Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, L.L.C.

Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, L.L.C.

Personal Injury Law; Medical Malpractice Law; Products Liability Law.

Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, L.L.C.

Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, L.L.C.

Personal Injury Law; Medical Malpractice Law; Products Liability Law.

Firm Overview

Located in New Haven, Connecticut, the law firm of Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, L.L.C., was founded in 1988 to provide legal representation to injured people throughout Connecticut.

Since our founding, our attorneys have developed a strong reputation as aggressive and knowledgeable advocates in personal injury, medical malpractice and workplace accident cases.

Our Results For Our Clients Tell The Story Of Our Success

Any well-established law firm should be able to tell the story of its success by pointing to successful verdicts and settlements. At Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, L.L.C., we take professional pride in the results we have been able to achieve on behalf of our clients injured in accidents, assaults or as a result of medical malpractice.

Main Office

Main Office
Long Wharf Maritime Center
555 Long Wharf Drive, Suite 13A
New Haven, CT 06511

Phone

(866) 923-8804

Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, L.L.C.
John Kennedy Jr.

John J. Kennedy, Jr., is the founding partner of Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, L.L.C. In 1988, John formed Kennedy & Johnson, along with David Johnson. John is an accomplished trial attorney, spending most of his more than 42 years practicing in Connecticut, representing injured clients before juries.

After more than four decades practicing law, John still finds trying cases to juries in automobile accident, premises liability, medical malpractice and product liability cases his passion. In addition to handling complex jury trials, John has decades of experience handling cases before trial, mediating and arbitrating matters and negotiating claims on behalf of his clients. He is often selected as a mediator and arbitrator in medical malpractice and other personal injury cases.

John was honored to be one of just 500 lawyers in the United States inducted into the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. John is also an active member of the New Haven County Bar Association and served as president of that organization in 1991-1992. John participates in the American Association for Justice and the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, and served as president in 2011-2012. He is also a member of ABOTA and a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.

John believes in the importance of a lawyer's knowledge of the law in effective representation of clients. Therefore, John has often served as a lecturer to his peers at continuing legal education programs through the Connecticut Bar Association, the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association and the New Haven County Bar Association.

John is admitted to practice at the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut and for the Eastern, Southern and Northern districts of New York, as well as all state courts in Connecticut. He has served since 2011 as co-chair of the Continuing Legal Education Committee of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association.

John is listed in Best Lawyers in America in the areas of medical malpractice, personal injury and product liability. In 2015, 2017, 2019 and 2021, John was named Best Lawyers' New Haven Medical Malpractice Lawyer of the Year. In 2016 and 2018, John was named Best Lawyers' New Haven Personal Injury Litigation Lawyer of the Year. John has been recognized for many years in Connecticut Super Lawyers' and has been on their Top 10 List for past several years. In 2018 John was honored to be given the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association.

A native of Connecticut, John lives in Cheshire with his wife of 45 years, Sandy. John travels between trials when he can. He also enjoys cooking, reading a good novel and spending time with his children and grandchildren.

Education
University of Connecticut School of Law, Hartford, Connecticut
J.D. - 1978
Honors: With Honors
Yale University
B.A. - 1975
Honors: magna cum laude
Classes & Seminars
Lecturer, Continuing Legal Education Program, Connecticut Bar Association
Lecturer, Continuing Legal Education Program, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association
Lecturer, Continuing Legal Education Program, New Haven County Bar Association
November 2016 Strategies for a Successful Mediation
December 2016 Med Mal Trial Demonstration: Mastering Your Skills in ANY Case
June 2017 Accentuating Your Damages (webinar)
Dec 2017 Are you Ready to Arbitrate? How to get the Best Results
March 2018 Arguing Damages
December 2018 SELECTION, CARE & FEEDING OF EXPERT WITNESSES
September 2019. Jury Trial or Not? Thinking Outside the Box
September 2019 Pre-existing, dormant and subsequent injuries to the same body part
December 2019 Making the Jury Feel the Pain: Maximizing Damages
June 2019 Moderator: Effective Strategies in ADR (Annual Meeting)
Professional Associations
Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, President 2011-2012
American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow, 2010-Present
Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Parliamentarian, 2006 to 2007
New Haven County Bar Association, President, 1991 to 1992
New Haven County Bar Association, Member, Present
American Association for Justice, Member
American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), Member
Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Legal Education Committee, Co-Chair
International Academy of Trial Lawyers, 2012 present
Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Continuing Legal Education Committee, Co-Chair
U.S. District Court eastern District of New York
U.S. Court of Federal Claims
U.S. District Court District of Connecticut
U.S. District Court Northern District of New York
Connecticut
U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
Bar Admissions
Connecticut
U.S. District Court District of Connecticut
U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court Northern District of New York
U.S. Court of Federal Claims

Honors
Named Best Lawyers' 2021 New Haven Medical Malpractice Lawyer of the Year

Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, L.L.C.
John Kennedy Jr.

John J. Kennedy, Jr., is the founding partner of Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, L.L.C. In 1988, John formed Kennedy & Johnson, along with David Johnson. John is an accomplished trial attorney, spending most of his more than 42 years practicing in Connecticut, representing injured clients before juries.

After more than four decades practicing law, John still finds trying cases to juries in automobile accident, premises liability, medical malpractice and product liability cases his passion. In addition to handling complex jury trials, John has decades of experience handling cases before trial, mediating and arbitrating matters and negotiating claims on behalf of his clients. He is often selected as a mediator and arbitrator in medical malpractice and other personal injury cases.

John was honored to be one of just 500 lawyers in the United States inducted into the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. John is also an active member of the New Haven County Bar Association and served as president of that organization in 1991-1992. John participates in the American Association for Justice and the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, and served as president in 2011-2012. He is also a member of ABOTA and a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.

John believes in the importance of a lawyer's knowledge of the law in effective representation of clients. Therefore, John has often served as a lecturer to his peers at continuing legal education programs through the Connecticut Bar Association, the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association and the New Haven County Bar Association.

John is admitted to practice at the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut and for the Eastern, Southern and Northern districts of New York, as well as all state courts in Connecticut. He has served since 2011 as co-chair of the Continuing Legal Education Committee of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association.

John is listed in Best Lawyers in America in the areas of medical malpractice, personal injury and product liability. In 2015, 2017, 2019 and 2021, John was named Best Lawyers' New Haven Medical Malpractice Lawyer of the Year. In 2016 and 2018, John was named Best Lawyers' New Haven Personal Injury Litigation Lawyer of the Year. John has been recognized for many years in Connecticut Super Lawyers' and has been on their Top 10 List for past several years. In 2018 John was honored to be given the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association.

