Kenya S. Hargrove joined Kelly, Rode & Kelly, LLP in 2024 with over two decades of experience. Her practice focuses on the defense of complex and high exposure actions involving medical malpractice, nursing home liability, premise liability, municipal liability, and vehicular negligence. Kenya handles all aspects of civil litigation from inception to trial. She has also successfully drafted and argued appeals before the Appellate Divisions of the First and Second Departments.
Kenya graduated cum laude from Spelman College with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. In 1998, she earned a Juris Doctor degree from Touro University Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, where she was the recipient of the CALI Award for Excellence in Legal Methods and served as the Research Editor of the Journal of the Suffolk Academy of Law as well as the Vice President of the Minority Students Bar Association.
Kenya began her legal career at a general practice firm focusing on vehicular negligence and real estate. In 1999, she transitioned to civil litigation defense and since that time, has zealously defended healthcare practitioners, health care facilities, skilled nursing facilities, and hospitals as well as corporations and municipalities. Prior to joining Kelly, Rode & Kelly, LLP, Kenya was a partner at Furey, Furey, Leverage & Darlington, P.C. since 2010.
Kenya has lectured to nursing home facilities regarding risk reduction strategies in areas of patient care and documentation. She has served as a board member of the Nassau County Women’s Bar Association. She is a member of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, Nassau County Bar Association, and Amistad Long Island Black Bar Association. Kenya is admitted to practice in New York State as well as the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York.
Kenya resides in Suffolk County with her husband and two children. In addition to spending time with her family, Kenya is committed to servicing her community. She volunteers in the youth department of her church and is a member of The Links, Incorporated, a volunteer service organization.