Scott Jonathan Kennelly: Lawyer with Rogers Towers, P.A.

Scott Jonathan Kennelly

Jacksonville,  FL  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Business and Tort Litigation
  • Litigation and Dispute Resolution
Contact InfoTelephone: 904.346.5583
Fax: 904.396.0663
University University of Florida, B.S., Public Relations, summa cum laude, 2004; University of Florida, B.A., Political Science, cum laude, 2004
Law SchoolUniversity of Florida College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2008
Admitted2008, Florida; U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit; U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida

Bar Association Memberships
•The Florida Bar
•Jacksonville Bar Association
•Federal Bar Association, Jacksonville Chapter

Professional & Community Involvement
•Mentor, Jacksonville Regional Chamber of Commerce Get Smart! Program
•Elijah Craig Society, Whiskey Club
•Mentor, KYN
•Barrister, The Masters of the Inn of Court


Mr. Kennelly is a member of Rogers Towers' Litigation Department and of the firm's Banking and Financial Services Practice Group and Alcohol Industry Team. His practice is dedicated to representing business entities and individuals in complex litigation matters and other disputes in the areas of commercial litigation, business torts, real property, and civil trial practice.

As part of the Banking and Financial Services Practice Group, Mr. Kennelly focuses primarily on enforcement of creditor's rights and defending lender liability actions, as well as representing investors in federal and state securities cases. He has particular experience serving on serving banking industry clients which have acquired failed institutions from the FDIC. The Alcohol Industry Team assists producers and retailers in the alcohol industry with such matters as obtaining and assigning liquor licenses, negotiating distribution contracts, and obtaining local government approval of production and sale.


Prior to joining Rogers Towers, Mr. Kennelly served as a law clerk to United States Circuit Judge Susan H. Black of the United States Eleventh Court of Appeals. During law school, Mr. Kennelly spent time as an intern with the United States Attorney's Office in Jacksonville.


•Member, Chester Bedell Inn of Court
•Mentor, Jacksonville Regional Chamber of Commerce Get Smart! Program
•Elijah Craig Society, Whiskey Club


Florida Super Lawyers, “Rising Star” (Business Litigation), 2012 - 2015
Florida Trend Magazine, “Legal Elite Up & Comer”, 2012-2015
•Executive Notes & Comments Editor, Florida Law Review
•Recipient, Book Awards in Business Organizations and Constitutional Law
•Pro Bono Certificate, University of Florida College of Law
•Florida Blue Key
•Tau Epsilon Phi fraternity


•Board Certified in Business Litigation, The Florida Bar, 2015


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Foreclosure Sales in Florida’s Federal Courts
Scott Jonathan Kennelly,Janet C. (Jacy) Owens, March 3, 2015
Although typically foreclosure actions are brought in state court, lenders may occasionally find themselves pursuing foreclosure in federal court. Although the costs and procedures for conducting the foreclosure sale are basically consistent across Florida state courts, procedures for foreclosure...

Florida Deficiency Proceedings: Costs Recoverable Following Foreclosure
Scott Jonathan Kennelly,Janet C. (Jacy) Owens, February 18, 2015
Following a foreclosure sale, a lender may seek to obtain a deficiency judgment against the borrower and guarantors for the difference between the amount of the debt (as listed in the foreclosure judgment) and the value of the property. As part of this effort, a lender may also be able to recover...

Scott Jonathan Kennelly,Janet C. (Jacy) Owens, February 18, 2015
When an institution acquires a failed bank from the FDIC as Receiver and then faces litigation arising from the failed bank’s loans, FDIC “special powers” can often be asserted by the institution, as assignee of the FDIC as Receiver, to bar certain claims or defenses brought by...

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Scott Jonathan Kennelly

1301 Riverplace Boulevard, Suite 1500
JacksonvilleFL 32207-9020


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