About Max Kennerly

I’m a trial lawyer for people who have been seriously hurt. I’m listed in Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers in America and I have an “Excellent” rating from Avvo. I have a B.A. in History with Honors from Yale University and a J.D. from the Beasley School of Law at Temple University. For the past ten years, my law practice has been devoted to representing injured plaintiffs. Read More

ACOG Improves Its Guidelines On Brain Injury At Birth (A Little)

By |May 12th, 2014|Birth Injury, Medical Malpractice|

For lawyers who represent birth malpractice victims, few phrases conjure up as much ire and frustration as “the ACOG report,” [...]

The Fraternity Mindset: Why Be Responsible When You Can Dodge Responsibility?

By |March 4th, 2014|Premises Liability|

Caitlin Flanagan’s “The Dark Power of Fraternities” at The Atlantic, an exposé of the “endemic, lurid, and sometimes tragic problems” [...]

A Doctor’s “Mistake” or “Error in Judgment” Can Still Be Malpractice

By |February 15th, 2014|Birth Injury, Medical Malpractice|

In most medical malpractice cases, the default defense is: “medicine is so complex and mysterious that there is no standard [...]

The Reality of Pennsylvania Medical Malpractice

By |July 10th, 2013|Birth Injury, Medical Malpractice|

For years, I’ve written about the prevailing myths about medical malpractice law, from the falsehoods about defensive medicine to the [...]

Allegedly Abused Prisoner Wins Unanimous Supreme Court Tort Case (Was It All Justice Alito’s Doing?)

By |March 28th, 2013|General|

Yesterday, the Supreme Court unanimously held in Millbrook v. United States that 28 U.S.C. § 2680(h) — the statute that [...]

On The Legality of Referral Fees: The NJ Civil Rights Attorney’s Fee Fight

By |October 29th, 2012|General|

“Referral fee” can mean a lot of different things in the law. The plainly unethical version involves lawyers paying non-lawyers [...]

How Much Is Too Much To Pay For A Workers’ Compensation Attorney?

By |October 5th, 2012|Personal Injury|

Earlier this week, The Legal Intelligencer published an article on attorney’s fees* in workers’ compensation** cases that’s currently pending before [...]

Proving Negligent Hospital-Acquired Infection Through Bacterial Genes

By |August 31st, 2012|Medical Malpractice|

Imagine you are a medical malpractice attorney. Your client, in the hospital for surgery or childbirth or some other invasive [...]

A Trial Lawyer’s Guide To Taser Lawsuits

By |June 25th, 2012|General|

I suppose it’s unsurprising that criminal defense lawyers and plaintiff’s lawyers would all have concerns about the use of Tasers [...]

When Should The Statute Of Limitations Run For Medication Lawsuits?

By |May 24th, 2012|Product Liability|

Last week, our firm blog posted a short note about how Actos patients with bladder cancer in Kentucky, Louisiana, and Tennessee [...]