Especially when you or someone close to you is a victim or survivor of violence. You are likely suffering from shock and betrayal wondering, how could this have happened?
The legal team at Kennedy Kennedy & Ives is here to support you. We understand the devastating impact of violence and the importance of having your story heard. We know that legal justice will begin to turn things around.
Contact us when you’re ready. We’re here to listen. We’ll help you figure this out.
Police misconduct has hit epic proportions. We step in when the law enforcement has failed to uphold their legal and moral responsibilities.Learn More
Kennedy Kennedy & Ives represents survivors of sexual violence who’ve be assaulted by someone in a position of authority. Our job is to ensure that our clients regain their sense of power.Learn More
Kennedy Kennedy & Ives makes wrongful death cases high-profile. We want people and institutions held accountable.Learn More
A safe environment is paramount to their growth and exploration, and Kennedy Kennedy & Ives doesn't stop with holding individual perpetrators responsible. We work to reform systems to keep our children safe.Learn More
From intimate partner violence to sexual slavery, women are being brutally beaten, raped, and sold as chattel in our communities. The market for sex trafficking is thriving on the internet as women and girls can be bought and sold on a smartphone. New Mexico ranks 48th out of 50 states in the frequency of sexual […]
The shooting of Mary S. Hawkes is profiled in an article by The Washington Post. Through the facts of Mary’s case, the article illuminates the broader problems with the use of department-issued body cameras in police departments across the country. Read more at this link. Follow this link to review the Police Body Worn Camera Policy Scorecard, […]
On April 21, 2017, the New Mexico Trial Lawyers Foundation held its 33rd Annual Amicus Honors Gala. The NMTLF took the unusual step of selecting dual honorees, Shannon and Joseph Kennedy, who have been protecting civil rights in New Mexico for over two decades. Heart-felt congratulations to Shannon and Joe.
I am most happy and satisfied that this lawsuit brought to light a cesspool of sexual violence and harassment that exists in police departments across this country. I'm living proof that you can speak out against sexual violence and win justice. I am very proud that as a result of speaking out the Las Cruces Police Department no longer allows student ride alongs to be alone with officers unsupervised and that reporting misconduct is now encouraged instead of discouraged.
I would like to thank the female detective that asked me why I wasn't at the police academy and who believed me and supported me to speak the truth against the male officer who raped me. She also told the truth in her deposition about the male officers speaking in a degrading way about women and she gave me the courage to keep fighting for a safe place for women to serve as officers.
All of you people at Kennedy Law firm are the BEST. thank you for everything you have done for us.
Initial consultations are free of charge. Once we know more about your case, we can determine if Kennedy Kennedy & Ives is the best legal team to represent you and explain our fees. In cases involving civil rights violations, we are only paid if we recover compensation on your behalf. (We work on a contingency basis.) In some cases, legal fees are paid by the defendant. We will gladly explain this further.