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Also admitted to practice before:

  • Supreme Court of the United States, 1982

  • Second Circuit Court of Appeals, 1982

  • Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, 2004

  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, 1993

  • Eastern District of New York, 1977

Martindale-Hubbell Rating:

  • AV® Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 


  • Who's Who in American Law


Languages spoken: French, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Insurance: 40%
    30 years, 200 cases
  2. Maritime: 40%
    41 years, 650 cases
  3. Transportation: 10%
    41 years, 100 cases
  4. Aviation: 10%
    30 years, 100 cases



Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes)

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Contact info

Kennedy Lillis Schmidt & English

75 Maiden Ln Ste 402
New York, NY, 10038-4846


NYCurrently registered 197603/07/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerThompson Reuters2010
BiograhpeeWho's Who in American LawN/A
AV RatingMartindale-HubbellN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerKennedy Lillis Schmidt & English1986 - Present
AssociateDonovan Maloof Walsh & Kennedy1984 - 1986
AssociateLilly Sullivan & Purcell PC1976 - 1984
ClerkLilly Sullivan & Purcell PC1973 - 1976
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Society for the Alexander TechniqueVolunteer Advisory Counsel2010 - Present
Maritime Law Association of the United States, Special Committee on Meetings and EventsChair2009 - Present
Maritime Law Association of the United States, Committee on the Carriage of GoodsMember1984 - Present
Association of Average Adjusters of the United StatesResident Associate Member1982 - Present
Maritime Law Association of the United StatesMember1976 - Present
Maritime Law Association of the United States, Planning and Arrangments CommitteeChair2007 - 2009
Maritime Law Association of the United States, Planning and Arrangments CommitteeVice-Chair2005 - 2007
Maritime Law Association of the United States, Planning and Arrangments CommitteeTreasurer1997 - 2005
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Republic Nat'l Bank v. Delta Air LinesJudgment for Republic Nat'l Bank affirmed
Nippon Fire & Marine Ins. Co. v. Skyway Freight Sys.Judgment in favor of USAir affirmed
Federal Ins. Co. v. Yusen Air & Sea Serv. Pte. Ltd.Judgment in favor of Federal
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Fordham University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1975
Boston CollegeRomance Language and LiteratureAB - Bachelor of Arts, cum laude1972
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Monthly LuncheonOFAC Update for Marine Insurance Claims Handlers2011