Bernard E. Kueny III

Firm Affiliation: 

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.

Mr. Kueny has extensive trial experience and has tried cases in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Maine, District of Columbia, Florida and Texas.

  • Pennsylvania - 1986
  • New Jersey - 1988
  • New York - 2013
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania - 1987
  • United States District Court for the District of New Jersey - 1989
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York - 2014
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit - 1990
  • United States Supreme Court - 1990
  • St. Louis University School of Law, J.D. - 1986
  • College of the Holy Cross, B.A. in Political Science - 1983
  • St. Joseph's Prep. - 1979
Publications, Seminars & Lectures: 
  • Speaker: Wilbraham, Lawler, & Buba, in-house seminar, 2003.
  • Speaker: OCF Trial School, presented lectures, papers on non-cancerous asbestos related claims and diseases, mid-late 1990s.
  • Speaker: National Car Rental Emerald Academy, presented paper on selected topics on PA Automobile Law, 1993.
Individual Accomplishments: 
  • A Top Rated Lawyer- Litigation by A. L. M.
Personal Information: 
  • Born February 23, 1961
  • Married to Ellen H. Kueny, 4 children
  • College of the Holy Cross, football, 1979-82
  • St. Joseph's Prep Alumni Board of Governors, president emeritus 2008-2010, president 2006-2008, vice president 2003-05, treasurer 2001-03, secretary 1999-01
  • Member, Board of Directors, Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, a society founded in 1771 to promote Irish culture, education and provide aid in the form of scholarships and benevolence
  • Received the Loyalty Award from the Danny Craige Foundation. The Danny Craige Foundation was founded in 2006 in memory of Daniel J. Craige to assist Philadelphia area youth continue their education.

Mr. Kueny and his wife, Ellen, have been selected as the chairs of the 2012 PREP Fund, the major fundraising effort of St. Joseph's Prep, which is a Jesuit high school located in North Philadelphia.

Primary Office: 
(215) 9722857
(215) 5644385