MEET THE CRAIG P. KENNY ATTORNEYS

CRAIG P. KENNY, ESQ.

ATTORNEY AT LAW
702-380-2800

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.

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BRADLEY L. KENNY, ESQ.

ATTORNEY AT LAW
702-405-3467 

Bradley L. Kenny is Craig’s younger brother. Bradley was born and raised in Chicago’s south side. After graduating from St. Rita’s High School, he decided to go to college at Ronald Reagan’s alma mater Eureka College located in Eureka, Illinois. Eureka is a small town of about 5,000 people with less than 1,000 students attending the college. He attended college from 1985 to 1989 wherein he received a B.A. in economics.

One week before Bradley was to begin his first year in law school, he was in St. Germain, which is located near Lake Superior in upper Wisconsin. While diving in the water, he struck a rock and broke his neck. He was airlifted by helicopter on a flight-for-life to Milwaukee where he underwent spinal fusion surgery. The surgeon removed part of Bradley’s hip and fused it with the bones in his neck. Bradley was in a body cast for a few months following his ordeal. The law school deferred enrollment for one year. This whole experience has given Bradley a unique perspective on the trauma and suffering that injured people endure as a result of an accident.

Bradley attended Loyola Law School in New Orleans, Louisiana from 1990 to 1993 wherein he received his degree. After law school, Bradley attended UNLV for postgraduate work in Economics. In 1993, Bradley passed the bar examination and became a member of the Nevada Bar. He had served as a member of the Board of Governors for the State Bar Association and was the President for the Clark County Bar Association in 2004. Bradley is also a member of the Nevada Justice Association.

Bradley is licensed to practice in the United States District Court of Nevada and United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He is also a member of the Knights of Columbus.

In his spare time, Bradley enjoys traveling, horse racing and hanging out with his wife and son.

LAWRENCE E. MITTIN, ESQ.

ATTORNEY AT LAW
702-405-3472

Lawrence E. Mittin was born and grew up in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Philadelphia. Larry went to college at the University of Pennsylvania where he graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1990 with a B.A. in Political Science and a minor in Economics. After completing his undergraduate degree, Larry went to the University of California at Berkeley’s Boalt Hall School of Law. While at Boalt, Larry worked in Washington D.C. in the United States Justice Department’s Summer Honors Program.

Larry also spent a semester working as a judicial intern for U.S. District Court Judge Lowell Jensen of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. After graduating from Boalt in 1993, Larry moved to Las Vegas to work as a law clerk for Chief Judge Lloyd George of the United States District Court for the District of Nevada. As a law clerk, Larry assisted in the drafting of orders and trial memorandum and he participated in the conducting of hearings and trials. In 1994, Larry became a member of both the Nevada and California State Bars.

Upon completion of his year-long clerkship, Larry went to work as an insurance defense attorney in Las Vegas. Larry primarily defended automobile accidents and premise liability accidents. After a year and a half as an insurance defense attorney, Larry decided to start representing claimants in automobile accidents, insurance bad faith lawsuits, and medical malpractice cases. In September 1997 Larry joined our law offices and he practices primarily in the areas of automobile accidents, insurance bad faith, and premises liability.

Larry and his wife Jennifer welcomed a baby daughter Samantha in October 2010.

LEON R. SYMANSKI, ESQ.

ATTORNEY AT LAW
702-380-2800

Leon R. Symanski grew up in Southern California then moved to Long Island, N.Y. at the age of 16. After graduation, Leon returned to Southern California where he attended Orange Coast Community College where he worked full-time, went to school full-time and played basketball. Leon’s hard work and dedication payed off when he was recruited by the famed UNLV coach Jerry Tarkanian. Leon accepted an athletic scholarship and went on to play basketball for UNLV from 1984 – 1987. During those three years UNLV amassed an incredible record of 97 wins and 11 losses.

UNLV won PCAA championship, the PCAA tournament and went to the NCAA tournament all three years. Leon’s college basketball career peaked when his team reached the Final Four his senior year. His team had an overall record of 37-2, a record which still stands today for the most Division I wins for a season. Leon’s 1987 basketball team was fittingly inducted into the UNLV Sport’s Hall of Fame in October, 1998.

Leon graduated from UNLV in 1987 with a degree in Business Management. After graduation he traveled throughout Asia playing semi-professional basketball. Upon his return to the United States, Leon began a successful career in the Las Vegas hotel/casino industry where he worked for the next ten years. In 1989 Leon was admitted to the Public Administration Graduate College at UNLV and he graduated with his master’s degree in May, 1994. Leon graduated with honors and was elected into the Pi Alpha Alpha National Honor Society for public administrators.

Leon had dreamed of having the opportunity to attend law school and becoming a licensed attorney. He was extremely honored when he found out that he was chosen to be a charter member of the William S. Boyd School of Law at UNLV in 1998. Leon graduated from law school in May 2001.

