William H. Kennedy was born in Providence, Rhode Island, but moved to South Florida with his family when he was only three years old. He has lived in Broward County since the age of three, so he understands the needs of South Florida. Over the years Mr. Kennedy has gained knowledge and legal experience of handling all types of personal injury and wrongful death cases, PIP litigation, contractual issues, as well as trial experience.
Mr. Kennedy is a firm believer in avoiding the cost, delay, and acrimony of litigation. Even if you win, he understands going to court can be an expensive and emotionally draining experience. As a result, he studies alternatives to the traditional litigation process that have been growing in popularity around the country. These alternatives, known collectively as alternative dispute resolution (ADR), can be used to resolve all types of disputes, from simple disagreements to complex, multi-party conflicts. Simply stated, ADR is the process of resolving disputes without utilizing the court system. The most widely used methods are mediation (where a neutral third person helps facilitate an agreement between the parties) and arbitration (where a neutral third person hears both sides of a dispute, then issues a decision).
During his law school career, Mr. Kennedy “Booked” (Received the highest grade achieved in the course) Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR). Therefore, with his highly skilled negotiation capabilities, Mr. Kennedy could possibly resolve your issue without the high cost of litigation, and avoid the emotional wear and tear of the parties involved. But don’t be fooled, if negotiations fail to resolve the issue, Mr. Kennedy will fight for his clients rights in Court.
Mr. Kennedy has been featured in the news on multiple occasions. In fact, Reporter’s from Channels 4 and 7 contact Mr. Kennedy quite often to discuss current issues in the news, as well as, to see what new cases he is currently handling that may be newsworthy.
Due to his vast experience in the fields of personal injury and products liability cases, Mr. Kennedy has lectured at Florida International University School of Law; The Florida Highway Patrol; and a chosen Panelist/Speaker for the The Broward County Crime Commission.
Mr. Kennedy is also licensed to practice law in Washington D.C., and represented a family who lost a loved one in the Washington Metro disaster that killed 9 people and injured 70.