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Kennedy joins Plunkett Cooney’s Torts & Litigation Practice Group


Alyssa C. Kennedy recently joined Plunkett Cooney, one of the Midwest’s oldest and largest full-service law firms, as a member of its Torts & Litigation Practice Group.

Kennedy, who is an attorney in the firm’s Petoskey, Michigan office, maintains a wide-ranging litigation practice. She defends matters involving premises liability, toxic torts, construction liability, ski resort and product liability claims, as well as first- and third-party motor vehicle disputes.

In addition, Kennedy has extensive experience representing nurses, doctors and hospitals in medical liability litigation, as well as extended care facilities and nursing homes in a variety of resident care claims. She also represents clients in the areas of real estate transactions, employment law, landlord/tenant issues and business law.  

Recognized as a Michigan Super Lawyer Rising Star since 2019, Kennedy is a 2014 graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Law. While in law school, she served as managing editor of the Canada-U.S. Law Journal, received the national Scribes Brief-Writing Award and was a member of the Craven National Moot Court team. Kennedy received her undergraduate degree from Hobart and William Smith Colleges in 2009.

Plunkett Cooney's Torts & Litigation Practice Group features the collective talents of attorneys who focus on the defense of all manner of civil litigation, including construction disputes, motor vehicle negligence, liquor liability, retail liability, toxic torts and premises liability, including slip and falls, trip and falls and open and obvious dangers.

Plunkett Cooney’s Petoskey office is home to six attorneys and their support staff, who provide litigation, business and personal legal services. These areas of practice include estate planning, banking, real estate transactions, medical malpractice, product liability, premises liability, first- and third-party motor vehicle liability, labor and employment law, and workers’ compensation.

Established in 1913, Plunkett Cooney is a leading provider of business and litigation services to clients in the private and public sectors. The firm employs approximately 140 attorneys in seven Michigan cities, as well as in Chicago, Illinois, Columbus, Ohio and Indianapolis, Indiana.

Plunkett Cooney has achieved the highest rating (AV) awarded by Martindale-Hubbell, a leading, international directory of law firms, and it was recently named a “Best Law Firm” nationally in 11 practice areas, including insurance law, as determined by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® in 2022.

For more information about Alyssa Kennedy joining Plunkett Cooney’s Torts & Litigation Practice Group, contact the firm’s Director of Marketing and Business Development John Cornwell at (248) 901-4008;