Kevin R. Bryant, Esq.
FOR SUPREME COURT JUSTICE IN THE THIRD JUDICIAL DISTRICT
Kevin R. Bryant, Corporation Counsel for the City of Kingston since 2016, serves as the primary legal advisor for the Mayor, the Common Council and all city commissions and departments.
His responsibilities include prosecution and defense of all actions and proceedings brought by or against the city and its officers. Kevin’s office also represented the Kingston Housing Authority for two years during their reorganization.
Prior to joining the city administration, Kevin maintained his own law practice from 2000-2018, where he represented clients in both civil and criminal cases. From 2006-2015, he served as Special Prosecutor for six local municipalities.
Kevin now seeks the position of Justice of the New York State Supreme Court. He and his supporters know that Kevin has a unique window into the lives of many who have come before the New York State Court System. While he was a student in junior high school, his parents separated, and his grades reflected the turmoil he was experiencing at home. Expectations were low for an academic turnaround. In fact, a guidance counselor once told him, “I don’t know what to tell you, maybe you’ll find a job and hold on to it.”
That was not the path Kevin saw for himself and he was determined to make a difference in his community. He attended SUNY Ulster as a three-sport athlete and worked at St. Cabrini Home in West Park. There he worked with troubled youth and was quickly promoted to a supervisory position, becoming a mentor to many of the young residents who sought his advice as they sorted through their legal and social problems.
By the time Kevin graduated from SUNY New Paltz in 1993, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science, he knew that he wanted to pursue a career as a lawyer.
Kevin received his Juris Doctorate from Albany Law School in 1998. For the next several years he practiced law, first at the Ulster County District Attorney’s Office, and then later with Kerr and Weiss in New Paltz, while also working part time for the Ulster County Public Defender’s Office.
Between college and law school, Kevin married Elena Feliciano and they welcomed their first child, Elisia, in 1995. After he completed law school, they welcomed their second child, Kevin Jr. Today, Kevin and Elena are proud grandparents to their granddaughter Charlie, and reside in Ulster Park with their rescue dog, Tika.
Kevin R. Bryant is an accomplished attorney with more than 20 years of experience in seeking justice for clients regardless of their socioeconomic circumstances. Kevin now seeks your support to serve his community by drawing on his professional and personal experiences, a perspective that will enhance diversity on the bench in the Third Judicial District of New York.