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Thomas Kenny

Criminal defense Attorney at Philadelphia, PA

4.7   39 reviews

also known as Tom Kenny, Thomas D. Kenny


Licensed for 26 years

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About Thomas

Learn Thomas’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    60%

    27 years, 6,300 cases

  2. Personal injury
    30%

    27 years, 1,000 cases

  3. Business
    5%

    27 years, 1,000 cases

  4. Real estate
    5%

    27 years, 1,500 cases

ARE YOU HURT? HAVE YOU OR A LOVED ONE BEEN ARRESTED? IS YOUR BUSINESS BEING SUED? THOMAS KENNY AND THE LEGAL TEAM AT KENNY, BURNS & MCGILL ARE READY TO FIGHT FOR YOU. WE OFFER FREE CONSULTATIONS, BACKED UP BY DECADES OF TRIAL EXPERIENCE THROUGHOUT PENNSYLVANIA AND NEW JERSEY. CONTACT US TODAY!

Thomas D. Kenny, Esquire has been a practicing lawyer in Pennsylvania since 1996. Mr. Kenny previously worked for the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office as an Assistant District Attorney, prosecuting cases for the Major Trials Unit.

Mr. Kenny left for private practice in 2005 to focus on criminal defense, real estate litigation, and personal injury work. Mr. Kenny has tried over two thousand cases in his career (and worked on thousands more, which did not proceed to trial). Mr. Kenny loves to be in the courtroom fighting for his clients.

Mr. Kenny is personally involved and invested in every single case. His attention to detail and advanced legal strategies have secured positive outcomes for thousands of clients in as many different legal situations.

