Kathleen N. Fennelly

Overview

KATHLEEN N. FENNELLY focuses her practice in the areas of general commercial litigation, including consumer fraud/class action defense litigation, estate litigation and guardianship matters. Ms. Fennelly appears regularly in federal and state courts in New Jersey, and has been involved with several noteworthy published opinions, including H.M. Holdings v. Aetna Cas. & Sur., 154 N.J. 208 (1998); Pfizer v. Employers Inc., 154 N.J. 187 (1998); and Thiedemann v. Mercedes-Benz U.S.A., L.L.C., 183 N.J. 234 (2005).

Ms. Fennelly is the First Vice President of the New Jersey State Bar Foundation, and is a former trustee of the New Jersey State Bar Association. She was the President of the Morris County Bar Association in 1997, and is a founding member of the Morris County Bar Association Professionalism Committee, and the Morris County Bar Foundation. She also served as the Chairperson of the District X Fee Arbitration Committee. Ms. Fennelly is a former Law Clerk to the Honorable Daniel R. Coburn, J.S.C.

  • Listed in Super Lawyers® (2011, 2020), a Thomson Reuters business, in the areas of Business Litigation, Estate & Trust Litigation, General Litigation, and Class Action/Mass Torts. A description of the standard or methodology on which the accolade is based can be found HERE (No aspect of the advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court).
  • Martindale-Hubbell awarded her its AV Peer Review Rating, their highest level of professional excellence and a Preeminent Lawyer for 2020
  • Morris County Bar Association Professionalism Award, 2020
  • Morris County Bar Association Civil Practice Award, 2017
  • Recognized in 2019 as part of the Morris County Bar Association Law Day Celebration as a "Woman Pioneer in the Law" for her work in expanding the role of women in the law in Morris County
  • Boy Scouts of America 2013 Tribute to Women Award

Overview

KATHLEEN N. FENNELLY focuses her practice in the areas of general commercial litigation, including consumer fraud/class action defense litigation, estate litigation and guardianship matters. Ms. Fennelly appears regularly in federal and state courts in New Jersey, and has been involved with several noteworthy published opinions, including H.M. Holdings v. Aetna Cas. & Sur., 154 N.J. 208 (1998); Pfizer v. Employers Inc., 154 N.J. 187 (1998); and Thiedemann v. Mercedes-Benz U.S.A., L.L.C., 183 N.J. 234 (2005).

Ms. Fennelly is the First Vice President of the New Jersey State Bar Foundation, and is a former trustee of the New Jersey State Bar Association. She was the President of the Morris County Bar Association in 1997, and is a founding member of the Morris County Bar Association Professionalism Committee, and the Morris County Bar Foundation. She also served as the Chairperson of the District X Fee Arbitration Committee. Ms. Fennelly is a former Law Clerk to the Honorable Daniel R. Coburn, J.S.C.

  • Listed in Super Lawyers® (2011, 2020), a Thomson Reuters business, in the areas of Business Litigation, Estate & Trust Litigation, General Litigation, and Class Action/Mass Torts. A description of the standard or methodology on which the accolade is based can be found HERE (No aspect of the advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court).
  • Martindale-Hubbell awarded her its AV Peer Review Rating, their highest level of professional excellence and a Preeminent Lawyer for 2020
  • Morris County Bar Association Professionalism Award, 2020
  • Morris County Bar Association Civil Practice Award, 2017
  • Recognized in 2019 as part of the Morris County Bar Association Law Day Celebration as a "Woman Pioneer in the Law" for her work in expanding the role of women in the law in Morris County
  • Boy Scouts of America 2013 Tribute to Women Award

Education

Seton Hall Law School (J.D. cum laude 1986)
Fairfield University (B.A. magna cum laude 1982)

Admissions

State of New Jersey
U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit
Supreme Court of the United States

Memberships

Morris County Bar Association
New Jersey State Bar Association
Morris County Bar Foundation
American Bar Association
Association of the Federal Bar of New Jersey
Fellow, American Bar Foundation
New Jersey State Bar Foundation