The Beasley Firm LLC
Maxwell S. Kennerly litigates and tries cases in fields as varied as business torts, civil rights, defamation, insurance coverage / bad faith, professional malpractice, and wrongful death. He has taken on health insurance companies, multi-national banks, national publications, and private military contractors as well as the City of Philadelphia, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the United States government.Max is frequently brought into cases to resolve complex issues of law in litigation and to simplify complicated facts at trial. In that capacity, he has tackled issues as diverse as the scope of government contractor immunities, the specificity required for title insurance exceptions, the meaning of pre-revolutionary state constitutional provisions, the calculation of shareholder damages in speculative ventures, and the obligations attorneys have to their former clients.He has convinced opposing attorneys to withdraw on the eve of trial, has prevailed over assertions of client-attorney privilege, peer review protection, and trade secret confidentiality, and has prosecuted multiple simultaneous actions against the same defendants in different forums. He has also successfully defended suits alleging all manner of claims, from breach of contract to fraud to wrongful use of civil proceedings.Max was graduated from Yale University with Honors in History and from the Beasley School of Law at Temple University as a member of the Rubin Public Interest Society. While at the Beasley School of Law, he served as a Teaching Assistant in Constitutional Law to Dean Robert Reinstein. He also participated in the Federal Clerkship Clinical Honors Program directed by Judge Dolores K. Sloviter of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, during which he clerked for Chief Magistrate Judge M. Faith Angell of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. He recently returned to the school to become a Fellow of the Academy of Advocacy.