Craig P. Kenny is the fourth child of seven of two hardworking immigrants who came to America for a better life. His mother, Rose Elisabeth, was born and raised in Germany and his father, Edward Lawder Kenny, was born in Canada. His parents married in Germany in 1949 and came to Chicago, Illinois shortly thereafter. Craig was born on Easter Sunday in Chicago and he was raised knowing that with hard work and perseverance you could do anything and be anything in this great country.
Unfortunately, the only reason Craig is an attorney is because his parents had two horrible experiences with attorneys. Both of Craig’s older brothers were tragically killed in personal injury accidents. When his older brother Michael was three years old, he was killed when he was struck by a truck while he was walking in a crosswalk with Craig’s older sister. The truck driver would later state that he never saw Craig’s brother. Craig’s other brother, Dale was killed fourteen years later.
Just fifteen and only a Sophomore in High School, Dale was killed instantly when the four seater Cessna aircraft, in which he was a passenger, came down out of the sky and slammed into a house in a suburb of Chicago. Both times Craig’s parents retained attorneys – both times, they were treated with the attitude that the attorney was the “attorney” and his parents were “stupid immigrants.” The attorney never returned their phone calls and they had absolutely no client service skills.
Craig has dedicated his life to help those who need help.
Craig graduated in 1984 with an Associate Arts Degree in Pre Law Studies from Richard J. Daley Community College (Chicago). He then transferred to UNLV and graduated in 1986 with a B.A. Degree in Communications. He then graduated in 1988 with a M.P.A. Degree from UNLV. He then graduated in 1991 with his J.D. from Tulane University (New Orleans).
After graduating from Tulane, Craig immediately returned to Las Vegas, passed the bar examination and became a licensed attorney. In November of 1991, Craig accepted a position as a Deputy Nevada Attorney for Injured Workers. Craig exclusively represented injured workers in their administrative trials. In April 1992, Craig was recruited to work at Edward M. Bernstein and Associates as a personal injury attorney. Craig worked there for two years doing personal injury and workman’s compensation cases, before giving his one month notice that he intended on opening his own firm.
On May 22, 1995, Craig opened Craig P. Kenny & Associates. A Law Firm Committed to the Client. A Law Firm that would always be there for those who needed help.
Craig is currently a sustaining member and sits on the Board of Governors for the Nevada Justice Association. Additionally he is a member of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, the American Bar Association and the Clark County Bar Association. Besides being licensed to practice in Nevada Craig is licensed to practice in the United States District Court, District Court of Nevada, the United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. Craig also is a member of the Southern Nevada Medical/Legal Screening Panel which screens medical malpractice cases.
Finally, Craig is a frequent lecturer in the areas of Workman’s Compensation, Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice. He also is an adjunct professor at UNLV. He is currently teaching Health Care Law.