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- New York (1979), Massachusetts (2006)
- U.S. Supreme Court (1984)
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit (1984)
- U. S. District Court, Western District of New York (1979)
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York (1995)
- U.S. Tax Court (1989)
- U.S. Court of Federal Claims (2001)
- Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., magna cum laude, 1978; Intensive Session in Trial Advocacy, 1980.
- Colby College (B.A. cum laude; distinction in Government and American Studies 1975); Pi Sigma Alpha (National Political Science honor society)
For over 30 years Kevin has engaged in a broad-based civil litigation practice, handling cases from intake through full appellate practice before the highest courts in New York State and the federal court system. These cases have included major and precedent-setting litigation in the fields of: general contract and commercial claims, health care, trademark, civil rights, Freedom of Information entitlements, employment discrimination, securities and consumer fraud, tax, banking, education and construction.
Kevin also provides general regulatory, risk management and corporate counseling to clients in the health care industry (including long-term care facilities, provider practice groups, ambulatory surgery centers, and a Medicaid managed care IPA), and in the construction industry (owners, general contractors, and subcontractors), and to religious corporations.
In 2012, Kevin and the litigation team successfully completed the long-running Beechwood v Leeds litigation in federal court, obtaining a $25 million settlement from the State of New York, after five current and former members of the New York State Department of Health were found liable by the jury for unconstitutional retaliation against a skilled nursing facility and its owners. This is believed to be among the largest civil case settlements ever obtained against the State.
Kevin has achieved the "AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5" rating through Martindale Hubbell's peer review process. See www.martindale.com/ratings. AV® Preeminent™ is a certification mark of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.
- American Health Lawyers Association (Long Term Care Section; Physicians’ Organization Section)
- New York State Bar Association
- Monroe County Bar Association
- Christian Legal Society
A native of Rochester, New York (Fairport High School, '71; Eastman School of Music Preparatory Department, violoncello, '71), Kevin refused to succumb to "Potomac Fever" during his law school years in Washington, D.C., and instead returned to Rochester to establish a litigation practice in his home town.
At MCCM, Kevin has not only maintained his own practice, but has had the privilege of mentoring many young lawyers, and takes pride in the accomplishments of former colleagues who are now respected members of the state and federal judiciary, federal prosecutors, or attorneys serving clients in corporate legal departments and private practice throughout the region. Kevin also served as the firm's managing partner from 1999 through 2006, helping guide the firm's transition to full use of technology for case and document management in its practice, designing systems and software tailored to the firm's particular needs and style of working.
Kevin and his wife, Suzanne, reside in Fairport, New York. They particularly take pride in the accomplishments of their children, Carson P. Cooman (email@example.com), John A. Gillette, III, Gina Williamson and Colby B. Cooman (firstname.lastname@example.org), whose extraordinary artistic talents and business achievements continue to amaze.
Kevin's community service commitments have included more than 20 years as president of Rochester Family Mission, an inner-city relief organization, numerous terms of leadership on various church boards and committees, and extended service as a trustee of Allendale Columbia School, Rochester’s premiere college preparatory independent school, where he served as Board Chair from 2008-2011.