Leon practices primarily in the areas of personal injury and workers’ compensation. Leon is a member of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, the American Bar Association, the Nevada Justice Association, and the Clark County Bar Association. Leon is licensed to practice in State Court of Nevada and the District Court of Nevada. In April, 2008, Leon was inducted into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi for recognition of outstanding academic achievements and service to the community.

BILLIE-MARIE MORRISON, ESQ.

ATTORNEY AT LAW
702-380-2800

Congratulations to Billie-Marie!!  This year Billie-Marie became one of only 10 attorneys to qualify and is now formally recognized as an attorney “Specialized in the area of Workers’ Compensation” in the entire State of Nevada.  This recognition and certification is not easy to come by as it takes many years of practice in the area of Workers’ Compensation, a specific number of cases managed and taken to the Appeals level, as well as the Nevada District and Supreme Courts.  On top of that, it requires passing a very difficult written and oral examination.

Billie-Marie grew up in Massachusetts and moved to Nevada in 1989.  She received her MBA from UNLV and was then admitted to the William S. Boyd School of Law Charter Class.  During law school, Billie-Marie interned at the United States District Court, District of Nevada for the Honorable Johnnie B. Rawlinson, followed by a second internship and then Billie-Marie continued with Judge Rawlinson serving 2 clerkships when Judge Rawlinson was appointed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.  After her clerkships, Billie-Marie’s legal career was focused on complex litigation, focusing on mass torts, primarily in the area of products liability.

In 2007 Billie-Marie joined our law firm and while continuing to practice products liability and personal injury claims, her passion to help people turned into an amazing career representing people injured on the job.

Billie-Marie co-taught a Workers’ Compensation class at William S. Boyd School of Law, Administrative Law at the College of Southern Nevada, served as a past Board Member for the Nevada Justice Association, the Southern Nevada Association for Women Attorneys, the national Work Injury Law Group (WILG), and is continually rated Top 100 Work Comp lawyers in the country, amongst many other distinctions.

Billie-Marie also teaches seminar and continuing educations classes for attorneys in the areas of Workers’ Compensation, social media, and ethics. She was the editor for the American Justice Associates Workers’ Compensation Division Newsletter editor and continues to assist locally and nationally in advancing the rights and benefits for injured workers and their families. Billie-Marie has also authored countless legal journal articles, authored a chapter in a trial practice book as well as a legal practice manual. Billie-Marie is involved with Women Heart, a cause that strikes a personal chord with her, and has lobbied locally and nationally for women with heart disease.  As a result of her volunteer efforts, she hosted the radio show “Double Take.”

Billie-Marie is licensed to practice law in the state of Nevada, as well as in the United Stated District Court for the District of Nevada and the United State Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

BRITTANY A. YOUNG, ESQ.

ATTORNEY AT LAW
702-405-3490

Brittany A. Young was born in San Dimas, California and moved to Las Vegas after graduating college in 2010. She received her Bachelor of Science in Health Promotion from Coastal Carolina University where she received a Division One Softball Scholarship and was a First-Team Academic All-American. After college, Brittany was a Neuromodulation Clinical Specialist for Boston Scientific. During that time, she continued to develop her passion for helping people and decided to pursue a career that would allow her to make more of an impact.

Brittany earned her Juris Doctorate from William S. Boyd School of Law at UNLV in December of 2014. During law school, Brittany worked as a Law Clerk for Craig P. Kenny & Associates in order to develop her legal knowledge and experience. After graduation, Brittany accepted a Judicial Clerkship for the Honorable Jerry A. Wiese II where she was asked to co-author Chapter 24, “Jury Trials” of the Nevada Civil Law Practice Manual’s forthcoming sixth addition.  During her clerkship, Brittany learned the true meaning of strong advocacy and gained valuable perspective into the complexity of legal decisions and the implications these decisions have on peoples’ lives.

Brittany’s clerkship ended in March 2016, and she was hired as an associate of Craig P. Kenny & Associates thereafter.  She is a member of the State Bar of Nevada and is licensed to practice law in all Nevada State Courts, as well as in the United States District Court for the District of Nevada.

Brittany enjoys spending time with her family and friends, working out, traveling, and volunteering as a member of the Junior League of Las Vegas.

JIMMY HOWARD, ESQ.

ATTORNEY AT LAW
702-380-2800

Jimmy is a native Kentuckian. He graduated from the University of Kentucky and its’ Honors Program in 1989 with a major in English and a minor in Economics. In 1992, Jimmy graduated from the University of Kentucky Law School having received the American Jurisprudence Book Award for top student in Business Associations. Jimmy worked his way through law school in the Law Library where he did research projects for lawyers in rural areas that did not have access to a Law Library. He was also the Student Representative for Westlaw, teaching and assisting students in doing legal research in electronic databases.

