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Kathleen Marie Kearney

Car accident Attorney at Dallas, TX

5.0   19 reviews

About Kathleen

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I have been a personal injury lawyer since 2006, and a registered nurse since 2000. Because of my nursing background, I will likely understand your injuries and experience better than most. Consultations are free and confidential. If legal representation is offered, attorney's fees and case expenses are paid only if/when there is a settlement or recovery. With the help of scholarships and financial aid, I attended Boston College School of Nursing (BSN), Emory University School of Nursing (MSN), and Suffolk University Law School (JD) after graduating from Trinity High School, a public school in Euless, Texas. I fight for the rights of people injured by the negligence of others and won't back down until you tell me to!

Licensed for 16 years
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 2006
Updated 10/23/2022

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

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Kearney Law Firm
Adelfa B. Callejo Building
4310 N. Central Expy., Suite 110
Dallas, TX, 75206

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | November 15, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome Legal Counsel
Kathleen listened to me about my case. Was very caring about me and what had happened to me. She was easy to get in contact with and always responded
Posted by Joy | August 11, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Accident
Kathleen came to our home to discuss our case. It was a relief having an attorney with her knowledge guide us through this process. She went above and beyond expectations. We are so very thankful Kathleen.
Posted by anonymous | May 23, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
RN for an RN
I almost hired one of the "typical" accident and injury lawyers that you hear in radio commercial jingles or see on billboards. After contacting one of them and doing my research I was referred to Kathleen by a personal friend, who is also an attorney. I am so thankful I was! She remained in constant contact, was very easy to get ahold of and communicate with and her response time was impeccable. She was very thoughtful, communicative and thorough in her explanations. She always let me know what my options were and gave me best and worst case scenarios. Without Kathleen's knowledge, skills and persistence I would still be still fighting with my car insurance and personal health insurance over a year later. I'm so glad I hired her firm instead of one of the big box guys!
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Posted by Mike | February 2, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic Advocate
Unfortunately, I was struck by a vehicle while lawfully crossing the street. There were countless doctors appointments and medical bills to take care of, as well as the emotional stress of reliving the accident almost every time I crossed the street. My family and I had no idea where to go or what to do - and then we found Kathleen. Kathleen and her team walked us through the process, explained what our options were clearly and concisely, and discussed how they would be an advocate on our behalf. She could not have been more right! Kathleen made a truly awful experience so much better by sharing her expertise. I would recommend her to anyone and everyone in a heartbeat. We feel so fortunate to have found her.
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Posted by Joel M | August 20, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great communication and representation.
I was in an auto accident where the other driver pulled in front of me. I thought I could take care of the insurance myself. After the other insurance company offered me 25% of what my car was worth, I hired Kathleen. She got full value for my car and compensation for my injuries. Very satisfied with how responsive she has been.
Posted by John | July 8, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Kathleen deserves more stars than 5!
I hired Kathleen after a certain insurance firm ("you are NOT in good hands") showed their true colors in dealing with my hit-and-run case. I started calling Yelp's listing of personal injury lawyers and I started to lose hope with each call picked up by either an admin, a "case administrator", or someone who was a few levels down from the attorney - not the case when I called Kathleen's firm. She picked up the call late in the evening and talked me through what the process would be, and later visited with me and my wife getting to know us better. Needless to say, my wife and I were quite impressed with her astuteness, her attention to detail, and her warm personality. After we signed her on, she exhibited professionalism in getting these "NOT so good hands" to come to the negotiating table and pay up, and managed to keep us in the loop throughout the process. I sincerely wish she practices every kind of law. We would not hesitate to hire her on a retainer for any legal counsel needed for my family!
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Posted by Michelle | May 25, 2020
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Honest & Ethical Attorney