A native of Connecticut, John lives in Cheshire with his wife of 45 years, Sandy. John travels between trials when he can. He also enjoys cooking, reading a good novel and spending time with his children and grandchildren.

Education
University of Connecticut School of Law, Hartford, Connecticut
J.D. - 1978
Honors: With Honors
Yale University
B.A. - 1975
Honors: magna cum laude
Classes & Seminars
Lecturer, Continuing Legal Education Program, Connecticut Bar Association
Lecturer, Continuing Legal Education Program, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association
Lecturer, Continuing Legal Education Program, New Haven County Bar Association
November 2016 Strategies for a Successful Mediation
December 2016 Med Mal Trial Demonstration: Mastering Your Skills in ANY Case
June 2017 Accentuating Your Damages (webinar)
Dec 2017 Are you Ready to Arbitrate? How to get the Best Results
March 2018 Arguing Damages
December 2018 SELECTION, CARE & FEEDING OF EXPERT WITNESSES
September 2019. Jury Trial or Not? Thinking Outside the Box
September 2019 Pre-existing, dormant and subsequent injuries to the same body part
December 2019 Making the Jury Feel the Pain: Maximizing Damages
June 2019 Moderator: Effective Strategies in ADR (Annual Meeting)
Professional Associations
Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, President 2011-2012
American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow, 2010-Present
Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Parliamentarian, 2006 to 2007
New Haven County Bar Association, President, 1991 to 1992
New Haven County Bar Association, Member, Present
American Association for Justice, Member
American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), Member
Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Legal Education Committee, Co-Chair
International Academy of Trial Lawyers, 2012 present
Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Continuing Legal Education Committee, Co-Chair
U.S. District Court eastern District of New York
U.S. Court of Federal Claims
U.S. District Court District of Connecticut
U.S. District Court Northern District of New York
Connecticut
U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
Bar Admissions
Connecticut
U.S. District Court District of Connecticut
U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court Northern District of New York
U.S. Court of Federal Claims

Honors
Named Best Lawyers' 2021 New Haven Medical Malpractice Lawyer of the Year

Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, L.L.C.
Stephanie Z. Roberge

Stephanie Z. Roberge is a partner at Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, L.L.C. Stephanie is an accomplished trial attorney who has practiced law for close to 30 years. She is recognized by Best Lawyers in America as one of the top personal injury lawyers in the country.

While she excels in all aspects of civil litigation, Ms. Roberge focuses on medical malpractice litigation. Before receiving her law degree, she earned a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy, which has provided her with the scientific knowledge, as well as the practical experience necessary to hold negligent parties accountable for their mistakes.

As a result of her accomplishments, she has been invited for membership in several of the most prestigious trial associations. She was honored to be named a Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, which limits membership to 500 fellows from the U.S. She was invited to become a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers which limits membership in the college to less than 1% of the lawyer population in the state. She was also selected into membership by the American Board of Trial Advocates, which is limited to the top trial lawyers in the community, who are vigorously engaged in civil litigation.

Stephanie recognizes the importance of staying involved in the legal community and she has lectured extensively throughout the state on trial tactics and strategies. In addition, Stephanie was elected to the Board of Governors of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association and has served as an officer. She is a member of the Medical Malpractice Committee, Continuing Legal Education Committee and Legislative Affairs Committee. Stephanie participates in the American Association for Justice and the Connecticut Bar Association.

She is admitted to practice in the State of Connecticut, the United States District Court, District of Connecticut, the State of New York and the United States District Court, Southern District of New York.

Stephanie is listed in Best Lawyers in America in the areas of medical malpractice and personal injury and has been recognized by Super Lawyers as one of the top medical malpractice lawyers in the state.

Stephanie lives in Fairfield with her husband of 30 years, Michael and enjoys spending summers at the beach with her children, family and friends.

Classes & Seminars

Lecturer, Continuing Legal Education, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association

Honors

Listed in Best Lawyers in America Medical Malpractice

Listed in Best Lawyers in America Personal Injury

Recognized by Super Lawyers

Listed in Best Lawyers in Connecticut

Listed in Best Lawyers in New England

Professional Associations

International Academy of Trial Lawyers, Fellow

American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow

American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), Member

Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Officer

American Association for Justice, Member

Connecticut Bar Association

New Haven County Bar Association

Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, L.L.C.
Stephanie Z. Roberge

Stephanie Z. Roberge is a partner at Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, L.L.C. Stephanie is an accomplished trial attorney who has practiced law for close to 30 years. She is recognized by Best Lawyers in America as one of the top personal injury lawyers in the country.

While she excels in all aspects of civil litigation, Ms. Roberge focuses on medical malpractice litigation. Before receiving her law degree, she earned a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy, which has provided her with the scientific knowledge, as well as the practical experience necessary to hold negligent parties accountable for their mistakes.

As a result of her accomplishments, she has been invited for membership in several of the most prestigious trial associations. She was honored to be named a Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, which limits membership to 500 fellows from the U.S. She was invited to become a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers which limits membership in the college to less than 1% of the lawyer population in the state. She was also selected into membership by the American Board of Trial Advocates, which is limited to the top trial lawyers in the community, who are vigorously engaged in civil litigation.

Stephanie recognizes the importance of staying involved in the legal community and she has lectured extensively throughout the state on trial tactics and strategies. In addition, Stephanie was elected to the Board of Governors of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association and has served as an officer. She is a member of the Medical Malpractice Committee, Continuing Legal Education Committee and Legislative Affairs Committee. Stephanie participates in the American Association for Justice and the Connecticut Bar Association.

She is admitted to practice in the State of Connecticut, the United States District Court, District of Connecticut, the State of New York and the United States District Court, Southern District of New York.

Stephanie is listed in Best Lawyers in America in the areas of medical malpractice and personal injury and has been recognized by Super Lawyers as one of the top medical malpractice lawyers in the state.

Stephanie lives in Fairfield with her husband of 30 years, Michael and enjoys spending summers at the beach with her children, family and friends.

