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Chambers USA 2017 - Ranked Firm

Chambers USA 2017 - Ranked Firm

A.M. Best's client recommended insurance attorneys over 10 years

U.S. News - Best Lawyers® 2018 “Best Law Firms” Tier 1 New Jersey Admiralty and Maritime Law

U.S. News - Best Lawyers® 2018 “Best Law Firms” Tier 1 New Jersey Insurance Law

A.M. Best's client recommended insurance attorneys 2018

About us

Kennedys CMK was created when US insurance specialist firm Carroll McNulty & Kull (CMK) merged with Kennedys. Elevated by each other’s complementary strengths, Kennedys CMK offers exceptional insurance and dispute resolution expertise in the US, with access to a global network of specialists.

CMK opened its doors in 1997 and cultivated many lasting client relationships that became a hallmark of the firm. Kennedys CMK continues to build on that outstanding reputation. At our original CMK offices in New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Chicago and Austin, we offer clients the additional advantages of a growing global firm with an insurance sector focus throughout EMEA, Asia Pacific, North and South America.

Through our original Kennedys office in Miami we continue to provide US law advice, acting primarily as a regional hub for insurance claims and coverage matters throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.

Our expertise

Clients seeking guidance in the insurance and reinsurance, construction and healthcare sectors will benefit from our deep expertise. We also specialize in insurance defense and coverage work on behalf of global and domestic insurers and multinational corporations, and handle commercial litigation, real estate and employment.

We have recently achieved a Band 2 ranking in Chambers USA 2017 for Litigation: Insurance (New Jersey).

Our specialist areas of note include general liability, cyber risk, professional liability, medical malpractice, construction defect, surety, property and casualty, and financial lines. We regularly practice throughout the US in state and federal courts, and at the trial and appellate levels.

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Our approach

We’re here to give you straightforward advice, even when the issues are complex. However our insights and support beyond the law can also make a difference.

Many of our clients are global, and so is Kennedys CMK. You’ll find we have the scope, scale and expertise to be there for you - whenever and wherever you do business. We explore your issues and attack your challenges from many angles, offering you a global perspective that’s tailored to your local environment.

Through a combination of talent, specialist technology and commercial perspectives, along with hard work and a client-first attitude, we strive to deliver the very best outcome for you.


Kennedys CMK is a great place to launch or grow your career. Visit our careers section to find out more about available current positions and our summer associate program.


7 February 2018
We are pleased to announce that we have strengthened our commercial litigation capabilities with the arrival of a four-strong team to our Lima office, headed by Tabata Arteta who joins as a partner.
5 February 2018
We are pleased to announce that our significant growth in Australia has continued with the appointment of a large team of healthcare and employment law specialists — including three partners, six lawyers and four support staff – formerly of TressCox. They join our Melbourne office today.
8 January 2018
Ten or so years ago, insurers began slowly to ask their legal advisors about technology and innovation. In those early days, such matters were generally addressed as part of a legal services tender. The questions themselves, perhaps by today’s standards, could be said to have been naïve. They included, “tell us what you mean by innovation”, or “what guidance can you give to us about innovating for the future”.

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