Title: Administrative Law Judge (Retired)
Company: Social Security Administration
Location: Mount Lebanon, Pennsylvania, United States
William E. Kenworthy, Retired Administrative Law Judge at the Social Security Administration, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the legal and Social Security disability industries.
With more than 55 years of professional excellence in the field of law, Mr. Kenworthy most recently served as an administrative law judge with the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review at the Social Security Administration in Pittsburgh, PA, from 1997 to 2017. In this position, he evaluated cases of claimants alleging disability due to physical and mental impairments, using Social Security disability law and procedures to adjudicate cases on an individualized basis. He also briefly worked as a contract attorney in the Department of Labor.
Prior to these appointments, Mr. Kenworthy served as partner, general counsel, and associate with several law firms in both Washington, DC, and Denver, CO. Commencing his career as an associate with Fugate & Mitchem in 1960, he went on to serve as partner with the firm in 1964. In 1967, he held the role of counsel with Navajo Freight Lines, subsequently ascending to the position of general counsel with the Rocky Mountain Motor Tariff Bureau in 1970. He subsequently served as partner with Rea, Cross & Auchincloss in 1988 before being appointed as an administrative law judge. Mr. Kenworthy also practiced in academia as an instructor in college law at the University of Denver in the mid-1960s.
In order to prepare for his illustrious roles, Mr. Kenworthy sought a formal education at the University of Denver, first earning a Bachelor of Science in 1955 and then obtaining a Bachelor of Laws in 1956. He then served his country in the U.S. Naval Reserve, attaining the rank of commander until his honorable discharge in 1960. Mr. Kenworthy has been admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States.
A leading voice in his fields of interest, Mr. Kenworthy has maintained affiliation with several industry-related organizations, including as president of the Association of Transportation Law Professionals from 1985 to 1986. He also served as president of his local club of Kiwanis International from 1965 to 1966. He currently remains associated with the Transportation Lawyers Association, the Federal Bar Association, and the Military Officers Association of America.
A contributor of articles to professional journals, Mr. Kenworthy has been a prolific author, most recently serving as a columnist of “Heavy Duty Trucking” since 1993. He has penned such works as “Killer Roads” in 1999, “Transportation Safety and Insurance Law, Two Volumes” in 1998, “Corporate Counsel’s Guide to Occupational Safety and Health Law” in 1993, and “Transportation of Hazardous Materials, Second Edition” in 1992. He was also a columnist for “Electric Light and Power for 18 years.
In recognition of his exceptional achievements, Mr. Kenworthy has accrued several accolades throughout his career. The recipient of the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award from Marquis Who’s Who in 2018, he has also been selected for inclusion in several editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Law, Who’s Who in American Politics, Who’s Who in the East, and Who’s Who in the World.
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