My husband was involved in a MVA in November 2018. I knew due to the seriousness of the accident that we needed an attorney on our side. Kathleen was highly recommeneded to me from a friend and we are so glad we chose her. She was very transparent from the beginning on what would transpire with our case. Everything happened just the way she had explained and she was prepared for it. She felt the same frustration as we did and fought for us. Kathleen is very responsive in regards to questions via email or phone. She kept us updated every step of the way. She worked late hours/weekends/holidays on our case. Kathleen is a kind, caring attorney that will be on your side every step of the way. You will always know what is going on with your case with her. We highly recommend her and she exceeded our expectations.
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Posted by Va | November 14, 2019
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Texas laws, Kathleen is your lawyer
Last December i was involved in a terrible 3 vehicle accident where i went to the hospital, total loss on my vehicle, and was 1670 miles from home. Being from another state and not understanding texas law, i hired kathleen kerney. She was very professional and knowledgeable about corporate insurance, texas law and genuine cares about her clients. She worked weekends and after hours making me feel as if i was her only case, my son and i can.t thank her enough. Thanks again Kathleen.
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Posted by anonymous | June 25, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Caring and Compassionate
I consulted with her regarding a car accident and the at fault party not having insurance. She was extremely kind and listened to all of my concerns and answered all questions asked. She put me in touch with an attorney in my area, forwarding him all of my paperwork, and said that if I needed anything I could reach back out to her.
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Posted by Mark | July 21, 2018
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Kathleen is the one!! No need to look any further for an attorney.
I was involved in a horrific motorcycle wreck. Without a doubt, hiring Kathleen Kearney to represent me was the best decision I could have ever made. All the way through the process she was determined and relentless pursuing my interest. Kathleen was very professional from the start; always communicating the status of the case and taking 100% of the load off my shoulders. With her being on my side, I never had to worry that she couldn't get the job done. I actually looked forward to hear from her. Kathleen made me feel as if I was her only case even though I was not. I cannot think of how she could have put me anymore at ease. Kathleen by far exceeded my expectations in every aspect. Thank you Kathleen from the bottom of my heart. You are going places.
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Posted by Nanci | May 2, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Ethical
The best decision I made was to hire the Lenahan Law Firm and Kathleen Kearney. Kathleen took all the pressure off of me with regards to dealing with doctors, hospitals, other lawyers and Medicare. Kathleen, Michael and Mark are all of the most ethical individuals I have encountered at a law firm. Kathleen is a very engaging person who will fight for your rights. She was very tenacious in obtaining a good settlement for the accident. I do not hesitate to say that if ever needed, this is the law firm I would call again.
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Posted by anonymous | December 29, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Kathleen is the best!!!! Professional, passionate, and will fight for your best interest.
January 2016 my husband was injured as a standing pedestrian by a reckless hit and run driver. This caused a great deal of frustration and pain. We needed help and after a diligent search we retained the Lenahan Law firm. Kathleen came over within a day of retaining the firm. After our encounter we knew we made the best choice and appreciated how professional and passionate she was. Throughout the case she kept us updated and offered guidance. There were times when we felt overwhelmed and she was compassionate, informative and dedicated--always just a phone call, text or email away. We were well cared for and she did after hour visits to accommodate our needs. Her efforts made our life better and aided in my husband’s recovery. Having her on our team offered much needed reassurance. It lifted tons of stress off of us and provided hope. Her dogged efforts and desire to fight for our best interest was impressive. Her determination and willingness to work for us made our days easier, lessened the worry and minimized our concerns. Kathleen was our “solid object”, that person who makes your heart smile just knowing their on your team. She is wise, motivated, quick-witted, and will be your biggest supporter! The essence of what a “good, credible, and compassion attorney should be”. Most importantly, she did a great job representing us and her hard work ultimately paid off. We got the results we wanted!!! My prayer is that we never need a personal injury lawyer again, but I can say without reservation, if we do-WE KNOW WHO TO CALL! Peace and Love, A Concerned Wife
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Posted by anonymous | June 16, 2016
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Nothing but BRILLIANT
