Posted by Client
I recently was contacted by a detective stating that I was accused of a hit and run accident, and to my shock had no idea what to expect. Thats when a friend referred Tom to me and said "you have nothing to worry about, youll be in good hands".
Now, my case was not the crime of the century (a traffic violation), however, I was nervous and had no idea what to do, or what to expect. From the instant I spoke to Tom, he was able to put me at ease. He took the time to come with me to the precinct, so that the Detective could issue me an appearence ticket. He was thorough, attentive and informed. Most importantly, he was able to dismiss the charges completey.
All I can say is: Your the man Tom !
Posted by a client
I cannot thank Tom and his legal team enough for his help in my legal matter. He dedicated his time, knowledge, and resources to my case and he managed to get all charges rightfully dropped.
If you want the best, go with Tom.
Posted by a client
Tom put us at ease during a horrible situation. He was knowledgeable, dependable, and trustworthy. He never sugar coated what was happening, but he gave us hope in what felt like hopeless circumstances. I would absolutely recommend Tom to anyone needing representation.
Posted by a client
I first would like to Thank Mr. Kenniff from the bottom of my heart, for taking a chance when everyone including myself had doubts about the outcome of my husbands' case. My husband was facing 5 -25 years for a robbery case which included video, and if convicted he would eventually face deportation, leaving his two young daughters without their dad. The first lawyer we had wanted my husband to take a plea bargain that would still include deportation and told us if we went to trial we would "blow trial" . We found Mr. Kenniff on this AVVO site and contacted him. My husband explained to Mr. Kenniff the circumstances and Tom was always honest with us, he did not sugar coat anything which I respect him for, he did his part, he returned our calls/texts, explained all possible outcomes, and also told us we needed a miracle because this was indeed a tough case, we prayed, our family prayed, we met with Tom and his group. My husband was found not guilty and our family, our children were given another chance to grow up with their daddy... Thanks for taking a chance Tom, you're very much appreciated, Thank You
Posted by a client
A little about me. I am in my mid-20's, born and raised in Manhattan. I got into a little bit of trouble in the beginning of the year and as a result, I was facing an assault charge. Needless to say, I was very afraid that I would end up with a misdemeanor or a felony on my record. During our consultation, I immediately knew that Thomas was the lawyer I wanted to represent me. I have not met a lawyer that was on the ball more than Mr. Kenniff. He truly is an elite lawyer. His credentials in the field of law are longer than most people's biographies. Thomas reassured me that he would not settle for community service or probation. As a matter of fact he had the charge completely dismissed! Not only was I extremely relieved that my record would not be blemished with a charge, but throughout the whole process, he really made me feel like I was more than just a client. Thomas is a phenomenal an passionate lawyer that truly did everything he could do to have my charge dismissed. This man is gold! He exceeded all my expectations and I would recommend him to everyone I know. A++ work!
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.