Classes & Seminars

Lecturer, Continuing Legal Education, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association

Honors

Listed in Best Lawyers in America Medical Malpractice

Listed in Best Lawyers in America Personal Injury

Recognized by Super Lawyers

Listed in Best Lawyers in Connecticut

Listed in Best Lawyers in New England

Professional Associations

International Academy of Trial Lawyers, Fellow

American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow

American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), Member

Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Officer

American Association for Justice, Member

Connecticut Bar Association

New Haven County Bar Association

Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, L.L.C.
Robert L. Schwab

Robert L. Schwab was born and raised in New Haven. He attended Choate Rosemary Hall and graduated from Amherst College in 1982. He received his law degree from the Quinnipiac College of law in 1990.

Prior to attending law school, Mr. Schwab worked for Sikorsky Aircraft in Stratford, Connecticut as a purchasing representative and in their Long Beach, California, West Coast Field Office as a subcontract administrator. Before joining the law firm of Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, Mr. Schwab was a trial attorney for the staff counsel's office of the Allstate Insurance Company.

Mr. Schwab's practice includes the representation of injured persons in auto accidents, premises liability and product liability cases, as well as other civil disputes. In addition to personal injury law, he represents injured workers in all workers' compensation districts in the State of Connecticut. Although the primary focus of his practice involves personal injury litigation, Mr. Schwab also handles criminal defense matters in state court.

Since 2007, Mr. Schwab has been selected by his peers in the Connecticut Magazine Super Lawyers publication in the area of personal injury litigation.

Mr. Schwab participates in the New Haven County Bar Association and the Connecticut Bar Association. He is on the Board of Governors of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association and he is also a member of the American Board of Trials Advocates (ABOTA).

He is admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in the State of Connecticut and he is also admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Past Positions

Sikorsky Aircraft, Stratford, Connecticut, Purchasing Representative

Allstate Insurance Company, Trial Attorney

Sikorsky Aircraft, Long Beach, California West Coast Field Office, Subcontract Administrator

Languages

English

Honors

Connecticut Magazine Super Lawyers, 2007-Present

Board of Governors - Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association (CTLA), 2016-Present

Professional Associations

American Board Trial Advocates (ABOTA), Member, 2017 to Present

Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Member, 1996 to Present

Connecticut Bar Association (CBA), Member, 1990 to Present

New Haven County Bar Association, Member, 1996 to Present

Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, L.L.C.
Robert L. Schwab

Robert L. Schwab was born and raised in New Haven. He attended Choate Rosemary Hall and graduated from Amherst College in 1982. He received his law degree from the Quinnipiac College of law in 1990.

Prior to attending law school, Mr. Schwab worked for Sikorsky Aircraft in Stratford, Connecticut as a purchasing representative and in their Long Beach, California, West Coast Field Office as a subcontract administrator. Before joining the law firm of Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, Mr. Schwab was a trial attorney for the staff counsel's office of the Allstate Insurance Company.

Mr. Schwab's practice includes the representation of injured persons in auto accidents, premises liability and product liability cases, as well as other civil disputes. In addition to personal injury law, he represents injured workers in all workers' compensation districts in the State of Connecticut. Although the primary focus of his practice involves personal injury litigation, Mr. Schwab also handles criminal defense matters in state court.

Since 2007, Mr. Schwab has been selected by his peers in the Connecticut Magazine Super Lawyers publication in the area of personal injury litigation.

Mr. Schwab participates in the New Haven County Bar Association and the Connecticut Bar Association. He is on the Board of Governors of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association and he is also a member of the American Board of Trials Advocates (ABOTA).

He is admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in the State of Connecticut and he is also admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Past Positions

Sikorsky Aircraft, Stratford, Connecticut, Purchasing Representative

Allstate Insurance Company, Trial Attorney

Sikorsky Aircraft, Long Beach, California West Coast Field Office, Subcontract Administrator

Languages

English

Honors

Connecticut Magazine Super Lawyers, 2007-Present

Board of Governors - Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association (CTLA), 2016-Present

Professional Associations

American Board Trial Advocates (ABOTA), Member, 2017 to Present

Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Member, 1996 to Present

Connecticut Bar Association (CBA), Member, 1990 to Present

New Haven County Bar Association, Member, 1996 to Present

Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, L.L.C.
Louis A. Annecchino

Louis Annecchino is a lifelong resident of Connecticut. He received his undergraduate degree in economics from Bucknell University in 1990 and thereafter obtained his law degree from New England School of Law in 1993. Mr. Annecchino became a partner of Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, L.L.C., in 2015. Mr. Annecchino's current practice is focused upon representing clients and families in wrongful death claims and cases involving serious injuries.

Mr. Annecchino began his career as a litigator in Manhattan, where he served as defense counsel in a wide variety of matters including product liability claims, aviation accidents, trade secret misappropriation and labor/employment disputes. After returning to Connecticut, he served as trial counsel on behalf of companies and individuals in both Connecticut state and federal courts. These cases involved construction accidents, professional liability, motor vehicle accidents, premises liability and complex personal injury claims. He has authored and argued several appeals before the Connecticut Appellate and Supreme courts. Mr. Annecchino has also been selected by counsel as an arbitrator/mediator to resolve disputes through alternative dispute resolution.

He is a member of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association (CTLA) and the New Haven County Bar Association, and a former member of the Connecticut Defense Lawyers Association. Mr. Annecchino has received the Super Lawyer designation annually since 2016.

Professional Associations

Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association (CTLA), Member

New Haven County Bar Association, Member

New Haven County Bar Association, Executive Committee

Connecticut Defense Lawyers Association, Former Member

Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, L.L.C.
Louis A. Annecchino

Louis Annecchino is a lifelong resident of Connecticut. He received his undergraduate degree in economics from Bucknell University in 1990 and thereafter obtained his law degree from New England School of Law in 1993. Mr. Annecchino became a partner of Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, L.L.C., in 2015. Mr. Annecchino's current practice is focused upon representing clients and families in wrongful death claims and cases involving serious injuries.

Mr. Annecchino began his career as a litigator in Manhattan, where he served as defense counsel in a wide variety of matters including product liability claims, aviation accidents, trade secret misappropriation and labor/employment disputes. After returning to Connecticut, he served as trial counsel on behalf of companies and individuals in both Connecticut state and federal courts. These cases involved construction accidents, professional liability, motor vehicle accidents, premises liability and complex personal injury claims. He has authored and argued several appeals before the Connecticut Appellate and Supreme courts. Mr. Annecchino has also been selected by counsel as an arbitrator/mediator to resolve disputes through alternative dispute resolution.

He is a member of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association (CTLA) and the New Haven County Bar Association, and a former member of the Connecticut Defense Lawyers Association. Mr. Annecchino has received the Super Lawyer designation annually since 2016.

