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Craig P. Kenny & Associates
Craig Kenny

723 S. 7th Street
Las Vegas NV 89101
(702) 380-2800

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Craig P. Kenny & Associates


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Craig P. Kenny & Associates practices primarily in the areas of Personal Injury , Workers' Compensation , Medical Negligence, Criminal Defense, and most traffic tickets.

Craig founded the firm with a belief that the client should always come first. Unfortunately, not all law firms practice that belief. All too many times attorneys tend to treat their clients like a number. Craig has made a lifelong personal commitment to providing the best legal services and the best client services for all of the firm's clients.

Craig P. Kenny & Associates currently consists of six attorneys (see bios) and an unbelievable support staff! We welcome the opportunity to assist you in any way that we can.

 

Attorneys & Staff

ATTORNEYS

Craig P. Kenny
Bradley L. Kenny
John L. Duffy
Lawrence E. Mittin
Kathryn Potvin
Leon R. Symanski
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Craig P. Kenny - Attorney at Law

Craig P. Kenny is the fourth child of seven of two hardworking immigrants who came to America for a better life. His mother, Rose Elisabeth, was born and raised in Germany and his father, Edward Lawder Kenny, was born in Canada. His parents married in Germany in 1949 and came to Chicago, Illinois shortly thereafter.

Craig was born on Easter Sunday in Chicago and he was raised knowing that with hard work and perseverance you could do anything and be anything in this great country.

Unfortunately, the only reason Craig is an attorney is because his parents had two horrible experiences with attorneys. Both of Craig's older brothers were tragically killed in personal injury accidents. When his older brother Michael was three years old, he was killed when he was struck by a truck while he was walking in a crosswalk with Craig's older sister. The truck driver would later state that he never saw Craig's brother. Craig's other brother, Dale was killed fourteen years later. Just fifteen and only a Sophomore in High School, Dale was killed instantly when the four seater Cessna aircraft, in which he was a passenger, came down out of the sky and slammed into a house in a suburb of Chicago. Both times Craig's parents retained attorneys - both times, they were treated with the attitude that the attorney was the "attorney" and his parents were "stupid immigrants." The attorney never returned their phone calls and they had absolutely no client service skills.

Craig has dedicated his life to help those who need help.

Craig graduated in 1984 with an Associate Arts Degree in Pre Law Studies from Richard J. Daley Community College (Chicago). He then transferred to UNLV and graduated in 1986 with a B.A. Degree in Communications. He then graduated in 1988 with a M.P.A. Degree from UNLV. He then graduated in 1991 with his J.D. from Tulane University (New Orleans).

After graduating from Tulane, Craig immediately returned to Las Vegas, passed the bar examination and became a licensed attorney. In November of 1991, Craig accepted a position as a Deputy Nevada Attorney for Injured Workers. Craig exclusively represented injured workers in their administrative trials. In April 1992, Craig was recruited to work at Edward M. Bernstein and Associates as a personal injury attorney. Craig worked there for two years doing personal injury and workman's compensation cases, before giving his one month notice that he intended on opening his own firm.

On May 22, 1995, Craig opened Craig P. Kenny & Associates. A Law Firm Committed to the Client. A Law Firm that would always be there for those who needed help.

Craig is currently a sustaining member and sits on the Board of Governors for the Nevada Trial Lawyers Association. Additionally he is a member of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, the American Bar Association and the Clark County Bar Association. Besides being licensed to practice in Nevada Craig is licensed to practice in the United States District Court, District Court of Nevada, the United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. Craig also is a member of the Southern Nevada Medical/Legal Screening Panel which screens medical malpractice cases.

Finally, Craig is a frequent lecturer in the areas of Workman's Compensation, Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice. He also is an adjunct professor at UNLV. He is currently teaching Health Care Law.

Bradley is Craig's younger brother. Bradley was born and raised in Chicago's south side. After graduating from St. Rita's High School, he decided to go to college at Ronald Reagan's alma mater Eureka College located in Eureka, Illinois. Eureka is a small town of about 3,000 people with 500 students attending the college. He attended school from 1985 to 1989 wherein he received a B.A. in economics.

One week before Bradley was to begin his first year in law school, he was in St. Germain, which is located near Lake Superior in upper Wisconsin. While diving in the water, he struck a rock and broke his neck. He was airlifted by helicopter on a flight-for-life to Milwaukee where he underwent spinal fusion surgery. The surgeon removed part of Bradley's hip and fused it with the bones in his neck. Bradley was in a body cast for a few months following his ordeal. The law school deferred enrollment for one year. This whole experience has given Bradley a unique perspective on the trauma and suffering of injured people endure as a result of an accident.

Bradley attended Loyola University in New Orleans, Louisiana from 1990 to 1993 wherein he received his J.D. After law school, Bradley attended UNLV for postgraduate work in Economics. Bradley successfully passed the bar examination and became a member of the Nevada Bar in 1993. Currently, he serves as a member of the Board of Governors for the State Bar Association and was the Past-President for the Clark County Bar Association. Bradley is also a member of the Trial Lawyers Association.

Bradley is licensed to practice in the United States District Court of Nevada and United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He is also a member of the Knights of Columbus.

John L. Duffy practices primarily in the area of criminal defense. Mr. Duffy graduated from Regis College in Denver, Colorado receiving his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science and Communication where he was a member of the Honor Society. He then received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Notre Dame. Mr. Duffy was admitted to the State Bar of Colorado in 1988 and to the State Bar of Nevada in 1991.

