News & Articles

Passing of firm’s founding partner, Kenneth J. Moran

With great sadness, we announce the passing of our firm’s founding partner, Kenneth J. Moran. Words cannot express the acute loss of such an exceptional lawyer, professional and gentleman. Ken will be sorely missed by his colleagues, his clients and the legal community. We at Moran Reeves & Conn are truly privileged to have worked with Ken, and take comfort in knowing that his influence, and the ideals for which he stood, will continue to live on at our firm.

A 1968 West Point graduate, Ken earned his M.A. in Political Science from the University of California at Berkely (1971) and his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law (1978). Ken was a litigator with the law firm of McGuireWoods from 1978 until he left in 2000 to form the complex litigation firm that is now Moran Reeves & Conn PC. Ken earned a national reputation defending tire manufacturers in products liability litigation. He was a frequent lecturer on topics including complex litigation, products liability and risk management, and was very active in the Product Liability Advisory Council (PLAC), the American Bar Association and the Defense Research Institute.

A devoted family man, Ken leaves behind his loving wife of 43 years, Linda Moran, three children, Patrick Moran of Los Angeles, California; Lisa Moran McMurdo and her husband, Thomas, of Charlottesville, Virginia; and, Megan Buchholz and her husband Christopher of Charleston, South Carolina. He is also survived by two grandchildren, Addie and Spencer. Ken was diabetic for many, many years, and one of his requests was that instead of flowers, he would appreciate donations made to the American Diabetes Association.