurance coverage, and employment litigation on behalf of management involving discrimination, wrongful discharge, whistleblower retaliation, workplace harassment, failure to accommodate disabilities, family and medical leave, and restrictive covenants.   Prior to joining Hoagland Longo, Ken was a litigation partner with a large New Jersey law firm where he served on the firm’s Technology Committee.  Prior to that, he was a litigation partner at a national Am Law 100 law firm where he served on the firm’s Professional Responsibility Committee.

Ken is a frequent lecturer and has presented seminars for clients and colleagues on several topics including managing electronic discovery (“e-discovery”) costs during litigation, current issues in insurance coverage litigation, how to avoid document spoliation claims in employment litigation, and ethics issues in e-discovery. Ken has extensive experience developing electronic document protocols and document preservation programs, and regularly counsels clients on their current document retention and production policies.

Ken has also devoted significant time throughout his career to pro bono services. He served on the District VB Ethics Committee, where he was Vice Chair and Chair of the Committee in his final 2 years of service. He has been appointed by the Supreme Court of New Jersey on several occasions to serve as a Special Ethics Master in complex disciplinary actions brought by the N.J. Office of Attorney Ethics. Ken also served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Oratory Preparatory School, a private high school in Summit, NJ and served on the Board’s Executive Committee.


  • Member, Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (“CLM”)
  • Member, Federal Bar Association
  • Member, New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Member, Middlesex County Bar Association


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