Jeffrey M. Kimmel

Jeffrey M. Kimmel

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Woodbury, NY

Salenger, Sack, Kimmel & Bavaro LLP
 | 180 Froehlich Farm Blvd, Woodbury, NY 11797
Phone: 800-675-8556
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1992
Education: Brooklyn Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%)
Attorney Profile

Jeffrey M. Kimmel is a proven, experienced trial attorney and actively manages his firm's medical malpractice department.  Mr. Kimmel has earned the highest ranking among attorneys by Martindale-Hubbell’s Peer Review Ratings Service and was selected as one of New York City’s “Ten Leaders” in Civil Trial and Personal Injury Law. 

Jeff serves on and is the former chair of the Committee on Committees for the New York County Lawyers’ Association (NYCLA), which oversees the work of more than 50 committees of one of the most influential bar associations in the country.  He also serves on NYCLA’s Board of Directors and, as a former chair of the organization’s Young Lawyers Section, established its highly successful Mentoring Program.   

Jeff is a frequent mentor and lecturer on trial preparation, trial strategy and courtroom techniques, addressing Bar Associations as well as students at local law schools, colleges and high schools and regularly volunteering as a judge for an annual Moot Court competition.

He contributed a chapter on trial preparation and strategy for Thomson Reuter’s popular “Inside the Minds” series, and was invited to be an inaugural contributor to The New York Law Journal’s “Smart Litigator.”  Sought by journalists for his legal commentary and expertise, he has appeared on television numerous times as a legal analyst.

A graduate of the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Kimmel earned his J.D. from Brooklyn Law School, where he received the coveted American Jurisprudence Awards for Legal Writing and Appellate Advocacy and was selected to the school’s distinguished National Moot Court Team.  Admitted to the Bar in New York, New Jersey, District of Columbia and the United States Federal Courts, Jeff is a member of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, New York State Bar Association and the City Bar.

 

About Jeffrey Kimmel

Admitted: 1992, New York

Professional Webpage: http://www.sskblaw.com/Jeffrey-Kimmel

Honors and Awards:

  • While a member of Brooklyn Law School's Moot Court program, selected to the National Team.
  • Received Brooklyn Law School's American Jurisprudence Awards for Legal Writing, Appellate Advocacy.
  • Selected as one of New York City’s “Ten Leaders” in Civil Trial and Personal Injury Law
  • Earned the highest (AV) rating among attorneys by Martindale-Hubbell's Peer Review Ratings Service.

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • As Chair of the Committee on Committees for the New York County Lawyers’ Association (NYCLA), Jeff Kimmel oversaw the work of more than 50 committees for one of the most influential bar associations in the country.   
  • Volunteers as judge for annual Moot Court competition.
  • Served as chairman of the New York County Lawyers Association's  Young Lawyers Section and founded its highly successful mentoring program. 
  • Board of Directors, New York County Lawyers Association
  • 2003 - present New York County Lawyers' Association Group Mentoring Program twice yearly. Topics include "Trial Techniques for Beginners", "Preparing a Trial Notebook" and "What Judges Want You to Know."

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Authored a chapter on trial preparation and strategy for "Inside the Minds:  Representing Plaintiffs in Personal Injury Cases"  Leading Lawyers on Managing Discovery, Preparing Witnesses, and Presenting the Plaintiff’s Case., Author, Successful Strategies for Personal Injury Representation: From Managing Expectations to Winning Over a Jury, Aspatore Press--Thomson Reuters, 2011
  • Faculty NYCLA CLE Institute  "Blueprint for Building Your Practice"  A Conference for solo and small firm practitioners
  • 2008  New York City Bar Center for CLE Faculty for "The Growing Trend of Mediating Medical Malpractice Cases--What You Need to Know"  
  • Newsday Opinion piece, November 26,  2007    "Malpractice award caps add harm"
  • June 13, 2007 Wrote for "Outside Counsel,"  New York Law Journal "Frye's Applicability to Medical Malpractice Cases"  
  • 2007 Institute for Paralegal Education Faculty    "Trial Preparation from Start to Finish for Paralegals--Successfull Techniques for Using Evidence and Exhibits."
  • 2007  CLE  Faculty   "Gaining the Best Settlement in Auto Injury Cases"
  • 2003 - present  New York County Lawyers' Association  Group Mentoring Program  twice yearly.  Topics include "Trial Techniques for Beginners", "Preparing a Trial Notebook".

