JOANNE KENNA, R.N.(Ill.), J.D.
Joanne Kenna is an attorney whose practice encompasses most aspects of health law and nursing law, including the representation of health care providers in professional licensing and credentialing matters, professional board representation, administrative hearings, contracts, licensure issues, corporate matters, transactional matters and litigation. She is also a registered nurse in the state of Illinois, as well as an attorney licensed to practice in the state of Florida.
Ms. Kenna received her Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from Stetson University College of Law where she was a member of the legal fraternity Phi Delta Phi. She began her law career in Tampa, Florida, practicing medical malpractice defense and nursing home defense litigation, initially with a major Florida law firm and later with a major medical malpractice insurance carrier. She then moved to Orlando, where she spent an additional three years practicing medical malpractice litigation. Ms. Kenna is a member of the Health Law Section and Trial Lawyers Section of the Florida Bar Association. She is admitted to practice in all Florida State Courts and in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida.
Prior to her legal career, Ms. Kenna was a registered nurse practicing at the University of Chicago Hospitals and Clinics, where she was the head nurse of the cardiac critical care units and then became the clinical cardiac nursing instructor and coordinator of the university's cardiac intensive care nursing course. Ms. Kenna continues to maintain an active Illinois nursing license. She is a member of The American Association of Nurse Attorneys (T.A.A.N.A.) and has served as a director and as president of the Tampa Bay Chapter of T.A.A.N.A. Ms. Kenna received her undergraduate degree, cum laude, in business management from National Louis University and a certificate in advanced management from the University of Chicago Industrial Relations Center.