Thomas M. Kenney

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Top Rated Family Law Attorney in San Mateo, CA

Kenney Family Law
 | 1600 West Hillsdale Boulevard, Ste 102
San Mateo, CA 94402
Phone: 855-397-0549
Fax: 650-865-2075
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2005
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile

Attorney Thomas M. Kenney is the founder and principal of Kenney Family Law in San Mateo, California. Certified as a family law specialist by The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization, Mr. Kenney has practiced law for more than 13 years, and since 2007, he has focused his practice exclusively on family law and helping individuals and families throughout San Mateo and Santa Clara counties with their complex, sensitive and emotional legal issues surrounding their divorces.

Widely regarded as one of the leading family law litigators in his region, Mr. Kenney has considerable experience advocating on behalf of his clients in court and helping them achieve the favorable outcomes they seek for their issues involving child custody and support, alimony, property division and other related matters. He also has extensive experience handling domestic violence cases as well as reproductive rights issues.

Although he concentrates the majority of his practice on divorce litigation, Mr. Kenney also offers invaluable counsel to those seeking to resolve their differences and reach agreements through alternative dispute resolution techniques such as mediation. Whether inside or outside the courtroom, Mr. Kenney is totally devoted to protecting his clients' rights and best interests throughout all legal proceedings, and he uses his in-depth legal knowledge as well as a vast network of tax and financial planners to help his clients obtain the positive results they deserve.

A 2001 graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, Mr. Kenney attended Tulane University Law School, where he obtained his Juris Doctor magna cum laude in 2005 and graduated Order of the Coif. A consummate professional, he is a member of The State Bar of California, the San Mateo County Bar Association and The Bar Association of San Francisco. He is also a member of the California Lawyers Association Family Law Section, and he once served on the Association of Certified Family Law Specialists Membership Benefits Committee.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Family Law
Focus Areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Dissolution, Divorce, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property


Selected to Super Lawyers for 3 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2020

Certificates and Credentials

California Board of Legal Specialization

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About Thomas Kenney

Admitted: 2005, California

Professional Webpage:


  • Order of the Coif, Tulane Law School, 2005
  • Super Lawyer, Northern California Super Lawyers Magazine

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified Family Law Specialist

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Bar Association of San Francisco
  • ACFLS Membership, Benefits Committee, 2016 - 2017
  • California Lawyers Association, Family Law Section
  • California Bar
  • Santa Clara County Bar Association  
  • San Mateo County Bar Association
  • Association of Certified Family Law Specialists

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Author, Is Retroactivity Still on the Table? Support Orders after Gruen, Freitas, and Stover,, 2018
  • Author, Unanswered questions: The disposition of frozen embryos in California,, 2016
  • Presenter, AAML Symposium “Disposition of Frozen Embryos in Divorce”, May 2016

Educational Background:

  • BA, American Studies University of California, Berkeley, 2001
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Office Location for Thomas M. Kenney

1600 West Hillsdale Boulevard
Ste 102
San Mateo, CA 94402

Phone: 855-397-0549

Fax: 650-865-2075

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Last Updated: 2/7/2020

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