Michael Kenney


Hartford, CT
D 959.202.4978


  • J.D., University of Connecticut School of Law (1996)
  • B.A., University of Vermont (1993)

Michael Kenney is a Partner at Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP and works out of the Hartford, Connecticut office. Mr. Kenney has been practicing law for over 24 years, having begun his legal career as a member of the U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps. While in the Navy, he worked as a prosecutor throughout the Puget Sound Region of Washington State, then became the Staff Judge Advocate at Naval Air Station Brunswick, Maine. Upon leaving active duty in 2003, Mr. Kenney began work as a civil litigator at a small firm in Burlington, Vermont. In late 2004, he began practicing in Connecticut, defending his clients in the areas of transportation and trucking law, admiralty, workers’ compensation, premises liability, and products liability. He has tried over 40 cases to verdict in state and federal court, including over two dozen civil trials. Mr. Kenney has also devoted his professional time to pro bono representation and volunteering as a guardian ad litem.

Read More

Bar Admissions



U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut

U.S. District Court, District of Maine

U.S. District Court, District of Vermont

United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit


Representative Cases & Clients
  • Jenkins v. Road Scholar Transportation
  • Kumah v. Swift Transportation
  • Borough of Naugatuck v. Knight Transportation
  • Bisson v. Walmart Stores, Inc.
  • Vermont Bar Association
  • Maine Bar Association
  • Trucking Industry Defense Association
Awards and Recognition

  • 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®
  • Navy Commendation Medal
  • Navy Achievement Medal
  • National Defense Service Medal
  • Global War on Terrorism Medal
Classes/Seminars Taught
  • Force Protection and Self Defense
  • Government Ethics