Brendan Kenny

Brendan Kenny

Brendan Kenny is an attorney at Blackwell Burke PA in Minneapolis, Minnesota practicing in the areas of toxic tort, products liability, and other complex litigation. He is convinced that the legal system would work better if attorneys thought more like trial lawyers and less like litigators.

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How Scare Quotes Are Saving Legal Writing

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