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Michael D. Kenny

Michael D. Kenny

In Memoriam

March 19, 1978~May 16, 2021

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Michael Kenny of Palm Harbor, Florida, who passed away on May 16, 2021, at the age of 43. Michael is survived by his wife Tamara Carlson-Kenny; his son Liam Kenny; his parents, Denis and Helena Kenny; and his brother Joseph Kenny. He was also cherished by two nieces and two nephews.

Michael grew up in Tarpon Springs, attended Tarpon Springs High School, the University of South Florida, and graduated Cum Laude from Stetson University College of Law. Upon receiving his law degree, Michael was also the recipient of the prestigious Victor O. Wehle Trial Advocacy Award.

As a member of Stetson University’s Mock Trial Team, Michael honed his advocacy skills while excelling academically. His success in school led to a clerkship at the Florida State Supreme Court.

Michael was a truly gifted advocate. As an Assistant State Attorney in the 6th Circuit, he prosecuted crimes on behalf of the people of Pinellas and Pasco Counties. Over the last 12 years, Michael took his career to new heights as an attorney, and subsequently was made partner at the Firm. Mike was always a gentleman but was also a fierce advocate in the courtroom.

He was a devoted husband and father, a loving son and brother, and a loyal friend.

Mike had a personal relationship with Jesus that he nurtured as a child and that stayed with him all of the days of his life.

He will be missed by all who knew him.


For more than five years, Michael D. Kenny served as a prosecutor in Pasco County at the Pinellas/Pasco State Attorney’s Office. During his time as an Assistant State Attorney, he prosecuted crimes involving:
  • Misdemeanor DUIs
  • First-degree murder death penalty cases
  • Sex crimes
  • Drug crimes
His time at the State Attorney’s office granted him the benefit of understanding how a prosecutor views a case, which can be very useful in defending clients facing criminal charges.


  • Collecting Experience Through Law School
While in law school, he was a member of Stetsons nationally recognized Trial Team where he competed in trial competitions throughout the country. His passion for trial quickly converted during his career as a prosecutor, where he developed a reputation of skillfully and fiercely trying all manner of cases. He also interned at the Florida Supreme Court during his period in law school, which assisted in a better understanding of appellate procedure and post-conviction motions.

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 2003


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  • State drops charges against 2 in major pill mill case | Tampa Bay Times


  • J.D. , Stetson University College of Law, 2003
  • B.A., University of South Florida, 2000


  • Certified Criminal Trial Lawyer