After graduation, Jimmy immediately moved to Las Vegas and passed the bar in 1992. He practiced primarily in the areas of personal injury law, including automobile accidents, insurance defense, premises liability, products liability and medical malpractice for 15 years. In 2007, he opened The Howard Law Firm with his wife Tracey, where Allstate and Progressive insurance companies hired him to represent their insureds who were sued for causing injury to another person as the result of a car accident. He continued to represent Plaintiffs injured in car accidents during this time as well. He is a board member of the Lawyer Referral Service of the State Bar of Nevada. Jimmy also serves on the State Bar of Nevada Fee Dispute Committee to resolve disputes between clients and their attorneys.

Jimmy joined Craig P. Kenny & Associates in January, 2019 and is licensed to practice law in the State of Nevada and in the United States District Court for the District of Nevada.

In his spare time, Jimmy likes to work out at the gym, go to the movies and cheer on the Las Vegas Golden Knights.

PAUL KIRST, ESQ.

ATTORNEY AT LAW
702-380-2800 
Paul was raised in North San Diego County where his mother was a registered nurse and his father owned and operated the family farm, Kirst & Sons. Paul learned his strong work ethic working on the organic farm where the family primarily grew almonds, kumquats, boysenberries, and vegetables.

After high school, Paul moved to Las Vegas where he earned his bachelor’s degree from UNLV in 1987 before moving back to San Diego to attend law school. After graduating from the University of San Diego School of Law in 1990, Paul returned to Las Vegas where he served as the law clerk for Clark County District Court Judge Nancy Becker (now a Senior Judge). He then entered private practice and over the years defended several large hotel/casinos in Las Vegas. Additionally, he has defended multiple wrongful death and severe injury lawsuits, including obtaining a successful jury verdict in a catastrophic spinal cord injury trial.

Immediately prior to joining Craig P. Kenny & Associates, Paul worked as in-house counsel for Allstate Insurance Company for eight years. For the last three of those eight years, he ran the office as its Lead Counsel and was responsible for managing 17 employees, including 10 attorneys and providing guidance and insight on the hundreds of files open at all times. Even while serving as Lead Counsel, Paul continued his trial work, participating in multiple jury trials every year. In his 30 years as a lawyer, Paul has tried numerous civil jury trials (he stopped counting after the first 30); multiple bench trials; and hundreds of arbitrations.

During his career, Paul has had an article published in the Nevada Lawyer, served on the Nevada State Bar Continuing Legal Education Committee and the Nevada State Bar Publication Committee. He has also served as a pro tempore short trial judge, an arbitrator in the court-annexed arbitration program in both Washoe and Clark counties, and as a pro-tem municipal court judge in Las Vegas Municipal Court.

Over the years Paul has enjoyed various hobbies ranging from fighting in taekwondo tournaments to rock climbing where he climbed both traditional and sport routes in such locations as Red Rock National Recreation Area, Joshua Tree National Forest, and the canyons and valleys near Moab, Utah. Two of his favorite climbing routes are Ancient Art Tower and Castleton Tower, both near Moab and both with several hundred feet of vertical climb and exposure. He currently enjoys a more leisurely pace, including sailing he and his wife, Wendy’s, 42’ sailboat, Bom Bom, which they keep in San Diego, CA. Paul has sailed in numerous Newport to Ensenada sailboat races as well as multiple Baha Ha-Ha regattas (San Diego to Cabo San Lucas). Paul and Wendy enjoy vacationing throughout Mexico, particularly enjoying Baja California, and spending time with their three grandchildren.

HAYLEY N. PRICE, ESQ.

ATTORNEY AT LAW
702-380-2800 
Hayley N. Price was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. While growing up in Las Vegas, she participated in many local theatre and production companies and went on to win several international performing arts competitions. Hayley achieved a Bachelor’s Degree from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California in Multimedia Screen Production. Prior to attending law school, Hayley worked with some of the film industry’s top professionals such as Paramount Pictures Studios and HGTV’s The Property Brothers.

Rather than use the power of effective storytelling and performance for entertainment, Hayley decided to focus these skills to help people in their greatest times of need. She earned her Juris Doctorate Degree from Creighton University in 2017 with a certificate in International Law. While in law school, she was president of her class as well as ambassador to the university. Hayley was selected from her class to travel to Germany to compete in an International Moot Court competition which was held at the International Criminal Court. After writing and arguing a 28 page brief to the International Criminal Court judges, Hayley won as best orator.

Hayley is licensed to practice law in the state of Nevada. She has excelled at helping her clients achieve their legal goals in both the criminal and civil courts of Nevada and feels at home in court and at trial. Hayley joined Craig P. Kenny & Associates in January 2020 and is excited to have found a new firm to call home.

In her personal time, Hayley enjoys spending time with her husband, Daniel, and her family. She enjoys traveling, crafting, and improving her knowledge of the Spanish and German languages. She also participates in judging and coaching youth forensic and performing competitions.

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In Memoriam

On Sunday, Novmber 17th, we were very saddened by the passing of an incredible and highly respected attorney, great friend, loving father, and avid Boston sports fan.

Attorney Michael A. McOsker, may you rest in peace, we will all miss you terribly.

Michael A. McOsker, Esq.

January 8, 1957 – November 17, 2019

Michael McOkser Craig Kenny