John S. Kenefick

John S. Kenefick: Attorney with Macdonald Devin, P.C. AV stamp icon
  • Shareholder at Macdonald Devin, P.C.
  • 3800 Renaissance Tower, 1201 Elm Street, Dallas, TX 75270-2130
    View John S. Kenefick's office location
  • Peer Reviews

    5.0/5.0 (0)
  • Profile Visibility [ i ]
    • #430 in weekly profile views out of 18,175 Attorneys in Dallas, TX
    • #47,604 in weekly profile views out of 1,824,485 total attorneys Overall
Attorney Awards


Developing effective case strategies and executing those strategies through meticulous preparation, strategic vision, and powerful advocacy are the hallmarks of how John Kenefick practices law. Whether in front of a jury, in an arbitration, or facing opposing counsel at the negotiating table, John understands how to build the strongest possible case to give his clients the best chance of a positive result.

Over the last 25 years, John has tried dozens of cases to verdict before juries in state and federal courts throughout Texas and Illinois. John has successfully represented builders, contractors, product manufacturers, distributors and other business entities in commercial disputes and personal injury cases.

John also handles litigation matters for large insurance clients and regularly consults with businesses regarding matters involving risk assessment, contracts, and dispute resolution through mediation and arbitration. He has represented clients in lawsuits involving breach of contract, oil and gas royalty disputes, consumer protection matters, employment issues, non-compete agreements, fraud, conversion (theft), trade secrets, trademarks, and breach of fiduciary duty.

A Purdue University graduate who earned his law degree, cum laude,, from Northern Illinois University College of Law, John has written and spoken extensively on a wide range of subjects and has received numerous honors for his professional achievements.

When not serving his clients, John enjoys spending time with his wife and three children, who are supportive of and humored by his continued pursuit of his childhood dream of being the next Tony Esposito by playing goaltender in adult league hockey.

John is licensed to practice in all Texas state courts as well as Illinois, U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Areas of Practice (5)

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Products Liability
  • Construction Law
  • Transportation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
214-651-3342  Phone
University Attended:
Purdue University, B.S., 1989)N
Law School Attended:
orthern Illinois University, J.D., cum laude, 1992
Year of First Admission:
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois; U.S. District Court, Northern, Eastern, Southern and Western Districts of Texas; U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit; 1992, Texas; 1998, Illinois; U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; U.S. Supreme Court
Dallas Bar Association; Defense Research Institute (Web Page Chair, Trucking Law Committee); Texas Association of Defense Counsel; Illinois State Bar Association; State Bar of Texas.

Peer Reviews

A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.

*Peer Reviews provided before April 15, 2008 are not displayed.

Dallas, Texas

Contact John S. Kenefick

Required Fields

Required Fields

By clicking on the "Submit" button, you agree to the Terms of Use, Supplemental Terms and Privacy Policy. You also consent to be contacted at the phone number you provided, including by autodials, text messages and/or pre-recorded calls, from Martindale and its affiliates and from or on behalf of attorneys you request or contact through this site. Consent is not a condition of purchase.

You should not send any sensitive or confidential information through this site. Emails sent through this site do not create an attorney-client relationship and may not be treated as privileged or confidential. The lawyer or law firm you are contacting is not required to, and may choose not to, accept you as a client. The Internet is not necessarily secure and emails sent though this site could be intercepted or read by third parties.