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Kenny practices in the areas of workers’ compensation law and disability retirement law. He is certified by the State Bar of California as a specialist in workers’ compensation law, has been recognized as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers each year since 2010, and has a “Superb” 10.0 rating by Avvo. He is currently the vice-chair of the State Bar of California’s Workers’ Compensation Executive Committee, of which he has been a member since 2011.
Kenny lectures extensively on the topics of workers’ compensation law and disability retirement law. He is also a contributing author and editor for the California WCAB Noteworthy Decisions Reporter published by LexisNexis, the California Workers’ Compensation Practice Guide published by Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB) and the Employment Litigation Practice Guide published by the Rutter Group. He additionally serves as a volunteer staff attorney for the Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center, and a volunteer coach for the UC Hastings Center for Negotiation and Dispute Resolution.
Kenny obtained his juris doctor from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in 2003. While at Hastings, Kenny was an editor for the Constitutional Law Quarterly, and was also a judicial extern for the Honorable Martin J. Jenkins, formerly of the United States District Court.
In his spare time, Kenny volunteers as a puppy raiser for Guide Dogs for the Blind. He is currently raising his tenth guide dog puppy, a Yellow Labrador named Phil.
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I am familiar with Mr. Sheppard from his many insightful and intelligent answers to questions posted on Avvo. Always willing to help out and give good concise answers. In the end, you may need to hire an attorney to get to the outcome you seek, but at least here you can get a good start with his informative answers and legal guides.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Northern California Rising Stars||Super Lawyers||2010|
|Certified Specialist in Workers' Compensation Law||State Bar of California - California Board of Legal Specialization||2010|
|Partner||Jones Clifford, LLP||2009 - Present|
|Associate||Jones Clifford, LLP||2003 - 2008|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|State Bar of California, Workers Compensation Section||Executive Committee Member||2011 - Present|
|California Applicants' Attorneys Association||Member||2003 - Present|
|San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association||Member||2003 - Present|
|State Bar of California - Workers' Compensation Section||Member||2003 - Present|
|City of Santa Clara v. Workers' Comp. Appeals Bd. (Castro)||Finding and Award of Industrial Causation|
|S.F. Bay Area Rapid Transit Dist. v. Workers' Comp. Appeals Bd. (Ennis)||Finding and Award of Industrial Causation|
|Wirt v. State of Cal., Dept. of Cal. Highway Patrol||Finding of Total Dependency for Amelia Wirt|
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|California Workers' Compensation Practice - Published by Continuing Education of the Bar||Representing Injured Workers (Chapter 10) - Contributing Editor||2012|
|California WCAB Noteworthy Panel Decisions Reporter||The Importance of Substantial Medical Evidence in the Absence of a Presumption||2010|
|California WCAB Noteworthy Panel Decisions Reporter||When Is the Statute of Limitations Defense a Viable Defense?||2010|
|University of California, Hastings College of the Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2003|
|University of California at San Diego||Political Science||Bachelor of Arts||1998|
|Spring Conference||You've Done the Dance and Requested a State Panel QME List, Now What?||2012|
|Qualified Medical Evaluator Re-Certification Course||QME Update: The Jack O'Brien Course||2012|
|Legal Specialization Boot Camp||Claim Evaluation||2011|
|Spring Conference||Discovering New Discovery Tactics (Post Almaraz/Guzman)||2010|
|Continuing Professional Education Summer Institute||Workers' Compensation Update||2007|
|Workers' Rights Clinic||Workers' Compensation Overview||N/A|
|Peace Officers' Research Association of California||Workers' Compensation & Disability Retirement||N/A|