Kenneth J. McKenna

Kenneth J. McKenna

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Orlando, FL

Dellecker Wilson King McKenna Ruffier & Sos LLP
 | 719 Vassar Street, Orlando, FL 32804
Phone: 407-244-3000
Fax: 407-244-3033
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2018
Selected to Rising Stars: 2009
Licensed Since: 1994
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Insurance Coverage (20%)
Attorney Profile

Ken McKenna is a named partner of the Orlando based personal injury law firm, Dellecker Wilson King McKenna Ruffier & Sos.  Mr. McKenna is a highly respected attorney, and has been recognized each year as a Florida Super Lawyer since 2009.   He has also earned the prestigious Martindale-Hubbell AV®  Preeminent rating, reflecting the highest level of professional expertise and ethical standards.  

Mr. McKenna is Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Florida Bar and is a proud member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), the Florida Justice Association and the American Association for Justice.

Mr. McKenna is a graduate of the University of Florida where he earned both his Juris Doctor degree (1994) as well as his Bachelor of Science degree in Finance (1991). 

Mr. McKenna lives in the Lake Nona area of Orlando with his wife Jennifer and their 4 young children.

About Kenneth McKenna

Admitted: 1994, Florida

Professional Webpage: http://www.dwklaw.com/attorneys/kenneth-j-mckenna/

Honors and Awards:

  • 2014 Florida Trend Legal Elite:  The “Legal Elite” designation represents the top 2% of Florida Bar’s more than 67,000 members who practice in the state., Florida Trend Legal Elite, Florida Trend Magazine, Florida Trend Magazine, 2014
  • Florida Trend Legal Elite, Florida Trend Magazine, 2011
  • Florida Trend Legal Elite, Florida Trend Magazine, 2010
  • Florida Trend Legal Elite, Florida Trend Magazine, 2008
  • AV® Preeminent Rating™, Martindale-Hubbell® recognizes the highest level of professional expertise and ethical standards., AV® Preeminent Rating™, Martindale-Hubbell®, Martindale-Hubbell®

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Florida Bar Board Certified in Civil Trial Law

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
  • American Association for Justice
  • The District of Columbia Bar
  • Florida Justice Association: Board of Directors
  • Brevard County Bar Association
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • The Florida Bar: Trial Law Section and Elder Law Section
  • Central Florida Trial Lawyers Association (2006-present) President (2008-2009)

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Florida Inc.:  Board of Directors, Chairman & Vice Chairman  

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Speaker, Advanced Trial Skills Seminar , Florida Justice Association Annual Convention, 2014
  • “Nursing Home/Assisted Living Facility Residents’ Rights” (2003) , Lecturer, Florida State Guardianship Association Annual Conference
  • “Exploitation of the Elderly” (2004) , Lecturer, Probate Team Seminar
  • “The Guardianship Team” (2009)“Nursing Home and Medical Malpractice Litigation” (2007) , Lecturer, Florida Legal Education Associations
  • “Plaintiff’s Personal Injury: Practice Tips and Application” (2007) “Settling Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Claims” (2007) “Plaintiff’s Personal Injury From Start To Finish in Florida” (2005-2013) “Dealing with Destruction: Spoliation of Evidence in Florida” (2005)  , Lecturer, National Business Institute

Video:

  • Many Florida cyclists are unaware that Florida leads the nation in the number of annual bicycle related fatalities. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Florida has about 114 bicycle deaths each year involving an automobile. In addition, it is estimated that 1 out of every 4 drivers in Florida are uninsured. The combination of these 2 unfortunate statistics means it is essential that you and other Florida cyclists know exactly how to properly insure yourself in the event you are involved in a bicycle-car related accident. In the state of Florida, cyclists involved in a bicycle-motor vehicle accident can seek compensation for their injuries under their own automobile insurance policy. If you look at your automobile insurance statement, you'll find the line item called Bodily Injury/ Property Damage Liability (BI/PIP). This line item generally covers 80% of medical payments and 60% of lost wages up to the coverage amount as stated in your policy. If however, medical expenses and lost wages exceed what is covered under this area, then you are covered under the negligent party's liability insurance. Remember however, that 1 out of every 4 Florida drivers are uninsured. This means that you must make sure you purchase sufficient "Uninsured Motorist Insurance" also known as "UM". Uninsured Motorist Insurance is optional in the state of Florida and too often people opt NOT to buy it because they do not understand that "UM" is a critical element for guaranteeing their own financial protection in the event of an accident. If you see that you currently do not have UM insurance or it is less than your BI/PIP coverage, do yourself a favor and call your agent today and purchase it. My recommendation is to always make sure your UM coverage is as high your BI/PIP. The cost to include UM insurance on your policy is relatively inexpensive and the value is priceless. Another step you can take to best protect yourself is to "stack" your automobile coverage. In order to "stack" your insurance, you must have more than one motor vehicle insured. If you have more than one car insured, and you purchase the "stacking" option, you are able to receive the combined coverage should you be in an accident., HOW CAN YOUR AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE PROTECT YOU AS A CYCLIST?
  • Florida personal injury and medical malpractice attorney Ken McKenna discusses unnecessary surgeries and the risks associated with them. We've represented a lot of clients who were pushed into having surgeries they did not need and have suffered multiple complications because of it. One of our female clients was told she needed a hysterectomy or she would develop cancer. She suffered a very serious injury because of that surgery and now has sustained a life-long problem. Upon researching this case, our experts found absolutely no reason a hysterectomy should have been done. Watch the video now to learn more., Unnecessary Surgeries
  • Florida personal injury lawyer Ken McKenna talks about what you can do to maximize the value of your claim. The truth is the most important thing in your case. You need to make sure you tell the truth to your lawyer, your doctor, the other attorneys, the judge and the jury. You need to disclose everything from old claims to old accidents. When discussing injuries with your doctors, do not leave any detail out. You may be under surveillance during the lawsuit by the other party. Being honest throughout your claim is always the best move. Watch the video now to learn more., How to Maximize the Value of Your Claim
  • Florida personal injury lawyer Ken McKenna explains how his firm helped changed hospital policy because of a little girl's tragic death. A miscommunication between a nurse and a doctor reading radiology scans at home resulted in a serious error, causing this little girl to not have treatment and then die. We made it so that the hospital changed their policy that if they were to allow doctors to read radiology scans at home and found something that needed to be treated, that information had to be faxed in or reported to the doctor on duty directly. These changes make it possible that this may not happen to another little girl or anyone else. Watch the video now to learn more., Little Girl's Unnecessary Death Changes Hospital Policy
  • Florida personal injury lawyer, Ken McKenna, talks about how David can win versus Goliath in a case. We had a client previously who came up with his own business plan regarding a condo project. He found some of the financing, hired architects, and got the land. When he went to secure more buyers for the project, those "buyers" stole the project from him. It took nearly four years to fight and win the case for our client. Watch the video now to learn more., Can the Little Guy Win in a Business Dispute?

Educational Background:

  • University of Florida, B.S. in Finance with Honors, 1991
Office Location for Kenneth J. McKenna

719 Vassar Street
Orlando, FL 32804

 

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Last Updated: 2/22/2018

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