Welcome Kay Hennessy Seven, Esquire


Kay Hennessy Seven 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 and education law and, additionally, in the areas of wills, estates and trusts.

She graduated from College of the Holy Cross and Villanova Law School, where she served as an editor and contributor to the Villanova Environmental Law Journal.  She received a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Lehigh University where she specialized in education law.  She served as a mediator and appeals panel officer for the Office of Dispute Resolution resolving education law disputes.  Her previous law firm experience includes Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton and Garrison in New York and Tokyo, Beecher and Chelak in Milford, PA and the Law Offices of Kay Hennessy Seven in Matamoras, PA.

In addition to her law firm experience, she has worked as a 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 on the Pennsylvania Superior Court, for the Honorable James R. Cavanaugh in West Chester, PA.



  • 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).