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • Medical malpractice/wrongful death.  $1.2 million settlement in the case of a 49-year old married woman who died after excessive hemorrhage into her abdominal wall following breast augmentation and tummy tuck surgery.  Suffolk Supreme Court  14702/2009, 2010
  • $13 million settlement for a 46 year old union capenter who fell from a scaffold into an uncovered stairwell.  A plank supporting the scaffold snapped, causing him to lose his balance and fall 40 feet. As a result of his fall, he fractured his vertebra at the T 11-12 level and is now paraplegic.  New York Supreme Court  116261/2008, 2010
  • $1.96 million settlement for a 17 year old boy who was rendered paraplegic after striking his head on the bottom of a swimming pool that was defectively designed and installed. Nassau Supreme Court 13021/2006, 2010
  • Settlement $350,000:  Medical malpractice--Delayed Diagnosis-patient history caused doctors to misdiagnose heart attack   Kings Supreme Court, Judge:  Marsha L. Steinhardt No 350/04, 2005
  • Settlement $1,400,000:  Undiagnosed infection blamed for respiratory distress, death Bronx Supreme Court case number 14546/00, 14257/01  Judge:  Douglas E. McKeon, 2005
  • Settlement $500,000:  Medical malpractice--childbirth--birth injury.  Vaginal delivery led to infant's palsy, mother claimed    Kings Supreme Court case number 24365/02, 2005
  • Settlement $750,000:  Unspotted occlusion led to amputation, patient claimed--delayed diagnosis  Westchester Supreme Court case number 8372/02, 2004
  • Settlement $239,000:  Lingual nerve damaged during wisdom tooth extraction. Nassau Supreme Court case number 19153/00., 2003
  • Settlement $2,500,000:  Plaintiff claimed that doctor failed to refer patient to hospital,  Bronx Supreme Court case number 26292/00, 2003
  • Settlement $2,650,000 :  Medical malpractice--childbirth--failure to diagnose fetal distress--brain damage  case number 14450/99  Bronx Supreme Court, 2002
  • Settlement $4,500,000:  Medical Malpractice--Childbirth--Failure to perform Caesarean in preeclamptic mother--spastic quadriplegia   Bronx Supreme Court case 15290/00  Date of settlement 6/5/02, 2002
  • Settlement $2,650,000:  Medical Malpractice --Childbirth-- Failure to Diagnose Fetal Distress-- Brain Damage  Bronx Supreme Court case no 14450/99. Date of settlement 5/6/02.  Child, age four at trial, suffers from cerebral palsy, severe brain damage. He cannot communicate verbally and requires care in daily life activities., 2002
  • Verdict $8,200,000:  False Arrest--Excessive Use of Force--Witness to car accident involving police vehicle arrested and beaten--blindness in one eye   Kings  Supreme Court, Judge Marsha L. Steinhardt  case 14124/95  , 1999

Educational Background:

  • Graduate, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, B.S. Degree.  Brooklyn Law School.  Received American Jurisprudence Awards in Legal Writing and Appellate Advocacy.  Active in Brooklyn Law School's Moot Court program; selected to the National Team.

Industry Groups

  • Medical Malpractice Committee Of The City Bar Of New York
  • New York County Lawyers Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • The City Bar Of New York
  • Office Location for Jeffrey M. Kimmel

    180 Froehlich Farm Blvd
    Woodbury, NY 11797

     

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