Loretto Kennedy, a Principal with Chuhak & Tecson, is a litigator who focuses her practice primarily in the area of aviation litigation, product liability and premises liability matters at both the trial and appellate levels. Loretto's practice also includes working with corporations, start-ups and individuals to counsel and assist on corporate matters, including business planning, risk management, corporate formation, negotiation and dispute resolution.
Loretto represents a diverse group of clients, including product manufacturers, product installers, retailers, contractors and local public entities on a broad range of personal injury, contract and coverage disputes arising out of their various premises, products and projects. She has also represented major aviation entities in multi-district, multi-forum litigation arising out of various domestic and foreign airline accidents, including international litigation concerning the accident involving TANS Peru Flight 204 near Pucalla, Peru, and two accidents near Medan, Indonesia, involving Mandala Airlines Flight 091 and Garuda Flight 152.
Other representations have included serving as lead counsel defending an architect against an owner’s defective design claim related to a $25 million laboratory facility and defending large telecommunications companies against asbestos-related products and premises liability claim. Loretto also represents various risk pools and self-insured clients who use commercial risk managers and third-party administrators.
Each year Loretto serves on a Chuhak & Tecson committee, including previous service to the Operations Committee, Litigation Committee, Finance Committee, Associate/Paralegal Oversight Committee and Marketing Committee. She currently chairs the firm's Professional Education Committee. Loretto is also an active member of the Chicago Bar Association, having served on its board of managers and several terms on the Judicial Evaluation Committee. She has also been a principal performer in the Association’s Christmas Spirits Production.