Kuney designed and implemented the College’s three tiered contract drafting program.
Prior to joining the faculty in 2000, Professor Kuney was a partner in the San Diego office of Allen Matkins Leck Gamble & Mallory LLP. Before that he received his legal training with the Morrison & Foerster and Howard Rice (now Arnold & Porter). He holds an AV Peer Rating, Martindale-Hubbell’s highest peer rating for ethical standards and legal ability and is admitted to practice in the state and federal courts of California and Tennessee, the federal courts of Arizona, and the U.S. Supreme Court.
He is the faculty editor and advisor of Transactions: The Tennessee Journal of Business Law and the faculty advisor for the Sports and Entertainment Society. He consults with law firms and clients nationwide in his areas of expertise in a limited number of matters annually, generally related to business law, bankruptcy, contracts, corporate law and structure, legal drafting and writing, commercial law, chapter 11, and insolvency. He has served as an American Arbitration Association arbitrator and conducts transactional training seminars and clinics for law students, lawyers, and law firms across the country.
He has been awarded the College of Law’s W. Allen Separk Faculty Scholarship Award (2003), the Carden Award for Outstanding Service to the Institution (2004 and 2010), the Harold C. Warner Outstanding Teacher Award (2005), and the Carden Award for Outstanding Achievement in Scholarship (2007 and 2015). He also earned the University of Tennessee’s Chancellor’s Excellence in Graduate Mentoring and Advising award (2017) and its Research Spotlight Award (2019), and the Tina L. Stark Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Transactional Law and Skills at Emory University College of Law’s Seventh Biennial Conference on the Teaching of Transactional Law and Skills (2021).