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Michael Duane Kennedy

Securities and investment fraud Attorney at Seattle, WA

5.0   9 reviews

also known as Mike Kennedy

  • State Years
    Washington - WA 2 years
    Illinois - IL 12 years
  • Licensed for 2 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2021
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2011
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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

About Michael

Learn Michael’s areas of practice.

Michael D. Kennedy, partner with The White Law Group, is a member of the Illinois and Chicago Bar Associations, as well as a member of the Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association (PIABA), an association of securities attorneys who dedicate their practices to the representation of investors defrauded by their financial professional or brokerage firm.

Mike’s practice is primarily dedicated to representing defrauded investors in arbitration cases before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) in the pursuit of recovery of his clients’ investment losses. In his time with The White Law Group, Mike has represented more than 350 investors in FINRA arbitration claims as well as in state court proceedings and other arbitration forums. Mike’s experience has afforded him with a deep knowledge of the laws and regulations governing the securities industry in its duties to the investing public. His cases have included claims relating to, among others, unsuitable investment recommendations, negligence, fraud, failure to supervise, breach of fiduciary duty, failure to perform adequate due diligence before recommending an investment product to the investing public. While his practice is dedicated primarily to representing investors in securities claims, Mike has experience in commercial litigation, personal injury law, landlord-tenant disputes, and collections cases.

In 2021, Mike was selected to the 2021 Illinois Rising Stars list by the SuperLawyers organization. Rising Stars is a designation of top-rated practicing attorneys selected through extensive evaluation.

He graduated from the University of South Carolina and then from the DePaul University College of Law, where he also received his Certificate in Business Law. Prior to beginning his legal career, Mr. Kennedy was a teacher. To this day, he takes pride in helping the White Law Group’s clients to understand their case and keeping them informed at every stage of the process so that his clients can make educated choices about their cases.

Away from the office, Mike spends his time with his wife and daughter and is an avid sports fan, following Chicago’s professional teams and his alma mater, the University of South Carolina.

 

 

Location

The White Law Group, LLC
2815 Elliott Ave.
Suite 100
Seattle, WA, 98121
The White Law Group
125 S. Wacker Dr.
Suite 300
Chicago, IL, 60606
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Reviews

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Posted by Derek | June 30, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney & Excellent Firm
Mr. Kennedy did for us what another attorney said couldn't be done: he actually secured a settlement for us on losses we sustained by a previous broker and his now defunct firm. Over a course of 1.5 years (pandemic included), Mr. Kennedy and his firm, White Law Group performed beyond expectations, in fact, it felt like he was our own personal attorney. Mr. Kennedy and staff kept us consistently informed of our case status, rand esponded quickly to any questions that I may have had. The final negotiation, with his recommendations allowed us to finally end this episode with complete satisfaction.
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Posted by Adam Jacobs | June 10, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Representation
Mr. Kennedy and his team ver extremely helpful in appreciating my situation. Mr. Kennedy was very professional and clearly had my best interest at al times
Posted by Sabine | March 17, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great representation
Mr. Kennedy took my case regarding failure to supervise a financial advisor who worked for a Investment company. As the discovery brought to light, I was misled by the investor in more than one way. Mr. Kennedy involved me in all stages, filed a FINRA claim for me, and represented me at the hearings. We were successfully awarded, however the company dissolved, avoiding payment of our losses. I would recommend Mike Kennedy highly.
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Posted by barry | September 26, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Miss appropriated funds retrieved
My former brokers, now both serving time, for securities fraud, took money from me which Michael Duane Kennedy helped me get funds back.
Posted by peter | June 22, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
our case
We came across the White Law Group when researching our particular case and we were very happy with the work, communication, honesty and results. Both Dax and Mike were good listeners and translated that information into action steps. I would recommend them for anyone for representation.
Posted by anonymous | January 12, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Performance
Mike Kennedy comes with the highest of recommendations. Mr. Kennedy represented my mother in an action brought against a broker for an improper REIT recommendation. He was tremendous in bringing her action to a very satisfactory settlement. He explained everything in detail to me and my 89 year old mother and kept us fully informed of his progress. I work in a law firm and definitely recognize a knowledgeable and thorough attorney.
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Posted by Jerry | December 31, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent job!
Attention Management/Senior Partner Hi I just wanted to take moment to tell you how pleased I was with the work that Mike Kennedy did for me, I work with a lot of attorneys in my practice relating to client matters and Mike compares with the best. He was personable yet focused and really helped me through a very difficult series of decisions with the utmost professionalism and empathy. I will not hesitate referring Mike if ever the situation arises. Jerry Anders
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Posted by anonymous | October 15, 2015
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Questionable investments
He was outstanding especially in knowledge, rules, and patience. He gave us a real sense of trust and understandable explanations of our concerns and problems. Would highly recommend him and White Law Firm. Thank you.
Posted by Marie | August 7, 2015
Outstanding Attorney
Michael Kennedy of the The White Law Group, LLC helped me when I thought no one could . He explained what was happening every step of the way and guided me through the complex legal system. He responds within a very short time, either by email or telephone. I trust him completely with my legal issues and would not hesitate to use him again. The settlement was fast. I definitely would recommend him and use him if ever I needed his legal services again.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Contingency 35%-40%

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • The White Law Group, LLC
  • 2012 - Present

Education

  • DePaul University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2011
  • University of South Carolina
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2005

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Baker v. Taylor Capital Management Inc.
  • $228,384 (inclusive of costs and attorney's fees) awarded to Claimant
  • Miller v. Taylor Capital Management Inc.
  • $71,000 in compensatory damages plus 10% interest from date of purchase until the Award is paid in full, plus costs
  • Green, et al. v. EDI Financial, Inc.
  • Award for $432,515 plus interest and costs.
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Associations

  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2021 - Present
  • Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association
  • Member, Membership Committee, Webinar Committee
  • 2013 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - 2018
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - 2018
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2024
  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2023
  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Super Lawyers: Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Excellence for the Future Award - Anatomy of a Deal
  • The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (3)
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Securities and investment fraud Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I am an attorney and have had the pleasure of knowing Mike for several years as a colleague as well as of actually working with him. He is an excellent attorney. He knows his field in great depth, is a thoughtful strategist, and is pleasant and very easy to work with. He is able to condense complex material into understandable terms and options. His turn-around time on questions and decisions exceeded expectations. One of the good guys! Highly recommend."
Securities and investment fraud Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Mike for years, and I would highly recommend Mike for any securities or investment fraud case. He's a very knowledgeable attorney and easy to work with."
Securities and investment fraud Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael Kennedy has been an excellent friend and colleague. He has always been extremely generous with his time. When we want to talk through a securities arbitration/fraud issue, he is one of the folks we reach out to. I know that we're able to represent our clients more effectively because of his generosity and willingness to share knowledge and experience."
Securities and investment fraud Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Co-worker
"I highly recommend Mike Kennedy. We have worked together on several cases and he is a talented and knowledgeable attorney."
Securities and investment fraud Attorney | Sep 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the pleasure to work together on several matters with Mike. He is a great communicator, a knowledgeable, hard-working attorney, and is mature beyond his years."
Securities and investment fraud Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the FINRA arbitration community, I recommend Mike Kennedy to anyone looking for a FINRA arbitration lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about enforcing the rights of his clients."
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Seattle Securities and investment fraud Lawyer Michael Duane Kennedy
Michael Duane Kennedy
Securities and investment fraud Attorney
Seattle, WA
Licensed for 12 years
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