Kevin J. Mahoney | Partner 212.973.3490

Read Kevin's article The SAGA of Sikkelee published in AAJ's Trial Magazine

Kevin Mahoney represents injured people in aviation, maritime, trucking, and premises liability disputes throughout the United States. After an immediate family member suffered a severe traumatic brain injury, Kevin experienced first-hand the enormous toll that a catastrophic injury takes on the victim and their loved ones. This experience informs his zealous representation of his clients every day.

Kevin has advocated on behalf of plaintiffs in virtually every type of aviation accident case, from general aviation accidents to international airline disasters and military aircraft mishaps.

The attorneys at Kreindler are committed to using our investigative resources to compile the facts surrounding a case in combination with our decades of experience practicing aviation law to hold defendants accountable on behalf of our clients.
~ Kevin Mahoney | Kreindler Attorney

Kevin is an aggressive advocate for injured people in high-stakes litigation against well-funded and sophisticated corporate defendants.

Representative cases include:

  • The Boeing 737 MAX Litigation in Illinois.
  • Crash of a Navy MH-53E helicopter on the “high seas” off the coast of Virginia
  • Lightning strike and brain injuries suffered by an airport ground worker in Florida
  • Crash of a Cirrus SR-22 as a result of air traffic control negligence
  • Crash of a Bell 206 helicopter during an air-tour flight in Tennessee
  • Crash of a de Havilland DHC-3 Otter air-tour seaplane in Alaska
  • Crash of a Cessna 172 after engine failure in New Jersey
  • Crash of a privately operated Learjet in Mexico
  • Crash of a Boeing AH-64D “Apache” helicopter in Mali
  • Mild traumatic brain injury suffered by passenger on international flight
  • Burn injuries suffered by infant passenger on international flight

Kevin is also frequently retained in maritime injury cases outside of the aviation context. He has represented victims of the MV Conception disaster in California, the family of a Jones Act vessel operator killed in a night-time collision, as well as surviving passengers of a capsized sailboat off the coast of the United States.

Kevin is also an appellate advocate. In Van Dorn v. M1 Support Services, L.P., he successfully appealed the improper dismissal of a military helicopter crash case to the Supreme Court of Texas. The Court unanimously reinstated the case, holding that the trial court misapplied “the political question doctrine.” The Court’s decision ensures that future military service members can continue to access the courts in Texas.

In In re: Lion Air, in the Seventh Circuit, Kevin advocated on behalf of the American Association for Justice, arguing in an amicus brief that victims of accidents on the high seas have a constitutional right to trial by jury. He has also frequently represented appellants in pro bono matters before the Superior Court of New Jersey Appellate Division, where he was a law clerk.

Kevin is an active commentator on air accidents and personal injury litigation generally. He has published or lectured on preemption, military air crash disputes, and personal jurisdiction, among other topics. He is presently the Vice Chair of the Aviation Section of the American Association for Justice, a member of the American Bar Association, and a member of the Pan-European Organization of Personal Injury Lawyers.

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Awards & Events
  • Articles Editor, Seton Hall Law Review
  • Member, 2020 Law 360 Transportation Editorial Advisory Board
  • Past Member, Aircraft Certification Panel, New York City Bar
  • Panelist, Hot Topics in Aviation, 2019 Aircraft Certification Panel, New York City Bar Association, New York, NY
  • American Association for Justice Aviation Section, Lunch & Learn Webinar: Air Traffic Control Negligence: Trends, Trials, and Tribulations, 2023
  • American Association for Justice Aviation Section, Lunch & Learn Webinar: Preemption Roundtable, 2022
  • Speaker, Southern Methodist University Air Law Symposium: : Military Air Crash Litigation and the Political Question Doctrine, 2022
  • American Association for Justice Winter Convention, Roundtable Discussion on Recent Defense Tactics in Aviation Cases, 2022
  • Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, NJ, J.D. (Magna Cum Laude) - 2014
  • New York University, New York City, NY, B.A. (Cum Laude) - 2009
Bar Admissions
  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • United States District Court District of New Jersey
  • United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York