Kenny Chase & Costa, formerly known as Hartsough Kenny Chase, assists individuals, organizations, and townships in a variety of cases. The name refers to attorneys Dave Kenny, Dan Chase, and Chris Costa. Ian Hammett, Gary Backinoff, Gerald Stockman, and Andrew Salmon round out their team of attorneys.
A 1972 Steinert High School alumnus, Dave Kenny is a lifelong resident of Hamilton, and very active member of the community. He is currently serving his third term on the Hamilton Township Council. Kenny and his wife, Susan, recently moved to Hamilton Square after living and raising their three daughters in Mercerville for 30 years. Kenny graduated from Lafayette College and Villanova Law School.
Kenny says his law practice focuses primarily on civil litigation, including employment matters, construction and commercial disputes, as well as personal injury cases.
“I have obtained substantial verdicts for clients in personal injury, employment, and construction matters, including a $1.3 million verdict against a sewer authority for breach of contract,” he said.
He is certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court at a civil trial attorney. Kenny has represented both Robbinsville Township and Hopewell Township as their municipal attorney.
Dan Chase is also a native of Hamilton. He attended Holy Angels Grammar School and both St. Anthony’s and Hamilton High School, graduating from the latter in 1971. Then, he worked at Bell Telephone in Ewing Township for a year. He attended Mercer County Community College, Drew University and Albany Law School.
Before joining this practice, he clerked for the Hon. Coleman T. Brennan in the Superior Court, Mercer County. He lives in Hopewell Township, where he raised his three sons.
Chase’s primary focus is personal injury matters, representing individuals who have been hurt as the result of negligence.
“In recent years, I obtained a verdict for a client injured in a motor cycle accident of $500,000, an arbitration award of $1,350,000 for a client injured in a motor vehicle accident, and a settlement of $225,000 for a client injured by a tractor trailer,” he said. “I was one of the first court-appointed arbitrators for the American Arbitration Association, and am frequently asked to sit as an arbitrator and mediator on personal injury cases. I provide free initial consultation to my clients and accept cases on a contingent fee basis.”
Chris Costa moved to Mercer County in 1996. For more than a decade, he served as a trustee, then secretary and vice president of the Hamilton-based Family Guidance Center. He also served as trustee and president of the Lawrence Main Street organization.
He currently is a trustee and immediate past president of The Learning Center, which operates the Princeton Learning Cooperative and the Bucks Learning Cooperative to provide an alternate learning environment for teens who do not attend a formal school.
Costa’s expertise is in the areas of real estate and zoning law, which he uses to benefit schools, child care centers, churches and other religious organizations in the area.
“I represent local private schools including the Waldorf School of Princeton and the Princeton Friends School,” he said. “I have also assisted numerous religious organizations in obtaining the approvals for their new house of worship including the Church in Hamilton, Saint Paul AME Zion Church, Way of the Cross Holy Temple, and the First Baptist Church of Eggerts Crossing.”
He has also assisted numerous local non-profit organizations to obtain 501(c)(3) status non-profit status, including the Splendor Bilingual Montessori School in Hamilton and Seeds to Sew, an international work/aid organization to empower women in developing countries.
Kenny, Chase & Costa is located at 3812 Quakerbridge Road in Hamilton. Phone: (609) 588-9000. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.