Father / Son 

   

PROFILE

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espite working in separate industries, 
the father/son duo of Michael and Rusty 
Kennedy have left an indelible mark on the 

business landscape of Arizona – Michael through 
his law firm, Gallagher & Kennedy, and Rusty 
through his position as a top producing industrial 
broker and market leader at CBRE. 

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 Although 

Rusty chose a different route from his father, he 
still carries with him the values of strong work 
ethic and dedication to family and community 
that his father instilled in him growing up. 

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 Just 

about anyone plugged into business, philanthropy 
or sports in Arizona has heard the name Mike 
Kennedy. As a founding partner of Gallagher & 
Kennedy and leading sports law and general civil 
litigation attorney, Mike has represented a range 
of high-profile clients, including the Arizona 
Diamondbacks, Arizona Cardinals and Freeport-
McMoRan. He has served the legal community as 
President of the County Bar, President of the Arizona 
Defense Counsel, State Bar Board Governor, and 
was inducted into the inaugural class of the County 
Bar Hall of Fame. 

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 Sports fans will remember that 

Mike was the Arizona Host Committee Chairman 
for the NFL’s Super Bowl XLII and also made the 
bid presentation to the NFL owners for the award 
of Super Bowl XLIX. He was also previously the 
Chairman of the WM Open. 

 Rusty & Mike at  

2016 PVCC Directors’ Cup

“It has been incredible to watch my Dad in action in the 
community over the years. I am truly blessed to have such a 
selfless Dad who cares so much for his family & community, 
&

 the examples of this are plentiful. I strive to have a similar 

impact on my family, work & community.” 

– Rusty