No one wants to look for an attorney... but if you find yourself searching for one, you can stop now! I was recently mauled by 2 of my neighbors dogs and at a complete loss of how to move forward. Kathleen takes the guess work out of the equation. Anytime I had a question, thought, or concern she was there the whole way by my side guiding me through it. Never in a moment did I doubt her because of her communication, compassion, and most importantly, integrity. I would highly recommend Kathleen if you ever find yourself in this unfortunate situation, and the entire Lenahan Law Firm. They truly care and truly treat you as family!!!
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Posted by sayma | March 22, 2016
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Best lawyer!
Kathleen was amazing! She was always on top of things, and she was so great with updating me on any changes. Anytime I had a question or was confused about something she was so great with explaining and finding answers! She's extremely knowledgable! Kathleen is very understanding and patient. She's DEFINITELY someone I'm going to refer others to if needed. Choosing her as my lawyer was my best decision ever!
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Posted by Stephen | September 4, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
First Rate
Kathleen was amazingly helpful and patient with the many questions we had concerning our case. It was always reassuring to communicate with her during the period when she was negotiating on our behalf. Her professionalism and ability to explain the progress in plain English was indispensable and very much appreciated. She is certainly a valuable asset to the Lenahan Law Firm.
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Posted by anonymous | July 16, 2015
Thank You!
My experience with Kathleen Kearney and the entire team at Lenahan Law Firm has exceeded my expectations! I was so overwhelmed and stressed out by the whole process but Kathleen was truly an advocate for me. She took the time to personalize my service and never once did I feel like she was ever too busy to listen to me and my concerns no matter how big or small. Best of all, I had the assurance that she truly cared and wanted the best for me and my well being! Throughout the entire process she has been extremely informative and has always taken the time to follow up with me on a regular basis which I greatly appreciated. I can't say enough good things about this team and would highly recommend Kathleen Kearney and the team at Lenahan Law. Thank you again for everything!
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Posted by Randy | April 15, 2015
Pleasure to Work With
When I search to find a lawyer, doctor etc. one of the biggest things with me is finding someone that is extremely knowledgeable in their respective field. The very close second to me is communication. Kathleen Kearney excels at both of my top two more than I could have ever expected. I have worked with other lawyers in the past that take weeks, and even MONTHS to reply to my emails or even pick the phone up to call me to give me an updated on my case. Kathleen rarely lets an hour go by without responding to my questions. This is simply astounding. To top off the fantastic communication is her knowledge at what she does. Everything I have ever asked was answered without any hesitation or with a "let me find out". She knew the answer and when you need a lawyer to fight on your side, this is a major plus. If you are looking for a precise, knowledgeable, caring, responsive attorney to handle your case, Kathleen Kearney will end your search now. Thank you SO MUCH for all your help Kathleen. I appreciate it more than you know.
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Posted by Zak | August 19, 2014
Amazing! Fast, efficient, all the while keeping me updated. And most importantly, making me feel like family.
Exceeded any expectations I had of them in my car accident. Quick, efficient, and caring. Made me feel like a part of the family while they took care if me. Excellent advice and top notch service.
Posted by Kim | September 10, 2013
Professional And On The Ball...
I was in a hit and run automobile accident that was not my fault 9 months ago. I was in the hospital, my body was sore and bruised. I was wondering what I should do. My husband and I knew we could not handle all of the medical bills, insurance company, and all other wreck related issues ourselves. We had heard about Lenahan Law through a friend, and decided to go with Lenahan’s Nurse Attorney Kathleen Kearney. Since Ms. Kearney has a background in both nursing and law we felt she would be a great choice, and we were right! Kathleen worked very hard on our behalf trying to find out about the other party involved. Kathleen was constantly keeping us informed by e-mails and by phone about the progress of the case. She also managed to get a stubborn insurance company to cooperate. We couldn’t believe how easy Kathleen made this whole process. We also dealt with the firm’s paralegal Michael Fitzgerald. Michael made sure that any paperwork we had to sign was necessary and that nobody short changed us. Mr. Fitzgerald also assisted Ms. Kearney with the large hospital bill. We were amazed on how much that bill was reduced. Thanks to Lenahan Law Firm, we received a settlement that was beyond our expectations. What seemed like it would take years to settle only took 9 months thanks to the team at Lenahan Law. I would highly recommend them to anyone.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-40%

