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Raymond Joseph Kenney

Raymond Joseph Kenney, American lawyer. Bar: Massachusetts 1958, United States District Court 1960, United States Court Appeals (1st circuit) 1969, United States Supreme Court 1985, United States Court Appeals (11th circuit) 1995.

Background

  • Kenney, Raymond Joseph was born on August 3, 1932 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States.

  • Education

    • AB cum laude, Boston College, 1953. Juris Doctor, Boston College, 1958.

    Career

    • Member firm Martin, Magnuson, McCarthy & Kenney (and predecessor firms), Boston, since 1958. Instructor law Massachusetts Department Education, University Extension, 1958-1960, Boston University, 1961-1966. Corporator Winchester Savings Bank, since 1973, Winchester Hospital, since 1980.

      Lecturer continuing legal education. Member Winchester Finance Committee, 1967-1970, chairman, 1970-1971. Moderator Town of Winchester, 1972-1977.

      Chairman Massachusetts Judicial Nominating Commission, 1975-1977. Member standing committee on civil rules Supreme Judicial Court, 1977—2008. Member time standards committee Massachusetts Superior Court, 1990.

      Chairman Massachusetts Clients Security Board, 1984-1987. Director Mount Vernon House, Winchester, since 1990.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Massachusetts 1958, United States District Court 1960, United States Court Appeals (1st circuit) 1969, United States Supreme Court 1985, United States Court Appeals (11th circuit) 1995.

    Works

    • Author: Massachusetts Practice series (West), since 1998, Massachusetts Law Review. Editor-in-chief, 1973-1976. Contributor articles to legal journal.

    Membership

    Board directors Winchester chapter American Red Cross, 1968-1971. President Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, 1980-1983. Fellow American College Trial Lawyers (state committeeman 1982-1986), American Bar Foundation, Massachusetts Bar Foundation (president 1984-1988, trustee 1994-1996).

    Member American Bar Association (delegate 1976-1978), American Judicature Society (director 1978-1981), New England Bar Association (president 1980-1981), Massachusetts Bar Association (president 1977-1978, founding chairman senior lawyers section 1999-2001), Massachusetts Defense Lawyers Association (Defense Lawyer of Year 1995), International Association Defense Counsel, Boston College Alumni Association (president 1983-1984, 50th Annual Distinguished Law Alumnus award, 75th Anniversary Law Alumni award).

    Connections

    • Married Claire L. Ducey. Children: Marianne Lordi, Raymond Joseph III, Stephen V., John M.
    • spouse: Claire L. Ducey
    • children: Marianne Lordi Kenney
    • Raymond Joseph III Kenney
    • Stephen V. Kenney
    • John M. Kenney
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