Professional Associations

Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association (CTLA), Member

New Haven County Bar Association, Member

New Haven County Bar Association, Executive Committee

Connecticut Defense Lawyers Association, Former Member

Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, L.L.C.
Brendan K. Nelligan

Brendan K. Nelligan joined the firm following his graduation from the University of Connecticut School of Law in 2013. In 2020, he joined the firm as partner. Attorney Nelligan concentrates his practice on the handling of motor vehicle and trucking accidents, medical malpractice matters, premises liability cases, and other complex civil disputes. He has substantial jury trial experience, having tried numerous cases to verdict, and regularly resolves disputes by way of arbitration, mediation, and settlement.

Since 2018, Attorney Nelligan has been continuously recognized as a Connecticut Super Lawyers "Rising Star." In 2020, he was honored to be elected to the Connecticut Bar Association's House of Delegates by his peers. He is an active member of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, where he has presented seminars on a variety of subjects.

Attorney Nelligan is a lifelong Connecticut resident. He graduated magna cum laude from Providence College and is an honors graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Law. While a law student, he served as research editor for the Connecticut Insurance Law Journal.

Brendan is admitted to practice in all courts in the state of Connecticut as well as the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Court. He is an active member of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, the New Haven County Bar Association, the Litchfield County Bar Association, the Connecticut Bar Association and the American Association of Justice. In his spare time, he enjoys photography, cooking, and golf.

Past Positions

Connecticut Public Defender's Office, Legal Intern

Professional Associations

Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, 2013 to 2013

New Haven County Bar Association, Member

Litchfield County Bar Association, Member

Connecticut Bar Association

American Association of Justice, Member

Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, L.L.C.
Brendan K. Nelligan

Brendan K. Nelligan joined the firm following his graduation from the University of Connecticut School of Law in 2013. In 2020, he joined the firm as partner. Attorney Nelligan concentrates his practice on the handling of motor vehicle and trucking accidents, medical malpractice matters, premises liability cases, and other complex civil disputes. He has substantial jury trial experience, having tried numerous cases to verdict, and regularly resolves disputes by way of arbitration, mediation, and settlement.

Since 2018, Attorney Nelligan has been continuously recognized as a Connecticut Super Lawyers "Rising Star." In 2020, he was honored to be elected to the Connecticut Bar Association's House of Delegates by his peers. He is an active member of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, where he has presented seminars on a variety of subjects.

Attorney Nelligan is a lifelong Connecticut resident. He graduated magna cum laude from Providence College and is an honors graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Law. While a law student, he served as research editor for the Connecticut Insurance Law Journal.

Brendan is admitted to practice in all courts in the state of Connecticut as well as the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Court. He is an active member of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, the New Haven County Bar Association, the Litchfield County Bar Association, the Connecticut Bar Association and the American Association of Justice. In his spare time, he enjoys photography, cooking, and golf.

Past Positions

Connecticut Public Defender's Office, Legal Intern

Professional Associations

Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, 2013 to 2013

New Haven County Bar Association, Member

Litchfield County Bar Association, Member

Connecticut Bar Association

American Association of Justice, Member

Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, L.L.C.
Michael Kennedy

Michael Kennedy joined Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge in 2021. He has devoted his career to representing victims of medical negligence, sexual abuse and other crimes, and those injured in motor vehicle and trucking collisions.

Attorney Kennedy was born and raised in Connecticut and has spent his entire career serving clients in Connecticut. He began his career handling catastrophic and complex personal injury cases at two other prominent Connecticut firms where he handled a wide variety of civil claims, including trying cases to verdict and negotiating settlements in excess of $1 million on behalf of his clients.

Michael is recognized by Best Lawyers in America in the areas of medical malpractice and personal injury litigation. He is admitted to practice in all courts in the states of Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. He is a member of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, the Fairfield County Bar Association, National Crime Victims Bar Association and the American Association of Justice.

Honors

Best Lawyers in America Medical Malpractice litigation

Best Lawyers in America Personal Injury litigation

Professional Associations

Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association

American Association of Justice

Fairfield County Bar Association

Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, L.L.C.
Michael Kennedy

Michael Kennedy joined Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge in 2021. He has devoted his career to representing victims of medical negligence, sexual abuse and other crimes, and those injured in motor vehicle and trucking collisions.

Attorney Kennedy was born and raised in Connecticut and has spent his entire career serving clients in Connecticut. He began his career handling catastrophic and complex personal injury cases at two other prominent Connecticut firms where he handled a wide variety of civil claims, including trying cases to verdict and negotiating settlements in excess of $1 million on behalf of his clients.

Michael is recognized by Best Lawyers in America in the areas of medical malpractice and personal injury litigation. He is admitted to practice in all courts in the states of Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. He is a member of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, the Fairfield County Bar Association, National Crime Victims Bar Association and the American Association of Justice.

Honors

Best Lawyers in America Medical Malpractice litigation

Best Lawyers in America Personal Injury litigation

Professional Associations

Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association

American Association of Justice

Fairfield County Bar Association

Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, L.L.C.
Isabelle L. Koch

Isabelle L. Koch, Esq., joined Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, L.L.C., on May 1, 2017, as an associate and represents clients in motor vehicle accidents, premises liability and complex personal injury claims. Prior to joining the firm, she was senior defense counsel for Allstate Insurance, and in her 10-year career with that company tried more than 50 jury cases to verdict. She received a Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of Connecticut in 2000 and her Juris Doctor from the University Of Connecticut School Of Law in 2005. Ms. Koch is admitted to practice law in the State of Connecticut and is a member of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, the New Haven County Bar Association and the Connecticut Bar Association. Ms. Koch lives with her husband and twin boys in Madison, CT.

Professional Associations

Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Member

New Haven County Bar Association, Member

Connecticut Bar Association, Member

Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, L.L.C.
Isabelle L. Koch

Isabelle L. Koch, Esq., joined Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, L.L.C., on May 1, 2017, as an associate and represents clients in motor vehicle accidents, premises liability and complex personal injury claims. Prior to joining the firm, she was senior defense counsel for Allstate Insurance, and in her 10-year career with that company tried more than 50 jury cases to verdict. She received a Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of Connecticut in 2000 and her Juris Doctor from the University Of Connecticut School Of Law in 2005. Ms. Koch is admitted to practice law in the State of Connecticut and is a member of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, the New Haven County Bar Association and the Connecticut Bar Association. Ms. Koch lives with her husband and twin boys in Madison, CT.

