Kenyon, L'98 honored with Public Interest Law (PILA) Award

Duquesne Law’s Public Interest Law Association (PILA) has named Kathryn M. “Katie” Kenyon, L’98, as the 2019 recipient of the Duquesne Public Interest Law Alumni Award, given annually to a law alumnus who demonstrates a commitment to the values and goals of the organization through his or her service and professional and personal conduct. Student leaders of the organization will bestow the award on Kenyon at the Duquesne Law Alumni Association’s Spring Reception and PILA Auction on Thursday, April 4, 2019, at the Embassy Suites by Hilton in downtown Pittsburgh. 

A practicing attorney at Meyer Unkovic Scott, Kenyon focuses on complex commercial matters, civil rights litigation, defense of professional malpractice and products liability claims. Kenyon is the current Immediate Past President, Board of Directors member, and active volunteer attorney with Neighborhood Legal Services. She is also a past President of the Pittsburgh Pro Bono Partnership Administrative Board, manages the Criminal Records Expungement Project and volunteers with several other projects within the Pittsburgh Pro Bono Partnership.

The Allegheny County Bar Association honored Kenyon as an Outstanding Young Lawyer in 2008. In 2015 she was the first recipient of the inaugural Kathryn M. Kenyon Pro Bono Leadership Award, created by the ACBA and ACBF. Kenyon was the Pro Bono Attorney of the Year in 2000, receiving the ACBA Pro Bono Award.

Additionally, Kenyon was the 2013 recipient of the Outstanding Achievement Award, given by the Duquesne Law Alumni Association. Kenyon received a Bachelor’s of Science from James Madison University.  Originally from Delaware, Katie lives in Pittsburgh with her husband and two children.  

About the Award

The Duquesne Public Interest Law Association Alumni Award is awarded annually to a Duquesne Law alumnus/a who demonstrates a commitment to the values and goals of the Public Interest Law Association (PILA) through professional and personal conduct and service. The recipient of this award responds to inequities that exist in the legal system by dedicating his/her professional life to the development of a more just society, and exhibits the personal characteristics of a true leader. The awardee is committed to the political, social, and economic needs of the community he/she serves. Finally, the recipient acts as a role model for law students by serving the community as a competent, compassionate legal professional. 

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