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As Assistant State's Attorney in McHenry County, Illinois, Patrick Kenneally has tried more than 100 trials in cases of felonies and misdemeanors. He has conducted numerous hearings and authored many legal briefs, gaining experience in matters ranging from driving under the influence to reckless homicide. In 2009, Patrick Kenneally accepted the Peace and Justice Award given by victim advocacy organization Turning Point. Attorney Kenneally received the award for his prosecutorial work on behalf of domestic violence victims.Preceding his work with McHenry County's State's Attorney's Office, Patrick Kenneally completed a clerkship in the office of the Honorable William D. Maddux, Presiding Judge of Cook County, Illinois's Circuit Court Law Division. In this role, he performed a variety of support and advisory duties, and also authored a law clerk manual and a collection of supplementary local rules of civil procedure. This position followed Patrick Kenneally's graduation from Washington University School of Law in St. Louis, Missouri in 2005. He completed several clerkships while studying toward his Juris Doctor degree, including two summer clerkships providing legal advice to underserved populations under Illinois Supreme Court Rule 711. He also served as a Student Lawyer with Washington University's Interdisciplinary Environmental Clinic in 2004, assisting four nonprofit groups in improving environmental controls for a proposed Missouri cement plant, and co-authoring a brief to the Missouri Supreme Court on the matter as well.Prior to undertaking his legal education, Patrick Kenneally earned a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, graduating in 2001. He played on the college's varsity lacrosse team.Patrick Kenneally currently resides in Barrington, Illinois and continues to serve with the McHenry County State's Attorney's Office.

Work experience

Jun 2007Present

Assistant States Attorney

Mchenry County


Sep 2002May 2005


Washington University