KerenskiMike Kerensky’s grandfather was an immigrant from Eastern Europe who worked his entire life on the assembly line at General Motors. These roots helped form Mikes work ethic. His grandfather and father taught him, “If it is easy, it probably isn’t worth it”.

Mike knew as a young man that trial law was what he wanted to do with his life. Mike attended Florida State University and obtained a Bachelor of Science. Mike worked his way through South Texas College of Law waiting tables.

After law school, Mike became Mr. O’Quinn’s first associate at John O’Quinn and Associates. With Mr. O’Quinn as his mentor, Mike developed the trial skills necessary to handle virtually any type of civil litigation. Mike’s favorite motto is “sweat beats brains every time”. Mike has successfully taken on corporate giants such as Ford Motor Company, Showa Denka of Japan, Toyota, General Motors, Koch Oil Company, The Hearst Corporation and many others. Mike has made a career out of handling difficult cases for seriously injured clients and the families of others who have been killed or injured.

EDUCATION

FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY, TALLAHASSEE, FL

  • Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy 1977

SOUTH TEXAS COLLEGE of LAW, HOUSTON, TX

  • Juris Doctorate 1981

EXPERIENCE

  • WILLIAMSON & RUSNAK, HOUSTON, TX
    Plaintiff’s Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Civil Litigation, Legal Malpractice and Medical Malpractice: April 2010-Present
  • THE KERENSKY LAW FIRM, HOUSTON, TX
    As a solo practitioner, continued my representation of injured persons and wrongful death beneficiaries in the same types of litigation while with O’Quinn, Kerensky, McAnnich and Laminack. Also continued in working with employment law and expanded my practice to include the representation of executives on issues of severance and compensation as well as representation of companies regarding human resource issues. My practice included representation of small companies regarding employment contracts, general contract review and drafting, succession plans and partnership agreements. 1996-2010
  • O’QUINN, KERENSKY, McANNICH and LAMINACK, HOUSTON, TX
    Personal injury and wrongful death clients in all types of actions including, auto/truck accidents, vehicle defect cases and rollover events, defective tires, defective vehicle brakes, crashworthiness and seatbelt litigation, construction accidents, railroad crossing cases, FELA railroad worker injuries, Jones Act seamen injury cases, oil field accidents, medical and legal malpractice, childhood vaccine injuries, premises defect cases, failure to provide an adequate security premises cases. Employment law cases including racial discrimination, gender discrimination and sexual harassment, workers compensation discrimination and Family Leave Act discrimination.

LICENSES, BAR MEMBERSHIPS, AND COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by Texas Board of Legal Specialization (since 1988)
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • United States Court of Appeals Fifth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the District of Colorado