Professional Associations

Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Member

New Haven County Bar Association, Member

Connecticut Bar Association, Member

Firm Overview

Located in New Haven, Connecticut, the law firm of Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, L.L.C., was founded in 1988 to provide legal representation to injured people throughout Connecticut.

Since our founding, our attorneys have developed a strong reputation as aggressive and knowledgeable advocates in personal injury, medical malpractice and workplace accident cases.

Our Results For Our Clients Tell The Story Of Our Success

Any well-established law firm should be able to tell the story of its success by pointing to successful verdicts and settlements. At Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, L.L.C., we take professional pride in the results we have been able to achieve on behalf of our clients injured in accidents, assaults or as a result of medical malpractice.

Main Office

Main Office
Long Wharf Maritime Center
555 Long Wharf Drive, Suite 13A
New Haven, CT 06511

Phone

(866) 923-8804

Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, L.L.C.
John Kennedy Jr.

John J. Kennedy, Jr., is the founding partner of Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, L.L.C. In 1988, John formed Kennedy & Johnson, along with David Johnson. John is an accomplished trial attorney, spending most of his more than 42 years practicing in Connecticut, representing injured clients before juries.

After more than four decades practicing law, John still finds trying cases to juries in automobile accident, premises liability, medical malpractice and product liability cases his passion. In addition to handling complex jury trials, John has decades of experience handling cases before trial, mediating and arbitrating matters and negotiating claims on behalf of his clients. He is often selected as a mediator and arbitrator in medical malpractice and other personal injury cases.

John was honored to be one of just 500 lawyers in the United States inducted into the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. John is also an active member of the New Haven County Bar Association and served as president of that organization in 1991-1992. John participates in the American Association for Justice and the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, and served as president in 2011-2012. He is also a member of ABOTA and a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.

John believes in the importance of a lawyer's knowledge of the law in effective representation of clients. Therefore, John has often served as a lecturer to his peers at continuing legal education programs through the Connecticut Bar Association, the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association and the New Haven County Bar Association.

John is admitted to practice at the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut and for the Eastern, Southern and Northern districts of New York, as well as all state courts in Connecticut. He has served since 2011 as co-chair of the Continuing Legal Education Committee of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association.

John is listed in Best Lawyers in America in the areas of medical malpractice, personal injury and product liability. In 2015, 2017, 2019 and 2021, John was named Best Lawyers' New Haven Medical Malpractice Lawyer of the Year. In 2016 and 2018, John was named Best Lawyers' New Haven Personal Injury Litigation Lawyer of the Year. John has been recognized for many years in Connecticut Super Lawyers' and has been on their Top 10 List for past several years. In 2018 John was honored to be given the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association.

A native of Connecticut, John lives in Cheshire with his wife of 45 years, Sandy. John travels between trials when he can. He also enjoys cooking, reading a good novel and spending time with his children and grandchildren.

Education
University of Connecticut School of Law, Hartford, Connecticut
J.D. - 1978
Honors: With Honors
Yale University
B.A. - 1975
Honors: magna cum laude
Classes & Seminars
Lecturer, Continuing Legal Education Program, Connecticut Bar Association
Lecturer, Continuing Legal Education Program, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association
Lecturer, Continuing Legal Education Program, New Haven County Bar Association
November 2016 Strategies for a Successful Mediation
December 2016 Med Mal Trial Demonstration: Mastering Your Skills in ANY Case
June 2017 Accentuating Your Damages (webinar)
Dec 2017 Are you Ready to Arbitrate? How to get the Best Results
March 2018 Arguing Damages
December 2018 SELECTION, CARE & FEEDING OF EXPERT WITNESSES
September 2019. Jury Trial or Not? Thinking Outside the Box
September 2019 Pre-existing, dormant and subsequent injuries to the same body part
December 2019 Making the Jury Feel the Pain: Maximizing Damages
June 2019 Moderator: Effective Strategies in ADR (Annual Meeting)
Professional Associations
Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, President 2011-2012
American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow, 2010-Present
Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Parliamentarian, 2006 to 2007
New Haven County Bar Association, President, 1991 to 1992
New Haven County Bar Association, Member, Present
American Association for Justice, Member
American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), Member
Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Legal Education Committee, Co-Chair
International Academy of Trial Lawyers, 2012 present
Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Continuing Legal Education Committee, Co-Chair
U.S. District Court eastern District of New York
U.S. Court of Federal Claims
U.S. District Court District of Connecticut
U.S. District Court Northern District of New York
Connecticut
U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
Bar Admissions
Connecticut
U.S. District Court District of Connecticut
U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court Northern District of New York
U.S. Court of Federal Claims

Honors
Named Best Lawyers' 2021 New Haven Medical Malpractice Lawyer of the Year

Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, L.L.C.
John Kennedy Jr.

John J. Kennedy, Jr., is the founding partner of Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, L.L.C. In 1988, John formed Kennedy & Johnson, along with David Johnson. John is an accomplished trial attorney, spending most of his more than 42 years practicing in Connecticut, representing injured clients before juries.

After more than four decades practicing law, John still finds trying cases to juries in automobile accident, premises liability, medical malpractice and product liability cases his passion. In addition to handling complex jury trials, John has decades of experience handling cases before trial, mediating and arbitrating matters and negotiating claims on behalf of his clients. He is often selected as a mediator and arbitrator in medical malpractice and other personal injury cases.

John was honored to be one of just 500 lawyers in the United States inducted into the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. John is also an active member of the New Haven County Bar Association and served as president of that organization in 1991-1992. John participates in the American Association for Justice and the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, and served as president in 2011-2012. He is also a member of ABOTA and a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.

John believes in the importance of a lawyer's knowledge of the law in effective representation of clients. Therefore, John has often served as a lecturer to his peers at continuing legal education programs through the Connecticut Bar Association, the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association and the New Haven County Bar Association.

John is admitted to practice at the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut and for the Eastern, Southern and Northern districts of New York, as well as all state courts in Connecticut. He has served since 2011 as co-chair of the Continuing Legal Education Committee of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association.

John is listed in Best Lawyers in America in the areas of medical malpractice, personal injury and product liability. In 2015, 2017, 2019 and 2021, John was named Best Lawyers' New Haven Medical Malpractice Lawyer of the Year. In 2016 and 2018, John was named Best Lawyers' New Haven Personal Injury Litigation Lawyer of the Year. John has been recognized for many years in Connecticut Super Lawyers' and has been on their Top 10 List for past several years. In 2018 John was honored to be given the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association.

