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Leonard Henry Kesten

Leonard Henry Kesten

Practice areas:

Civil Rights, Employment & Labor, Discrimination, Insurance

About Me

My priority as an attorney is to listen carefully to my clients, identify their problems with them, and seek the best solution possible. It is always important to remember that it is the client's issue, not the lawyers. What is best for the client is the ultimate driving force of everything that the lawyer does.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1983

  1. Civil Rights: 40%
    32 years
  2. Employment & Labor: 30%
  3. Discrimination: 20%
  4. Insurance: 10%

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($250-500/hour), Contingent (40-65%)

Attorney Endorsements

10 total 

  • Jeffrey T. Stinson

    I endorse this lawyer because with a little luck I will also have a 10.0 rating on this very credible site some day. He is also a great guy (I've actually met him.)

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    Jeffrey Stinson Real Estate Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Jefferson W. Boone

    I endorse this lawyer. I've never met Mr. Kesten, but know him because he hired away my best clerk to be his associate (I have also endorsed the former clerk, Myong Joun -- Mr. Kesten is an excellent judge of ability and character); and for his untiring and successful efforts on behalf of female detainees's rights.

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    Jefferson Boone Personal Injury Attorney
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Contact Info

Brody, Hardoon, Perkins & Kesten, LLP

One Exeter Plaza
Boston, MA, 02116

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
MAActive198304/17/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Lawyer of the YearMassachusetts Lawyers Weekly2014
Massachusetts Most influential lawyersLawyers Weekly2009
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2009
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2008
avMartindale-Hubbell2008
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2007
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2006
Citizen of the YearYarmouth Police2006
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2005
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2004
Lawyer of the YearMassachusetts Lawyers Weekly2001
Worlds Best DadMy sons1997

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerBrody, Hardoon, Perkins & Kesten, LLP1995 - Present
PartnerMorrison Mahoney & Miller1990 - 1995
AssociateMorrison Mahoney & Miller1983 - 1990
SuperintendentMassachusetts Department of Correction1979 - 1980
Deputy SuperintendentMassachusetts Department Of Correction1978 - 1979
Director of ClassificationMassachusetts Department of Correction1977 - 1978
Special Education TeacherBoston Public Schools1975 - 1976
Deputy SuperintendentConnecticut Department of Correction1973 - 1974
Corrections counselor/Corrections officerConnecticut Department Of Correction1971 - 1973
Truck driverSuperior Sales1971 - 1971

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Trial Lawyers AssociationN/A2006 - Present
Federal Bar AssociationBoard of Directors2004 - Present
Massachusetts Academy of Trial AttorneysMember2000 - Present
American Inns of CourtN/A2000 - Present
SPANBoard of Directors1990 - Present
Defense Research InstituteN/A1985 - Present
Boston Bar AssociationMember1985 - Present
Massachusetts Bar AssociationN/A1983 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Grossmith v Foxborough PoliceDefendants' Verdict

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Massachusetts Lawyers WeeklyUnhappy with your Avvo rating, no problem2009

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Northeastern University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1983
Harvard UniversityEducationMasters1975
University of ConnecticutSociologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1970

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Continuing Legal EducationTrial Practice2010
Family Law SeminarDuty to Protect2009
Bridgewater State EthicsPolice Ethics2009
MMA Annual MeetingEmployment Law2004
Massachusetts Chiefs of Police AssociationCivil Rights Litigation1998
DRI Civil Rights SeminarPolice Liability1993