Tysons Corner lawyer Brian F. Kenney has been named to a pending opening on the federal bankruptcy bench in Alexandria.
He will succeed U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Stephen S. Mitchell, who was named to the court in 1994 and who will retire Aug. 31. Kenney, who was appointed by the judges of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, will take his seat effective Sept. 1; a formal investiture ceremony will be held at a later date.
Kenney is a principal in the Tysons office of Miles & Stockbridge. He has represented creditors, debtors, and bankruptcy trustees for the past 28 years.
A 1980 graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University, he earned his law degree from the University of Virginia law school in 1983.
He has been certified as a business bankruptcy specialist by the American Board of Certification. He has served two terms as president of the Northern Virginia Bankruptcy Bar Association, and most recently has been serving on the board of directors. Kenney had served two terms on the board of directors of the Virginia State Bar Bankruptcy Section.