Kenneth E. Lenz

Kenneth E. Lenz

Bridgeport, Connecticut
After serving in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War Ken attended the United States Air Force Academy, and completed his undergraduate studies majoring in history.  He moved back East, married, and then began legal studies at Western New England University School of Law in Springfield, Mass. graduating in the top 10% of his class in 1976.  After graduation he returned to WNEU law school as an adjunct professor, where he taught classes in consumer and trade regulation law.  

Ken was admitted to the Mass. Bar in 1977 and worked for the Hamden County District Attorney’s Office, then the Mass. Office of the Attorney General. In 1981 he was admitted to the Bar of State of Connecticut and took a position as general counsel for a land development company, eventually becoming its executive vice-president.  In 1989 Ken took the New York bar and was also admitted to practice law in NY.   He then returned to private practice as managing partner of Dice, Maloney & Lenz in Danbury and Cheshire until 1995, when he formed his own law firm with his practice concentrated in bankruptcy and civil litigation on behalf of consumers.  He joined Russell Small’s law firm in 2019, where he serves of counsel to the firm.  

Ken is Board-Certified in Consumer Bankruptcy Law, and is active in the Conn. Bar Association’s bankruptcy and commercial law section, and the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy.  He has appeared on numerous legal education panels on bankruptcy subjects before attorneys and judges.

Outside of his law practice Ken is active in his community having served on the Board of Selectmen, and volunteered in the Orange Soccer Association, the Orange Players and the Orange Lions Club in various leadership capacities.  He has two children, one of whom is an attorney and the other a doctor, and four grandchildren.      

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit, 1990
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 1994
  • U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts, 1979
  • U.S. District Court District of Connecticut, 1981
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York, 1989
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1978
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1996
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1989
  • U.S. District Court Western District of New York, 1989
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1989


  • Western New England College School of Law, Springfield, Massachusetts
    • J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence - 1976
    • Honors: with distinction
  • American International College, Springfield, Massachusetts
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude - 1972
    • Honors: with honors
    • Major: history

Representative Clients

  • Crum and Forster Committee Insurance Company
  • PDS Technologies, Inc.


  • Becket and Watkins, Attn: John F. Gehrige Exp., Malvern, PA
  • DiPietro, Kantrovitz and Bromstein Attn: Alan Bowth, New Haven, CT
  • American National Bank, (203) 272-9366
  • Wm. Anthony, CT Small Business Center (203) 576-4538

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Commercial Law League of Attorney, 1979 - Present
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Member, 1981 - Present
  • New York Bar Association, Member, 1989 - Present
  • New Haven City Bar Association, Member, 1981 - Present
  • Town of Orange, CT - Long Range Planning Committee, 1989 - Present
  • Orange Players Association, Inc., 1985 - Present
  • Orange Soccer Association, Inc., 1984 - Present


  • Alpha Chi