Robert G. Kenny is a partner in the firm and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. Bob was born in New Brunswick, New Jersey on May 18, 1956. He graduated from Rutgers University in 1978 with a Bachelor of Arts degree, and from Seton Hall University School of Law, cum laude, with a Juris Doctorate degree in 1981.
Bob served a four year active duty tour with the Judge Advocate General’s Corps of the United States Air Force from 1982 to 1986. He served as an Assistant Staff Judge Advocate, Area Defense Counsel and Circuit Trial Counsel. He was responsible for advising commanders on military, federal and state criminal and civil law matters including military justice, operations law, law of armed conflict, rules of engagement, mobilization, deployment, foreign criminal jurisdiction, standards of conduct, and federal labor and employment law. Upon separation from active duty, he remained a member of the United States Air Force Reserve and is presently a Major General serving as the Mobilization Assistant to the Judge Advocate General of the United States Air Force, Headquarters United States Air Force, Washington, D.C.
Bob joined the firm in 1985. His practice focuses on the defense of general negligence matters, including professional liability cases involving the defense of lawyers, architects, engineers, accountants, doctors, dentists, nurses, hospitals, nursing homes, long term care facilities, assisted living facilities and skilled nursing facilities. He also represents various professionals before the State Licensing Boards and hospital credential review boards. Further, his vast litigation experience includes defending products liability matters, construction, and labor and EEO matters. Bob serves as a Municipal Attorney, and his experience includes many investigations with regard to allegations of discrimination in the workplace, harassment, hiring and firing of employees, and related labor and employment matters. He has represented state, county and municipal entities in litigated matters.
In his U.S. Air Force Reserve position, Major General Kenny is responsible for the professional oversight of more than 900 Reserve Judge Advocates and Paralegals in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps, assigned to more than 200 offices at every level of command. He is responsible for the development of Corps-wide policies affecting all Air Force Reserve component members, and manages the recruitment, training, utilization, and deployment of Reserve legal forces worldwide. Further, he assists the Judge Advocate General in the professional supervision and management of 4,400 Active-Duty, Guard, and Reserve personnel assigned to the Judge Advocate General’s Corps. In addition to overseeing a vast array of military justice, international, operational law, and civil law functions, including litigation affecting Air Force interests, he provides legal advice to the Chief of the Air Force Reserve and Commander, Air Force Reserve Command. He has been deployed on four occasions to the Persian Gulf area of operational responsibility in support of Operation Southern Watch, and was deployed to a classified location for Operation Enduring Freedom. He received the Reginald C. Harmon Award as the 1998 Outstanding Reserve Judge Advocate of the United States Air Force.
He has served as an adjunct member of the Judge Advocate General’s School faculty as an instructor at the Advanced Trial Advocacy Course, the Trial/Defense Advocacy Course, and the Total Force Operations Law Course.