Mr. Kenny was born and raised in Queens, New York, and brings the knowledge of a native New Yorker to the cases he litigates, from answering the complaint up through and including trial. He litigates complex and high exposure New York State Labor Law cases. In addition, he litigates premises liability claims (slip/trip and fall), subrogation claims, intentional tort claims, professional liability claims, property damage claims and construction defect claims. Mr. Kenny vigorously defends both liability and damages while always exploring risk transfer options for his clients. His ultimate goal is to ensure his clients receive exceptional representation and obtain excellent results which reduce the amount spent by his clients and their insurance carriers.
Mr. Kenny drafted the original motion for summary judgment in a declaratory judgment action under index number 12671/2010 in Supreme Court, Kings County, that was originally denied and subsequently appealed. The Appellate Division, Second Department, reversed the denial of the motion finding that the subcontractor’s insurance carrier owed contractual indemnification and defense costs to the general contractor-client. The issue was whether a blanket insurance indemnity agreement executed in 2004 between the subcontractor and the general contractor acted as a contract under the terms of the subcontractor policy to trigger insurance coverage from the subcontractor in favor of the general contractor although the purchase order for the work between the entities was not executed until three days after the plaintiff’s accident in the underlying bodily injury case. This resulted in a large settlement being recouped by his client and its carrier.
Mr. Kenny participates in fundraising for the American Cancer Society and American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP).
- Member of The Board of Directors, Defense Association of New York
- Co-Chair of the Young and New Lawyers Committee of Defense Association of New York
- Claims and Litigation Management Alliance
- New York State Bar Association
Areas of Practice
Employment & Labor Law
Subrogation Recovery and Defense
Wills & Trusts
New York Law School
LLM, Taxation, 2015
New York Law School
State University of New York at Geneseo
B.A., cum laude, 2007
New York, 2013