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Kenneth J. McDonnell - Essex, CT

30 Plains RoadP.O. Box 959 Essex, CT 06426

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Updated: 02/13/2017

Essex Personal Injury Lawyer

Overview

KENNETH J. MCDONNELL began the practice of law in 1983 and is a board certified trial lawyer. He is admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in Connecticut, as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit. He is a graduate of Boston College (B.A., magna cum laude, 1980) and the University of Connecticut (J.D., 1983). Attorney McDonnell serves as an Attorney Trial Referee and Fact Finder/Arbitrator and Special Master for the Superior Court...

KENNETH J. MCDONNELL began the practice of law in 1983 and is a board certified trial lawyer. He is admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in Connecticut, as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit. He is a graduate of Boston College (B.A., magna cum laude, 1980) and the University of Connecticut (J.D., 1983). Attorney McDonnell serves as an Attorney Trial Referee and Fact Finder/Arbitrator and Special Master for the Superior Court. He is a member and past president of the Middlesex County Bar Association and is a member of the Connecticut Bar Association, the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association and the American Trial Lawyers Association and has been named a Super Lawyer by the publishers of Connecticut Magazine since 2007 for Personal Injury.

Attorney McDonnell is an experienced litigator with broad trial experience in many areas of practice including Divorce, Child Custody and Family Law, Personal Injury, General Civil Litigation, Real Estate, Property, Employment and Workers' Compensation. He also has extensive experience as an appellate attorney in both the state and federal courts. Attorney McDonnell is specially trained in mediation and collaborative divorce. Although Attorney McDonnell has the training and experience to zealously advocate for his clients in court, he also is committed to helping his clients and their families avoid the emotional and financial costs of litigation. Because of that commitment to alternatives to litigation he is a member of the Connecticut Collaborative Divorce Group and he serves as an independent mediator.

About Kenneth J. McDonnell

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner

Practice Areas

  • Personal Injury
  • Civil Litigation
  • Divorce
  • Child Custody and Family Law
  • Employment Law
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Real Estate and Zoning
  • Probate and Estate Planning
  • Criminal Defense

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court
  • U.S. District Court District of Connecticut
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit

Other Affiliations

  • Middlesex County Bar Association (Member and past President)
  • Connecticut Bar Association (Member)
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association (Member)
  • American Trial Lawyers Association (Member)

Pro Bono Activities

  • Member, Clinton Land Conservation Trust, Inc.
  • Henry Carter Hull Library, President of the Board of Trustees
  • Clinton Land Conservation Trust, Inc., Past President and current Board Member
  • Town of Clinton Board of Ethics

Education

  • University of Connecticut School of Law, Hartford, Connecticut, 1983
    J.D
  • Boston College Newton Centre & Chestnut Hill , MA, 1980
    B.A
    Honors: magna cum laude

Office Information

Address

30 Plains RoadP.O. Box 959 Essex, CT 06426

Fax

  • (860) 767-2742

Achievements

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Included on the 2024 Connecticut list


Past Lists

  • 2023 Connecticut Super Lawyers list
  • 2022 Connecticut Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Connecticut Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Connecticut Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Connecticut Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Connecticut Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Connecticut Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Connecticut Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Connecticut Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Connecticut Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 Connecticut Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 Connecticut Super Lawyers list
  • 2011 Connecticut Super Lawyers list
  • 2010 Connecticut Super Lawyers list
  • 2009 Connecticut Super Lawyers list
  • 2008 Connecticut Super Lawyers list
  • 2007 Connecticut Super Lawyers list

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