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John Joseph Kenney, American Lawyer. Bar: New York 1970, United States District Court (southern district) New York 1973, United States Court 2nd District Court of Appea circuit) 1973, United States District Court (eastern district) New York 1980, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1991. Recipient John Marshall award unites states department Justice, 1980.


Kenney, John Joseph was born on July 13, 1943 in New York City. Son of Joseph Charles and Regina Elizabeth (Hulbert) Kenney.


St. Michael's College (Bachelor of Arts, 1966). Fordham University (Juris Doctor, 1969).


Worked at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett. Admitted to the bar, 1970, New York. Assistant United States Attorney, Southern District of New York, 1971-1980.

Executive Assistant United States Attorney, 1978-1980. Member: The Association of the Bar of the City of New York (Chair, Criminal Law Committee, 1992-1995). New York State (Member, Executive Committee, 1997—) and American Bar Associations.

Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers. New York County Lawyers' Association (President, 1996-1997). Federal Bar Council (President, 1994-1996).


Counsel, Village of Bronxville, 1983-1986. Member Planning Board of Bronxville, 1992-1998, counsel, 1981-1983. Trustee History Deerfield Inc., 1992-1998, Bennington College, since 1999, Bronxville Public Library., 2003-2006, Poetry Foundation, Chicago, since 2007.

Board directors Citizens Crime Commission, 1998—2009, American Association for International Commission Jurists, since 2000. Fellow American College Trial Lawyers (chairman committee on federal rules of evidence 2003-2005). Member American Bar Association, Federal Bar Council (president 1994-1996), Association Bar City New York (chairman criminal law committee 1992-1995), New York County Lawyers Association (president 1996-1997), New York State Bar Association (executive committee 1997-2000, chairman special committee bar exam and lawyer competence 2005-2010), New York State Bar Foundation (board directors since 2004, vice president since 2009), Wong Sun Society San Francisco.


Married Charlotte O'Brien, May 23, 1971. 1 child, Alexander Hulbert.