Wm. Lee Kinnally, Jr., Partner
Wm. Lee Kinnally, Jr.
Tel: (212) 705-9832

Professional Profile

Wm. Lee Kinnally, Jr. has litigated in federal and state courts and in arbitration and mediation venues throughout the United States.  He has tried both jury and non-jury cases and has handled appeals in the federal and state courts.
Mr. Kinnally’s practice focuses on commercial litigation, trials, arbitrations, mediations and appeals.

Mr. Kinnally has successfully represented individual and corporate clients in a wide variety of areas including antitrust, trade regulation, copyright and trademark protection, publishing, software licensing disputes, libel and slander, invasion of privacy, anti-counterfeiting, employment law, fraud, Internet law, RICO, probate, trusts and estates, unfair competition, bankruptcy, real estate, limited partnerships, breach of contract and insurance.

As with our other practice areas, his approach to problem solving includes a thorough knowledge of our clients’ business, a strategy tailored to solve the clients’ problems and a close working relationship with our clients to ensure that their objectives are fulfilled and their rights are protected.

Representative Matters

Represented a publisher in defeating breach of contract, copyright infringement and unfair competition claims

Obtained a defense jury verdict in a fraud case brought against one of the world’s largest cosmetic companies

Negotiated a favorable settlement on behalf of Major League Baseball Properties in a trademark infringement suit with a trading card company

Represented limited partners in a series of suits against general partners alleging fraud, breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty and obtained a favorable settlement for the limited partners

In an arbitration on behalf of a limited partner against a managing agent of numerous Manhattan office buildings, settled claims for various post-closing adjustments after the cross-examination of the managing agent

Represented one of the largest transportation companies in the country and negotiated a settlement for a nominal amount of a suit alleging, among other claims, RICO, conspiracy to monopolize and restrain trade, harassment, interference with prospective economic advantage and violation of civil rights

Memberships and Affiliations

American Bar Association
New York State Bar Association
Federal Bar Council
Association of the Bar of the City of New York

Professional and Community Involvement

St. John’s Riverside Hospital, Trustee, 2011-
First Vice Chairman, Westchester County Fair Campaign Practices Committee
Village of Hastings-on-Hudson, Mayor, 1993-2009
Village of Hastings-on-Hudson, Trustee, 1978-1990; 1992-1993

Awards and Recognition

In recognition of his over-29 years of public service to the Village of Hastings-on-Hudson, a new Village park on the Hudson River was designed and dedicated as Kinnally Cove.

Mr. Kinnally has been recognized by New York Metro Super Lawyers from 2014-2017.


J.D., Cornell Law School, 1972
B.A., magna cum laude, Niagara University, 1969

Bar Admissions

New York

Court Admissions

U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Eastern, Southern, and Western Districts of New York
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second and Third Circuits