A native of Connecticut, John lives in Cheshire with his wife of 45 years, Sandy. John travels between trials when he can. He also enjoys cooking, reading a good novel and spending time with his children and grandchildren.

Education
University of Connecticut School of Law, Hartford, Connecticut
J.D. - 1978
Honors: With Honors
Yale University
B.A. - 1975
Honors: magna cum laude
Classes & Seminars
Lecturer, Continuing Legal Education Program, Connecticut Bar Association
Lecturer, Continuing Legal Education Program, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association
Lecturer, Continuing Legal Education Program, New Haven County Bar Association
November 2016 Strategies for a Successful Mediation
December 2016 Med Mal Trial Demonstration: Mastering Your Skills in ANY Case
June 2017 Accentuating Your Damages (webinar)
Dec 2017 Are you Ready to Arbitrate? How to get the Best Results
March 2018 Arguing Damages
December 2018 SELECTION, CARE & FEEDING OF EXPERT WITNESSES
September 2019. Jury Trial or Not? Thinking Outside the Box
September 2019 Pre-existing, dormant and subsequent injuries to the same body part
December 2019 Making the Jury Feel the Pain: Maximizing Damages
June 2019 Moderator: Effective Strategies in ADR (Annual Meeting)
Professional Associations
Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, President 2011-2012
American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow, 2010-Present
Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Parliamentarian, 2006 to 2007
New Haven County Bar Association, President, 1991 to 1992
New Haven County Bar Association, Member, Present
American Association for Justice, Member
American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), Member
Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Legal Education Committee, Co-Chair
International Academy of Trial Lawyers, 2012 present
Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Continuing Legal Education Committee, Co-Chair
U.S. District Court eastern District of New York
U.S. Court of Federal Claims
U.S. District Court District of Connecticut
U.S. District Court Northern District of New York
Connecticut
U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
Bar Admissions
Connecticut
U.S. District Court District of Connecticut
U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court Northern District of New York
U.S. Court of Federal Claims

Honors
Named Best Lawyers' 2021 New Haven Medical Malpractice Lawyer of the Year

Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, L.L.C.
Stephanie Z. Roberge

Stephanie Z. Roberge is a partner at Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, L.L.C. Stephanie is an accomplished trial attorney who has practiced law for close to 30 years. She is recognized by Best Lawyers in America as one of the top personal injury lawyers in the country.

While she excels in all aspects of civil litigation, Ms. Roberge focuses on medical malpractice litigation. Before receiving her law degree, she earned a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy, which has provided her with the scientific knowledge, as well as the practical experience necessary to hold negligent parties accountable for their mistakes.

As a result of her accomplishments, she has been invited for membership in several of the most prestigious trial associations. She was honored to be named a Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, which limits membership to 500 fellows from the U.S. She was invited to become a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers which limits membership in the college to less than 1% of the lawyer population in the state. She was also selected into membership by the American Board of Trial Advocates, which is limited to the top trial lawyers in the community, who are vigorously engaged in civil litigation.

Stephanie recognizes the importance of staying involved in the legal community and she has lectured extensively throughout the state on trial tactics and strategies. In addition, Stephanie was elected to the Board of Governors of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association and has served as an officer. She is a member of the Medical Malpractice Committee, Continuing Legal Education Committee and Legislative Affairs Committee. Stephanie participates in the American Association for Justice and the Connecticut Bar Association.

She is admitted to practice in the State of Connecticut, the United States District Court, District of Connecticut, the State of New York and the United States District Court, Southern District of New York.

Stephanie is listed in Best Lawyers in America in the areas of medical malpractice and personal injury and has been recognized by Super Lawyers as one of the top medical malpractice lawyers in the state.

Stephanie lives in Fairfield with her husband of 30 years, Michael and enjoys spending summers at the beach with her children, family and friends.

Classes & Seminars

Lecturer, Continuing Legal Education, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association

Honors

Listed in Best Lawyers in America Medical Malpractice

Listed in Best Lawyers in America Personal Injury

Recognized by Super Lawyers

Listed in Best Lawyers in Connecticut

Listed in Best Lawyers in New England

Professional Associations

International Academy of Trial Lawyers, Fellow

American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow

American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), Member

Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Officer

American Association for Justice, Member

Connecticut Bar Association

New Haven County Bar Association

Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, L.L.C.
Stephanie Z. Roberge

Stephanie Z. Roberge is a partner at Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, L.L.C. Stephanie is an accomplished trial attorney who has practiced law for close to 30 years. She is recognized by Best Lawyers in America as one of the top personal injury lawyers in the country.

While she excels in all aspects of civil litigation, Ms. Roberge focuses on medical malpractice litigation. Before receiving her law degree, she earned a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy, which has provided her with the scientific knowledge, as well as the practical experience necessary to hold negligent parties accountable for their mistakes.

As a result of her accomplishments, she has been invited for membership in several of the most prestigious trial associations. She was honored to be named a Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, which limits membership to 500 fellows from the U.S. She was invited to become a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers which limits membership in the college to less than 1% of the lawyer population in the state. She was also selected into membership by the American Board of Trial Advocates, which is limited to the top trial lawyers in the community, who are vigorously engaged in civil litigation.

Stephanie recognizes the importance of staying involved in the legal community and she has lectured extensively throughout the state on trial tactics and strategies. In addition, Stephanie was elected to the Board of Governors of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association and has served as an officer. She is a member of the Medical Malpractice Committee, Continuing Legal Education Committee and Legislative Affairs Committee. Stephanie participates in the American Association for Justice and the Connecticut Bar Association.

She is admitted to practice in the State of Connecticut, the United States District Court, District of Connecticut, the State of New York and the United States District Court, Southern District of New York.

Stephanie is listed in Best Lawyers in America in the areas of medical malpractice and personal injury and has been recognized by Super Lawyers as one of the top medical malpractice lawyers in the state.

Stephanie lives in Fairfield with her husband of 30 years, Michael and enjoys spending summers at the beach with her children, family and friends.

Classes & Seminars

Lecturer, Continuing Legal Education, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association

Honors

Listed in Best Lawyers in America Medical Malpractice

Listed in Best Lawyers in America Personal Injury

Recognized by Super Lawyers

Listed in Best Lawyers in Connecticut

Listed in Best Lawyers in New England

Professional Associations

International Academy of Trial Lawyers, Fellow

American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow

American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), Member

Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Officer

American Association for Justice, Member

Connecticut Bar Association

New Haven County Bar Association

Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, L.L.C.
Robert L. Schwab

Robert L. Schwab was born and raised in New Haven. He attended Choate Rosemary Hall and graduated from Amherst College in 1982. He received his law degree from the Quinnipiac College of law in 1990.

