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Andrew J. Kennedy

Litigation Attorney at Indiana, PA

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  • Licensed for 26 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1998
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Andrew

Learn Andrew’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. Litigation
    60%
    Includes commercial litigation, insurance bad faith, appeals, dealing with government agencies, contracts, insurance coverage, UCC, bank litigation, tort, professional liability, and employment litigation. Experience in both Federal and state courts.

    26 years

  2. Business
    40%
    General business counseling and employment law for small and medium sized businesses, with a focus on health care. It also includes preparing contracts and advising on sale of businesses.

    26 years

Location

Andrew J. Kennedy
Colkitt Law Firm PC
Po Box 607
Indiana, PA, 15701-0607

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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Colkitt Law Firm, PC
  • 2003 - Present
  • Associate
  • Houston Harbaugh
  • 2000 - 2002
  • Associate
  • Andrews & Wagner
  • 1998 - 2000
  • Law Clerk
  • Court of Common Pleas, Blair County
  • 1997 - 1998
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Education

  • HBX | Harvard Business School
  • Certificate in Negotiation Mastery
  • 2017
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • University at Buffalo
  • Master of Arts
  • 1996
  • Canisius College
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 1992
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • Tayar v. Camelback Ski Corp., 47 A.3d 1190 (Pa. 2012).
  • Prevailed. Supreme Court reversed in part and remanded.
  • Plaintiffs v. Defendant Ins. Co.
  • Jury verdict for clients for $565,000
  • Berckeley Inv. Group v. NMFS et al.
  • $2.6 million judgment reversed

Associations

  • Mediation Panel, USDC WDPA
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Section of Litigation, American Bar Association
  • Committee member, Insurance Coverage
  • 2010 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • Associate Editor - Litigation News
  • 2014 - 2021
  • ABA, Section of Litigation
  • Contributing Editor- Litigation News
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Pittsburgh Area Alumni
  • Board Member
  • 2003 - 2008
  • Canisius College Alumni Association
  • President, Pittsburgh Chapter
  • 2003 - 2010
  • Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Council Member, YLD
  • 2003 - 2004
  • American Inns of Court Edward Sell Chapter
  • Barrister
  • 2000 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Who's Who America 69th Ed.
  • Marquis
  • 2015
  • Who's Who In America
  • Marquis
  • 2012
  • Membership for 2010-11
  • Cambridge's Who's Who
  • 2010
  • Service
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • 2000
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Publications

  • Litigation News, published by the ABA Litigation Section
  • "The Trial Lawyer" Offers Both Advice and Challenge
  • 2020
  • Litigation News (ABA)
  • Ameded Federal Rules: Streamlining Litigation
  • 2016
  • Litigation News (ABA)
  • Law Firm Mistakenly Wipes Out Security for $1.5 Billion Loan
  • 2015
  • Litigation News (ABA)
  • Significant Changes to Discovery and Case Management Practices
  • 2015
  • Litigation News (ABA)
  • "Generalized Interest" Sufficient to Intervene to Unseal Records
  • 2015
  • Insurance Coverage Litigation Case Notes
  • Are Bad Faith Claims Assignable? Pennsylvania Decides to Weigh In
  • 2015
  • Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee of the ABA Section of Litigation
  • Pennsylvania Holds that Policyholders Can Assign Insurance Bad Faith Claims to Third Parties
  • 2014
  • Litigation News (ABA)
  • Do Large Attorney Fee Awards Undermine Class Action Settlements?
  • 2014
  • Litigation News (ABA)
  • Sins of a Subsidiary Corporation Visited Upon Parent
  • 2014
  • ABA Litigation News
  • EEOC Flexes Muscle In New Strategic Plan
  • 2013
  • Allegheny County Medical Society Bulletin
  • OSHA Clarifies Recordkeeping Requirements
  • 2002
  • Physician's News Digest
  • OSHA's New Bloodborne Pathogen Regs,
  • 2002
  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • Fundamental Issues In Pennsylvania Human Resources Law
  • 2002
  • Lawyer's Journal (ACBA)
  • Third Circuit Questions Fee-Splitting Arbitration
  • 2002
  • Lawyer's Journal (ACBA)
  • Supreme Court Holds Employers Can Force Employees To Arbitrate,
  • 2001
  • International Law News (ABA)
  • Second Circuit Denies Trademark To Italian Cafe, Finding That U.S. Promotion Not Commerce
  • 1999
  • Penn State Dickinson International Law Journal
  • Recent Developments: Non-conforming Goods Under the CISG -- What's a Buyer to Do?,
  • 1998
  • International Law News (ABA)
  • Fifth Circuit Adopts Tighter Test In Extraterritorial Application of U.S. Securities Law
  • 1998
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Speaking Engagements

  • University of Pittsburgh Law Career Expert Panel
  • Legal Career Panel
  • 2008
  • American Inns of Court
  • A Discussion of the Law and Politics of Presidential Pardons
  • 2007
  • Lorman Seminars
  • Who Is Truly An Independent Contractor
  • 2000
  • Lorman Seminars
  • Violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act
  • 2000
  • Altoona School of Commerce
  • Problems In Sexual Harassment
  • 2000
  • Altoona Area Rotary Club
  • Fundamentals of Employment Discrimination
  • 2000
  • St. Francis Graduate School of Human and Industrial Relations
  • Disability Discrimination
  • 1999
  • Lorman Seminars
  • Documentation and Employee Discharge
  • 1999
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Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (9)
Endorse Andrew
Business Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Andrew had already been in private practice a few years when I joined him as fellow associate at Houston Harbaugh a decade and a half ago. Not only was he an excellent attorney in his own right, he was also very willing to mentor me and other newly minted associates who had just graduated from law school."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Andrew and I have worked together on multiple sophisticated litigation matters. He brings tenacity, intellect, and graciousness to all work that he does. I recommend him unqualifiedly."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Andrew and I have worked together on a series of complex commercial litigation matters. I have always found him to be diligent, thorough and extremely competent. I would not hesitate to recommend him."
Health care
Medical malpractice
Lawsuits and disputes
Employment and labor
Lawsuits and disputes