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Kay Hennessy Seven, Esquire


Kay Hennessy Seven, Esquire joined the Hennessy Law Firm in 2018 bringing her extensive litigation experience back to the Chester County area after practicing law in Pennsylvania counties including Schuylkill and Pike, as well as in N.Y., NY, and internationally in Tokyo, Japan. She now focuses on representing her clients’ needs in employment law and additionally in family law, education law, and estate planning.



  • College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA

  • Villanova Law School, Villanova PA

    • editor & contributor to the Villanova Environmental Law Journal 

  • Lehigh University

    • Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership with a specialty in education law


Past Experiences: 

  •  served as a mediator and appeals panel officer for the Office of Dispute Resolution resolving education law disputes. 

  • previous law firm experience includes Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton, and Garrison in New York and Tokyo, Beecher and Chelak in Milford, PA

  • Law Office of Kay Hennessy Seven in Matamoras, PA.

  • judicial law clerk for the Honorable James P. Goodman in Schuylkill County, PA, for the Honorable Katherine B.L. Platt in Chester County, PA, and for the late Honorable James R. Cavanaugh of the Pennsylvania Superior Court, in West Chester, PA.


Published Materials:

  • In the Matter of Arons: Construction of the IDEA’s Lay Advocate Provision Too Narrow?, 9 Geo. J.L. & Pol.193 (2002).

  • Book Review: Dixie Snow Huefner, Getting Comfortable with Special Education Law, 30 J.L. & Pol. 375 (April 2001).

  • Compensatory Educational Services in Special Education Cases: An Update, 150 West’s Educ. Law Rep. [311] (March 15, 2001).

  • ECRA to ISRA: Is it More than Just a Name Change?, 7 Vill. Envtl. L.J. 55 (1996).

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