Galvin B. Kennedy

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Houston, TX

Kennedy Hodges, L.L.P.
 | 4409 Montrose Blvd., Houston, TX 77006
Phone: 713-523-0001
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006, 2009 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1996
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (50%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
Attorney Profile

Galvin B. Kennedy, a founding partner at the law firm of Kennedy Hodges L.L.P, has spent his career championing for the rights and interests of employees and the injured. Workers from all sectors in Galveston and throughout the Houston metro area turn to Mr. Kennedy for help with matters pertaining to wage and hour disputes. By employing his legal experience to develop creative strategies in personal injury cases, he has recovered tens of millions of dollars for his clients.

After earning his undergraduate degree from Northern Illinois University, Mr. Kennedy went on to the University of Houston Law Center. He began his legal career after graduating with his Juris Doctor in 1996 and securing membership in the State Bar of Texas. He has earned the right to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit.

Dedicated to maintaining an active role in the legal community, Mr. Kennedy holds memberships in several professional legal organizations, including the American Association for Justice and the Texas Trial Lawyers Association. Outside of Texas, he has permission to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. In addition to these distinctions, he is also board-certified in personal injury trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

As a testament to his continued record of success and distinguished reputation as an excellent advocate for his clients, Galvin B. Kennedy received an AV-Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell, inclusion on the list of The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100, and he is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. He is also an accomplished speaker, author and presenter for various continuing legal education events and organizations.

*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
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (50%): Personal Injury - Plaintiff

Employment Litigation (50%)

Focus Areas

Personal Injury - General: Personal Injury - Plaintiff

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 10 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2006, 2009 - 2017

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White Papers

  • Overtime Wage Claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act (2012) - I prepared and presented a paper to various bar organizations across the state to educate them on the Fair Labor Standards Act and how to make a claim for unpaid wages under the act.

  • About Galvin Kennedy

    Admitted: 1996, Texas

    Professional Webpage: http://www.kennedyhodges.com/bio/galvin-kennedy.cfm

    Honors and Awards:

    • University of Houston Law Center, Best Speaker, Blakely Moot Court Tournament 1995 , 1996
    • Best Speaker, Hippard Mock Trial Tournament 1994, University of Houston Law Center, 1996
    • Champion, Hippard Mock Trial Tournament 1994, University of Houston Law Center, 1996
    • Selected as “Super Lawyer” for year after year by Texas Lawyer and Texas Monthly Magazine since 2000
    • Named one of Houston's Top Lawyers by H Texas Magazine, 2005 - 2006
    • Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Member
    • Named as "Top 100 Trial lawyers for 2011" by The National Trial Lawyers Association, 2011 - present
    • AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
    • Order of the Barristers, member, University of Houston Law Center
    • Order of the Barons, member, University of Houston Law Center
    • University of Houston Law Center, National Mock Trial Team, 1994-1996

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Board Certified, Personal Injury Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 2004

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Texas Association of Civil Trial and Appellate Specialists
    • Houston Trial Lawyers Association
    • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
    • American Association for Justice
    • National Employment Lawyers Association
    • Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit, Member
    • The State Bar of Texas, Member
    • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
    • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan
    • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois
    • U.S District Court District of Colorado
    • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
    • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
    • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
    • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
    • Texas

    Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

    • Failure to Pay Overtime Under the Fair Labor Standards Act: Slave Wage Earners Get their Revenge, 2005 Barnes Law Seminar, November 9, 2005
    • Failure to Pay Overtime Under the Fair Labor Standards Act: Slave Wage Earners Get their Revenge, Presented before Mexican-American Bar Association of Houston, March 13, 2006.
    • 10 Biggest Mistakes that Can Hurt Your Wage and Overtime Claim,  2008-2015
    • Failure to Pay Overtime Under the Fair Labor Standards Act: The Most Valuable Claim you are Not Making, Presented before Houston Trial Lawyers Association, February 9, 2012
    • Failure to Pay Overtime Under the Fair Labor Standards Act: The Most Valuable Claim you are Not Making, Presented at Texas Trial Lawyers Association Annual Conference, December 2012
    • Houston Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section, Understanding and Litigating the Metes and Bounds of Notice in FLSA § 216(b) Actions, May 2013
    • Houston Journal of International Law, Editor, University of Houston Law Center

    Verdicts and Settlements:

    • Acceptance Indem. Ins. Co. v. Maltez, 619 F. Supp. 2d 289, 291 (S.D. Tex. 2008), aff'd, 08-20288, 2009 WL 2748201 (5th Cir. 2009)
    • Mosqueda v. G & H Diversified Mfg., Inc., 223 S.W.3d 571 (Tex. App.—Houston [14th Dist.] 2007, pet. denied)
    • Metro. Transit Auth. v. M.E.B., Eng'g, Inc., 201 S.W.3d 692 (Tex. 2006)
    • Ortiz v. A.N.P., Inc., 768 F. Supp. 2d 896, 907 (S.D. Tex. 2011)
    • TDIndustries, Inc. v. Rivera, 339 S.W.3d 749 (Tex. App.—Houston [1st Dist.] 2011, no pet.)
    • Long v. BDP Intern., Inc., 919 F. Supp. 2d 832 (S.D. Tex. 2013)
    • Albanil v. Coast 2 Coast, Inc., 444 Fed. Appx. 788, 790 (5th Cir. 2011)
    • Zannikos v. Oil Inspections (U.S.A.), Inc., --- Fed.Appx. ----, 2015 WL 1379882 (5th Cir. 2015)

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    Educational Background:

    • Northern Illinois University, B.A., Magna Cum Laude, May 1992 (top 3%), Debate Team Scholarship, 4 years (dozens of interscholastic speaker awards)

    Industry Groups

  • Board Certified Texas Board Of Legal Specialization Persoanl Injury Trial Law
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Millon Dollar Advocates Forum
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • Texas Association Of Civil Trial And Appellate Specialists
  • Texas Trial Lawyer Association
  • Texas Trial Laywers Association
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    Office Location for Galvin B. Kennedy

    4409 Montrose Blvd.
    Houston, TX 77006

    Phone: 713-523-0001

     

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    Last Updated: 3/9/2017

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