Christopher A. Kenney

Christopher A. Kenney

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Civil 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 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1990
Practice Areas:
  • Civil Litigation: Defense (30%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employer (20%),
  • Construction Litigation: Business (20%),
  • Business Litigation (20%),
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (10%)
Attorney Profile

Chris Kenney is a nationally recognized litigator and advocate who has successfully tried cases before every level of the state and federal trial court system in Massachusetts.  In addition, he's handled appeal before the Massachusetts Appellate Division, Massachusetts Appeals Court, Masschusetts Supreme Judicial Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.  Chris brings his experience as an exceptional trial lawyer to all work with clients - advice, risk management, negotiations, mediations, arbitrations and courtroom strategy.

Most recently, Chris was elected to serve as the 2018-2019 President of the Massachusetts Bar Association. Additionally, he was the Director of the 2018 IADC Trial Academy at Stanford University Law School. 

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, 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

  • Mass. Trial Lawyers Assoc.
  • 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
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
Office Location for Christopher A. Kenney

Old City Hall
45 School Street
Boston, MA 02108

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Last Updated: 3/14/2019

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