Attorney Kenny Human’s eventual route to a law career began in dramatic fashion. A native of New Orleans, Kenny departed the city to begin his undergraduate career at the University of Michigan just two days before the city’s levees broke as a result of Hurricane Katrina. In fact, his plane was the last to leave New Orleans before the storm arrived. Though his family’s home was flooded and sadly lost to the devastating storm, Kenny persevered despite this adversity. “Enduring the loss of my family home and witnessing the horrible things people in my city endured helped prepare me for helping others in some of the most difficult times in their lives,” said Kenny.
He later secured a Bachelor of Arts degree in The Political Economy of Crime with a minor in Spanish from the University of Michigan in 2009. In fact, Kenny petitioned the university to create this major with the support of noted criminologists including Charles Bright and P.J. McGann, Ph.D. “This is an interdisciplinary major allowing students to explore all the forces contributing to the ebb-and-flow of crime in our society – I am very proud to have played a role in establishing this area of study at my alma mater.” While an undergraduate, he worked for the United States Marshall Service and Joint Terrorism Task Force in Houston, the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms & Explosives in the ATF field office in Washington, DC, and as a creative writing professor at the Parr Correctional Facility in Adrian, Michigan. Kenny still serves on the University of Michigan’s College of Literature, Science & Art’s Scholarship Advisory Committee.
Kenny proudly graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Law in 2012 on a Minority Fellowship scholarship. While completing law school, he worked in the Harris County, Texas District Attorney’s Office, as well as for H. Wayne Roberts’ criminal defense practice. Kenny is also past president of the Kentucky Criminal Law Society, an organization he founded for law students, past vice president of the National Latino/Latina Law Student Association, and was a member of UK Law’s Tournament of Champions Trial Litigation Team that competed around the county in Mock Trial competitions. Immediately after completing law school, Kenny worked for the insurance defense firm Golden & Walters until March of 2014. During his time there he represented businesses and individuals in more than 20 Kentucky counties in cases involving automobile accidents, slip-and-fall cases, construction defects, and other personal injury cases. Drawing on experience he gained while working for Golden & Waters, Kenny has a keen understanding of defense practices used against those seeking to marginalize the personal injury claims of our firm’s clients.
In his off-time, Kenny enjoys cheering for his beloved New Orleans Saints, spoiling his black lab, Colston, and advancing his Judo practice (he has an Orange Belt).