Kevin G. Kenneally is a Partner and Office Chair in Freeman Mathis & Gary's Boston office. He brings over 25 years of local and national experience in complex litigation including multi-district mass tort and class action litigation. He has a demonstrated track record of success in high stakes trials, mediation and litigation management. Mr. Kenneally is a national counsel for exposure and products liability matters and represents an international franchisor. He repeatedly has been recognized as one of Massachusetts outstanding defense trial and business lawyers, including selection by Super Lawyers for Business Litigation for over 15 consecutive years. He also has been twice recognized by his peers as “Lawyer of the Year” in Class Actions and Mass Torts by Best Lawyers in America and has been selected for Best Lawyers in several practice areas.
Mr. Kenneally has tried cases throughout New England involving catastrophic injuries, including wrongful death and brain injury cases arising in the health care setting, pharma products liability and medical equipment or devices. He handles high-exposure vehicle and construction site accidents including claims involving construction equipment, cranes, scaffolding accidents and scaffold failures. He represents professional liability matters, including defense of lawyers, mental health professionals, nursing homes and health care providers. His clients include manufacturers, tech and biotech companies, public and private transportation companies, construction contractors or subcontractors and schools and non-profit entities. He also has significant experience in the investigation and trial of fires and gas or chemical explosion claims, including with fire suppression and detection systems involving catastrophic property loss.
Mr. Kenneally handles and has recent successful trials for business owners, academics and scientists, and corporate executives involving allegations of intellectual property ownership and misappropriation, “co-inventorship” of patented medical instruments/products, defamation, digital media and “false light” reputational harm, invasion of privacy and abuse of process.Mr. Kenneally’s litigation practice also includes antitrust cases, directors and officer’s (D&O) liability, shareholder derivative suits, Intellectual property theft, restrictive covenant cases, copyright disputes, internal investigations, partnership disputes, TCPA class claims, FDCPA suits and breach of fiduciary duty cases.
He advises insurers and monitors litigation and coverage issues across the U.S. on CGL, healthcare, pharma and professional liability providers. He serves as national coordinating counsel for products liability and high exposure claims for a major European production equipment manufacturer and a U.S.-based Fortune 500 corporation. He has handled commercial arbitrations under AAA, ICDR, and FINRA rules.Mr. Kenneally has lectured throughout the country on trial tactics, litigation strategies and a variety of other topics.
He is an editor of Traps for the Unwary, now in its 6th Edition, the attorney risk management publication of the Massachusetts Bar Association. He served as a Trustee of the Massachusetts Bar Foundation and is a Life Fellow and a Louis D. Brandeis Fellow of the Foundation.