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Licensed for 26 years
State PA
Status Active
Acquired 1996
Updated 12/04/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
  39 customer reviews
Posted by Veronica | November 23, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Kenny, Burns & McGill
I am completely satisfied with the services rendered from Mr. Thomas Kenny. This is the second time he got the job done for myself and my spouse. He made it so that we can be together again by first getting restraining orders lifted and then even getting a modification to probation granted. I would highly recommend Mr. Kenny, he honors his word and the payment was affordable!
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Posted by Hamlet Garcia | February 25, 2013
Thomas Kenny Excellent Attorney
Mr Thomas Kenny is my Attorney.I feel very fortunate to have Mr Kenny as my Attorney on my high profile Criminal case .the best way to describe Mr. Kenny smart a man with a good heart always accessible Easy to talk responsible Overall I recommend Mr Kenny 100%
Posted by I'm Micale depends | December 16, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Powerhouse
This guy means business. He is to the point and very knowledgeable. IBEW 98 approved!
Response from Thomas Kenny January 1, 2018
Thank you that means a lot. Happy New Year
Posted by Shenitta | November 16, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Good job
He got my case dismissed at the DJ justice and I didn't hath to go to big court
Posted by Shanna | November 16, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
If I could give 10 Stars, I would!
My ex-husband and I hired Mr. Kenny to represent our sons on a recent criminal case. Although to me, things didn't look hopeful at the outset of this case, Mr. Kenny assured us that he would FIGHT for his clients, my sons. He has a great team backing him as well. Everyone who I interacted with made me feel confident that the outcome of this case was just as important to them as it was to us. Up until the very last phone call regarding the case, where I could sense sincere happiness in one of the paralegals' voices as he was notifying me that their charges were dismissed. I don't think that I can 100% express the gratitude that I have for Kenny, Burns & McGill with words alone. I can only tell you that if you find yourself needing legal representation, you can't go wrong with this team. Mr. Kenny will FIGHT for you and his team will be there every step of the way! An attorney's representation can be costly, but the alternative result without skilled, caring, conscientious and un-relentless representation could be tragic. It was a no-brainer for us! Thank you again, Mr. Kenny!
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Posted by Jill | October 20, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Wrongful incarceration
My significant other was wrongfully identified and incarcerated for a crime with a firearm. Mr. Kenny and Anthony his paralegal were fantastic from the initial phone call to the final outcome. Hopefully we’ll never need Mr. Kenny again but I wouldn’t hesitate to call this amazing team if the need ever arises.
Posted by Ryan | September 2, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Sublet Situation
I was dealing with a situation in which sublet their apartment to us without approval from the landlord and then evicted us from the space without going to court and obtaining proper documentation. 2 months after this situation, they have been harassing us for damages that occurred during the time we were not living in the space and have sent us a bill to pay. Upon reaching out, Tom very graciously and clearly explained the whole legal situation to me and how the subleasers had no legal ground to bill us. Furthermore, he suggested that I could file a claim myself and then explained the whole process of doing so very clearly. I greatly appreciated Tom's legal aid and would definitely reach out to him in the future if the need arises.
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Response from Thomas Kenny September 9, 2022
Thank you for your nice review.
Posted by anonymous | June 22, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Criminal defense
Great experience overall understand his client and is an expert in his field. Truly a professional and marvelous individual. Highly recommend service Thanks Jacob
Response from Thomas Kenny July 14, 2022
Thank you for the kind words, we work hard to help our clients.
Posted by Caroline | February 2, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
From Cali To Philly
I strongly recommend Mr.Kenny to anyone in US when /if your love ones get arrest in Philadelphia. My son was arrest in Philadelphia while traveling from Los Angeles Ca. I found Mr. Kenny after hours of an intensive search / best criminal lawyer in town! True Professionals . Thank you once again ! Five star plus From Los Angeles Caroline
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Response from Thomas Kenny February 3, 2021
Thank you for the kinds words, we are proud to help our clients and work hard to obtain the best results!
Posted by anonymous | December 21, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome
Awesome Guy , Definitely knows what he’s doing. Keeps his word and very experienced when it comes to the law. Trustworthy guy!! Kenny will make u feel confident in his work.
Posted by troy | November 24, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
mr moore
My name is troy donnie moore,and I very please to say that Mr Thomas kenny and his law firm,successfully handled my case,and all my charges were dismissed,these gentlemen are very good at there work,they fight tooth and nail for there clients,and i highly recommend these gentlement,, if you have any legal trouble, i stand by them 100% happy client Troy moore case
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Posted by anonymous | November 20, 2020
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Executive Director
Wiil represent you in City violations status and is thorough and professional.
Posted by Margarita | November 6, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing job
Mr.Kenny was a great lawyer, and Jacob as well. They answer all my question, extremely patient, and accomplished my goals they we firm from the beginning and honest , which I am more they great full for . Thank you guys y’all will hear from me soon !! And are highly recommended.
Response from Thomas Kenny November 6, 2020
Thank you! Call us 24/7 for any legal issue!
Posted by Neva | September 17, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
We got our money back from the government
My mother's case was labeled complexed by other attorneys. I was referred to Att. Kenny by a friend that believed he will win our case. Although it was a long process, he got the job done. My mother and I are grateful.
Response from Thomas Kenny November 6, 2020
We love complex cases! Thank you for the kind words!
Posted by Hunter | February 7, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wonderful Lawyer
He resolved our issue! We didn't even have to go to court or basically leave our house! We hired him for a criminal case.
Response from Thomas Kenny February 7, 2018
Thank you so much!
Posted by Beverly | November 30, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
CLS
I was referred to Mr. Kenney by another well established Law firm. He was very knowledgeable regarding the legal issues I faced which helped to ease my mind. He is personal yet very professional. His years of experience were key in resolving issues that could have cost me my business. I am very greateful for the service he provided. Since then I have referred him to several people some family, some friends but each one of them has been pleased with his services.
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Posted by Marcus Boyer | February 2, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very good at what he does!
I started with 2 counts of possesion of a controlled substance and 1 count of possesion of paraphilia and he is so good i won my case and didn't even have to see the judge
Posted by Cortney Blue | January 21, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He put our minds at ease
We hired Thomas Kenny to assist us with a matter regarding our business. When we explained the situation, he was very attentive, concerned, and showed compassion for what we were going through. He and his team work very hard to get a positive result for us and for that, we are very grateful. We will be using them for aid throughout our journey with our business. We highly recommend him and his staff if you are looking to get results.
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Posted by LaNiqua Bell | October 20, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
To The Point
I had a car problem and am stressing, Mr. Thomas answered my question promptly and gave me his honest opinion without any fluff. I feel better and now understand what to do. Thanks ALOT!
Posted by anonymous | September 30, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Can the Acting Trustee and the Successor Trustee of an Irrevocable Trust be removed from their positions?
After contacting Mr. Kenny by email he responded shortly thereafter. While his reputation as an excellent Attorney is well established, what I noticed about him immediately was his caring and compassionate tone. This is of the utmost importance to me since my 94 year old Mother is at the center of our case. Tom has been nothing but a true professional during the early stages of our correspondence. He contacted me this morning and I appreciated the update. This afternoon I am in the process of sending documents for his review. I most assuredly plan to stay in touch with Mr. Tom Kenny. He even offered to have a conversation over the weekend. I am impressed. What I have written is both honest and sincere. It is a true reflection of my feelings at this time.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • President
  • Kenny, Burns & McGill
  • 2014 - Present
  • President
  • Law Offices of Thomas D. Kenny, P.C.
  • 2005 - Present
  • President
  • KMKM Law Group, P.C.
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Philadelphia District Attorney's Office
  • 1999 - 2004
  • Assistant Counsel to SERS
  • Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania, Office Of Attorney General
  • 1998 - 1999
  • Law Clerk
  • Commonwealth of PA
  • 1996 - 1998
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Education

