John FX Kennedy


John graduated from Seton Hall University, Magna Cum Laude in 1986, received his law degree from Georgetown University Law Center in 1989 and was admitted to the New Jersey Bar that year. He is also admitted to practice before the The United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces and has argued cases before that Court on behalf of the United States Government.

His legal career began with service in the United States Marine Corps. While an active duty Marine, he served in Quantico, Virginia, Newport, Rhode Island, Okinawa, Japan and New River, North Carolina. He served as both a prosecutor and a trial defense counsel at court martial proceedings. Upon completion of his active duty service in 1993, he returned to New Jersey and began his civil practice. While practicing in New Jersey he continued serving in the United States Marine Corps Reserves. His reserve billets included: platoon commander, communications detachment; officer in charge maintenance detachment, Appellate Defense Counsel, Appellate Government Counsel. In 2007 he completed his service and retired from the United States Marine Corps as a Lieutenant Colonel.

John spent the next 24 years of his legal career working for a private firm and four different insurance carriers, defending suits where personal injury was alleged. He has tried many cases to jury verdict in New Jersey from Bergen to Ocean County. That jury trial experience was recognized when he became certified, by the Supreme Court of New Jersey, as a trial attorney in 2005 and he is currently a certified civil trial attorney. He began his plaintiff’s personal injury practice in 2016 and uses his decades of experience in the defending personal injury cases, to vigorously represent his clients.

He currently resides in Somerset County with his wife, Donna, and their four children (Brigid, James, Brian and Danny).