Kevin Harden, Jr, Recording Secretary
Kevin Harden, Jr., is a prosecutor in the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office. Currently assigned to the office’s South Bureau, he is a 2010 graduate of the Temple University Beasley School of Law, where he was a member of the Temple Moot Court Honor Society and the Vice-President of the Black Law Students Association. At the District Attorney’s Office, Kevin has specialized in investigating and prosecuting child exploitation and abuse cases, gang violence, and the use of expert witnesses in the fields of forensic toxicology and pharmacology.
A lifelong resident of Philadelphia, Kevin was educated in the Philadelphia Public School System. Kevin received a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice at Kutztown University and was a founding member of the Kutztown University chapter of the NAACP.
Kevin’s past professional experiences include internships with a Philadelphia mayoral campaign, Philadelphia Common Pleas Court Judge Leon W. Tucker, the Defender Association of Philadelphia, and the now-defunct boutique-litigation firm, Fitzpatrick & Long, LLC.
When he isn’t prosecuting cases, Kevin spends his time practicing and teaching Tae Kwon Do and self-defense to teenage girls, domestic violence victims, and children affected by bullying in West Philadelphia. Kevin is also a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., and a coach for Temple Law’s Moot Court Honor Society.
Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter recently appointed Kevin to the Mayor’s Commission on African American Males and the “Violence Prevention Collaborative” a multi-agency, multi-sector workgroup tasked with implementing and contributing to the Department of Justice's National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention in Philadelphia.
Kevin is also the co-chair of the Government Lawyers’ Committee of the Philadelphia Bar Association, a member of the Executive Committee of the Association’s Criminal Justice Section, and serves on the Executive Board of the Barristers’ Association of Philadelphia.
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