In The News


May, 2017

Grace & Kennedy, P.C. is pleased to announce that Jeffery van der Kwast will be joining the firm as a Partner. Jeff is licensed to practice in Pennsylvania New Jersey and Delaware.

September, 2016

Nicole Jackson was successful in securing the dismissal of a Community College via motion practice from a suit involving a man who suffered burn injuries while servicing a cyrogenic tank filled with nitrogen gas.

August, 2016

Jay Kennedy recently presented as a panelist for PBI's CLE seminar on Slip and Fall Liability.

July, 2016

Nicole Jackson was successful in securing the voluntary dismissal and withdraw of all claims made against a Montgomery County School District via Motion on the Pleadings practice, using a recent appellate court decision which analyzed the real property exception of the Political Subdivision Tort Claims Act in relation to foreign substances on the surface of the school district's real estate. For questions related to this case, please contact Nicole Jackson.

July, 2016

Jay Kennedy recently successfully argued in front of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals on behalf of a Delaware County school district that had been sued for state created danger Section 1983 claims as well as inadequate security claims. The Third Circuit panel upheld the Eastern District's ruling in favor of the School District which dismissed all claims against the school district. For a copy of the Opinion, please contact Jay Kennedy.

June, 2016

Jay Kennedy was successful in securing the dismissal of all claims against a Chester County School District through 12(b)(6) Motion practice. Plaintiffs' claims of state created danger, Section 1983 and Title IX violations were dismissed with prejudice. For a copy of the Opinion, please contact Jay Kennedy.

May, 2016

Jay Kennedy was successful in securing the dismissal of all claims via motion practice brought against a Delaware County school district stemming from allegations of excessive force, constitutional violations, Section 1983 claims and inadequate training. For a copy of the Opinion, please contact Jay Kennedy.

May, 2016

Tom Grace was named a Pennsylvania Superlawyer for the 11th consecutive year. It is an honor that is bestowed on less than 2.5% of all practicing attorneys in Pennsylvania.

March, 2016

Grace & Kennedy, P.C. is pleased to announce that Nicole Jackson has recently joined the firm as an associate. Ms. Jackson is a graduate of the Delaware Law School of Widener University. Her practice will focus on the representation of municipal and corporate entities in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

May, 2015

Tom Grace was named a Pennsylvania Superlawyer for the 10th consecutive year, and Jay Kennedy was named a Pennsylvania Superlawyer Rising Star for the 8th consecutive year.

April, 2015

Jay Kennedy was successful in securing Summary Judgement for a local school district that had been sued by a high school football player who allegedly sustained concussions while competing in a football game. Plaintiff alleged 1983 claims on state created danger grounds. For a copy of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania decision, please contact Jay Kennedy at jkennedy@gracekennedylaw.com.

April, 2015

Tom Grace celebrated the 25th anniversary of his date of admission into the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA).

March, 2015

Tom Grace celebrated the 32nd anniversary date of his membership within the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC).

February, 2015

Jay Kennedy was successful in securing the dismissal of a student's claim of inadequate security, and Section 1983 State Created Danger claims against a local school district.

February, 2015

Jay Kennedy recently served as a panelist and guest lecturer at PBI's CLE symposium regarding slip and fall liability.