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George J. Kenny

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Overview

George Kenny, a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, is recognized as one of the premier litigation practitioners 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. 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 lectured and written extensively on procedure and substance in numerous fields of law. He is also co-author of New Jersey Insurance Law, the leading text on coverage law in the state. Since 1990, he has served on the Adjunct Faculty at Rutgers University School of Law in Newark, New Jersey.

With a strong commitment to the legal profession, 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 served three terms as a trustee of the New Jersey State Bar Association and as president of the Essex County Bar Association.

Experience

Decisions

  • 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)

Activities

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • 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
  • Co-author, New Jersey Insurance Law, the standard text on New Jersey insurance law

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 5A Ethics Committee
  • Lecturer on Insurance Coverage Law, New Jersey Judicial College (2007)

News & Insights

News

Honors

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 (2013-2018)

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Insurance Law

New Jersey Super Lawyers (2005-2006, 2008-2017)

New Jersey's Top Rated Lawyers, Inside Jersey magazine (2012)


Best Lawyers Award Badge

Education

Rutgers University (J.D.)

Seton Hall University (B.S., Economics)

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