Kenny practices within Butler Snow's Tort, Transportation and Specialized Litigation group. He is a zealous advocate for his clients from pre-suit advising through the appellate process.

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Kenny is a member of Butler Snow’s litigation department and practices within the Tort, Transportation and Specialized Litigation group. Kenny conducts and manages litigation in State and Federal Courts from filing through the appeals process, counsels clients on statutory and common law rights and defenses as well as litigation strategy, and advocates for clients in motions practice, trial, mediations, and alternative dispute resolutions.

Kenny has been recognized by the College of Charleston with the Distinguished Alumni Award, 2021, Best Lawyers in America®, and as a member of State Farm’s Inaugural Rising Stars Academy Member, 2019.

Kenny is a member of the James L. Petigru American Inn of Court. He earned his Juris Doctor from Charleston School of Law and received his bachelor’s degree from the College of Charleston. He is a graduate of Leadership Charleston, the South Carolina Leadership Academy, and the Riley Institute Diversity Leadership Initiative. He is admitted to the South Carolina Bar and the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina.

Associations

Bar Admissions

  • South Carolina, 2011
  • U.S. District Courts
    • South Carolina: District of South Carolina
  • U.S. Court of Appeals
    • 4th Circuit

Civic Involvement

  • Turning Leaf Project, Board Member
  • Founded a volunteer organization that combats homelessness and poverty in Charleston, SC.
  • Coaches youth soccer and basketball.
  • Participates extensively in pro-bono work and indigent defense.

Distinctions

  • Member, Charleston School of Law, Dean Selection Committee
  • College of Charleston, Honors College Distinguished Alumni Award, 2021
  • Best Lawyers in America®
    • Ones to Watch, Commercial Litigation, 2021-2022
    • Ones to Watch, Insurance Law, 2021-2022
    • Ones to Watch, Litigation – Construction, 2021-2022
    • Ones to Watch, Transportation Law, 2022
  • Member, State Farm's Inaugural Rising Stars Academy, 2019
  • Graduate, Leadership Charleston, Class of 2016
  • Graduate, South Carolina Leadership Academy, Class of 2015
  • Graduate, Riley Institute Diversity Leadership Initiative, Class of 2015
  • Named to the Lawyers of Color “Hot List” for 2013

Education & Honors

  • Charleston School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2011
    • Phi Kappa Phi
    • Federal Courts Law Review, Editor-In-Chief
    • Moot Court Board, Chief Judge
    • Federal Public Defender’s Office, Clerkship
  • College of Charleston, B.A., Political Science, summa cum laude, 2008
    • Honors College
    • Political Science Departmental Honors
    • Dean’s List, 2005-2008
    • Phi Beta Kappa Honors Society
    • Black Law Students Association, Member
  • Clerkship, Honorable Robert Carr, Federal Magistrate Court

Experience

  • Conducts and manages litigation in State and Federal Courts from filing through appeals process.
  • Counsels clients on statutory and common law rights and defenses as well as litigation strategy.
  • Advocates for clients in motions practice; trial; mediations and alternative dispute resolutions.

Papers, Presentations, & Publications

  • Co-Presenter, “Developing and Maintaining Good Client Relationships,” Charleston County Bar Association CLE, December 3, 2020. 
  • Panelist, “Supporting Diversity in the Legal Profession,” Charleston School of Law, February 5, 2020. 
  • Co-Author and Yearly Editor, Tort Law Desk Reference Book, 2012-2019 editions.