Jerry R. McKenney

Jerry R. McKenney
Partner

P (713) 706-1957
F (713) 953-9470
jerry.mckenney@hfw.com

Practice Areas

A resident of Houston since 1967, Mr. McKenney earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Houston, and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps in 1980. He served in a variety of U.S. and overseas assignments where he was recognized for exceptional technical and leadership ability.  He served on active duty until 1988 and as a reserve officer until 1995.

Upon earning his law degree from the University of Houston in 1991, Mr. McKenney commenced the private practice of law representing individual plaintiffs in maritime, Jones Act, and Federal Employers Liability Act cases. He joined Legge, Farrow in 1999 and has devoted his practice 100 percent to civil trials and appeals.  Mr. McKenney has successfully represented corporate clients in a wide array of maritime, Jones Act, Defense Base Act, Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation, and product liability cases at the administrative, trial, and appellate levels nationwide.  He has developed extensive expertise and experience in the trial of cases featuring complex scientific or medical issues including traumatic brain injury, psychological trauma/disorders, forensic psychiatry or psychology, thermal and chemical burns, and acute or chronic exposures to toxic substances. Since the beginning of his practice he has represented individuals in all aspects of domestic relations including divorce, child custody, child support, enforcement, and adoption with an emphasis on cases featuring complex medical or psychological conditions.  

Mr. McKenney is admitted to practice in all Texas courts, the United States Courts of Appeals for the Second, Fourth, Fifth, and Ninth Circuits, and the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of Texas, and the Eastern District of Virginia.  He has appeared on behalf of individuals and corporations in state and federal courts and administrative agencies in Texas, New Mexico, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Idaho, California, Alabama, Florida, New York, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Virginia, Kansas, Illinois, and Arkansas.