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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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Philadelphia PFA Orders Dismissed

Two clients were able to safely restart their relationship today after Kenny, Burns & McGill helped to have their Philadelphia PFA orders dismissed. As a bit of background: a PFA order is a Protection From Abuse order. A person who has suffered threats or abuse by a family member or romantic partner may apply for Read More

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Supervised Release: Judge Says “No Violation”

Following arguments by federal criminal defense attorney Thomas Kenny, a federal judge ruled this week that our client on federal supervised release would face no violation penalties in connection with multiple infractions allegedly committed while on supervision. As a result, our client will walk free next week and will no longer be subject to the Read More

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Bail Reduction in Philadelphia: $350k to $45k

While courts remain mostly closed, Attorney Thomas Kenny still succeeded in securing a massive bail reduction today for a client facing gun charges in Philadelphia. Our client, who was already facing charges in several unrelated matters, was recently arrested on the suspicion of firing a gun at an unoccupied car, as well as trespassing and Read More

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Tax Appeal Victory in Philadelphia

Anyone who has ever opened a shockingly high real estate tax bill has wondered, however briefly, whether they can file a tax appeal to dispute the assessed value of their home. The short answer: yes! The longer answer: yes… but it can take more than a year, plenty of paperwork, and loads of bureaucratic nonsense. Read More

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Philly Courts See Mixed News in Reopening

Philly courts are slowly opening back up amidst the coronavirus pandemic. As of the end of July, some civil bench trials can start taking place, but civil juries are still pretty far down the road. Of course, this is all subject to change, pending the status of the coronavirus pandemic and its infection rates throughout Read More

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Detainers Lifted in Montgomery County

When a defendant has criminal charges pending in more than one jurisdiction at a time, it is possible for one jurisdiction to detain the client until both counties have resolved their charges — unless that person hires an attorney to get the detainers lifted. One such client recently had this issue in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Read More

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Juvenile Detention Terminated for Philly Client

When a young person is suspected of committing a crime, they may be arrested and incarcerated at a juvenile detention facility while their case moves forward in court. Of course, being detained can be enormously stressful for teenagers and their families. at Kenny, Burns & McGill, it is always our goal to keep children with Read More

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Illegally Detained Client is Released from Jail

Every law firm likes to celebrate big victories, whether it’s obtaining a large settlement or preventing someone from receiving a sentence which far outweighs the crime. Today, we get to celebrate the most exciting type of victory: securing a client’s release from jail, where he has been illegally detained for weeks. This particular gentleman (we’ll Read More

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Emergency Motion for Parole Granted

Coronavirus has presented a special set of challenges for legal systems and prisons throughout the country and the world. Many of the legal procedures we have relied on in the past to advocate for our clients have been temporarily suspended in the interest of keeping courts closed and preventing the spread of coronavirus. Of course, 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