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Thomas E. Kane, Esq.

Thomas E. Kane, Esq. [photo]Tom Kane, a former practicing attorney, is the principal of Kane Consulting, a legal marketing and business development consulting firm.

Prior to re-establishing a consulting practice in 2003, Tom served for over 17 years as an in-house marketer for several firms and as a consultant to the legal industry. His last in-house position was as chief marketing officer for a 450-lawyer firm based in Philadelphia, where he had a staff of 12 and was responsible for the firm’s marketing efforts in its 12 offices.

For nearly three decades, he has been involved in all aspects of legal marketing and business development, from training, coaching, planning, and public relations to conducting image campaigns, market research, advertising, and client feedback programs.He oversaw the development of promotional materials, newsletters, proposals and presentations, firm marketing events, and databases for his various firms.  Also, Tom is Certified (after a four-month intensive training program in 2011) as a Legal Project Management coach by Jim Hassett, Ph.D., the leader in the field of LPM training for lawyers.

Tom graduated from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts. Following graduation, he served a tour of active duty with the U.S. Navy, including service in the Vietnam theater. After his active duty service, he attended the University of Miami School of Law, where he received both his J.D. and LL.M. degrees. He continued his naval service as a reservist, and retired from the U.S. Naval Reserve as a Captain.

Following law school, he served as an Assistant Attorney General in North Carolina where he was the state’s first environmental attorney. During his 13 years of public and private law practice, he represented clients in both federal and state courts (trial and appellate), and before federal and state agencies.

He is licensed (inactive) to practice in North Carolina.