Known for his aggressive representation handling criminal matters in all courts, Mr. Duffy has established an excellent reputation throughout the criminal justice system. Handling each case personally from start to finish allows for significant advantage in his area of expertise. Initial consultations are free of charge. Fair and reasonable rates are charged for all matters.

Mr. Duffy is a member of the Nevada Attorneys for Criminal Justice, the Clark County Bar Association, the State Bar of Nevada, and the State Bar of Colorado. He is licensed to practice in all State, Federal, and Local Courts in Nevada. His license in Colorado is currently on inactive status.

When not practicing law, John enjoys spending time with his family and traveling. He is also an avid sports fan and participant.

Larry was born and grew up in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Philadelphia. Larry went to college at the University of Pennsylvania where he graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1990 with a B.A. in Political Science and a minor in Economics. After completing his undergraduate degree, Larry went to the University of California at Berkeley's Boalt Hall School of Law. While at Boalt, Larry worked in Washington D.C. in the United States Justice Department's Summer Honors Program. Larry also spent a semester working as a judicial intern for U.S. District Court Judge Lowell Jensen of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.

After graduating from Boalt in 1993, Larry moved to Las Vegas to work as a law clerk for Chief Judge Lloyd George of the United States District Court for the District of Nevada. As a law clerk, Larry assisted in the drafting of orders and trial memoranda and he participated in the conducting of hearings and trials. In 1994, Larry became a member of both the Nevada and California State Bars. Upon completion of his year-long clerkship, Larry went to work as an insurance defense attorney in Las Vegas. Larry primarily defended automobile accidents and premise liability accidents. After a year and a half as an insurance defense attorney, Larry decided to start representing claimants in automobile accidents, insurance bad faith lawsuits, and medical malpractice cases. In September 1997 Larry joined our law offices and he practices primarily in the areas of automobile accidents, insurance bad faith, and premises liability.

Larry and his wife Jennifer enjoy traveling and spending time with their pug Gert.

Kathryn was born and raised in Washington State, then traveled to Southern California to attend college at California Lutheran University (CLU), where she sang in the University Choir and competed in Basketball and Track. She obtained a B.A. in Business Administration graduated from CLU in 1995 with high honors.

She remained in the Southwest to attend law school at Arizona State University where she earned honors as a Pedrick Scholar. Following her first year in law school, Kathryn began working for Craig Kenny as a law clerk in 1997. During her last semester of law school, Kathryn had the privilege of externing as a law clerk for the Honorable Philip Pro, the current chief justice of the U.S. District Court, the District of Nevada. Kathryn graduated from A.S.U. with a J.D. in Law in May 1999, and became a licensed attorney in Nevada in October 1999. She also holds a license to practice in Washington State.

Kathryn practices primarily in the areas of worker's compensation, medical malpractice, and personal injury. Kathryn is an active member of the publications committee for the Clark County Bar Association, which publishes the Communique Bar Journal and has written several articles for the Journal. She also is a member of the Southern Nevada Association of Women Attorneys and the Nevada Trial Lawyer's Association.

Kathryn has had two cases published by the Nevada Supreme Court which changed Nevada worker’s compensation law:

Grover C. Dils Medical Center v. Menditto, 112 P.3d 1093 (Nev. 2005), clarifying the last injurious exposure rule as it applies to worker’s compensation claims.

MGM Mirage v. Cotton, 116 P.3d 56 (Nev. 2005), adopting the premises-related exception to the going and coming rule for worker’s compensation claims.

In her spare time, Kathryn enjoys playing golf, attending sporting and performing arts events in the Las Vegas area, and spending time with her family, including her husband, daughter, and three dogs.

Leon R. Symanski grew up in Southern California then moved to Long Island, N.Y. at the age of 16. After graduation, Leon returned to Southern California where he attended Orange Coast Community College where he worked full-time, went to school full-time and played basketball. Leon's hard work and dedication payed off when he was recruited by the famed UNLV coach Jerry Tarkanian. Leon accepted an athletic scholarship and went on to play basketball for UNLV from 1984 - 1987. During those three years UNLV amassed an incredible record of 97 wins and 11 losses. UNLV won PCAA championship, the PCAA tournament and went to the NCAA tournament all three years. Leon's college basketball career peaked when his team reached the Final Four his senior year. His team had an overall record of 37-2, a record which still stands today for the most Division I wins for a season. Leon's 1987 basketball team was fittingly inducted into the UNLV Sport's Hall of Fame in October, 1998.

Leon graduated from UNLV in 1987 with a degree in Business Management. After graduation he traveled throughout Asia playing semi-professional basketball. Upon his return to the United States, Leon began a successful career in the Las Vegas hotel/casino industry where he worked for the next ten years. In 1989 Leon was admitted to the Public Administration Graduate College at UNLV and he graduated with his master's degree in May, 1994. Leon graduated with honors and was elected into the Pi Alpha Alpha National Honor Society for public administrators.

Leon had dreamed of having the opportunity to attend law school and becoming a licenced attorney. He was extremely honored when he found out that he was chosen to be a charter member of the William S. Boyd School of Law at UNLV in 1998. Leon graduated from law school in May 2001.

Leon practices primarily in the areas of personal injury and workers' compensation. Leon is a member of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, the American Bar Association, the Nevada Trial Lawyer's Association, and the Clark County Bar Association. Leon is licensed to practice in State Court of Nevada and the District Court of Nevada. Leon is also a member of the Boyd School of Law Sports and Entertainment Law Association.

Leon currently lectures regularly to students of the UNLV College of Hotel Administration. He was the key note speaker at the 1999 UNLV Scholar-Athlete Awards Banquet. Leon has been the guest speaker on ESPN radio for the Runnin' Rebel pre-game show.


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