Brian D. Kenney, Esq. Appointed to District Ethics Committee by New Jersey Supreme CourtSeptember 9, 2019
(DENVILLE, N.J. – September 9, 2019) – Einhorn, Barbarito, Frost & Botwinick, PC is pleased to announce that Brian D. Kenney, Counsel in the firm’s Criminal Practice Group, has been appointed by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a member of the District Ethics Committee (DEC). Kenney will represent District XB for West Morris and Sussex Counties for a four-year term effective September 1, 2019. In this role, Kenney will volunteer his time to maintain the high standards of the legal profession, and to preserve and enhance public confidence in the bar.
The Office of Attorney Ethics (OAE) acts as the investigative and prosecutorial arm of the Supreme Court of New Jersey in discharging the Court’s constitutional responsibility to supervise and discipline New Jersey attorneys. The OAE assists and manages 18 district ethics committees and 17 district fee arbitration committees throughout the state. Additionally, the OAE itself handles serious, emergent and complex disciplinary prosecutions.
Committee members are charged with conducting investigations and hearings in order to determine both the facts and the law surrounding grievances related to possible violations of attorney ethics rules or the law. They assume a role in the prosecution of formal complaints in disciplinary hearings, and may also be called upon to argue the case before the statewide Disciplinary Review Board.
Kenney, a former Morris County Assistant Prosecutor, focuses his practice on developing strategies for clients to deal with criminal charges or investigations, handling cases from initial investigation or arrest through trial and appeal if necessary. In addition, he represents clients in Municipal Courts throughout New Jersey.
Kenney received his J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law, and his B.A., cum laude, from King’s College. He is a member of the Morris County Bar Association and the Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of New Jersey. Following graduation from law school, Kenney clerked for the Honorable B. Theodore Bozonelis, A.J.S.C. in Morristown. From 2002 to 2005 he served as an Assistant Prosecutor with the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office; thereafter he practiced criminal defense with Nuzzi & Mason for nearly 8 years. He then returned to the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office from 2013 to 2018 as an Assistant Prosecutor.
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