Kevin G. Kenneally


Boston, MA
D 617.963.5968


Kevin G. Kenneally is a Partner and Office Chair in Freeman Mathis & Gary's Boston office. He is also Co-Chair of the firm's Class Actions, Life Sciences, and Products Liability national practice teams. He brings over 25 years of local and national experience in complex litigation including multi-district mass tort and class action litigation. He has a demonstrated track record of success in high stakes trials, mediation and litigation management. Mr. Kenneally serves as FMG's Chair of the Products Liability Practice Team. Mr. Kenneally is a national counsel for exposure and products liability matters and represents an international franchisor. He repeatedly has been recognized as one of Massachusetts outstanding defense trial and business lawyers, including selection by Super Lawyers for Business Litigation for over 15 consecutive years. He also has been recognized on four occasions by his peers, including for 2022, as “Lawyer of the Year” in Insurance Law, in 2021 and prior years as Class Actions and Mass Torts "Lawyers of the Year" by Best Lawyers in America, and has been selected for Best Lawyers in several practice areas.

Mr. Kenneally is an experienced trial lawyer and a national counsel for clients in toxic exposure litigation.  He handles the defense of complex, multiparty litigation, class actions and federal court MultiDistrict Litigation (MDL). Mr. Kenneally is a leader of the firm’s PFAS Litigation Team, Life Sciences Team chair and Class Action Team chair. He is a lead counsel for the firm’s client in the MDL alleging Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) caused injuries arising from fire-fighting equipment and fire-suppressing foam that is consolidated and pending in Charleston, South Carolina federal court, known as the Aqueous Film-Forming Foam (AFFF) MDL.

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Bar Admissions


U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

U.S. Court of Federal Claims

U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts

  • American Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Arbitration Committee of the Boston Stock Exchange (Former Member)
  • Massachusetts Bar Foundation (MBF): Board of Trustees (Former Member)
Client Successes
Awards and Recognition

  •  2023-2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers© 2022 Lawyer of the Year in Insurance Law
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers in America®, 2021 Edition in the fields of Commercial Litigation, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, and Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Named Best Lawyers’ 2021, 2017 and 2015 Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants “Lawyer of the Year” for Boston, MA.
  • Recognized by Benchmark Litigation as a “Local Litigation Star” for General Commercial Litigation and Product Liability, 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2020
  • Recognized as a “Benchmark Litigation Star” in Massachusetts, Benchmark Litigation Magazine 2012 – 2014.
  • Recognized as a Massachusetts Super Lawyer by Law & Politics magazine in the areas of Business Litigation, Class Action/Mass Torts, and Professional Liability: Defense, 2004 – 2017.
  • Listed in the “Boston’s Best Lawyers” supplement to the Boston Sunday Globe, 2008 – 2009.