Profile

William Kennedy III

Law Offices of Distefano & Kennedy
7471 W Oakland Park Blvd Ste 106
Tamarac, FL 33319-4921
(954) 572-8000
www.williamkennedy.org


William H. Kennedy was born in Providence, Rhode Island, but moved to South Florida with his family when he was only three years old. He has lived in Broward County since the age of three, so he understands the needs of South Florida. Before becoming a Partner, Mr. Kennedy was employed with the Law Offices of Robert DiStefano since 1988, and while employed, achieved his Juris Doctor Degree. Over the years, Mr. Kennedy has gained knowledge and legal experience by handling all types of personal injury and wrongful death cases, PIP litigation, contractual issues, as well as trial experience.

Mr. Kennedy is a firm believer in avoiding the cost, delay, and acrimony of litigation. Even if you win, he understands going to court can be an expensive and emotionally draining experience. As a result, he studies alternatives to the traditional litigation process that have been growing in popularity around the country. These alternatives, known collectively as alternative dispute resolution (ADR), can be used to resolve all types of disputes, from simple disagreements to complex, multi-party conflicts. Simply stated, ADR is the process of resolving disputes without using the court system. The most widely used methods are mediation (where a neutral third person helps facilitate an agreement between the parties) and arbitration (where a neutral third person hears both sides of a dispute, then issues a decision).

Mr. Kennedy has achieved amazing results for his clients by utilizing his highly competent and skilled negotiation capabilities, and could possibly resolve your issue without the high cost of litigation, and avoid the emotional wear and tear of the parties involved. But don't be fooled, if negotiations don't resolve your issue, Mr. Kennedy will fight for his clients rights in Court.

Mr. Kennedy has handled many high profiled cases and has been featured in the news on multiple occasions. In fact, Reporter's from several news agencies contact Mr. Kennedy quite often to discuss current issues in the news, as well as, to see what new cases he is currently handling that may be newsworthy.

Due to his vast experience and knowledge in the fields of personal injury, wrongful death, and products liability cases, Mr. Kennedy has lectured at Florida International University School of Law.

Mr. Kennedy is also licensed to practice law in Washington D.C., and represented families who lost loved ones in the Washington Metro disaster that killed 9 people and injured 70.

Professional Affiliations:

Supreme Court of the State of Florida
Broward County Trial Lawyers Association
Florida Justice Association
American Bar Association
American Association for Justice
Florida Bar
Washington DC Bar

Areas of Practice:

Personal Injury
Automobile Accidents
Trucking Accidents
Bicycle Accidents
Slip and Fall
Motorcycle
Animal Attacks
Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse
Medical Malpractice
Negligent Security
Swimming Pool Injuries and Drowning
Wrongful Death
Aviation
Locomotive
Automobile