Ken Ross is a Partner in MKCI’s New York, NY office, and his practice is devoted to the defense of general liability matters. Ken has additional experience in defending claims involving medical malpractice, product liability, labor law, environmental contamination, construction defect, lead paint and mold. Ken has nearly 25 years experience in litigation of both general liability and medical malpractice defense and has successfully defended more than 20 cases to verdict in various counties of the New York State Supreme Court.
Ken has devoted the bulk of his practice over the last ten years to defending claims brought against the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York and the Roman Catholic Diocese of Bridgeport (CT). More specifically, the most recent exclusive concentration of this practice has been the defense of sexual abuse claims revived under the auspices of the Child Victims Act, enacted by the New York State Legislature in 2019. Ken defends the Archdiocese of New York and its various affiliated Parishes, schools, group homes and well as other entities, such as several municipal School Districts, with respect to more than 200 of these claims.
Prior to joining MKCI in 2006, Ken was associated with in-house counsel to Travelers Insurance Company and private firms that defended both general liability and medical malpractice claims. Further, prior to engaging in the practice of civil defense litigation, Ken served as an Assistant District Attorney in Bronx County where his last assignments involved the prosecution of homicides of children and other Special Victims.
Ken obtained his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Baltimore School of Law and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in American History from the State University of New York at Albany.