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John J. Kennedy, Jr.

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in New Haven, CT

Kennedy Johnson Schwab & Roberge, LLC
555 Long Wharf Drive, 13th Floor
New Haven, CT 06511
Phone: 203-865-8430
Fax: 203-865-5345
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2022
Licensed in Connecticut Since: 1978
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

As a founding partner of Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, L.L.C., John J. Kennedy, Jr., is devoted to guiding clients through personal injury matters. He takes cases from all over Connecticut and has a proven track record of securing maximum compensation.

Having spent the majority of his practice in Connecticut, Mr. Kennedy is keenly aware of the laws that govern matters such as car accidents, medical malpractice, product liability and premises liability. He has taken countless cases to complex jury trial over the course of his more than 35 years in law. Further, he is a skilled mediator and adept at matters that go to arbitration.

Thousands of clients have benefitted from Mr. Kennedy’s thorough representation. He has the ability to dive into the details of a case and unearth every way in which someone has suffered harm.

For his outstanding success, Mr. Kennedy has earned the highest peer rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell; he holds an Avvo “Superb” rating; and he has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America.

In 1975, Mr. Kennedy received a Bachelor of Arts from Yale University. He then attended the University of Connecticut School of Law, from which he earned a Juris Doctor and graduated with honors in 1978.

Mr. Kennedy is a member of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, the American Board of Trial Advocates, the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, the New Haven County Bar Association and the American Association for Justice. He is also a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.

* AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 60%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 40%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Defense


17 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2022

About John J. Kennedy, Jr.

First Admitted: 1978, Connecticut

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Bar/Professional Activity

  • New Haven County Bar Association, President, 1991 - 1992
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Parliamentarian, 2006 - 2007
  • New Haven County Bar Association, Member
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Legal Education Committee, Co-Chair
  • U.S. District Court District of Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York
  • American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow, 2010 - Present
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, President, 2011 - 2012
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), Member
  • Connecticut
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Continuing Legal Education Committee, Co-Chair
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, President Elect, 2010 - Present

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Lecturer, Continuing Legal Education Program, Connecticut Bar Association
  • Lecturer, Continuing Legal Education Program, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association
  • Lecturer, Continuing Legal Education Program, New Haven County Bar Association


Educational Background

  • Yale University, B.A.,  magna cum laude  , 1975
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Office Location for John J. Kennedy, Jr.

555 Long Wharf Drive
13th Floor
New Haven, CT 06511

Phone: 203-865-8430

Fax: 203-865-5345

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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