Michael K. Kennedy - Gallagher & Kennedy, P.A.

Michael K. Kennedy

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2005

A co-founding partner, shareholder and member of the board of directors of Gallagher & Kennedy, Mike practices in general civil litigation and serves as local, regional and national counsel to a variety of business clients, including Arizona sports teams, law firms, retailers and energy companies.

A committed philanthropist and civic-minded Phoenician, Mike was the Arizona Host Committee Chairman for Super Bowl XLII, is a member of the Executive Committee for the Arizona Host Committee for Super Bowl XLIX, is a member of The Thunderbirds, served as Chairman of the Phoenix Open, has been President of the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation since its inception, served as President of the Maricopa County Bar Association and the Arizona Association of Defense Counsel, and was an inaugural member of the Maricopa County Bar Association Hall of Fame.  Mike has been consecutively recognized as a “Best Lawyer” by Best Lawyers in America from 2005 to the present and by Chambers USA since 2003.  Acknowledged by Southwest Super Lawyers since 2007, Mike was honored as a “Super Lawyer” in 2013 in all of his practice areas: General Commercial Litigation, Professional Liability Litigation and Representation of Professional Sports Teams.

Representative Experience

  • Handling a variety of contested matters for the Arizona Diamondbacks and Arizona Cardinals
  • Representing several Arizona law firms in legal malpractice actions
  • Serving Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. as national coordinating counsel defending asbestos claims and in other matters around the country
  • Representing an international uranium mining company in response to NEPA/NHPA/FLPMA challenges to operation of its mines in northern Arizona
  • Representing an Arizona refinery in litigation involving NEPA/NHPA claims
  • Obtaining a $500 million dollar judgment on behalf of a group of California, New Mexico and Arizona electric utility companies challenging the constitutionality of a property tax imposed on the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station

Duke UniversityBA 1972University of VirginiaJ.D. 1975

Office Location

2575 East Camelback Road, Suite 1100
Phoenix, AZ 85016
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2017 Lawyer of the Year in Sports Law of the Phoenix Metro Area2012 Lawyer of the Year in Personal Injury Litigation of the Phoenix Metro Area
Michael K. Kennedy has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2017!Michael K. Kennedy has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2012!

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation
Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants
Sports Law

Other Information

Gender: Male