Kevin Kiley Speaks About the Firm, Part I Kevin Kiley Speaks About the Firm, Part I Transcripts:
Interviewer: You came into the family practice. How long was your father here before he officially retired?
KK: Well, I guess I came into the practice after I graduated law school in 1985. My brother Don and I became partners with my father in 1988. Then my father, I guess you could say he semi-retired in 2001. He was always one who loved the law - I think that's why we have a practice that's so diverse. You know, my father had served two years in Korea, in the Korean War. He came back, he went to law school, graduated number one in his class, started a big Wall Street firm. He ended up deciding to go back into teaching law. He'd gone to Colombia for an advanced degree. Then he taught at Ducane, and family circumstances brought him back to New York. My mother's father died and my mother's mother was here all alone and she wanted him to return from Pittsburgh. When he returned, my dad had a friend from law school who he knew. Through him he got involved with the carpenters' union in the pension department as a lawyer, but sort of opened his own practice on the side, because he always wanted to have a practice, he always wanted to practice and he liked it. Through the years he told me he was offered positions with insurance companies doing defense work, with companies to go in-house. But I think as time went on, he basically left the carpenters' union because he was too busy in around 1974. I think around that time he basically saw the writing on the wall that some of his children might be interested in law. He had a diverse practice then as a professor of law, and he taught remedies, contracts, and various things, and that's how he got into it. So you ask, is he still involved, well, we have a big case coming up. It's a personal injury case. It involves a police officer who had an accident striking one of our clients who lived for several months and finally passed away. The City of New York is claiming an Emergency Doctrine, claiming that the officer faced a sudden emergency which caused the officer to run off the road and basically run into our client who was stopped, waiting to enter the highway. And my father called me asking for our password to our online legal research because he wanted to do some research on the Emergency Doctrine, so he's still involved. Interviewer: He's still invited.
KK: He's still involved. He doesn't take a check anymore, that's about it. He doesn't ask for one and we don't offer.
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