Prior to attending law school, Mr. Schwab worked for Sikorsky Aircraft in Stratford, Connecticut as a purchasing representative and in their Long Beach, California, West Coast Field Office as a subcontract administrator. Before joining the law firm of Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, Mr. Schwab was a trial attorney for the staff counsel's office of the Allstate Insurance Company.

Mr. Schwab's practice includes the representation of injured persons in auto accidents, premises liability and product liability cases, as well as other civil disputes. In addition to personal injury law, he represents injured workers in all workers' compensation districts in the State of Connecticut. Although the primary focus of his practice involves personal injury litigation, Mr. Schwab also handles criminal defense matters in state court.

Since 2007, Mr. Schwab has been selected by his peers in the Connecticut Magazine Super Lawyers publication in the area of personal injury litigation.

Mr. Schwab participates in the New Haven County Bar Association and the Connecticut Bar Association. He is on the Board of Governors of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association and he is also a member of the American Board of Trials Advocates (ABOTA).

He is admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in the State of Connecticut and he is also admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Past Positions

Sikorsky Aircraft, Stratford, Connecticut, Purchasing Representative

Allstate Insurance Company, Trial Attorney

Sikorsky Aircraft, Long Beach, California West Coast Field Office, Subcontract Administrator

Languages

English

Honors

Connecticut Magazine Super Lawyers, 2007-Present

Board of Governors - Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association (CTLA), 2016-Present

Professional Associations

American Board Trial Advocates (ABOTA), Member, 2017 to Present

Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Member, 1996 to Present

Connecticut Bar Association (CBA), Member, 1990 to Present

New Haven County Bar Association, Member, 1996 to Present

Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, L.L.C.
Robert L. Schwab

Robert L. Schwab was born and raised in New Haven. He attended Choate Rosemary Hall and graduated from Amherst College in 1982. He received his law degree from the Quinnipiac College of law in 1990.

Prior to attending law school, Mr. Schwab worked for Sikorsky Aircraft in Stratford, Connecticut as a purchasing representative and in their Long Beach, California, West Coast Field Office as a subcontract administrator. Before joining the law firm of Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, Mr. Schwab was a trial attorney for the staff counsel's office of the Allstate Insurance Company.

Mr. Schwab's practice includes the representation of injured persons in auto accidents, premises liability and product liability cases, as well as other civil disputes. In addition to personal injury law, he represents injured workers in all workers' compensation districts in the State of Connecticut. Although the primary focus of his practice involves personal injury litigation, Mr. Schwab also handles criminal defense matters in state court.

Since 2007, Mr. Schwab has been selected by his peers in the Connecticut Magazine Super Lawyers publication in the area of personal injury litigation.

Mr. Schwab participates in the New Haven County Bar Association and the Connecticut Bar Association. He is on the Board of Governors of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association and he is also a member of the American Board of Trials Advocates (ABOTA).

He is admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in the State of Connecticut and he is also admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Past Positions

Sikorsky Aircraft, Stratford, Connecticut, Purchasing Representative

Allstate Insurance Company, Trial Attorney

Sikorsky Aircraft, Long Beach, California West Coast Field Office, Subcontract Administrator

Languages

English

Honors

Connecticut Magazine Super Lawyers, 2007-Present

Board of Governors - Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association (CTLA), 2016-Present

Professional Associations

American Board Trial Advocates (ABOTA), Member, 2017 to Present

Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Member, 1996 to Present

Connecticut Bar Association (CBA), Member, 1990 to Present

New Haven County Bar Association, Member, 1996 to Present

Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, L.L.C.
Louis A. Annecchino

Louis Annecchino is a lifelong resident of Connecticut. He received his undergraduate degree in economics from Bucknell University in 1990 and thereafter obtained his law degree from New England School of Law in 1993. Mr. Annecchino became a partner of Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, L.L.C., in 2015. Mr. Annecchino's current practice is focused upon representing clients and families in wrongful death claims and cases involving serious injuries.

Mr. Annecchino began his career as a litigator in Manhattan, where he served as defense counsel in a wide variety of matters including product liability claims, aviation accidents, trade secret misappropriation and labor/employment disputes. After returning to Connecticut, he served as trial counsel on behalf of companies and individuals in both Connecticut state and federal courts. These cases involved construction accidents, professional liability, motor vehicle accidents, premises liability and complex personal injury claims. He has authored and argued several appeals before the Connecticut Appellate and Supreme courts. Mr. Annecchino has also been selected by counsel as an arbitrator/mediator to resolve disputes through alternative dispute resolution.

He is a member of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association (CTLA) and the New Haven County Bar Association, and a former member of the Connecticut Defense Lawyers Association. Mr. Annecchino has received the Super Lawyer designation annually since 2016.

Professional Associations

Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association (CTLA), Member

New Haven County Bar Association, Member

New Haven County Bar Association, Executive Committee

Connecticut Defense Lawyers Association, Former Member

Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, L.L.C.
Louis A. Annecchino

Louis Annecchino is a lifelong resident of Connecticut. He received his undergraduate degree in economics from Bucknell University in 1990 and thereafter obtained his law degree from New England School of Law in 1993. Mr. Annecchino became a partner of Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, L.L.C., in 2015. Mr. Annecchino's current practice is focused upon representing clients and families in wrongful death claims and cases involving serious injuries.

Mr. Annecchino began his career as a litigator in Manhattan, where he served as defense counsel in a wide variety of matters including product liability claims, aviation accidents, trade secret misappropriation and labor/employment disputes. After returning to Connecticut, he served as trial counsel on behalf of companies and individuals in both Connecticut state and federal courts. These cases involved construction accidents, professional liability, motor vehicle accidents, premises liability and complex personal injury claims. He has authored and argued several appeals before the Connecticut Appellate and Supreme courts. Mr. Annecchino has also been selected by counsel as an arbitrator/mediator to resolve disputes through alternative dispute resolution.

He is a member of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association (CTLA) and the New Haven County Bar Association, and a former member of the Connecticut Defense Lawyers Association. Mr. Annecchino has received the Super Lawyer designation annually since 2016.

