United States

United States

Kennedys offers straightforward legal advice to the insurance and reinsurance industry wherever in the world our clients require it

  • 6 offices
  • 50 partners
  • 100+ lawyers

Kennedys was established in the United States in June 2017 by the merger with US-based insurance firm Carroll McNulty & Kull. Elevated by each other’s complementary strengths, Kennedys offers honest, straightforward legal advice to the insurance and reinsurance industry wherever in the world our clients require it.

With offices in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Texas and Florida, we offer deep sector counselling and representation that is carefully tailored to local needs. Our US complement of over 100 lawyers regularly advises clients in the insurance, reinsurance, financial, construction and engineering, healthcare, shipping and real estate sectors. Our lawyers are admitted in numerous jurisdictions and we regularly represent clients at all levels of state and federal courts across the US, with our Miami office also serving as a hub for matters throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. Our extensive litigation and trial experience is matched by our ability to creatively and efficiently resolve matters outside of the courtroom, including through mediation and arbitration.

We recently achieved a Band 2 ranking in Chambers USA 2017 for Litigation: Insurance (New Jersey) and were named as one of the best law firms in New Jersey by US News & World Report 2017.

We advise and represent our global and domestic clients, including insurers, multinational corporations and financial institutions, in a host of areas, including:

Insurance coverage: all First-Party and Third-Party liability including asbestos, construction defect, environmental, cyber risk, products liability, advertising and personal injury, and extra-contractual liability;
• Insurance defense: all personal and commercial lines, auto, premises, construction, architects and engineers, and professional liability.

Other key practice areas

  • Commercial business counselling and disputes
  • Directors’ and officers’ liability
  • Employment issues and disputes
  • Healthcare, including managed care and healthcare liability
  • International arbitration/Bermuda form
  • Life, health & disability insurance
  • Medical malpractice defense
  • Professional liability
  • Real estate/commercial property
  • Reinsurance disputes and advisory services
  • Shipping and international trade, including maritime, aviation, transportation and logistics

The team enjoys a fine reputation for its insurance coverage practice and its broad experience in the insurance defense space. Regularly represents insurance companies at the state and federal level in matters including business torts, product liability, construction defects, bankruptcy issues and reinsurance.

Chambers USA 2018


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Market recognition
  • Chamber USA 2019 Heather E. Simpson (1)

    Top Ranked

    Chambers US 2019

  • The Lawyer Awards 2018 - Business Services Team of the Year - Highly Commended

    Highly Commended - Business Services Team of the Year

    The Lawyer Awards 2018

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    Tier 1 New Jersey Insurance Law

    U.S. News - Best Lawyers® 2018 “Best Law Firms”

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    Tier 1 New Jersey Admiralty and Maritime Law

    U.S. News - Best Lawyers® 2018 “Best Law Firms”

  • A.M. Best 2018_Attorneys_HighResolution.png

    Client Recommended Insurance Attorneys

    Best's 2018

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    Client Recommended Over 10 Years

    Best's Insurance Attorneys

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    Ranked Firm - CMK

    Chambers USA 2017

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    Ranked in Chambers US - 2018