Attorney Thomas A. Kenefick, III

Attorney Kenefick’s professional focus is on trial practice with an emphasis on business disputes, personal injury, medical malpractice, domestic relations (including divorce, contempts, modifications), along with arbitration and mediation services. He also has a successful appellate practice in both the Massachusetts Appeals Court as well as the Supreme Judicial Court for the Commonwealth.

He received his bachelor’s degree from American International College, his Masters of Science degree in Foreign Service from Georgetown University and his law degree from Suffolk University Law School. He is a member of the Hampden County Bar Association and served as its president for two terms (2007-2008; 2010-2012). He currently is a member of the Board of Directors of the Bar Association. He also is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association and serves on both its Family Law Section and its Joint Bar Committee which screens candidates for judicial appointment. He served on the Board of Governors for a number of years as well as being a State Delegate for the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Lawyers.

Attorney Kenefick has authored many articles on trial practice for the Massachusetts Bar Association, the Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education and the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Lawyers. He is a chapter author of the highly referenced A Practical Guide to Introducing Evidence which was first published in 1987 and has had a number of supplements through 2013. Additionally, Mr. Kenefick also served as an instructor at the Trial Advocacy Institute sponsored by Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education and has participated in the National Institute for Trial Advocacy at Harvard Law School.

He is a frequent lecturer to a variety of professional associations - in early Spring 2021, he spoke at the Hampden County Bar Association's Practice Development Series: Preparing for Your First Trial, and at the Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education seminar - the Western Massachusetts Family Law Practice 2021 - Evidence in the Virtual World.

He has also served as a hearings officer for the Board of Bar Overseers to which he was appointed by the Supreme Judicial Court. He has been a member of the Board of Editors for the Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly and was a member of the Merit Selection Panel for the appointment of the United States Magistrate for the Western District of Massachusetts. Early in his career, he was an assistant visiting professor of law as well as on the adjunct faculty at Western New England Law School.

He has been both an Arbitrator / Mediator in personal injury, business and domestic relations matters. He also served as a Master in Probate Court proceedings.

Attorney Kenefick is a native of Springfield, Massachusetts and resides in Wilbraham, Massachusetts. In non-legal matters, he has worked over the years as an advocate for improved intercity rail service. He enjoys ice hockey coaching, skiing and travel.