Jason C. Kennedy
Jason C. Kennedy, the founding Member of Chivalry, LLC, is a scholarly attorney, whose career focuses on civil litigation and trials in Colorado. He places a premium upon practicing law with integrity and comporting with the highest ethical standards. Mr. Kennedy also views the practice of law as an exercise in humble service, as such he carefully listens to clients to ensure that he is solving their problems.
Mr. Kennedy is a professional who takes pride in his work, viewing no task as beneath him. He is a highly motivated and dependable individual who lives by his grandfather’s creed, “if it’s worth doing, it’s worth doing right.”
VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL
At Vanderbilt Mr. Kennedy studied within the Cecil D. Branstetter Litigation & Dispute Resolution Program. Reflecting his commitment to civil litigation, Mr. Kennedy was active in the Mock Trial Board and the Moot Court Board, in which he served as the Associate Justice and represented Vanderbilt as an octofinalist in the Billings, Exum & Frye National Moot Court Competition. Recognizing his eye for detail, Professor Suzanna Sherry asked Mr. Kennedy to edit the Federal Courts casebook that she authored with Martin Redish. Professor Ingrid Wuerth enlisted Mr. Kennedy’s services as a Research Assistant, in which capacity he analyzed over one hundred and fifty foreign cases applying international immunity doctrines. Following his commitment to scholarship and interest civil litigation, Mr. Kennedy conducted a supervised research project and drafted an article on the unspoken basics of appellate jurisdiction: Appellate Timeliness Relative to Tardy Post-Judgment Motions: The Primacy of Finality and Judicial Comity.
THE GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY
Mr. Kennedy earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. During his time in Washington, Mr. Kennedy served as a Midshipman in the Naval Reserve Officer’s Training Corps, interned for Congress Nick Smith from Michigan, and volunteered for community service organizations and political campaigns.
DENVER DISTRICT COURT
After passing the bar exam, Mr. Kennedy served for a year as a Public Service Fellow to the Honorable William D. Robbins and the Honorable Norman D. Haglund. After drafting numerous judicial orders, he learned firsthand how courts evaluate cases and how to write a persuasive brief. Mr. Kennedy worked on civil, criminal, and domestic relations dockets. 2012 - 2013.
VANDERBILT APPELLATE LITIGATION CLINIC
During his last semester of law school, Mr. Kennedy served as Student Counsel in the law school's Appellate Litigation Clinic. Mr. Kennedy represented his client before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, arguing that the district court applyed an erroneous legal test when dismissing his client's civil rights case. Spring 2012.
ATTORNEY GENERAL AND REPORTER OF TENNESSEE
Mr. Kennedy served as a law clerk in the Solicitor General's office of the Attorney General and Reporter of Tennessee. While there Mr. Kennedy drafted an Opinion for the Attorney General regarding the constitutionality of license plates recognizing a religious charity as well as a brief to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit regarding various issues of civil procedure. Summer 2011.
THE HONORABLE KARON O. BOWDRE
Mr. Kennedy served Judge Bowdre of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama, for whom he drafted numerous orders and ascertained whether the court had inherent jurisdiction beyond the Mandatory Victim's Restitution Act's 90 window for entering a final judgment. Mr. Kennedy witnessed first the importance of a trial attorney being prepared while observing a complex civil rights trial from beginning to end. Summer 2010.
TRINITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
METRO VOLUNTEER LAWYERS
LEGAL NIGHTS CLINIC
DENVER BAR ASSOCIATION: YOUNG LAWYERS DIVISION