Partner

Kevin M. Kinne

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Kevin Kinne takes a personalized approach to working with his clients that includes getting to know their needs and working with them to creatively address challenges and turn difficult issues into positive results. 

After practicing for several years at one of Boston’s largest law firms, Kevin returned to his home in the Berkshires in 1994. A strategic thinker and effective communicator, he has two decades’ worth of experience in representing business and individual clients.  Kevin’s work in state and federal courts and his successful advocacy before arbitrators and administrative agencies have resulted in substantial monetary awards and settlements, and his cases have been profiled in national and international legal publications and newspapers.

Kevin advises businesses and educational institutions as counsel on a broad range of legal issues.  He regularly conducts independent investigations for colleges, universities and private secondary schools. Academic institutions who need a qualified and unbiased investigator in Title IX and other matters trust Kevin because he is thorough, fair and treats all participants in the investigative process with respect.

He has also aided a wide variety of individual and corporate clients in employment law, including the preparation of employee handbooks and policy manuals, employment agreements, separation agreements, hiring documents, and related forms. Kevin is dedicated to protecting employers and assists businesses in trade secret protection, workforce reductions and restructuring, disability accommodation, maternity leave law compliance, insurance coverage, workplace privacy, electronic monitoring, and employee evaluation.

A dedicated volunteer, Kevin has served on the boards of several nonprofit and other organizations in the Southern Berkshires, where he lives with his wife and children. He  enjoys section hiking on the Appalachian Trail, watching his children play college and high school sports and taking part in the many family activities in the region.

Experience Highlights

  • Recovered a $7.8 million settlement for 279 Latin American investors who lost money in the Madoff Ponzi Scheme.
  • Won $1.145 million, plus interest, for an individual investor in an arbitration case tried in Manhattan against a national asset management company that was represented by one of the country’s largest law firms.
  • Following a two-day mediation in New York City, multiple defendants agreed to pay a $10 million dollar settlement to Kevin’s clients.
  • Negotiated a half-million-dollar settlement for a client who was injured when she slipped and fell outside of an apartment.
  • Mediated a settlement with an insurance company and recovered a quarter-million dollars for a client who was injured when his car was hit by a garbage truck.
  • Settled cases involving motor vehicle accidents, slip and fall accidents, and securities fraud ranging from $100,000 to more than a million dollars.
  • Won more than $300,000 in arbitration in Puerto Rico for a Uruguayan couple in a case against Merrill Lynch.
  • Won a $250,000 award in a sexual harassment case tried before the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination.
  • Successfully defended corporations and small businesses in numerous employment discrimination cases before state and federal courts and administrative agencies.

Education

  • Amherst College, B.A., cum laude
  • University of Massachusetts, M.S.
  • Northeastern University School of Law, J.D.

Areas of Practice

  • Education Law
  • Employment Counseling
  • Employment Litigation
  • Personal Injury

Bar Admission

  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit

Memberships

  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Berkshire Bar Association

Professional Recognition

  • Super Lawyer in New England 2014-2016