Kenneth J. Mendelsohn

Kenneth J. Mendelsohn

Managing Partner
Montgomery, Alabama

Kenny was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama. He worked his way through college at Washington & Lee University in Virginia and then the University of Alabama School of law. After law school, he moved to Montgomery to serve as a law clerk for Federal Judge Truman Hobbs. In 1981, he took a job as an Assistant District Attorney where he prosecuted criminals until 1983. He then became a partner in one of Alabama's largest plaintiff-oriented firms and practiced as a plaintiff's attorney for nine years. In 1992, he and Mays Jemison formed Jemison & Mendelsohn. Kenny' primary focus through his more than 30 years of practice has been representing victims of negligent drivers, including truck drivers and drunk drivers. He also represents "whistleblowers" and was instrumental the case of United States v. Infosys which resulted in the largest settlement of an immigration violation in the history of the United States. Kenny is a frequent public speaker and a published author on all aspects of litigation. Kenny and his wife Tracey have two sons and a daughter.

Year Joined Firm

  • 1992

Areas of Practice

  • 95% Car and Truck Wrecks
  • 5% Other Personal Injury Cases

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Alabama, 1980
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Alabama, 1980


  • The University of Alabama School of Law, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
    • J.D. - 1980
  • Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Virginia
    • B.S. - 1975
    • Major: Business Administration

Published Works

  • "Liquor Provider Liability", 43 Am Jur TRIALS 527
  • "Preparing The 18-Wheel Truck Case From The Plaintiff's Perspective", Ala Trial Lawyers Association, Spring, 1994


  • Preparing the Complaint & Discovery in a Truck Wreck, 2008
  • Settlement of Car and Truck Wreck Case-Where to Settlement, 2008

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • Interstate Trucking Litigation Group, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Beasley, Wilson Allen & Mendelsohn, Partner, 1983 - 1992
  • Montgomery County District Attorney, Assistant District Attorney, 1981 - 1983
  • Federal Judge Truman Hobbs, Clerk, 1980 - 1981