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Kevin G. Kenneally

60 State Street
Twenty-Third Floor
Boston, Massachusetts 02109
Phone:  617.502.8220
Fax:  617.502.8270

Biography

Kevin Kenneally is the office leader of LeClairRyan's Boston office. He serves as national coordinating counsel for products liability and exposure claims for a major European production equipment manufacturer and a U.S.-based Fortune 500 corporation. Mr. Kenneally also serves as monitoring counsel for professional liability and healthcare claims for specialty program insurance underwritten in the London insurance market. He focuses his practice on defense of corporations, manufacturers and individuals, including class action and mass tort litigation. Mr. Kenneally defends professional liability matters for attorneys, law firms, accountants, healthcare and medical providers and other professional service firms, and represents corporations and insurers in commercial, insurance coverage, insurer bad faith and G.L. ch. 93A/unfair business practices disputes. He also has experience defending physicians, healthcare professionals, industrial equipment and medical products manufacturers, and long-term care (LTC) facilities and nursing homes operators. Mr. Kenneally handles tort, products liability and complex litigation, including commercial and contract litigation, antitrust and pricing, pharma and consumer class actions, and business torts. He represents businesses in federal and state courts in Massachusetts and has been admitted pro hac vice in jurisdictions throughout the United States. He has handled commercial arbitrations under AAA, ICDR, and NASD rules.

Kevin Kenneally was recently selected by his peers as 2017 and 2015 “Lawyer of the Year” in the area of Mass Tort /Class Actions Litigation – Defendants in The Best Lawyers in America©. Mr. Kenneally is recognized in The Best Lawyers in America in three separate practice areas: Mass Tort/Class Actions Litigation; Products Liability Litigation – Defense; and Personal Injury Litigation – Defense. He is a Massachusetts Super Lawyer named by Law & Politics magazine (2004 – present) in the area of Business Litigation, and is rated AV® Preeminent™ by the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings system. He has lectured and authored articles, including for Defense Research Institute's (DRI) For The Defense magazine. Mr. Kenneally is an editor of Traps for the Unwary, now in its 6th Edition, the attorney risk management publication of the Massachusetts Bar Association. He serves as a Trustee of the Massachusetts Bar Foundation, and is a Life Fellow and a Louis D. Brandeis Fellow of the Foundation.
 

Legal Experience

  • LeClairRyan, Boston, Massachusetts, July 2007 – present
  • Donovan Hatem LLP, Boston, Massachusetts, 2001 – July 2007
  • Burns & Levinson, LLP, Boston, Massachusetts, 1987 – 2001

Memberships and Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • (Former Member) Arbitration Committee of the Boston Stock Exchange
  • Massachusetts Bar Foundation (MBF): Board of Trustees (Former Member)

Distinctions

  • Named Best Lawyers' 2017 and 2015 Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants "Lawyer of the Year" for Boston, MA.  
  • Listed among The Best Lawyers in America® in the fields of Commercial Litigation, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions - Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, and Product Liability Litigation – Defendants, 2009 – 2019.
  • Recognized by Benchmark Litigation as a "Local Litigation Star" for General Commercial Litigation and Product Liability, 2016, 2017 & 2018.
  • Recognized as a "Benchmark Litigation Star" in Massachusetts, Benchmark Litigation Magazine 2012 – 2014.
  • Recognized as a Massachusetts Super Lawyer by Law & Politics magazine in the areas of Business Litigation, Class Action/Mass Torts, and Professional Liability: Defense, 2004 – 2018.
  • Listed in the "Boston's Best Lawyers" supplement to the Boston Sunday Globe, 2008 – 2009.

Education

  • J.D., cum laude, Suffolk University Law School, 1987,
  • B.A., Political Science, The College of the Holy Cross, 1984

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims