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Kenneth R. Chadwell

Kenneth R. Chadwell

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Before joining Mantese Honigman PC as a partner, Kenneth Chadwell served as a trial and appellate attorney with the United States Department of Justice. Mr. Chadwell has been a prolific litigator in the United States District Court and the United States Court of Appeals for three decades. During his tenure as a federal prosecutor, Mr. Chadwell was recognized for his handling of the most complex matters litigated by the federal government when he received the Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service; a Director’s Award for Terrorism Prevention and National Security Protection from the Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys; the Department of Homeland Security’s Award for National Security Investigations; Commendations from the Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation; and numerous other awards.

Kenneth Chadwell was one of five elite federal litigators chosen to be a counter-terrorism prosecutor following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. He also served as Senior Litigation Counsel for the United States Attorney’s Office and concluded his DOJ career as Deputy Chief of National Security. He has lectured throughout the United States and overseas on national security and trial advocacy methodology. While with the DOJ, Kenneth Chadwell conducted hundreds of grand jury investigations, supervised scores of federal agents involving virtually every type of federal criminal offense, oversaw wiretap and other sensitive investigative techniques, interacted with U.S. and foreign intelligence agencies including the CIA, FBI, NSA, RCMP, Canadian CSIS, Czech SIS, and Israeli Mossad, tried some 50 cases before federal juries as sole or lead counsel, and appeared as lead counsel before the U.S. Court of Appeals on more than 80 occasions. In addition to his DOJ duties, Mr. Chadwell also volunteered for 23 years as a Hearing Panelist with the Michigan Attorney Discipline Board, the arm of the Michigan Supreme Court responsible for supervising and disciplining attorneys.

Mr. Chadwell’s current practice includes white collar criminal defense, federal grand jury investigations, national security matters, attorney discipline complaints, corporate compliance and investigations, immigration litigation, and complex business trials and arbitrations.

Mr. Chadwell graduated magna cum laude from Wayne State University Law School where he served as Articles Editor of the law review and was inducted into the Order of the Coif. Following law school, Mr. Chadwell clerked for U.S. District Judge James P. Churchill and worked as a litigation associate for a large Detroit law firm.