Paul E. Kerson

Attorney Profile

Top Rated General Litigation Attorney in Forest Hills, NY

Leavitt Kerson & Sehati
 | 11835 Queens Blvd Ste 1205, Forest Hills, NY 11375
Phone: 718-793-8822
Fax: 718-261-5013
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2007, 2013 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1976
Education: Columbia Law School
Practice Areas:
  • General Litigation (60%),
  • Criminal Defense (20%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%)
    Attorney Profile

    Paul E. Kerson is a partner at the Law Offices of Leavitt and Kerson, and handles legal issues related to probate, commercial litigation, and trusts and estates. Representing the people of Queens, New York, he is a former judge for the city of Ardsley and current president of the Queens County Bar Association. He is Editor of the Queens County Bar Association Bar Bulletin and a award-winning lecturer.

    At Case Western Reserve University, Mr. Kerson graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts before moving on to law school. He then earned his Juris Doctor from Columbia Law School in 1975 and served as counsel to the New York City Council and as an assistant prosecutor for the state of New York.

    Mr. Kerson is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and the state of New York and before the United States District Court of New York, the United States Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit and the United States Supreme Court. As a member of the Queens Historical Society, he gives back to his community through his volunteer work.

    A member of the New York State Bar Association, Mr. Kerson is also actively involved with the Queens Legal Services Corporation. Along with business and family disputes, and civil, estate and criminal litigation, Mr. Kerson represents clients who are seeking a divorce and those who are facing criminal charges. After 30 years of practicing law, he has gained extensive experience in state, local and federal courts.

    Practice Areas
    • 60%General Litigation
    • 20%Criminal Defense
    • 20%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    Focus Areas

    Litigation, Restraining Order, Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Debt, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Failure to Pay Child Support, False Accusations, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Murder, Overdrawn Bank Account, Probation, Sex Offenses, Theft, Criminal Domestic Violence, Assault, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Toxic Mold, Premises Liability - Plaintiff


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    Super Lawyers: 2007, 2013 - 2021

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    About Paul Kerson

    Admitted: 1976, New York

    Professional Webpage:


    • SuperLawyers

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Queens County Bar Association, President
    • U.S. Supreme Court
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
    • Federal District Courts of New York
    • District of Columbia
    • New York State

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Criminal Courts Bar Association of Queens County, Past President

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Queens Bar Bulletin, Former Editor
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    Office Location for Paul E. Kerson

    11835 Queens Blvd Ste 1205
    Forest Hills, NY 11375

    Phone: 718-793-8822

    Fax: 718-261-5013

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    Last Updated: 3/31/2021

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