Best of the Bar 2020: The Philadelphia Business Journal honors 40 top lawyers

October 29, 2020

Philadelphia Business Journal
By Jeff Blumenthal

Montgomery McCracken partner William K. Kennedy was selected to the Philadelphia Business Journal’s Best of the Bar: Philadelphia’s Top Lawyers in the category of Employment Litigation. 

The below profile originally ran in the Philadelphia Business Journal on October 29, 2020.


William Kennedy

Firm: Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads

Education: Wake Forest School of Law (2000)

In the first two months of 2020, Kennedy obtained defense verdicts under the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) on behalf of SEPTA in two separate trials in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas. In the first case, he rebut claims that SEPTA negligently maintained its track area, resulting in a fall and permanent back injury. In the second case, the plaintiff alleged that the manual labor performed caused him to develop carpal tunnel syndrome in his hands and wrists. In both cases, juries found no evidence of negligence on SEPTA’s part.


To read Bill’s full Best of the Bar 2020 profile, click here.