  • Widener University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995
  • LaSalle University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1992

Legal Cases

  • 50 pounds marijuana dismissed
  • 50 pounds marijuana dismissed
  • Nebbia lifted clients go home
  • Nebbia lifted clients go home
  • Workers' Compensation Win
  • Win for Defendant
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Associations

  • Better Business Bureau
  • Officer
  • 2015 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Delaware County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Cantonese
  • Spanish
  • Mandarin
  • Russian
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Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Reader's Choice Award
  • Philly.com
  • 2015
  • Christian Brother's Scholarship
  • LaSalle University
  • 1988

Publications

  • blog
  • http://t.co/aWUieXC7
  • 2013
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Speaking Engagements

  • Drexel School of Law - Business
  • Drexel School of Law
  • 2015
  • CLE
  • Criminal Law
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (64)
Given (103)
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Personal injury Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. The advice he gives to this community is excellent!"
Civil rights Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"If you need a lawyer in PA you can choose from thousands. If you need the best lawyer you need to choose Thomas Kenny, respected and feared by his peers and loved by his clients, I certainly endorse him."
Business Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Thomas Kenny. He is a great trial lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr/. Kenny as he has demonstrated a through knowledge and understanding of the law. Clearly, he is an accomplished, highly qualified and dedicated advocate for those who have been injured by the carelessness and reckless of wrongdoers."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse, Mr. Kenny. We answer a lot of the same questions on AVVO and it is obvious that he very knowledgeable in the are of personal injury law."
Real estate Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Kenny. He has, among other positive attribites, the ability to go straight to the heart of a legal issue and get it right in a very few words. This to my mind is the sign of an excellent lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Car accident Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jul 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've worked with Tom on several matters, and over two years I learned how professional and knowledgeable he is in all areas of law, especially in criminal defense and personal injury. Always prepared and fights hard for his clients."
Business Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Excellent attorney with exceptional knowledge of substantive law and procedure. We'll respected."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Kenny is an aggressive and knowledgeable defense attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"You can tell by his profile that this lawyer is experienced in his field."
Business Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"This lawyers credentials speak for itself. What are you waiting for? Hire him!"
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Thomas provides a valuable service on Avvo. He gives excellent answers to user questions on this site. I am happy to endorse him."
Business Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
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