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Patrick W. Kenny

Partner

Contact Information

212-313-3600
212-608-8901, or 212-608-8902
Manhattan Office
101 Greenwich Street, 14th Floor
New York, New York, 10006

Bio

Mr. Kenny practices with a results-oriented approach for his clients and with a keen eye on key performance indicators for the insurance carriers he services. He prides himself in being able to obtain excellent results within a reasonable time so that his clients do not bear the burden of litigation and their insurance carriers can close their claims as quickly as possible. His ultimate goal in each case is to reduce the amount spent by his clients and their insurance carriers while working hand-in-hand with the client to achieve the best result possible. To Mr. Kenny, communication with the client and its insurance carrier throughout each stage of the litigation is paramount to his approach. Oftentimes, this approach will lead to a favorable risk transfer for his clients, which is one of the first things Mr. Kenny looks for in each new matter he is assigned.

Mr. Kenny has second sat premises liability and Labor Law trials, including a nine week multi party Labor Law jury trial in Supreme Court, Kings county. He litigates complex and high exposure New York State Labor Law cases. In addition, he litigates premises liability claims (slip/trip and fall), Child Victim’s Act (CVA) claims, subrogation claims, intentional tort claims, professional liability claims, property damage claims and construction defect claims.

Mr. Kenny has won numerous summary judgment motions and obtained countless discontinuances for clients during his practice. He is known by his colleagues in the industry as someone who is going to dig in and vigorously defend both damages and liability in each case. He prides himself in knowing all the details of his cases, which gives him an upper hand when the cases he handles approach alternative dispute resolution or trial.

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.

Mr. Kenny is a Top-Rated Insurance Coverage and Defense attorney, selected to Super Lawyers Rising Star 2018 - 2021.

Mr. Kenny has sat on a select committee for the Defense Association of New York (DANY) which had the distinct opportunity to interview, vet and offer opinions on the candidates for the Court of Appeals of New York to replace the late Honorable Paul Feinman. He was one of approximately one hundred lawyers in all of New York State asked to participate in this process among a select few bar organizations.

Mr. Kenny participates in fundraising for the American Cancer Society and American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP).

Professional Affiliations

  • Member of The Board of Directors, Defense Association of New York (DANY)
  • Member of The Defense Association of New York (DANY) Subcommittee of the Judiciary Committee for the Review of Court of Appeals Candidates for the State of New York
  • Co-Chair of the Technology and Website Committee of Defense Association of New York (DANY)
  • Former Co-Chair of the Young and New Lawyers Committee of Defense Association of New York (DANY)
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance
  • New York State Bar Association

Areas of Practice

Child Victim’s Act

Construction Litigation

Employment & Labor Law

Insurance Coverage

Insurance Defense

Municipal Liability

Premises Liability

Professional Liability

Property Damage

Subrogation Recovery and Defense

Wills & Trusts

Education

New York Law School
LLM, Taxation, 2015

New York Law School
J.D, 2012

State University of New York at Geneseo
B.A., cum laude, 2007

Bar Admissions

New York, 2013