Kevin Healy is our resident Personal Injury Attorney in the Newark, Delaware location. As a founding member of the Morris James Personal Injury Group, established back in 1997, each day offers Kevin the opportunity and privilege to serve our clients with the help of a group of committed professionals. The Personal Injury Group is exclusively dedicated to helping individuals who have been injured as a result of the negligence of others as well as those who have suffered injuries at work.
It is with great pride that Kevin takes a personal interest in his clients, counseling them through a claims process that can be very frustrating, bewildering and harsh. Restoring integrity to the personal injury claims process, and maintaining an even playing field for his clients, are key components to Kevin’s approach to each and every case. This approach is critical to achieving a fair and reasonable outcome for our clients.
Born and raised in Delaware, Kevin was part of a family of builders. Following family tradition, from the age of 12 he worked as a laborer on many construction sites including churches, schools, hospitals and other commercial buildings. Memorable projects included the A.I. DuPont Children’s Hospital, the Capitol building in Dover, and the Milford Memorial Hospital.
As a high school student at Archmere Academy, Kevin played football all four years, captaining the team his senior year. Off the gridiron, as a participant in the Voice of Democracy speech contest, he wrote and recorded a speech garnering 2nd place honors for the State of Delaware. After graduating from Archmere in 1976 he commenced his college studies at Boston College in the fall where he majored in political science.
In the summer of 1979, Kevin’s entrepreneurial spirit led him to set up shop in Stone Harbor, New Jersey as “Kacy’s”, featuring homemade Italian water ice. Challenged by the gas crisis of 1979, the astronomical rise in the price of lemons, and a cycle of bad weather weekends, Kacy’s survived but did not prosper. Facing the need to repay business loans, Kevin placed college on hold and instead worked full-time in his family’s construction business as a carpenter.
A year’s sabbatical from college in the “real world” of full-time work, along with a 5-week journey to Ireland to meet family and trace the Healy roots, proved to be a tremendous growth experience. Kevin went on to obtain his Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science at the University of Delaware. While at University of Delaware, he minored in Music, provide the opportunity to meet the love of his life, Marian Johnson, a soprano extraordinaire.
Upon graduation he went to work full-time in the family business as a project manager. At the same time the vision of becoming a lawyer was growing stronger and stronger, as was the desire to be married to Marian. Kevin’s proposal to Marian: “marry me; I will continue to work full time while earning a law degree at Delaware Law School.” Much to his surprise and delight, Marian accepted. They are the proud parents of Molly and Emma and have enjoyed wedded bliss for over 30 years.
When Kevin’s not at work, he can be found supporting Marian’s voice lesson business, enjoying the Jersey Shore, and traveling to Boston to visit Molly and D.C. to visit Emma. The empty nest is made a little less empty in that it is filled with Marian’s voice students throughout the week. Also, from November through February each year Kevin is honored to be a coach of the Archmere Academy high school mock trial team, and connect with an inspiring group of young adults. The high school mock trial program has convinced Kevin that the legal profession in Delaware will be in good hands for many years to come.
Both Kevin and Marian are avid spectators of most sports, and especially enjoy attending Phillies and Flyers games. Golf has become a passion for Kevin in recent years, and walking the course is a favorite form of exercise. As a relative newcomer to the game, errant golf shots provide Kevin plenty of exercise.
Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, from the University of Delaware in 1981
J.D. degree, cum laude, from the Widener University School of Law in 1986
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
- United States District Court, District of Delaware
- U.S. Supreme Court
- Clerk for the Honorable Clarence Taylor, Delaware Superior Court
- Clerk for the Honorable Vincent Poppitti, Delaware Superior Court
- The News Journal Reader's Choice Award, Best Lawyers, 1st Place, 2001 and 2002
- American Jurisprudence Award for Constitutional Law, Recipient
- Delaware Trial Lawyers’ Association
- Delaware Bar Association
- American Association for Justice
- Delaware High School Mock Trial Coach, 2006 to present
- The National Business Institute’s annual seminar, “Trying the Automobile Injury Case in Delaware", Featured Panelist 2000 - 2002
- Delaware Trial Lawyer Association’s 2002 Winter Seminar, “What’s Hot in Civil Litigation.”, Chairperson