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Sean P. Kilkenny, Esq.

(484) 679-8153

Professional Associations 
  • Trustee, Montgomery County Community College (2013-present)

  • Vice-President Pennsylvania Sheriff’s Association (2024)

  • Board member, Hiway Theater of Jenkintown (2010-2015)

  • Council President, Jenkintown Borough (2006-2008)

  • Chair, Montgomery Bar Association's Municipal Law Committee (2006)

  • Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars

  • Parishioner, Immaculate Conception Catholic Church

  • N.A.A.C.P. Life Member, Norristown Chapter

  • Member Montgomery County, Delaware County, and Chester County Bar Association.

Bar Admissions
  • Pennsylvania

  • New Jersey

  • Court of Appeals of the Armed Forces

  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • U.S. Army War College, Master Degree in Strategic Studies

  • University of South Carolina, MPA

  • Temple University School of Law, J.D.

  • Villanova University, B.A., Cum Laude



As principal of Kilkenny Law, Sean Kilkenny has provided counsel on real estate, zoning, permitting, environmental, financing, employment, and litigation matters to municipalities across the Philadelphia suburbs.  Currently, Sean serves as solicitor to numerous Townships, Boroughs, Zoning Boards, and School Districts in the Philadelphia suburbs. Sean has been recognized as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer for every year since 2020 for State, Local & Municipal Law. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.

In addition to his work at Kilkenny Law, Sean was elected in 2015, 2019, and 2023 as the Sheriff of Montgomery County, the third largest county in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Before his law enforcement service, he was a long-serving member of the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General Corps where he served his country as an officer in both the active duty U.S. Army and U.S. Army Reserve for more than two decades. Now a retired lieutenant colonel, he began his military career as a paratrooper and federal prosecutor serving in Iraq, Kosovo, Bosnia, and South Korea.

Kilkenny earned a master’s degree in strategic studies from the U.S. Army War College and a Master of Public Administration from the University of South Carolina. He also earned his juris doctor from Temple University and his undergraduate degree from Villanova University. Kilkenny is also a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University Sheriff and Deputy Sheriff Training Program.

He resides in Jenkintown with his wife and two daughters; in his leisure time he enjoys Phillies Baseball, Villanova Men’s Basketball, traveling, and jogging.

Honors and Awards

Pennsylvania Super Lawyer, State Local & Municipal Law, 2020-2023

Legal Intelligencer “Lawyer on the Fast Track”, 2013

Pennsylvania Rising Star, State Local & Municipal Law, 2010-2013

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