In Memoriam


John H. Kenney - (1908 - 1974)

John H. Kenney established his law office in Delavan, Wisconsin shortly after World War II. That law office would become known as Clair Law Offices. Attorney Kenney concentrated his practice in the areas of real estate; estate planning; and probate.

Attorney Kenney had a juris doctor degree from Marquette University. After serving as a special agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, he retired and formed the partnership of Kenney Korff and Pfeil here in Walworth County, Wisconsin. Attorney Kenney was elected president of the Walworth County Bar Association in 1948. In 1972, J. Edward Clair joined Kenney and the partnership of Kenney & Clair was formed.


John M. Clair - (1961 - 2016)

John M. Clair concentrated his practice in the areas of real estate; zoning, planning, and land use law; estate planning and probate; corporate law; and civil litigation.

After serving as a special agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation for 10 years, John Clair joined the law firm in 1998.

Attorney Clair held a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Economics from Marquette University (1984), and a Juris Doctor degree from Marquette University (1987). He was admitted to practice law in all states courts of Wisconsin, in the Eastern and Western Districts of the Federal Courts in the State of Wisconsin, as well as the Supreme Court of the United States of America.

Mr. Clair's involvement in professional associations and community service included the following:

  • President, Walworth County Bar Association, 2005-06
  • President, Delavan-Darien School District Foundation, Inc., 2005-2011
  • Appointed, Walworth County Condemnation Commissioner
  • Member and Past Director, Rotary Club of Delavan-Darien, Inc., 1999-2010