Professional Associations

Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association (CTLA), Member

New Haven County Bar Association, Member

New Haven County Bar Association, Executive Committee

Connecticut Defense Lawyers Association, Former Member

Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, L.L.C.
Brendan K. Nelligan

Brendan K. Nelligan joined the firm following his graduation from the University of Connecticut School of Law in 2013. In 2020, he joined the firm as partner. Attorney Nelligan concentrates his practice on the handling of motor vehicle and trucking accidents, medical malpractice matters, premises liability cases, and other complex civil disputes. He has substantial jury trial experience, having tried numerous cases to verdict, and regularly resolves disputes by way of arbitration, mediation, and settlement.

Since 2018, Attorney Nelligan has been continuously recognized as a Connecticut Super Lawyers "Rising Star." In 2020, he was honored to be elected to the Connecticut Bar Association's House of Delegates by his peers. He is an active member of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, where he has presented seminars on a variety of subjects.

Attorney Nelligan is a lifelong Connecticut resident. He graduated magna cum laude from Providence College and is an honors graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Law. While a law student, he served as research editor for the Connecticut Insurance Law Journal.

Brendan is admitted to practice in all courts in the state of Connecticut as well as the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Court. He is an active member of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, the New Haven County Bar Association, the Litchfield County Bar Association, the Connecticut Bar Association and the American Association of Justice. In his spare time, he enjoys photography, cooking, and golf.

Past Positions

Connecticut Public Defender's Office, Legal Intern

Professional Associations

Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, 2013 to 2013

New Haven County Bar Association, Member

Litchfield County Bar Association, Member

Connecticut Bar Association

American Association of Justice, Member

Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, L.L.C.
Brendan K. Nelligan

Brendan K. Nelligan joined the firm following his graduation from the University of Connecticut School of Law in 2013. In 2020, he joined the firm as partner. Attorney Nelligan concentrates his practice on the handling of motor vehicle and trucking accidents, medical malpractice matters, premises liability cases, and other complex civil disputes. He has substantial jury trial experience, having tried numerous cases to verdict, and regularly resolves disputes by way of arbitration, mediation, and settlement.

Since 2018, Attorney Nelligan has been continuously recognized as a Connecticut Super Lawyers "Rising Star." In 2020, he was honored to be elected to the Connecticut Bar Association's House of Delegates by his peers. He is an active member of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, where he has presented seminars on a variety of subjects.

Attorney Nelligan is a lifelong Connecticut resident. He graduated magna cum laude from Providence College and is an honors graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Law. While a law student, he served as research editor for the Connecticut Insurance Law Journal.

Brendan is admitted to practice in all courts in the state of Connecticut as well as the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Court. He is an active member of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, the New Haven County Bar Association, the Litchfield County Bar Association, the Connecticut Bar Association and the American Association of Justice. In his spare time, he enjoys photography, cooking, and golf.

Past Positions

Connecticut Public Defender's Office, Legal Intern

Professional Associations

Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, 2013 to 2013

New Haven County Bar Association, Member

Litchfield County Bar Association, Member

Connecticut Bar Association

American Association of Justice, Member

Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, L.L.C.
Michael Kennedy

Michael Kennedy joined Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge in 2021. He has devoted his career to representing victims of medical negligence, sexual abuse and other crimes, and those injured in motor vehicle and trucking collisions.

Attorney Kennedy was born and raised in Connecticut and has spent his entire career serving clients in Connecticut. He began his career handling catastrophic and complex personal injury cases at two other prominent Connecticut firms where he handled a wide variety of civil claims, including trying cases to verdict and negotiating settlements in excess of $1 million on behalf of his clients.

Michael is recognized by Best Lawyers in America in the areas of medical malpractice and personal injury litigation. He is admitted to practice in all courts in the states of Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. He is a member of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, the Fairfield County Bar Association, National Crime Victims Bar Association and the American Association of Justice.

Honors

Best Lawyers in America Medical Malpractice litigation

Best Lawyers in America Personal Injury litigation

Professional Associations

Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association

American Association of Justice

Fairfield County Bar Association

Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, L.L.C.
Michael Kennedy

Michael Kennedy joined Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge in 2021. He has devoted his career to representing victims of medical negligence, sexual abuse and other crimes, and those injured in motor vehicle and trucking collisions.

Attorney Kennedy was born and raised in Connecticut and has spent his entire career serving clients in Connecticut. He began his career handling catastrophic and complex personal injury cases at two other prominent Connecticut firms where he handled a wide variety of civil claims, including trying cases to verdict and negotiating settlements in excess of $1 million on behalf of his clients.

Michael is recognized by Best Lawyers in America in the areas of medical malpractice and personal injury litigation. He is admitted to practice in all courts in the states of Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. He is a member of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, the Fairfield County Bar Association, National Crime Victims Bar Association and the American Association of Justice.

Honors

Best Lawyers in America Medical Malpractice litigation

Best Lawyers in America Personal Injury litigation

Professional Associations

Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association

American Association of Justice

Fairfield County Bar Association

Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, L.L.C.
Isabelle L. Koch

Isabelle L. Koch, Esq., joined Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, L.L.C., on May 1, 2017, as an associate and represents clients in motor vehicle accidents, premises liability and complex personal injury claims. Prior to joining the firm, she was senior defense counsel for Allstate Insurance, and in her 10-year career with that company tried more than 50 jury cases to verdict. She received a Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of Connecticut in 2000 and her Juris Doctor from the University Of Connecticut School Of Law in 2005. Ms. Koch is admitted to practice law in the State of Connecticut and is a member of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, the New Haven County Bar Association and the Connecticut Bar Association. Ms. Koch lives with her husband and twin boys in Madison, CT.

Professional Associations

Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Member

New Haven County Bar Association, Member

Connecticut Bar Association, Member

Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, L.L.C.
Isabelle L. Koch

Isabelle L. Koch, Esq., joined Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, L.L.C., on May 1, 2017, as an associate and represents clients in motor vehicle accidents, premises liability and complex personal injury claims. Prior to joining the firm, she was senior defense counsel for Allstate Insurance, and in her 10-year career with that company tried more than 50 jury cases to verdict. She received a Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of Connecticut in 2000 and her Juris Doctor from the University Of Connecticut School Of Law in 2005. Ms. Koch is admitted to practice law in the State of Connecticut and is a member of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, the New Haven County Bar Association and the Connecticut Bar Association. Ms. Koch lives with her husband and twin boys in Madison, CT.

Professional Associations

Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Member

New Haven County Bar Association, Member

Connecticut Bar Association, Member

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