Kenneth M. Calvey


Kenneth M. Calvey is a partner with Portale Randazzo LLP and joined the firm in 2018. Since joining the firm, Kenny has primarily handled our criminal defense practice in both State and Federal matters and is heavily involved in our civil litigation department. During this time, Kenny has conducted numerous hearings, bench, and jury trials in both criminal and
civil cases as lead counsel, many of which have resulted in jury acquittals, defense verdicts, and evidence suppression.

  • Super Lawyers – Rising Stars – 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022, 2023
  • National Trial Lawyers – Top 40 Under 40 – Criminal Defense – 2020, 2022, 2023
  • Lawyers of Distinction – 2022, 2023
  • Elizabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University – Private Sector Rising
  • Stars Honoree – 2022

Prior to joining Portale Randazzo, Mr. Calvey started his legal career in 2013 as an Assistant District Attorney for the Honorable Robert T. Johnson at the Bronx County District Attorney’s Office. During his tenure, he rose through the ranks from the Criminal Court Bureau to the Felony Trial Bureau, where he prosecuted cases involving attempted murder, narcotics, gang assault, robbery, and gun possession, presenting over one hundred felony cases to grand juries and conducting over ten bench and jury trials to verdict as both the lead prosecutor and second chair.

Following his time as a prosecutor, Mr. Calvey practiced civil litigation, working for a large insurance defense firm based in New York City and a national insurance defense firm’s Westchester County office, defending complex litigation matters from pre-suit through trial involving professional responsibility, products liability, labor and employment, negligent security, and premises liability. While defending these cases, he obtained favorable results, voluntary discontinuances, and dismissals on behalf of his clients.

Mr. Calvey attended Binghamton University as an undergraduate, and soon after earned his juris doctorate from Elizabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University. In addition to working for Portale Randazzo, he has been
serving as a coach for law school students at the Elizabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University since 2017. When he is not practicing law, he enjoys spending time with friends and family, traveling with his wife, and watching football, basketball, and hockey.

  • New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division Second Department
  • United States District Court, Southern District of New York