NORRISTOWN >> The solicitor of Norristown and several other Montgomery County towns is moving out of a Jenkintown law firm and creating a new law office in Norristown.
Sean Kilkenny, a shareholder and chairman of the municipal law practice at Friedman Schuman, will move to the new office at 17 E. Airy St., Norristown on April 1, Kilkenny said.
Norristown council hired Sean Kilkenny LLC, effective April 1, at the end of the Tuesday night council meeting.
“I’m bringing my whole team to Norristown,” Kilkenny said. “I view moving to Norristown as a positive thing.”
Kilkenny said he had been working at Friedman Schuman for the past 11 years.
Kilkenny has served as solicitor to Whitemarsh Township, the Municipality of Norristown, East Norriton Township, the Boroughs of Jenkintown, Lansdale, Phoenixville and Morrisville and the Montgomery County Redevelopment Authority and is special tax counsel to Upper Merion Township and the City of Allentown, according to the Friedman Schuman website. Kilkenny also represents the members of Laborers Local 135, Norristown.
Kilkenny said that three other lawyers at the Jenkintown firm — David Sander, Alyson McDonald and Robert Careless — will be following him to the Norristown law firm.
Kilkenny is paid $140 per hour on routine matters and $165 per hour for litigation by Norristown. Those rates will continue with the new law firm.
He is running for Montgomery County sheriff on the Democratic ticket against incumbent Sheriff Russell Bono this year. Kilkenny serves as a lieutenant colonel in the Army Reserve’s Judge Advocate General’s Corps.
“I am excited to move my four-attorney municipal law team to Norristown and be part of its revitalization,” Kilkenny said in an email. “I am also very excited to run for Montgomery County sheriff and I know that running will require me to spend some time away from the office. I am confident that my team will continue to provide high-quality legal service to Norristown that we have for the last 11 years.”