Kevin J. McKeon

Partner / Lawyer

Kevin is an experienced appellate advocate and government law practitioner.  Co-author of West’s Pennsylvania Appellate Practice and immediate past Chair of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania’s Appellate Court Procedural Rules Committee, he has briefed and argued appeals in all of Pennsylvania’s appellate courts, and served as lead counsel in original jurisdiction actions before the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania.  He has also briefed and argued appeals in the federal courts, including the Ninth, D.C. and Third Circuits. He is a founder of and regular contributor to Pennsylvania Appellate Advocate, a blog that provides timely coverage and analysis of notable appellate decisions, allocatur grants, upcoming arguments, proposed and adopted rule changes, and other information of interest to lawyers, litigants, and others involved in or affected by issues presented in appeals in Pennsylvania’s appellate courts.

In addition to his appellate practice, Kevin appears regularly before the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and other state and federal administrative agencies and courts in matters involving public utility regulation, gaming, insurance regulation, medical marijuana, and professional licensing.

Before entering private practice with HMS in 1984, Kevin served as law clerk to the Honorable James S. Bowman, first president judge of the Commonwealth Court, and as that court’s first Deputy Prothonotary for Law.  Kevin is a frequent lecturer and panel moderator on appellate issues and on topics in administrative law, and is the 2014 recipient of the James S. Bowman award for outstanding practice and mentoring in administrative law.