New England

About Us

Tentindo, Kendall, Canniff & Keefe LLP (TKCK) concentrates in the representation of insurers, businesses, and employers in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut, and Rhode Island. Founded in 2000 by four partners from Peabody & Arnold in Boston, the firm has grown to become one of the largest firms handling workers’ compensation, employment law, and insurance defense litigation. With 40 full-time attorneys, TKCK enjoys a stellar reputation and our clients include many of America’s “Fortune 500” companies. We focus on specific client needs with the individualized attention of a small firm environment.

Our attorneys and support staff have a broad range of skills and experience. Our managing partner is an Adjunct Professor at New England Law | Boston. Many of our Attorneys regularly conduct seminars for a national business education and training organization. TKCK regularly provides panelists for workshops conducted by the Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education foundation in Boston, and others serve as mediators and arbitrators in alternative dispute resolution forums. Two of our staff members are former Massachusetts Department of Industrial Accidents (DIA) Administrative Judges; one is former General Counsel and another former Assistant General Counsel of the DIA. Several of our staff members also have prior practical experience as claims managers and adjusters with insurers, including backgrounds in private businesses and government entities.

Our depth and breadth of experience enables us to:

  1. Research and analyze the law and any issues presented or potential issues and provide a detailed litigation report;
  2. Analyze and summarize complicated medical reports, insurance and legal documents or statements and incorporate them into a detailed oral or written legal argument;
  3. Appear in court, arbitrations, or administrative tribunals on behalf of clients to present a well-reasoned argument based on their experience, analysis of the case and case law, and discussions with the client;
  4. Finally, to negotiate with the parties involved in the case to resolve legal disputes including, if appropriate, settlement of the matter.

The attorneys at TKCK report to a partner of the firm assigned to oversee the particular case for the best possible result. The partner is responsible for supervising the attorney and coordinating the defense of the case including overseeing its budget.

The Managing Partner at TKCK is responsible for supervising, assignment and coordination of the various legal teams and practice groups. He is responsible for the continuing professional development of the attorneys at TKCK and for updating the firm’s clients on recent developments in their particular area of concern. He is available to discuss any issue, case or hypothetical fact pattern with the firm’s clients at any time. All of TKCK’s attorneys are available via email, voicemail, or mobile/office telephone at any time. This specialized and personalized service sets TKCK apart from other firms.

In addition, we frequently offer seminars, training sessions and strategic advice to clients. Our office space is conveniently located at 510 Rutherford Avenue in historic Charlestown, MA, and we can offer complimentary use of our meeting facilities to our clients, with plenty of free parking and quick and convenient access to downtown Boston and Logan International Airport. Our informative website provides timely information about significant developments in the law affecting our clients, including links to important information and resources for our clients at www.tkcklaw.com.

We appreciate our clients and the team approach we have built with them as we deal with their litigation head on, and we hope you are a member of that team.

Sincerely,

Vincent M. Tentindo
Managing Partner