Jerry R. McKenney - Partner
Complex Commercial Litigation
Marine and Energy, Personal Injury,
Subrogation and Recovery
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, 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 factors.
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.
Direct Dial: (713) 706-1957
Fax: (713) 953-9470