Christopher A. Kenney ('90) elected secretary of the Massachusetts Bar Association


Source: Massachusetts Bar Association
Boston, MA – Boston University School of Law alumnus Christopher A. Kenney (’90) has been elected secretary of the Massachusetts Bar Association for its 2013-14 year, beginning on Sept. 1. Kenney served as president of the Boston University School of Law Alumni Association in 2010-11.

A founding member and managing shareholder of Kenney & Sams PC, Kenney has tried cases before every level of the state and federal trial court system in Massachusetts, and has served as an appellate advocate before the Massachusetts Appellate Division, Massachusetts Appeals Court, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.

Kenney is the chair of the MBA’s Consumer Advocacy Committee and a member of the MBA’s Executive Management Board, Membership Committee and has served in the association’s House of Delegates. Kenney is also a former chair of the MBA’s Civil Litigation Section.

In addition to his work with the MBA, Kenney is a former president of the Massachusetts Defense Lawyers Association, former president of the Massachusetts Chapter of the Federal Bar Association and former co-president of the Boston Inn of Court.

The Massachusetts Defense Lawyers Association named Kenney the 2012 “Massachusetts Defense Lawyer of the Year.” Boston magazine ranked Kenney as one of the Top 100 Lawyers in Massachusetts and Kenney was named a "Super Lawyer" in the areas of business litigation and civil litigation defense, a designation limited to the top 5 percent of attorneys in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Kenney was also selected for inclusion in every edition of The Best Lawyers in America since 2009.

Kenney has served as adjunct faculty at Boston University School of Law and frequently writes and lectures for business groups, trade associations and bar associations. Boston University School of Law honored Kenney in 2012 with the Silver Shingle Award for outstanding service to the law school. 

Kenney earned his B.A. from College of the Holy Cross in 1987 and lives in Sudbury.

Alongside Kenney, the other 2013-14 MBA officers include President Douglas K. Sheff, Boston; President-elect Marsha V. Kazarosian, Haverhill; Vice President Martha Rush O’Mara, Melrose; Vice President Christopher P. Sullivan, Hingham; and Treasurer Robert W. Harnais, Quincy.
Incorporated in 1911, the Massachusetts Bar Association is a non-profit organization that serves the legal profession and the public by promoting the administration of justice, legal education, professional excellence and respect for the law. The MBA represents a diverse group of attorneys, judges and legal professionals across the commonwealth.