Minnesota Lawyer has honored Blackwell Burke P.A. associate Brendan M. Kenny by naming him a 2013 “Up & Coming Attorney.” The “Up & Coming Attorney” recognition highlights those lawyers within their first 10 years of practice who have already distinguished themselves by their achievements. The criteria for selection are: professional accomplishment, leadership service to the community and the profession or achievement as in house counsel. Award winners are selected from nominations received from throughout Minnesota. Mr. Kenny is being honored for his creation of the Twin Cities E-Discovery Forum. He will be profiled in a special feature magazine of Minnesota Lawyer on Monday, September 23rd.
Brendan M. Kenny is the founder of the Twin Cities E-Discovery Forum and a member of the Seventh Circuit Electronic Discovery Pilot Program’s National Outreach Committee. Before joining Blackwell Burke P.A., Mr. Kenny was a Deputy Attorney General in the California Attorney General’s Office in San Francisco. As a Deputy Attorney General, he gained first-chair trial experience in complex litigation in federal court, wrote and argued dispositive motions, drafted mediation and settlement conference statements, took and defended depositions, and prepared all forms of trial documents, including motions in limine, jury instructions, voir dire questions, and verdict forms. Since joining Blackwell Burke, Mr. Kenny has focused his practice on toxic tort, products liability, and other complex litigation.
Blackwell Burke P.A., a litigation and trial boutique in Minneapolis, Minnesota, serves as national trial and litigation counsel for numerous Fortune 500 companies. The firm has extensive experience in class action defense, commercial litigation, food industry defense, labor and employment, and products liability. The firm has represented corporate clients in practically every jurisdiction in the country, as well as several foreign countries.