Thomas M. Kenny
About Thomas M. Kenny
Tom Kenny is a highly experienced litigator known for expertly navigating his clients through complex commercial litigation matters and advancing them to resolution. His representation spans both state and federal courts in New Jersey, New York, and other locations throughout the country.
Tom has led both jury and bench trials and argued appeals in the Appellate Divisions of the Superior Court of New Jersey and the Supreme Court of the State of New York. He has litigated matters involving dozens of federal and state statutes including the Sherman Antitrust Act, the Racketeer Influenced Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), the Electronic Funds Transfer Act, the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination, the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act, the New Jersey Sales Representative Rights Act, the New York Deceptive Practices Act, the New York Donnelly Antitrust Act, as well as numerous employment matters involving restrictive covenants and wrongful terminations.
Tom takes pride in being extraordinarily accessible, responsive, thorough, and above all, honest with his clients. His objective is to help clients assess the realistic range of potential outcomes in a matter and craft the best possible litigation strategy to achieve those goals most efficiently and effectively.
Significant decisions include Nastasi & Assocs. v. Bloomberg, L.P., No. 20-CV-5428 (JMF), 2022 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 172854 (S.D.N.Y. Sep. 23, 2022); OMNI Healthcare, Inc., Et. Al. v. MD Spine Solutions LLC, Et. Al., No. 18-CV-12558 (PBS) (D. Mass. Aug. 23, 2022); Turner Constr. Co. v. Nastasi & Assocs., Inc., 192 A.D.3d 103 (N.Y. App. Div. 1st Dept. 2020); McDonald Info. Servs. v. Iknow, Ltd. Liab. Co., No. A-2774-17T2, 2019 N.J. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 1549 (Super. Ct. App. Div. July 8, 2019); Transmar Commodity Grp. Ltd. v. Cooperativa Agraria Indus. Naranjillo Ltda., 721 F. App’x 88, 88 (2d Cir. 2018); and Datwani v. Datwani, 102 A.D.3d 616 (N.Y. App. Div. 1st Dept. 2013).
Prior to joining Spiro Harrison & Nelson LLC, Tom practiced for seven years in the commercial litigation group at Riker Danzig in Morristown, NJ. He also served as a judicial intern for the Hon. Thomas C. Wheeler of the United States Court of Federal Claims. While in law school, Tom was an Article Editor of the Notre Dame Law Review and the author of Where to Put it All? Opening a Judicial Road to the Nation’s Nuclear Waste Problem.
Tom is professionally proficient in Spanish and Portuguese. Family travels give him the opportunity to hone his language skills and indulge his love of travel.
- University of Notre Dame Law School – J.D., magna cum laude
- Georgetown University – B.A., History and Spanish, cum laude
- New Jersey
- New York
U.S. Court of Appeals:
- Second Circuit
- Third Circuit
U.S. District Courts:
- District of New Jersey
- Southern District of New York
- Eastern District of New York