Kennedys receives new USA Chambers rankings for 2023

Following the recent release of the Chambers USA 2023 guide, Kennedys is pleased to share that we have achieved a nationwide ranking for ‘Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Insurer – USA’ (band 3), and we have earned a new office ranking for ‘Insurance (Pennsylvania)’ (band 3).

In our New York office, Maurice Pesso has been ranked by Chambers for the first time this year. One client noted, "Maurice is good at getting to the point quickly, laying out options, and telling us which is the best. He is very knowledgeable about several lines of insurance coverage and we do not hesitate to send difficult matters his way."

We are also pleased to have maintained our top band ranking in ‘Insurance (New Jersey)’, as well as our rankings for ‘Insurance: Dispute Resolution (Illinois)’ and ‘Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Insurer (New York)’.

The attorneys at Kennedys are exceptionally responsive and attentive. They consistently deliver exceptional work on tight schedules.

A number of Kennedys partners have also received individual recognition within the guide.

Christopher Carroll maintained his rankings for 'Insurance (New Jersey)' and for 'Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Insurer (USA - Nationwide)'. Client feedback included: “Chris is a very experienced attorney with a strong business acumen. He is sophisticated, talented and astutely aware of multidimensional aspects of key issues impacting the insurance industry. His service level is outstanding.”

Basking Ridge partner Meg Catalano also maintained her ranking for 'Insurance (New Jersey)'. Clients stated, "Meg is very well-known on litigation issues and is a zealous advocate for her clients.”

Kristin Gallagher maintained her ranking and was praised by clients for being “very responsive.”

To complete Kennedys’ Basking Ridge office accolades, Heather Simpson was recognized for her "high intellect” and for being a “very thoughtful person."

In our Chicago office, James Hickey was recognized for his responsiveness and efficiency, “His attentiveness to business considerations shows significant understanding of the business of insurance."

In addition, Chicago Partner John LaBarbera was described by one client as "a fantastic lawyer who has excellent foresight.”


Kennedys’ Chambers USA 2023 practice area rankings and recognized lawyers:

Insurance (New Jersey)

  • Christopher Carroll
  • Meg Catalano
  • Kristin Gallagher
  • Heather Simpson

Insurance: Dispute Resolution (Illinois)

  • James Hickey
  • John LaBarbera

Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Insurer (New York)

  • Maurice Pesso*

Insurance (Pennsylvania) *

Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Insurer (USA - Nationwide) *

  • Christopher Carroll

*new in 2023