Bernard E. Kueny

Bernard E. Kueny

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
(215) 972-2857

Mr. Kueny has been practicing law since 1986, specializing in the defense of civil litigation matters. Mr. Kueny has handled a wide variety of cases, including appellate work, asbestos, automobile, drill/saws, elevators/escalators, general defense, grinding wheels, hoses, insurance defense, mixed dust, motor vehicle accidents, car rental claims, Phen-Fen, PPA, premises liability, products liability, property damage, section 1983/civil rights, silica, UM/UIM and workers' compensation. He began his legal career as an associate at Sweeney, Sheehan and Spencer (1986-1991), and thereafter Kelley, Jasons, McGuire and Spinelli (1991-1995). He was a founding shareholder at Speziali, Greenwald, Kueny & Hawkins (1995-2000). He joined Wilbraham, Lawler and Buba in 2000 and became a shareholder in 2002. He has successfully tried hundreds of cases in state and federal courts located in PA, NJ, NY, DC, ME, FL and TX.

Areas of Practice

  • Civil Litigation
  • Appellate
  • Asbestos
  • Automobile
  • Elevators/Escalators
  • General Defense
  • Insurance Defense
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Car Rental Claims
  • Premises Liability
  • Products Liability
  • Property Damage
  • Section 1983/Civil Rights
  • Silica
  • UM/UIM
  • Grinding Wheels
  • Hoses
  • Mixed Dust
  • Phen-Fen
  • PPA
  • Drill/Saws
  • Worker's Compensation

Litigation Percentage

  • 95% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1986
  • New Jersey, 1988
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1986
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1990
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1987
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1989
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1990
  • New York, 2013
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 2014
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 2014


  • Saint Louis University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri
    • J.D. - 1986
    • Honors: Everett Hullverson Award for Trial Advocacy
  • College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Massachusetts
    • B.A. - 1983
    • Major: Political Science

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • St. Joseph's Preparatory School, Member, Board of Governors
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member
  • D.R.I., Member
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Member
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Member
  • Martindale-Hubbell-AV rated attorney, Member