Christopher A. Kenney

Christopher A. Kenney

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Boston, MA

Kenney & Sams, P.C.
 | Old City Hall, 45 School Street
Boston, MA 02108
Phone: 617-722-6045
Fax: 617-722-6046
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1990
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (20%),
  • Civil Litigation: Defense (30%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employer (20%),
  • Construction Litigation: Business (20%),
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (10%)
Attorney Profile

Chris Kenney, a co-founder of Kenney & Sams, is a nationally-recognized litigator and advocate who successfully tries cases and argues appeals before the state and federal courts in Massachusetts and several other states. He served as the 2018-2019 President of the Massachusetts Bar Association, and was the Director of the 2018 IADC Trial Academy at Stanford University Law School.  Chris brings deep experience as an exceptional trial lawyer to all of the work he handles with clients – advice, risk management, negotiation, mediation, arbitration and courtroom strategy.

About Christopher Kenney

Admitted: 1990, Massachusetts

Professional Webpage:


  • Massachusetts Defense Lawyer of the year, 2012
  • Silver Shingle Award for Oustanding Service, Boston University, 2012
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2009-2017
  • Top 100 Lawyers in Massachusetts, Boston Magazine

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Massachusetts Bar President, 2018-2019
  • IADC Trial Academy Director, 2018
  • MBA's Civil Litigation Section, Former Chair
  • Massachusetts Bar Association, Secretary, 2013-2014 
  • Massachusetts Bar Association, Consumer Advocacy Committee
  • President-Elect Massachusetts Bar Association, 2017
  • Boston Inn of Court, Former Co-President
  • Massachusetts Bar Association, House of Delegates
  • Federal Bar Association, Massachusetts Chapter, Former President
  • Massachusetts Defense Lawyers Association, Former President
  • Massachusetts Bar Association Executive Board

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • The One Fund, 2013


Educational Background:

  • Holy Cross College, Boston University School of Law

Industry Groups

  • American Bar Association-Tort Trial And Insurance Practice Section
  • Associated Builders And Contractors
  • Boston Bar Foundation
  • Boston Inn Of Court
  • Defense Research Institute
  • International Association Of Defense Counsel
  • Mass. Defense Lawyers Association
  • Mass. Trial Lawyers Assoc.
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
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Office Location for Christopher A. Kenney

Old City Hall
45 School Street
Boston, MA 02108

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Last Updated: 2/4/2020

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