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Attorneys / John Kaye
JOHN KAYE is an attorney with extensive experience as both a general and specialized practitioner. Currently his emphasis is on victim law, in particular the rights of the victims of crime as well as law enforcement issues.
In 1968 he began his law career as judicial clerk to the Assignment Judge of Monmouth County. The following year he joined the Freehold law firm of Krusen, Dawes & Murphy. In 1971 he opened his own firm, Kaye, Davison & Muñoz, which specialized in government and corporate law. During this time he devoted most of his practice to civil and criminal litigation.
In 1983, Mr. Kaye became the Prosecutor of Monmouth County and served in that position for 23 years. He was the chief law enforcement officer of the county with a staff of 300 and oversight over 53 separate municipal police departments.
Mr. Kaye has broad experience and skill in identifying and resolving disputes and has been recognized for his ability to lessen adversarial relations within groups. He created the first Environmental Prosecution unit in New Jersey and one of the first in the eastern United States. Mr. Kaye formed the first Human Relations Commission in New Jersey. He established the first Drunk Driving Task Force and the first High School Drug & Alcohol Task Force in New Jersey. Likewise, the first Digital Crime Prosecution Unit was founded by him in 1990. He was a leader in child abuse prosecution initiatives beginning in the 1980s.
In 1996, he was the President of the National District Attorneys Association, the professional organization of American Prosecutors from every state with over 7,000 members. He was one of the organizers of the International Association of Prosecutors and served on its Executive Board for many years. The international body has 5,000 members from 123 countries.
He is a member of many professional organizations and is very active in the National Crime Victims Bar Association, a lawyers association under the umbrella of the National Center for Victims of Crime. Currently he serves as the President of the Monmouth County 200 Club which provides for the families of police officers who are themselves victims of crime. He is also President of the Affiliated Republican group of Monmouth County.
Mr. Kaye has received numerous awards for his community service, notably Humanitarian of the Year from the National Conference of Christians and Jews. He was named Citizen of the Year by the Knights of Columbus and Man of the Year by the Jewish War Veterans. He has also been honored by the Girls and Boys Club, the New Jersey Juvenile Officers Association, the New Jersey Child Assault Project, the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, the Women's Center 180, and Mothers Against Drunk Driving.