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Today in History: Alcohol Prohibition Went Into Effect

On January 17, 1920, the United States of America became officially “dry” as prohibition formally went into effect. The Eighteenth Amendment, which prohibited “the manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors … for beverage purposes,” was itself ratified on January 16, 1919, but it was agreed that it would not go into effect for a Read More

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Kenny, Burns & McGill Named One of Philadelphia’s Best DUI Firms

Kenny, Burns & McGill is proud to be included in’s 30 Best Philadelphia DUI Lawyers in 2022., which finds and reviews the top service professionals across 200+ industries in the nation, reviewed 508 law firms in the Philly area and found Kenny, Burns & McGill to be within the top 6% of DUI Read More

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Pre-Employment Drug Tests for Weed Outlawed in Philadelphia

Pre-employment drug tests can be a significant hurdle to getting a job, particularly for medical marijuana patients. Fortunately for them, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney has signed bill No. 200625 into law, which will make it illegal for most employers to force potential employees to undergo drug testing for marijuana. This law will also apply to Read More

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No Jail Time for New Jersey Client Caught Transporting Gun

There is little room for error when it comes to gun laws in our country. Recently, a Pennsylvania mom found this out the hard way when a simple mistake while carrying her gun wound up with her arrest and imprisonment. This working mother, who we will call Marisol Rivera, was employed at a Drug Rehabilitation Read More

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The Bill of Rights Turns 230 Years Old

On December 15, 1791, the newly formed United States Government approved the first ten Amendments to the Constitution, commonly known as the Bill of Rights. These rights are wide-ranging and include familiar protections such as freedom of speech and religion, the right to bear firearms, and the right to not have soldiers stationed in your Read More

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Parole and Probation Terminated in Murder Case

Today was a great day for Jason, a Kenny, Burns & McGill client who had thirty years of parole and probation terminated in Philadelphia. Jason was sentenced in 2001 for his alleged role in a 1998 murder.  Jason served his prison time and upon his release, was scheduled to serve an additional thirty years of Read More

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Eileen Burns Admitted to U.S. Middle District of Pennsylvania

Kenny, Burns & McGill partner Eileen Burns, Esquire, was admitted to practice in the United States Middle District of Pennsylvania today. Ms. Burns is already admitted to practice in two other federal districts, the federal Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and the Supreme Courts of New Jersey and Pennsylvania. The attorneys at Kenny, Read More

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Jury Win Personal Injury Case

Jury Win Personal Injury Case. There is nothing more rewarding than winning a jury trial. Every lawyer works hard and tries their best. But a jury will only favor one side. Getting regular folks to decide a client’s fate is tough. Client was a graduate of nursing school with a young child and finally was Read More

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Criminal Defense Lawyers life

Criminal Defense Lawyers life. Last week was a busy week at Kenny, Burns & McGill. Here’s the rundown: Client was charged with Felony Arson (18 Section 3301) and Felony Causing or Risking a Catastrophe (18 Section 3302 A) among other criminal charges. The prosecution was trying to tie the client into a deliberately set car Read More

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Goodbye gun and drug charges

Goodbye gun and drug charges. Client was involved in a car stop where the Philly police stop and him and search his car. They recover drugs and a gun. They arrest him for multiple charges including possession of a firearm by a felon; carrying a firearm without a license; carrying a firearm on the streets Read More

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  • Settlement Reached in Philadelphia Amtrak Accident

    In 2015, a speeding Amtrak train derailed in Philadelphia, leaving eight dead and hundreds injured. One victim hired our firm to handle her personal injury claims, and attorney Thomas Kenny was among the first to reach a settlement with Amtrak. READ MORE

  • Federal Probation Terminated–Without a Hearing

    Our client, who was sentenced to several years in federal prison and three years of probation, has been completely released from supervision after our firm filed a successful motion in federal court. The judge granted our motion without even scheduling a hearing and our client walked free.

  • Zoning Board Appeal Granted in Philadelphia

    Our firm successfully lodged an appeal with the Zoning Board of Adjustment in Philadelphia. After our firm presented the project at a local community meeting, worked with the architect to showcase the merits of the proposed structure, and publicly fought the case before the Zoning Board, our client is now permitted to begin construction. READ MORE