Mr. Kennedy is a Partner in MKC&I’s Philadelphia office. He has extensive jury trial experience in Pennsylvania State and Federal courts, and has taken cases to verdict in multi-million dollar product liability, negligence, toxic tort, personal injury, property damage, and civil rights actions. His trial experience includes the representation of businesses in a broad range of industries, including security, transportation, hospitality, consumer products, financial services, health care, and construction.
Mr. Kennedy was lead trial counsel representing a home security system provider in a catastrophic injury case, resulting in a favorable Philadelphia Common Pleas Court jury verdict. He was retained to represent another global security service provider defending a case arising from the death of a prospective employee.
Mr. Kennedy has represented general contractors and subcontractors in the defense of actions involving seriously injured construction workers. He successfully defended a high-ranking municipal official at trial in the defense of consolidated civil rights actions. Mr. Kennedy began his legal career with the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office prosecuting major felony cases.
Mr. Kennedy received his Bachelor of Arts from Jacksonville University in 1977. He received his Juris Doctor from Temple University in 1986.
Before becoming an attorney, Mr. Kennedy was an officer in the United States Navy. After completing aviation training and receiving his Navy Wings of Gold, Mr. Kennedy served as a naval aviator on active duty and as a member of the Naval Reserve. He belongs to a number of veterans’ organizations. Mr. Kennedy also serves on the boards of directors of Fort Mifflin on the Delaware, a Philadelphia-based nonprofit organization, and the Maritime Academy Charter School, which provides a rigorous academic program with a maritime theme to students in grades 4-12.