Direct: (919) 459–2361
E-Mail: JAK@kestenbaumlaw.com

Barnard College, Columbia University
(B.A. 1977)
Case Western, Reserve University
School of Law
(J.D. 1982)
Law Review (1981 – 1982)

Bar Admissions
New York Bar (1983)
North Carolina Bar (1989)

Ms. Kestenbaum, president of the firm, has 30 years of trial and litigation experience. She began her career as a prosecutor in the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office in New York City where she gained extensive trial experience. She later joined the Litigation Department of the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company in New York City prior to moving to North Carolina.

Ms. Kestenbaum has devoted her practice to the defense of workers’ compensation claims before the North Carolina Industrial Commission for over 20 years. Jane is a frequent lecturer who enjoys speaking on a variety of topics to employers, third party administrators, rehabilitation professionals and many other groups, including the Duke University Medical Center’s Occupational and Environmental Medicine Program and the Public Risk Insurance Management Association.

Representing a variety of employers over the years, including manufacturers, retailers and municipalities, has given Jane the ability to handle any issue that arises under the Workers’ Compensation Act and related employment law issues, subrogation liens and compliance with Medicare Set-Aside funding.

Jane has earned an "AV" rating from Martindale–Hubbell, the highest rating based on her professionalism and expertise.

She is a member of several professional organizations, including the North Carolina Bar Association, the North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys and the Durham County Bar Association.

Ms. Kestenbaum graduated cum laude with high honors in her major from Barnard College at Columbia University in New York. She earned her Juris Doctorate from the Case Western Reserve University School of Law where she was a member of the Law Review.

She resides in Durham with her husband. Ms. Kestenbaum is a member of the Duke Faculty Club Women’s tennis team and serves as team captain.