James Kennedy

James Kennedy

Attorney

James Kennedy received his undergraduate education at Texas A&M University in College Station, TX, where he earned a BA in Theater Arts with a minor in Classics. He later enrolled at the Texas A&M University School of Law and eventually transferred to the University of Iowa College of Law, where he earned his Law degree in 2017.

Mr. Kennedy interned at the Scott County Attorney’s Office in Davenport, IA, serving as an assistant state attorney. After graduating from law school, he gained experience working in a general practice firm where he primarily handled family law and criminal matters, including felony cases. He is licensed to practice law in both Iowa and Illinois. He currently focuses on personal injury and veteran’s disability cases.

Outside of law, he has worked at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, FL where he frequently interacted with some of Disney’s most famous characters. He is an amateur military historian and passionate vintage firearm collector. He also enjoys model painting, antique collecting, and tabletop games, which he enjoys alongside his lovely wife Vanessa and baby daughter, Honor.

 

Bar Admissions

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  • State of Illinois
  • State of Iowa

Education

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EDUCATION

  • University of Iowa College of Law
    Iowa City, IA
    Juris Doctor, 2017
  • Texas A&M University School of Law
    Fort Worth, TX
    Transfer Credit
  • Texas A&M University
    College Station, TX
    Bachelor of Arts – Theater Arts with a minor in Classics 2013
  • Walt Disney World® College Program
    Orlando, FL
    2012

CONTINUING EDUCATION

  • April 15, 2019 – NBI, Inc (National Business Institute, Inc.)
    Personal Injury From A to Z
  • May 2, 2019 – NBI, Inc (National Business Institute, Inc.)
    Personal Injury Bootcamp
  • May 21, 2019 – NBI, Inc (National Business Institute, Inc.)
    Liens in Personal Injury Settlements: A How-to-Guide
  • June 15, 2019 – NBI, Inc (National Business Institute, Inc.)
    Plaintiff’s Personal Injury From Start to Finish

Experience

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  • Juris Doctor: 2017
  • VANDERGINST LAW, P.C. (Mar 2019 – Present) – MOLINE, ILLINOIS
    Attorney
  • Puryear Law P.C. (Nov 2017 – Mar 2019) – DAVENPORT, IOWA
    Associate Attorney
  • Genesis Health System (Aug 2017 – Nov 2017) – DAVENPORT, IOWA
    Intern
  • University of Iowa College of Law Legal Clinic (Jan 2017 – May 2017) – IOWA CITY, IOWA
    Student Intern
  • Scott County Iowa Prosecutor’s Office (Jun 2016 – Aug 2016) – DAVENPORT, IOWA
    Intern – Assistant Prosecutor
  • University of Iowa College of Law (Aug 2016-May 2016) – IOWA CITY, IOWA
    Research Assistant
  • Walt Disney World Resorts (2012-2015) – ORLANDO, FLORIDA
    Entertainment – Performer

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