4.5 stars 23 totalReview Molly Kenny
Posted by Daniel
I guess it goes without saying that family law disputes are difficult. It is also true that there are a lot of attorneys practicing in this area, but not all are that good despite their ratings. Molly is that good. She knows the law and is very savvy. No one really "wins" when you have to settle a matter in court but I can tell you absolutely that she cleaned the clock of our opponent. Her arguments were precise, the judge believed her and she uncannily was able to impeach the testimony of our opponent by showing they either didn't do their homework or contradicted written records and/or testimony. Lastly, she is just a good person. We enjoyed working with her.
Posted by Vicki
Molly is great! She helped me get through a difficult divorce. Guided me with assurance and helped me see the "process" as just that, "a process". Her staff was always available and friendly. I never had to wait more than a few hours for a response, whether it was an e-mail or phone call. I always felt like I was in good hands - she's a fighter and doesn't get intimated by opposing counsel - no matter who it might be!!!
Posted by a client
Molly and her staff supported me completely through a drawn out divorrce. My ex and his lawyer did everything they could to bleed me dry and drag the proceedings out. Of course, not everything went my way, and Molly told me in advance what the courts typically did in my situation. Every thing she advised me of was right on the money, as far as what the court did. That experience was invaluable. Molly is extremely compassionate and professional. I highly recommend Molly.
Posted by a client
Ms. Kenny knows the system but I think she is primarily trying to make as much money as possible. My impression is that she focuses on the higher profile clients (deeper pockets) and moves the lower profile clients to others in her office. Meanwhile the $350 per hour meter keeps running. Divorce is a stressful enough time without feeling neglect from your counsel. Through this neglect I ended up with an extremely large legal bill, and the exact same outcome as that determined at the temporary orders hearing 4 weeks in to the process. Even though the divorce process took over a year nothing was accomplished other than an ever mounting bill which was heading toward $100,000. The system is what the system is - save yourself money and use someone $250 an hour instead. The outcome will be similar and your bill will be much smaller in the end. Very disappointing.
Posted by Sherrie
Molly is an amazing Lawyer!!!!! The last 3 years of my life have been a constant battle between my ex and me trying to raise our son. Dealing with someone like my ex who is a pathological liar, master manipulator and always acting like the victim has been a complete nightmare! I thought at first I would be able to accomplish our Parenting Plan Pro Se (by myself) but found it impossible with someone who had a personal vendetta against me. The minute I reached out to Molly and her team they put everything at ease for me. They took over the reigns and focused on both my son's and my needs. These types of cases are not easy as you know that it can effect your child, you, your career, sleep etc.! I was able to email Molly or her paralegal anytime and always received a prompt response. If I ever had a question when the case went quite for a little while someone from her firm always emailed me with follow ups so I never had a doubt in my mind where things stood. Molly is honest, caring and a respectable lawyer that is VERY well known in the legal community. I didn't always hear what I wanted in front of the judge but Molly was extremely strategic and was able to achieve all of my needs. I was afraid, scared and timid towards my ex from so many years of control and manipulation and with Molly's help I feel as if I am a different women. I feel empowered and feel like I have the control that I never had. My son and I are moving onward and upward with no road blocks now that everything is written out perfectly and signed by all parties. This is not a cheap task but you know what they say... You get what you pay for and I have the best!!!
Posted by Susan
Molly provided excellent guidance throughout a difficult process. She responded quickly to all questions, kept me informed about what would or could happen next, and gave great advice whenever I had to make decisions. She was always respectful of my time, my wishes for future outcomes, and my financial limitations. Her staff was also very responsive and professional. I would not have gotten the positive outcome that I received if it weren't for Molly. I highly recommend her!
Posted by Karen
I can't praise Molly enough! Not only is she impressive in the courtroom, but she genuinely cares about her clients and gives 110% of herself to that particular case. In what seemed like a fairly easy case in the beginning, 2 1/2 yrs. later she was still giving her all to be sure that I had the best outcome possible. We not only won all the way thru the appellate court, but I ended up being awarded far more than I had thought possible. I am confident that this was all due to Molly's skills as an attorney.
Posted by a client
I have been dealing with legal issues for years and have felt frustrated with other lawyers I had hired. Molly Kenny has far exceeded my expectations! She has been extremely helpful and understanding of my situation. I was surprised at how quickly she responded to my emails and addressed my concerns. She is very caring and compassionate and really listens. She is amazing in court as well, not missing anything! I am very grateful to have found her.
Posted by MollyFan
I would recommend Molly time and again. I was referred to her after, in desperation and ignorance, having hired an attorney who was not skilled in Family Law(disaster). Molly has a quick and brilliant mind, compassion and empathy, knows Family Law inside and out, and has turned out to be a mentor for me. She has modeled how to advocate for myself and stand my ground in the face of a very difficult divorce and ex-spouse.
I have worked with her for probably 4 years now, because of the high degree of conflict with my ex. Time and again she is consistent, predictable, follows through immediately in a crisis (and otherwise) and gives great guidance. She has been worth every penny I have spent in this process. In my opinion, peace of mind is priceless. Every time I've had to go into court or deal with an issue with my ex, I feel 110% confident that she will represent me well. And, more importantly, that she will be honest with me if she thinks an action (and subsequent fees) is pointless/unnecessary.
Posted by a Family client
Family law is perhaps the most challenging of all legal practice areas. A family law attorney must be the client's friend and therapist as well as their attorney. Unfortunately those who are need of assistance from a family law lawyer are typically very emotional to begin with. And dealing with issues such as child custody, visitation, division of assets, etc. can make an emotionally charged situation positively explosive. Few attorneys can handle family law matters and family law clients with as much poise and grace as Molly Kenny.
My husband’s ex-girlfriend with whom he’d had a child outside of marriage (long before we met) is manipulative, paranoid, is extremely passive aggressive; and will lie about anything and everything in order to maintain emotional control of their daughter and maximize the amount my husband must pay in child support. She is mentally ill. Dealing with the ex when she violates the parenting plan; excludes my husband from parenting decisions; fails to let him have his visitation; wants astronomical increases in support (every other year); and tries to pull us into her insane dramas (she often cannot distinguish fantasy from reality) is absolutely exhausting.
We could not deal with my husband’s ex without Molly’s help. She is truly a blessing. As our legal representative Molly is thoughtful and strategic and as our friend she has an amazingly calming influence. It’s not surprising that the wonderful experience that we have had with Molly is echoed by other client reviews and attorney endorsements here on Avvo.
As for the one bad review, I suspect that his unhappiness over his divorce is bleeding over to his attorney. He probably didn’t want to pay his wife anything either. Divorce is expensive no matter who you are or what your financial status. And I don’t know anyone who is divorced who enjoys splitting their assets; paying support, or paying attorneys---it’s no fun for anyone involved. But having a winning attorney who is competent, thorough, trust worthy, and is also a great emotional support can make the experience a little bit less stressful and help you begin to build a new life. That’s what makes Molly so special. Molly is a gem.