Kim M. Keenan
Professorial Lecturer in Law
Kim Keenan is a graduate of Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service and the University of Virginia School of Law and a former member of the University of Virginia Law Alumni Council. After law school, she served as law clerk to the Honorable John Garrett Penn in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. She is currently the principal of the Keenan Firm in Washington, D.C. where her practice has focused on complex medical malpractice litigation, litigation consulting, and public speaking. Prior to that, she served in the litigation practices of two nationally recognized law firms for more than eighteen years. She was recently honored as a Washington, D.C. Super Lawyer and one of the Top 50 Women in Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers by Law & Politics Magazine and a Top Lawyer by Washingtonian Magazine. In May 2007, the Women’s Bar Association named her “Woman Lawyer of the Year” for her contributions to the profession.
Ms. Keenan uses teaching as an opportunity to mentor young professionals. As an adjunct faculty member at GW, she co-teaches pre-trial advocacy and trial advocacy. In 2007, she was selected to teach on the faculty of the National Trial College for the University of Virginia School of Law. For the past ten years, she has been the civil procedure lecturer for the Charles Hamilton Houston Law Preparatory Course at Georgetown University Law Center. She is a nationally recognized lecturer on various legal topics and has spoken to numerous organizations including the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (now known as the American Association for Justice), the NAACP, the National Urban League, and the Maryland State Bar Conference of Bar Presidents.
Ms. Keenan was regularly featured on the first season of Fox’s “Power of Attorney” television show. She has been a commentator for Fox News and has appeared on Fox’s legal program “Dayside.” In July 2003, she served as a guest host on CNN’s Sunday Morning Legal Show “Attorney-At-Law.” She has also appeared on C-SPAN, Court TV, Fox News and numerous radio programs.
BSFS, Georgetown University; JD, University of Virginia