Kendal was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, and graduated from the Kamehameha Schools. He received his Bachelor of Arts in History from Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois, and his Juris Doctorate from the Texas A&M Law Center at the South Texas College of Law in Houston, Texas.
Kendal is a member of the Hawaii State Bar Association, the HSBA Bankruptcy Section, the American Bankruptcy Institute, and the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys. He is also a member of the Bradley University Chapter of Delta Tau Delta. Kendal is an experienced litigator, negotiator, and draftsman, and has guided countless individuals and businesses through bankruptcy.