Kenney & Sams, P.C. is a law firm of trial attorneys. Our lawyers are active leaders of the local, state, and national bar. Included among the Firm’s ranks are the Massachusetts Defense Lawyer of the Year (2012); President of the Massachusetts Defense Lawyers Association; General Counsel of the Gould Construction Institute; Former Chief of the Trial Division of the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office; Treasurer of the Massachusetts Trial Lawyers Association; Past President of the Federal Bar Association (Mass. Chapter); co-founder and past Co-President of the Boston Inn of Court; Secretary of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry; and a member of the Leadership Academy of the American Bar Association’s Tort, Trial and Insurance Practice Section.
|Christopher A. Kenney
Chris Kenney, co-founder of Kenney & Sams, is a nationally recognized litigator and advocate who has successfully tried cases before every level of the state and federal trial court system in Massachusetts. Chris brings his experience as an exceptional trial lawyer to all work with clients – advice, risk management, negotiation, mediation, arbitration and courtroom strategy.
|Michael P. Sams
Michael Sams, co-founder of Kenney & Sams, is a respected litigator, advocate and business advisor, serving companies throughout New England. Mike is a well known trial lawyer and risk manager for participants in the construction industry. He handles general business litigation across a range of industries and companies.
|Rodney W. Ames, Jr.
Rodney Ames represents general contractors, subcontractors and owners in commercial and residential construction litigation related to alleged construction defects, mechanic’s liens and payment claims and personal injury.
|Lindsay Manning Burke
Lindsay Burke defends and asserts the rights of companies entangled in complex disputes. Her cases often involve business-to-business contract disputes, business divorce, trade secret litigation, non-competition agreements, questions regarding intellectual property ownership and business torts.
|J. Nathan Cole
J. Nathan Cole is an experienced trial lawyer who represents a range of New England small and mid-sized companies in civil litigation. Through strong command of trial tactics and strategy, Nathan has effectively steered cases to jury verdict before the Massachusetts Superior and District Courts, and has represented clients before the Massachusetts Appeals Court, the U.S. District Court, and numerous private mediators.
|MICHELLE DE OLIVEIRA
Michelle focuses her practice in the area of employment litigation, counseling and commercial litigation. She counsels clients on workplace issues, including wage and hour issues, employee handbooks, disciplinary actions, accommodations for disabilities, non-compete agreements, and new legal developments in Massachusetts.
|JULIANNE C. FITZPATRICK
Julianne focuses her practice on product liability, employment law, business disputes, and general civil litigation. She provides counsel and advises clients within a diverse range of issues – tailoring strategies to meet each client’s particular goals. She provides high-quality and timely advice and counsel. Julianne approaches her client’s problems in an energetic and professional manner with the goal to provide the best client service possible.Read Complete Biography…
|David R. Kerrigan
David Kerrigan is a litigator with uniquely deep experience representing individuals and groups in challenges to state regulations and statutes, and defending and asserting civil rights claims. He has years of experience bringing and defending claims related to a range of business, construction and employment litigation.
|Ryan P. Menard
Ryan P. Menard counsels employers on regulatory and other matters important to managing employee-employer relationships, and supports strategy and case management for a range of general business disputes.
|Kristen R. Ragosta
Kristen counsels, defends and manages risk strategies for businesses and individuals involved in complex transactions and disputes. She represents clients in pre-litigation and alternative dispute resolution processes, as well as in Federal and State courts with respect to a variety of matters.
|Jason P. Rogers
Jason Rogers is a litigator, risk management counselor and contract negotiator who represents business owners, contractors and individuals in a wide variety of high-stakes matters. He has represented clients before both state and federal courts.
|Ross C. Wecker
Ross Wecker is a litigator who taps substantial project engineering education and experience as he asserts, and defends against, commercial construction claims. He represents general contractors, subcontractors, architects, engineers and other consultants on projects such as schools, shopping malls, hospitals and health care facilities, multi-family condominium and apartment complexes as well as road, sewer and pipeline projects.
|Alexander R. Zwillinger
Alex Zwillinger is an experienced litigator who resolves disputes for companies and individuals efficiently and effectively. Alex handles general business litigation, representing both defendants and plaintiffs, involving the real estate, technology, construction and healthcare industries.