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Faculty
  • Texas Tech Univ HSC, School of Nursing
  • 2009 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Lenahan Law, PLLC
  • 2009 - 2018
  • Associate Attorney
  • The Parker Law Firm
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Associate Attorney
  • Turley Law Firm
  • 2006 - 2008
  • Pediatric RN
  • Dorchester House Health Center
  • 2005 - 2005
  • Student Attorney
  • Juvenile Justice Center
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Paralegal
  • Lubin & Meyer
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Legal Intern
  • Medical-Legal Partnership, Boston
  • 2003 - 2004
  • Medical-Surgical RN
  • NEMC Floating Hospital for Children
  • 2002 - 2003
  • Trauma-Surgery-Neurosurgery RN
  • Childrens Medical Center of Dallas
  • 2000 - 2002
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Education

  • Suffolk University Law School
  • Juris Doctor (JD)
  • N/A
  • Boston College
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
  • N/A
  • Emory University
  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
  • N/A

Associations

  • Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)
  • Volunteer
  • 2019 - Present
  • The American Association of Nurse Attorneys Foundation
  • Board of Trustees
  • 2015 - Present
  • Dallas Women Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • DAYL Foundation
  • Fellow
  • 2010 - Present
  • The American Association of Nurse Attorneys, Texas chapter
  • Treasurer/Secretary, Past President
  • 2008 - Present
  • Texas Nurses Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Dallas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • The American Association of Nurse Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • The American Association of Nurse Attorneys
  • Director
  • 2015 - 2017
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2019
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2008 - 2015
  • DISD E-Mentoring
  • Volunteer
  • 2008 - 2013
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Texas
  • Volunteer
  • 2006 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Texas Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers® (part of Thomson Reuters)
  • 2020
  • Texas Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers® (part of Thomson Reuters)
  • 2019
  • Up-And-Coming 50 Women, Rising Stars, Texas
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star, Texas
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star, Texas
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Outstanding Advocate - Member of the Year
  • The American Association of Nurse Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Rising Star, Texas
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star, Texas
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, Texas
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Dallas County Big Sister of the Year
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • 2014
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Star, Texas
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Rising Star, Texas
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, Texas
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Rising Star, Texas
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Mentor of the Month
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Texas
  • 2010
  • Outstanding Litigation Section Member
  • The American Association of Nurse Attorneys
  • 2009
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Publications

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (3)
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Kathleen in a professional capacity since 2008. She is an incredible attorney. Kathleen is compassionate, responsive, competent, and resourceful. Anytime I have a Personal Injury case, she is my first call. She will go and meet the client at their location and help them in any way that she can. She goes above and beyond for her clients. Unfortunately, I have had to utilize her services personally, and I cannot say enough about how knowledgeable, resourceful and responsive she was throughout the process. I can't give a higher recommendation than I would use her for my needs. I highly recommend Kathleen."
Car accident Attorney | Jul 26
Relationship: Friend
"I've known Kathleen since we studied for the bar exam together back in 2006. She was a hard worker then and is a hard worker now. I recently had the opportunity to refer a mutual client to her and I am so glad I did. This client is a young child who had been in a horrible car accident and I knew she needed to have the best lawyer to help her get the most recovery possible. Kathleen was fabulous! She worked so hard and personally investigated the wreck by driving to the scene of the accident to observe the dangerous highway and going to the junk yard to see and photograph the mangled vehicle. I knew Kathleen was the right choice but after seeing how hard she worked for this client, I am completely amazed. I would absolutely refer another client, family member, or friend to Kathleen again if they are unfortunate enough to need a great personal injury lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Because of her knowledge in the medical field as well as the legal field, Kathleen is ahead of most of the best lawyers in town."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have found Kathleen to be quite organized, knowledgeable, dedicated and personable. I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"When Kathleen returned to Texas a few years ago, she joined the firm I was serving at the time, and did excellent work. As a lawyer who is also a nurse, her value was exceptional. When the time came for me to add an attorney to my own firm recently, there was just one attorney on my wish-list: Kathleen. Our clients and I are so lucky to have her in our corner."
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Dallas Car accident Lawyer Kathleen Marie Kearney
Kathleen Marie Kearney
Car accident Attorney
Dallas, TX
Licensed for 16 years
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