David Kenner Wiki, Biography
Weeks after Tory Lanez was convicted on assault charges against Meghan Thee Stallion, she replaced her legal counsel with Suge Knight’s lawyer, David Kenner. Legal reporter Meghan Cuniff, in a tweet, said David Kenner confirmed to her that he would replace Lanez’s former attorney, George Mgdesyan, on his case.
Kenner, who has represented Suge Knight and Snoop Dogg in the past, will take up Lanez’s case before the sentencing hearing scheduled for January 27.
Rolling Stone reported that Lanez’s court appearance on January 10 was for “substituting counsel.”
Meanwhile, Mgdesyan noted that he parted ways with Lanez on good terms and that he would still attend Lanez’s hearing. According to Rolling Stone, Mgdesyan said:
“I don’t make appeals. So we had to hire someone to handle the appeal.”
He also said:
“As a party who represented Tory and is a friend of Tory’s, I have an interest.”
Tory Lanez’s lawyer, David Kenner, helped Snoop Dogg get over a murder case
Cuniff noted that Kenner represented Suge in the 1990s in a robbery case. He further clarified that Kenner did not represent the music executive in the case that earned him 28 years in prison, in which he pleaded guilty to manslaughter for a hit-and-run in the 2015 film Straight Outta Compton in October 2018.
Among Kenner’s legal victories is also helping Snoop Dogg beat his 1993 murder case.
Meghan Cunniff, who covered the Tory Lanez case extensively, wrote on Twitter:
“Kenner’s biggest claim to fame seems to be that Snoop Dogg was acquitted of murder, aka ‘murder was the case I was given.’ He told me that he has a video of Snoop at his 80th birthday party saying, ‘Without David Kenner, Snoop Dogg wouldn’t exist.'”
The Snoop Dogg case revolved around the shooting of a Los Angeles gang member named Philip Woldemariam, who was shot to death three years earlier.
Will Tory Lanez’s new lawyer, David Kenner, take more time to evaluate the case?
Cunniff took to Twitter to express that it would have been better if Kenner had joined Tory Lanez before the trial began. Stating that he will be joining the case “a little late”, she mentioned:
Kenner is a longtime criminal defense attorney whose clients include former Death Row Records CEO Suge Knight. Anyone with real experience in criminal law (not all lawyers) will tell you that he will join the case a little late: before the trial he would have been better.”
According to Cunniff, Tory’s court appearance on January 10 was intended to file his post-conviction motions to reduce the felonies of which he was found guilty. She also noted that he would request a new trial based on his perceived problems with the evidence and witnesses. He said these are standard practices and procedures. However, Kenner is a new attorney on the case and would take more time to evaluate the case.
Before Lanez hired Kenner, Mgdesyan was reviewing his case. Uproxx reported that during the trial, Mgdesyan called a witness to help clear Tory Lanez of the charges against her for firing the shots that wounded Megan Thee Stallion.
The witness went on to confirm that he was the “smaller man” who held and fired the weapon, furthering the charge of assault on Lanez and related negligent discharge of a firearm.
Tory Lanez was later convicted of three counts in the case. These included assault with a semi-automatic firearm, possession of a concealed and unregistered firearm, and discharging a firearm with gross negligence.