Borton Petrini


Maurice Kane

Maurice S. Kane, Jr. is a Partner in the San Bernardino office of Borton Petrini, LLP. Maurice received his undergraduate degree from the University of Southern California in 1983. He attended Harvard Law School, obtaining his Juris Doctorate in 1986 and was admitted to the California State Bar thereafter.

Maurice has over 30 years of legal experience handling cases concerned with public entity law, dangerous condition of public property, wrongful termination, sexual harassment, civil rights violations, premises liability, motor vehicle collisions, eminent domain, inverse condemnation, landlord-tenant disputes, and school district representation in cases involving inappropriate relationships.

Maurice has represented various public entities throughout Southern California, defending cases through trial in both state and federal courts for the State of California, municipalities, school districts, and community colleges. He has represented clients before the State Personnel Board, the State Labor Commissioner, and other administrative agencies and civil litigation.

Experienced in a broad range and variety of cases, Maurice has represented clients in professional malpractice, real estate law, and construction defect lawsuits. He is acquainted with the appellate process relating to dangerous condition of public property, design immunity, Americans with Disabilities Act, non-renewal of teacher contracts, and other substantive legal areas.

Law changes with new statutes and court decisions so Maurice seeks to remain current through memberships in legal, professional, and community organizations. Among these are the Los Angeles, San Bernardino, and Riverside County Bar Associations.

Community is an important dimension in Maurice’s life, and he has been a board member and long-term President of the Friends of the Covina Public Library, and in leadership roles with municipal commissions in San Dimas and Covina as well as positions of responsibility in other charitable and community institutions.

Over the course of his career, Maurice has served as a temporary judge in Los Angeles County Superior Court in traffic, small claims and unlawful detainer matters and has served as an arbitrator and mediator in attorney-client fee arbitrations and general civil matters.

Maurice is married and has a daughter.


Articles in Inland Valley News, Friends of the Covina Public Library Newsletter

Lectures & Seminars:

Concussions and Sports Injuries in Presentation to San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools

– Harassment Investigation Seminars

– Presentations of Fair Employment & Housing Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and Americans with Disabilities Act

– Presentations on Public Entity /Tort Claims Act/Government Claims Act Jurisprudence

– Employment and Human Resources Training to Insureds


University of Southern California, Bachelor of Arts, 1983
Harvard Law School Juris Doctor, 1986


State Bar of California, 1987
U.S. District Court, Central District
U.S. Court of Anneals, Ninth Circuit

Business & professional Associations

California Women for ALos Angeles County Bar Association
Orange County Bar Association
San Bernardino County Bar Association
Riverside County Bar Association
Eastern Bar Association
Friends of the Covina Public Library, President and Board Member
San Dimas Senior Citizens Commission, Past President
San Dimas Parks & Recreation Commission, Past President
Covina Gang & Graffiti Task Force, Past Presidentgriculture
Covina Cultural Arts Advisory Committee, Past President, Vice-President, Secretary
Funsters Square Dance Club, Past Vice-President

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