George J. Kenny


George J. Kenny, a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, is recognized as one of the premier litigation specialists in New Jersey, having tried hundreds of diverse civil cases to verdict and briefed or argued more than 70 reported New Jersey Appellate Division and Supreme Court cases.

Mr. Kenny has lectured and written extensively on procedure and substance in numerous fields of law. He is also co-author of New Jersey Insurance Law, a standard text on coverage law. Since 1990, he has served on the Adjunct Faculty at Rutgers University School of Law in Newark, New Jersey.

He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Trial Advocates and has been recognized by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a certified civil trial attorney since the initial certification process in the early 1980s. 

Mr. Kenny has served on the American Bar Association's Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary, which investigates and evaluates the qualifications of all federal judicial nominees. He has served on the ABA Litigation Section’s Council and as a Division Director, and has chaired its Professional Liability Litigation Committee. He is also the founding chair of its Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee. Mr. Kenny has served three terms as a trustee of the New Jersey State Bar Association and as president of the Essex County Bar Association.

Honors and Awards:

  • Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Diplomate of the American Board of Trial Advocates 
  • Life Fellow, American Bar Foundation
  • "Best Lawyers in America," Best Lawyers Business Edition (2013-2017)
    • Commerical Litigation
    • Insurance Law
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers (2005-2006, 2008-2017)
  • "New Jersey's Top Rated Lawyers" as seen in Inside Jersey magazine (2012)


  • American Bar Association
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Adjunct faculty, Rutgers School of Law-Newark
  • Member, New Jersey Law Journal, Editorial Board
  • Member, National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals

Supreme Court Committees:

  • Chair, New Jersey Supreme Court Committee on Attorney Advertising
  • Member, New Jersey Supreme Court Professional Responsibility Rules Committee
  • Member and Chair, District Ethics Committee
  • Lecturer on Insurance Coverage Law, New Jersey Judicial College (2007)


New Jersey Supreme Court cases:

  • Van Dunk v. Reckson, 210 N.J. 449 (2012)
  • Piermount Iron Works, Inc. v. Evanston Ins. Co., 197 N.J. 432 (2009)
  • Fertile ex rel. Fertile v. St. Michael’s Medical Center, 169 N.J. 481 (2001)
  • Estate of Chin ex rel. Chin v. St. Barnabas Medical Center, 160 N.J. 454 (1999)
  • Crespo v. Stapf, 128 N.J. 351 (1992)
  • Coleman v. Cycle Transformer Corp., 105 N.J. 285 (1986)
  • Soler v. Castmaster, Div. of H.P.M. Corp., 98 N.J. 137 (1984)
  • Brown v. U.S. Stove Co., 98 N.J. 155 (1984)
  • Perez v. Pantasote, Inc., 95 N.J. 105 (1984)
  • Lewicki v. New Jersey Art Foundry, 88 N.. 75 (1981)
  • Owens v. C&R Waste Material, 76 N.J. 584 (1978)
  • Sabat v. Fedders Corp., 75 N.J. 444 (1978)
  • Salierno v. Micro Stamping Co., 72 N.J. 205 (1977)
  • Barbato v. Alsan Masonry & Concrete, Inc., 64 N.J. 514 (1974)
  • Dawson v. Hatfield Wire & Cable Co., 59 N.J. 190 (1971)
  • Conway v. Mister Softee, Inc., 51 N.J. 254 (1968)
  • Gerhardt v. Continental Ins. Companies, 48 N.J. 291 (1966)
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  • Rutgers University (J.D.)
  • Seton Hall University (B.S., Economics)
  •  State of New Jersey
  • New Jersey Supreme Court
  • United States District Court for  the District of New Jersey
  • State of New York
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States District Court for  the Eastern District of New  York
  • United States District Court for  the Southern District of New  York
  • United States Court of  Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • United States Court of  Appeals for the Fourth Circuit


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