Kenneth J. McDermott
Ken focuses his practice on serving the hospitality and alcohol industries, as well as litigation, corporate and business matters, and intellectual property. Ken also has experience assisting long-term care facilities with drafting guardianship petitions, obtaining court approval of guardians, and pursuing collections actions, including against a resident’s fiduciary who fails to cooperate in providing or securing payment for the resident’s care.
Ken was a judicial law clerk for a Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice. As a clerk, he prepared opinions on numerous significant legal issues including land development, uninsured and underinsured motorist insurance, trustee compensation and capital murder.
Prior to his clerkship, Ken was an associate with a construction litigation firm, where he represented subcontractors, contractors, owners and design professionals in a variety of legal matters including contract disputes and mechanic’s lien claims. Ken most recently practiced with a well-known firm in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
Areas of Practice: Hospitality, Alcoholic Beverages/Liquor Licensing, Litigation, Business & Corporate, Intellectual Property, Medical Marijuana
Jurisdictions: Ken is licensed to practice in all state courts in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.
Education and Background: Ken graduated summa cum laude from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Robert E. Cook Honors College with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. He received his Juris Doctorate from The Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of Law, where he was the case notes editor for the Journal of American Arbitration.