Kennedys achieves excellent rankings in The Legal 500 and Chambers USA 2022

Following the publication of The Legal 500 and Chambers USA 2022, Kennedys has seen some impressive rankings in the latest guides to leading law firms and lawyers across the United States.

In the 2022 edition of The Legal 500 USA, Kennedys received a national Band 2 ranking for ‘Insurance: advice to insurers.’ In addition, Christopher Carroll was named a Leading Lawyer, and Heather Simpson was listed as a Next Generation Partner.

The Kennedys insurance coverage practice is a leader in the industry. They bring a multi-faceted team that handles the finesse of a mediation session and is also equipped to litigate.

In the Chambers USA 2022 guide,  we are 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 lawyers at Kennedys are smart and work with opposing counsel in a manner that advances both sides' interests by avoiding fights that are unnecessary and negotiating to resolve issues.

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

Christopher Carroll was reconfirmed as a Band 1 attorney for 'Insurance (New Jersey)' and for 'Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Insurer (USA - Nationwide)'. He was described as having "an exceptional legal brain with a savvy commercial understanding. He is very client-focused and great at delivering feedback and difficult issues, always in a manner that lands well."

Basking Ridge partner Meg Catalano is noted as “one of the titans of the insurance coverage Bar,” and she is described as having  "a wonderful manner and is very sharp on how teams work and develop."

Kristin Gallagher was praised by one client for her “stellar reputation and tactical awareness,” making her “one of the best attorneys in the insurance coverage Bar.”

To complete Kennedys’ Basking Ridge office accolades, Heather Simpson was recognized for her “exceptional level of understanding and analysis”. Another client praised, "Heather's legal skills and professionalism in every case she handles are unmatched."

In our Chicago office, James Hickey was recognized for his ability to provide “practical advice in an easy-to-understand format. He knows when to be aggressive and when to massage a situation to reach the optimal result.”

In addition, Chicago Partner John LaBarbera was commended for his “proven strategic and analytical skills that help lead a matter to a successful resolution.”

Finally, in our New York office, John Blancett was once again recognized as a “key partner” in the firm.

Kennedys’ Chambers USA 2022 practice area rankings and recognized lawyers:

Insurance: Dispute Resolution (New York)

Insurance: Dispute Resolution (Nationwide)