ROSELAND, N.J./November 8, 2011 -- Recognized as one of the premier litigation specialists in New Jersey, Connell Foley Partner George J. Kenny was recognized for his 50 years in the profession at the Essex County Bar Association (ECBA) Annual Dinner on October 27, 2011.
Kenny, who is a past president of the Association, focuses his practice on insurance, product liability, professional liability, and general civil litigation. A Certified Civil Trial Attorney, a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Trial Advocates, he has tried hundreds of diverse civil cases to verdict, and has briefed and argued more than 70 New Jersey Appellate Division and Supreme Court cases. He created and co-authored the standard text, New Jersey Insurance Law and since 1990, he has taught New Jersey Practice at Rutgers University School of Law in Newark.
According to Managing Partner Michael X. McBride, “Through his example during 50 years with Connell Foley, George has been a leader and a source of inspiration to our team. We are proud to recognize his many career achievements, and are honored to have the benefit of his experience and talent in the service of our clients.”
Notable roles during his career include service to the American Bar Association, service on the ABA Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary, which is charged with investigating and evaluating the qualifications of all federal judicial nominees, service on the Litigation Section’s Council, Division Director, Chair of the Professional Liability Litigation Committee, founding chair of its Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee and the section’s liaison to the ABA for attorney certification.
He has served three terms as a trustee of the New Jersey State Bar Association, has been a member and chair of a District Ethics Committee, spent 15 years as chair of the New Jersey Supreme Court Committee on Attorney Advertising, and has served as a member of the Court’s Professional Responsibility Rules Committee.