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Thomas Kenny

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Philadelphia, PA

Kenny, Burns & McGill
1500 John F. Kennedy Blvd., Suite 520
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Phone: 215-688-5797
Fax: 215-231-9847
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2022
Licensed in Pennsylvania Since: 1996
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense, Business Litigation, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Civil Litigation: Defense, Civil Litigation: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - General: Defense
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Attorney Profile

Thomas Kenny is the President of Kenny, Burns & McGill in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Mr. Kenny practices in the areas of civil litigation, criminal law and real estate and corporate litigation. He has over 25 years of legal experience and represents clients throughout Philadelphia and the surrounding counties.

Mr. Kenny graduated from Philadelphia’s La Salle University in 1992 with a bachelor’s degree. He went on to earn his law degree from Widener University Delaware Law School in 1995. After passing the Pennsylvania bar examination, he obtained his license to practice law before the state courts of Pennsylvania. He is also qualified to appear before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Prior to joining Kenny, Burns & McGill, Mr. Kenny developed his legal experience through a wide range of roles. He previously worked in the City of Philadelphia Office of the District Attorney in the major trial unit and served as assistant counsel for the Pennsylvania State Employees’ Retirement System. Additionally, he opened his own solo law practice in 2003 and is a former candidate for the Philadelphia City Council. 

In his current law practice, Mr. Kenny handles a diverse range of legal matters. His blend of experience in civil litigation, criminal defense and real estate law provides him with comprehensive knowledge and experience, which he uses to provide the best possible legal service to his clients for a wide range of legal issues. He has extensive trial experience and has successfully resolved numerous cases through litigation and negotiation over the course of his career.

Outside of his law practice, Mr. Kenny enjoys serving his community. Using his legal background to benefit others, he previously served as a teacher at the American Real Estate Academy.

Practice Areas
  • 30%Criminal Defense
  • 20%Business Litigation
  • 20%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 10%Civil Litigation: Defense
  • 10%Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 10%Personal Injury - General: Defense
Focus Areas

Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Debt, Drug & Alcohol Violations, False Accusations, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Parole, Probation, Sex Offenses, Tax Evasion, Theft, Criminal Domestic Violence, Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements, Animal Bites, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Defense


2 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2022

About Thomas Kenny

First Admitted: 1996, Pennsylvania

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Pro bono/Community Service

  • American Real Estate Academy (Teacher)
  • Candidate for Philadelphia City Council 1995

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Licensed in Federal Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

Educational Background

  • LaSalle University Bachelor of Science – 1992



  • “Tom is an amazing real estate attorney.”
  • “Mr. Kenny is a superb lawyer, understated yet commanding in the courtroom.”

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

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Office Location for Thomas Kenny

1500 John F. Kennedy Blvd.
Suite 520
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Phone: 215-688-5797

Fax: 215-231-9847

Last Updated: 5/20/2022

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