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Robert F. Kennedy Jr. - New York, NY

350 Fifth AvenueSuite 6705 New York, NY 10118

Updated: 06/08/2023


Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.'s reputation as a resolute defender of the environment stems from a litany of successful legal actions. Mr. Kennedy was named one of Time magazine's "Heroes for the Planet" for his success helping Riverkeeper lead the fight to restore the Hudson River. The group's achievement helped spawn over 200 Waterkeeper organizations across the globe.


Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.'s reputation as a resolute defender of the environment stems from a litany of successful legal actions. Mr. Kennedy was named one of Time magazine's "Heroes for the Planet" for his success helping Riverkeeper lead the fight to restore the Hudson River. The group's achievement helped spawn over 200 Waterkeeper organizations across the globe.

Mr. Kennedy serves as Senior Attorney for the Natural Resource Defense Council, Chief Prosecuting Attorney for the Hudson Riverkeeper and President of Waterkeeper Alliance. He is also a Clinical Professor and Supervising Attorney at Pace University School of Law's Environmental Litigation Clinic and is co-host of Ring of Fire on Air America Radio. Earlier in his career he served as Assistant District Attorney in New York City.

He has worked on environmental issues across the Americas and has assisted several indigenous tribes in Latin America and Canada in successfully negotiating treaties protecting traditional homelands. Mr. Kennedy is credited with leading the fight to protect New York City's water supply. The New York City watershed agreement, which he negotiated on behalf of environmentalists and New York City watershed consumers, is regarded as an international model in stakeholder consensus negotiations and sustainable development.

Among Mr. Kennedy's published political books are the New York Times' bestseller Crimes Against Nature (2004), The Riverkeepers (1997), and Judge Frank M. Johnson, Jr: A Biography (1977). He has also published three children's books: St Francis of Assisi (2005), American Heroes: Joshua Chamberlain and the American Civil War (2007), and Robert Smalls: The Boat Thief (2008). His articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Lost Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, Atlantic Monthly, Esquire, The Nation, Outside Magazine, The Village Voice, and many other publications, His award winning articles have been included in anthologies of America's Best Crime Writing, Best Political Writing and Best Science Writing.

Mr. Kennedy is a graduate of Harvard University. He studied at the London School of Economics and received his law degree from the University of Virginia Law School. Following graduation he attended Pace University Law School, where he was awarded a Masters in Environmental Law.

He is a licensed master falconer, and as often as possible he pursues a life-long enthusiasm for white-water paddling. He has organized and led several expeditions in Canada and Latin America, including first descents on three little known rivers in Peru, Colombia, and Venezuela.

Mr. Kennedy joined Morgan & Morgan in an of counsel capacity in Mar. 2016 after working together on the case against SoCalGas for the Aliso Canyon gas well blowout in Porter Ranch, California.


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By Mark K. on Nov. 22, 2021

5.0 out of 5 stars

Thank Robert F. Kennedy Jr. I listened and saw your speech in Italy a very good and inspiring speech. I am from the Netherlands and I always admired the Kennedy"s I was born 1967 and are now fighting for the freedom of my country, there is a situation going on in the Netherlands slowly my beautiful country is sliding in a civil war i am one of the 33% I always was it"s just the way I am and I am also determined to die with my boots on for my country. The Dutch puppet authorities are rolling out the g2 undemocratic measures which are violating the Dutch constitution, the simpel change the law, I am really worried about this I cant go anywhere any more, I am excluded from society it"s terrifying. I really don"t trust them any more, I don"t know what"s next will they come with a swatt team to arrest me ore will they arrest me while I am in the public space and drag me to a vaccination center...I really don"t know we have never seen those measures sins the second world war, was everything in vain, it hurts and makes me mad, must I take up arms to defend my self my family, my neighbors, must I organize underground resistance, I know they are watching, they know I am there enemy and not there friend, because I speek out in public I am a yellow vest. The last three years I have organised several demonstrations for more democracy and binding referenda I strongly opposed the EU, I want a NEXIT and free my country of the modern version of the third reich because that"s the way I look at EU, I don"t trust them at all, I think that the officials of the EU have mein kampf on there nightstand and not the bible, terrifying a hard to imagine but I think that"s going on. Could we join forces and work side by side, I don"t have a clue how but if there is a will there is a way I think to fight this global threat this must stop for the sake of our children and humanity. Thank you for the speech it helps me it"s gives me a good feeling that I am not alone and also that one of the worlds most powerful family"s also think the same way !, Thank You !

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