Robert G. Kenny is a partner in the firm’s Transactional Group and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee, charged with management and leadership, as well as the professional oversight of the firm’s attorneys.

Bob’s practice focuses on the defense of general negligence matters, including professional liability cases involving the defense of lawyers, architects, engineers, accountants, doctors, dentists, nurses, hospitals, nursing homes, long term care facilities, assisted living facilities and skilled nursing facilities. He also represents various professionals before the State Licensing Boards and credential review boards. Further, his vast litigation experience includes defending products liability matters, construction, and labor and EEO matters. Bob served as a Municipal Attorney, and his experience includes many investigations with regard to allegations of discrimination in the workplace, harassment, hiring and firing of employees, and related labor and employment matters. He has represented state, county and municipal entities in litigated matters. He also concentrates on complex business disputes and recently obtained a multi-million-dollar verdict in favor of an oppressed shareholder. In addition, Bob focuses on estate litigation and most recently successfully defended an estate valued at $20 million.

Prior to joining the firm, Bob served a four-year active duty tour with the Judge Advocate General’s Corps of the United States Air Force. He served as an Assistant Staff Judge Advocate, Area Defense Counsel and Circuit Trial Counsel. He was responsible for advising commanders on military, federal and state criminal and civil law matters including military justice, operations law, law of armed conflict, rules of engagement, mobilization, deployment, foreign criminal jurisdiction, standards of conduct, and federal labor and employment law. Upon separation from active duty, he remained a member of the United States Air Force Reserve. He retired from the Air Force in 2015 as a Major General, serving as the Mobilization Assistant to the Judge Advocate General of the United States Air Force, Headquarters United States Air Force, Washington, D.C. In 2014 he performed the Duties of The Judge Advocate General of the Air Force, the only Reserve Officer ever to do so.

In his U.S. Air Force position, Major General Kenny was responsible for the professional oversight of more than 900 Reserve Judge Advocates and Paralegals in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps, assigned to more than 200 offices at every level of command. He was responsible for the development of Corps-wide policies affecting all Air Force Reserve component members, and managed the recruitment, training, utilization, and deployment of Reserve legal forces worldwide. Further, he assisted the Judge Advocate General in the professional supervision and management of 4,400 Active-Duty, Guard, and Reserve personnel assigned to the Judge Advocate General’s Corps. In addition to overseeing a vast array of military justice, international, operational law, and civil law functions, including litigation affecting Air Force interests, he provided legal advice to the Chief of the Air Force Reserve and Commander, Air Force Reserve Command. He was deployed on four occasions to the Persian Gulf area of operational responsibility in support of Operation Southern Watch, and was deployed to a classified location for Operation Enduring Freedom. He received the Reginald C. Harmon Award as the 1998 Outstanding Reserve Judge Advocate of the United States Air Force.

He served as an adjunct member of the Judge Advocate General’s School faculty as an instructor at the Advanced Trial Advocacy Course, the Trial/Defense Advocacy Course, and the Total Force Operations Law Course.

Affiliations

  • Air Force’s Judge Advocate General School Foundation, Executive Committee, President, Board of Trustees
  • New Jersey Institute of Local Government Attorneys
  • Supreme Court of the State of New Jersey, District VIII Ethics Committee, former member and former chairman, 1999-2003
  • City Market of New Brunswick, N.J, for the special improvement District for New Brunswick, Board of Directors, Executive Committee and Corporate Secretary
  • Holidays for the Homeless, Board of Directors, founding member
  • Knights of Columbus, Council 6930, in White House Station, NJ
  • Bethlehem Township, Preservation Association, Board of Directors, founding member
  • Bethlehem Township, former Municipal attorney (17 years)
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance

Awards

  • New Jersey Super Lawyers list, 2005-2014, 2019-Present
  • The Best Lawyers in America list, 2008-Present; "Lawyer of the Year" in Construction Law (2014 and 2022) and Construction Litigation (2015)
  • Reginald C. Harmon Award, 1998 Outstanding Reserve Judge Advocate of the Year - United States Air Force

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