Posted by Santiago
Thomas is an excellent criminal defense attorney . I had full confidence that I was getting the Best possible representation when I first meet him. He kept me informed every step of the way . Thomas had exactly predicted what was going to happened and had my case dismiss ... I would recommend him to anyone ....
Posted by a client
l was facing two misdemeanor charges, so l was very worried for the fact that lm almost 49 years, and l have never had a prior criminal record, at one point l was very concerned about the rest of my future then l decided to retain Thomas Kenniff to litigate my two criminal offenses, and through a trial with the help of his associate "Valerie" Valerie which happened to be a smart Attorney she listen to me all the time about my concerns during the process of my trial, she called me at home during the weekends to answer all my questions, and she worked hard to prepare the necessary arguments during the trial process, and eventually Valerie was able to dismissed my two criminal charges by attacking the DA & the witnesses during the trial.... l was really amazed, l strongly recommend Thomas kenniff's firm to anyone facing a criminal offense.. Thomas Kenniff's firm is a Team of Lawyers that will do everything in their power to get you the best result out there !!! Kind Regards.
Posted by a client
We had a very bad luck with two lawyers before coming to Tom for my son's DWI case, originally charged as misdemeanor but then upgraded to felony charge. In fact, I called Tom literally two days before a trial was to start, a trial into which we were forced by a second lawyer mishandling a plea bargain, and telling us that there is no way to go back to the misdemeanor offer that was made and that trial is our only option and possibility to avoid felony on the record. When we saw on a hearing before the trial how unprepared he was, I called Tom's office, and when Tom returned my call. I asked for a consultation. We saw Tom literally the night before trial was to start, he stayed late for us. When we talked to him, we felt that he is the most knowledgeable and trustworthy lawyer we met. He did not dismiss the danger of going to trial as the other lawyer repeatedly did, but we felt confident that Tom would handle it in the best way possible. In fact, seeing him made me realize even clearer what a mistake we made in choosing the previous lawyer, the difference was so stark. Tom came through as most knowledgeable person we talked to, and he was reasonable, professional and compassionate. I hired Tom then and there, even though this meant losing money I paid to a previous lawyer, I did it because we felt Tom was our best and only hope. The next day, when he came into the courtroom, we saw that the prosecutor's face changed, seeing Tom instead of our previous lawyer.
From then, he fought the case on two fronts: preparing for the trial and trying to reopen the possibility of returning to a plea bargain offer, that our previous lawyer lost due to one of his inexplicable disappearances. During this time, we met with Tom several times, and emailed him many more times with our ideas and suggestions of what we thought could be helpful for the trial, as well as with requests to convince DA to return to the plea bargain offer, and Tom was patient, accessible, invariably polite (we had a very different experience with two previous lawyers), and I felt that however difficult the situation is, he was the best person to handle it. Long story short, Tom was able to convince DA to return to plea bargain offer, even though many months have passed since they withdrew it. If this had not happened, and I consider it a miracle that Tom was able to make it happen, we would have gone to trial and I have every confidence that he would have done the best job possible at the trial.
Another lawyer in his office has handled a small matter for us in a very professional way and successfully. In addition to that I am grateful to Tom for helping me, free of charge, in a dispute that I cannot discuss due to agreement made. I only wish that we have engaged Tom right away! Every lawyer in Tom’s practice that we met made a good impression of professionalism and knowledge, we could always reach someone in the office, and communication was excellent. Thank you, Tom, thank you very much!
Posted by Terry
I hired Mr. Kenniff last year to represent me in a criminal defense case. The charges were extraordinarily serious. I was charged with Grand Larceny 2nd Degree, a class “c” felony. The crime I was charged with carried a possible prison sentence of up to 15 years.
Being arrested is one of the worst things a person can go through in their life. The penalties that I was facing were life ending. Tom Kenniff was able to calm both me and my family by answering all of our questions and handling all of the criminal matters promptly and professionally. Tom put me at ease by explaining everything involved in the legal process. His knowledge of the law and his courtroom presentation are second to none. I was very impressed with his intelligence and his demeanor, both in and out of the courtroom. Tom was able to deal with a particularly overzealous Assistant District Attorney in a surprisingly aggressive, yet totally professional manner. He shows no fear when dealing with the prosecution, or speaking in the Courtroom.
Mr. Kenniff is an absolute warrior in the legal field, with the knowledge and experience to back it up. If you had to go into battle, and had the option to choose the person fighting beside you, would you choose the guy fresh out of boot camp….or the battle hardened Special Forces Leader. Tom is that like the Special Forces Leader, and that is why I chose Tom Kenniff to represent me.
Tom was available at all times of the day and night for me. He returns all calls, and Emails quickly, and answers all questions thoroughly. This was the worst time of my life, but Tom was able to make it better.
Like I stated earlier, I was charged with a crime punishable with up to 15 years in prison.
In the end, Tom had all of my charges reduced so low, that I walked out of the courtroom with no jail, no probation, and not even community service.
I put my faith in Tom Kenniff to restore my life, and he succeeded beyond expectations.
I highly recommend Tom Kenniff to anyone who needs a Criminal Defense Attorney.
Posted by a Criminal Defense client
Mr. Kenniff was extremely helpful advising me concerning a potential marijuana possession case. He knows his stuff and is prompt, respectful and sympathetic. I would be happy to recommend him.
Posted by Will
I had one of the worst situations ever and believe me this guy work more than wonders for me. I am truly blessed to have fallen in your hands thanks so much and would forever be appreciated Mr. Tom Kenniff
Posted by a client
My ex-girlfriend accused me of assault when I finished with her--and she'd threatened to do this to me in the past if I did try to leave her. I had no idea what had happened or what to expect during the criminal process. After my first court appearance, I hired Tom, and he told me to expect an ACD or a dismissal. The case was indeed dismissed months later. It took a while, but it was all thanks to Tom's cool, assured, undeniable competence.
Posted by Matthew
I was arrested last May for criminal possession of stolen property a misdemeanor in NYC . I had recently gotten a prior record completely expunged and this new arrest would have set my life back into disarray unless it was dismissed. I started out with a lawyer that I found on avvo . After a few months I felt neglected and ignored so I did some research. I luckily found Thomas Kenniff . From day one when I met with him he was reassuring and confident . He was professional and explained every possible outcome and also his opinion on what could happen . After always keeping me in the loop and keeping me calm , my case was dismissed completely !!! No acd no deal just dismissed outright!! I would recommend Mr Kenniff to anyone that needs legal help !
Posted by jose
If you are looking for an attorney that treats his clients with dignity and respect regardless of the situation, someone that will aggressively and intelligently defend you, then Mr. Kenniff is your answer.
Mr. Kenniff represented me in a Criminal Defense case. This was by far the best decision I have ever made in my thirty two years of age. Mr. Kenniff was honest with me from day one and presented all options available to me and any possible consequences associated with my options. I decided to take my case to trial because I was very confident that Mr. Kenniff would put his best foot forward even though we did not have much evidence to present, in addition I was facing a possible biased jury given the fact that at one point in my life I was a police officer. Mr. Kenniff was able to get an Acquittal on ALL counts (5 to be exact) regardless of the hurdles he had to jump. Not once did I doubt Mr. Kenniff’s ability to properly represent me. I am very grateful to Mr. Kenniff and for the best possible outcome for my case, but regardless of the outcome I would have been greatly satisfied with Mr. Kenniff’s handling of my case.
Posted by Carlos
Tom did an awesome job handling my case. he was sufficient with his words and proved many points on why i shouldnt be convicted. very responsible and most importantly helped me with a second chance on getting myself together. thanks tom