Jack Kennedy began his legal career in the year 2000 as a Paralegal/Claims Analyst with the Exxon Oil Spill Claims Program representing over 50,000 Native Alaskans, municipalities and commercial fishermen who were impacted by the 1989 Exxon Oil Spill in Prince William Sound, Alaska. After a short hiatus from law, as a medical sales representative in the Puget Sound area, Jack returned to the legal field as a paralegal with Gordon Thomas Honeywell. While at GTH, Jack began working closely with attorney Michael Pfau representing clients who had been sexually abused and exploited as children by members of the Catholic Church, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Boy Scouts of America, among other entities. In 2009, Jack accompanied the rest of the team who left GTH to build the Pfau Cochran Vertetis Amala law firm and to build on their previous work finding justice for those who have been victimized by others. He has helped successfully litigate cases for hundreds of victims of childhood sexual abuse spanning jurisdictions from Washington, Oregon, Idaho, North Dakota, South Dakota, Louisiana, and Wisconsin. Jack is currently a senior paralegal at Pfau Cochran and primarily works out of the Seattle office.
Born in San Francisco, California, Jack grew up in New Haven, Connecticut, where he became an accomplished competitive swimmer. His competitive swimming accomplishments led him to Washington State in 1995 to attend the University of Washington where he swam for the Washington Huskies in the PAC–10 Conference. He earned his Bachelor of Science Degree from the School of Biology in 1999.
In the past, Jack has given back to his community as a Special Olympics swim instructor and rock climbing instructor. Jack is now married, and he and his wife have recently had their first daughter. When not at work, Jack spends most of his free time with his wife and daughter working on their home and exploring the mountains of Washington, Oregon, California and British Columbia as a whitewater boater, avid skier, fisherman, hunter, and rock climber.