Overview

When companies become engaged in novel disputes that cross legal disciplines or are not clearly defined in legal precedent, they turn to Kenneth Wilbur.

Ken draws on a broad range of experience in constitutional law, mass torts, real estate and legal ethics. Following the enactment of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, Ken was among the lawyers who pioneered the litigation strategy that shaped the development of federal and state law governing the siting of personal wireless services facilities. Today Ken continues to advance the law as the nation moves forward to implement 5G. He also has been active in developing First Amendment and other defenses to unfair trade practices and Medicaid fraud claims against the pharmaceutical industry, as well as representing real estate developers in a variety of personal injury and construction appeals.

State Pension Representation

From 2014 to 2017, Ken served as counsel to the New Jersey Pension and Health Benefit Study Commission, coordinating the Commission’s outreach efforts to stakeholders, which included publication of four white papers and numerous op-ed pieces and lecturing on public employee benefits reform. He also has published articles on First Amendment rights of corporations, state court jurisdiction, choice of law and preemption of punitive damages, legal ethics and appellate procedure.

Prior to joining the firm in 1988, Ken served as a law clerk to the Honorable Alan B. Handler, Associate Justice, Supreme Court of New Jersey.

Personal Interests

For much of the year, Ken can be found in the dugout or bleachers supporting his daughters’ softball teams. He also has a strong interest in aviation and maritime history.

Credentials

Bar Admissions

New Jersey

Court Admissions

U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey

Education

University of Pennsylvania Law School
J.D. with honors, University of Pennsylvania Law Review (1987)

Lehigh University
B.A. (1984)

Insights & Events

Leadership & Community

Pro Bono

Ken is the Florham Park office’s public interest partner. As part of his pro bono work, he defended the houses of worship in Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders v. Freedom From Religion Foundation, 586 U.S. (2019) (Statement of Kavanaugh, J.), which concerned the right of houses of worship to participate in government historic preservation grant programs.

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • New Jersey Bar Association

Civic Activities

Ken is a former member of the Morris Plains Board of Education and remains active in local education fundraising activities and in the local Little League softball program.

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