Peter J. Kennedy

Peter J. Kennedy



  • University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law, 1993, J.D.
  • University of California, Berkeley, A.B., Phi Beta Kappa

Professional Admissions / Qualifications

  • California

Court Admissions

  • All State and Federal Courts - California

Peter is a partner in the Complex Litigation Group and serves as the firm's Chief Litigation Counsel. He represents law firms in professional liability disputes, where he combines his trial and litigation experience with his experience in law firm leadership and risk management to obtain the best results for his clients. He also represents banks and other businesses in complex commercial disputes and consumer class actions.

Employment History

  • 2003 - Reed Smith
    • Chief Litigation Counsel (2016-present)
    • Office Managing Partner of the firm's Los Angeles office (2003-2008)
    • Member of the firm’s Professional Responsibility Committee
  • 1993 - Crosby Heafey Roach & May (combined with Reed Smith in 2003)

Professional Affiliations

  • Serves on the Board of Directors of Public Counsel, Los Angeles' largest pro bono law firm
  • Served on the Board of Governors of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers
  • ABA Standing Committee on Lawyers' Professional Liability