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With offices in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Texas, Florida, California and Delaware, we offer deep sector counselling and representation that is carefully tailored to local needs.

  • 10 offices
  • 85 partners
  • 200+ 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, Florida, California and Delaware, we offer deep sector counselling and representation that is carefully tailored to local needs. Our US complement of over 200 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 received a Tier 2 ranking in US Legal 500 in Insurance: advice to insurers, achieved a top Band 1 ranking in Chambers USA 2022 for Insurance (New Jersey) and have been named as one of the best law firms in New Jersey by US News & World Report 2017-2022, and also as a best law firm in San Francisco for 2022.

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.

  • 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
  • Professional liability
  • Real estate/commercial property
  • Reinsurance disputes and advisory services
  • Shipping and international trade, including maritime, aviation, transportation and logistics
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.

Kennedys partner Judy Selby wins cyber risk lawyer of the year

On June 20, 2023, Kennedys partner Judy Selby was named the 2023 “Cyber Risk Industry Person of the Year – Attorney” at the Zywave (formerly Advisen) 2023 Cyber Risk Awards gala at Gotham Hall in New York City.
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Claims inflation in non-injury insurance losses: a global review

Excess claims inflation remains a topic of primary concern for (re)insurers worldwide. Our latest report analyses the driving inflationary factors across nine countries in Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin and North America, to assist (re)insurers when addressing the impact of excess claims inflation on their business lines.
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Our offices in the US


3821 Juniper Trace Suite 101 Austin, Texas 78738

+1 512 359 8833

Basking Ridge

120 Mountain View Boulevard Basking Ridge, New Jersey 07920


30 South Wacker Drive Suite 3650 Chicago Illinois 60606

+1 312 800 5000


1111 Brickell Avenue Suite 1300 Miami, FL 33131

+1 305 371 1111

New York

570 Lexington Avenue 8th Floor New York, New York 10022

+1 212 252 0004


1600 Market Street Suite 1410 Philadelphia Pennsylvania 19103

+1 267 479 6700

San Francisco

455 Market Street Suite 1900 San Francisco, CA 94105

+1 415-323-4460


222 Delaware Avenue Suite 710 Wilmington, DE 19801

+1 302 308 6645


848 Heights Boulevard Houston Texas 77007

+1 832 753 8080

Fort Lauderdale

One Financial Plaza, 100 SE 3rd Avenue Suite 806 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33394

+1 754 547 9131