Troy L. Kessler

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment Litigation Attorney in Melville, NY

Kessler Matura P.C.
534 Broadhollow Rd, Suite 275
Melville, NY 11747
Phone: 631-499-9100
Fax: 631-499-9120
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1997
Practice Areas: Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (40%), Civil Rights (30%), Employment & Labor: Employee (30%)
Attorney Profile

Troy L. Kessler is a co-founder of Kessler Matura P.C.

Mr. Kessler has extensive experience representing employees who have been the victims of discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, retaliation, overtime and minimum wage violations.  He handles claims under Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Family Medical Leave Act, the New York State Human Rights Law, the New York City Human Rights Law, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the National Labor Relations Act, and the New York Labor Law.

 

Mr. Kessler received his law degree from the Loyola University School of Law – Chicago, and his bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin.  He a member of the National Employment Lawyers Association, National Employment Lawyers Association/New York, the American Bar Association - Labor & Employment Section, New York State Bar Association, the Federal Bar Association, and the Suffolk County Bar Association.  Presently, Mr. Kessler serves as an executive board member for the Federal Bar Association’s Eastern District of New York Chapter, and as a member of the advisory board of the Center for Labor & Employment Law at the New York University School of Law.

Mr. Kessler is a frequent speaker at CLE events sponsored by the: American Bar Association; National Employment Lawyers Association; Federal Bar Association; New York University School of Law; and Practising Law Institute.  His recent speaking engagements have covered a range of topics including trial practice, wage and hour litigation, class actions, and legal ethics.

 

Mr. Kessler is a mentor with the Nassau County Bar Association’s student mentoring program.  As a mentor, he works with children at a local middle school, where he and other attorneys volunteer their time to provide children in need with positive adult role models.

Outside of the office, Mr. Kessler enjoys running, listening to music (everything from jazz to punk), going to concerts, watching soccer, cooking, and spending time with this family.

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York

 Education

 Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Chicago, Illinois

 University of Wisconsin 

Published Works

Contributor, American Bar Association’s FLSA Midwinter Report, which serves as the annual supplement to the Ellen C. Kearns et al. eds., Fair Labor Standards Act (2d. ed. 2010)

Speaking Engagements

 

  • Panelist: “Best Practices for Class Discovery in Wage and Hour Litigation,” American Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, November 2019

 

  • Panelist: “Addressing Challenges to Employment Arbitration – Cost Issues,” NYU Center for Labor & Employment Law, October 2019

 

  • Trainer: “Trial Practice,”  S. Department of Labor, Regional Solicitor’s Office, September 2019

 

  • Panelist: “Remedies in Employment Litigation,” Twenty-Second Annual NYU Employment Law Workshop for Federal Judges at New York University School of Law, March 2019

 

  • Panelist: “Current state of wage and hour arbitrations in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis,” American Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law Committee midwinter meeting, California, February 2019

 

  • Panelist: “Best Practices for Issuing Class Notices,” American Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Conference in San Francisco, California, November 2018

 

  • Trainer: “Ethical Witness Interactions,” United States Department of Labor’s in-house training, September 2018

 

  • Panelist: “Best Practices for Ethical Witness Interactions,” Seventy-First Annual NYU Conference on Labor, September 2018

 

  • Panelist: “Fair Labor Standards Act Update,” on the topic of settlement issues in wage-and-hour litigation in the wake of the Second Circuit’s decision in Cheeks v. Freeport Pancake House,” Federal Bar Association, Eastern District of New York, April 2018

 

  • Panelist: “Remedies in Employment Litigation,” Twenty-First Annual NYU Employment Law Workshop for Federal Judges at New York University School of Law, March 2018

 

  • Trainer: “Mediation Advocacy Training,” Federal Bar Association, Eastern district of New York and Cornell University’s ILR Labor and Employment Program, October 2017

 

  • Panelist: “Strategies for Asserting Individual Liability for FLSA Violations,” United States Department of Labor’s in-house training, September 2017

 

  • Panelist: Twentieth Annual NYU Employment Law Workshop for Federal Judges at New York University School of Law, March 2017

 

  • Panelist: “Pursuing and Negotiating Class Action Settlements,” American Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Conference in Chicago, Illinois, November 2016

 

  • Trainer: “Representing Workers Covered by the Hospitality Wage Order, and Calculating Damages in Wage and Hour Litigation,” FLSA Mediation Training, Federal Bar Association- Eastern District of New York, September 2016

 

  • Panelist: “Spotting Wage-and-Hour Violations,” National Employment Law Association (NELA) Conference in Los Angeles, California, June 2016
  • Trainer: “Representing Workers Covered by the Hospitality Wage Order and Top 10 FLSA Takeaways,” FLSA Mediation Training, Federal Bar Association - Eastern District of New York and Cornell University’s ILR Labor and Employment Program, June 2016

 

Honors and Awards

 

  • Named to NY SuperLawyers as one of the Top Attorneys in New York State 2012-2019

 

 

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • National Employment Lawyers Association, Member
  • National Employment Lawyers Association/New York, Member
  • American Bar Association - Labor & Employment Section, Member
  • Federal Bar Association’s Eastern District of New York Chapter, Board Member
  • Board of the Center for Labor & Employment Law at the New York University School of Law, Member
  • Federal Bar Council, Member
  • Suffolk County Bar Association, Member
  • New York State Bar Association, Member
  • Nassau County Bar Association, Mentor

 

Practice Areas
  • 40%Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 30%Civil Rights
  • 30%Employment & Labor: Employee
Focus Areas

Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, Discrimination, Sexual Harassment

Selections

10 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2021

About Troy L. Kessler

Admitted: 1997, New York

Professional Webpage: http://www.mscklaw.com/attorney/troy-l-kessler/

Bar/Professional Activity

  • National Employment Lawyers Association, Member
  • National Employment Lawyers Association/New York, Member
  • American Bar Association - Labor & Employment Section, Member
  • Federal Bar Council, Member
  • Federal Bar Association - EDNY Chapter, Member
  • Suffolk County Bar Association, Member
  • Suffolk County Bar Association's Labor & Employment Committee, Member
  • New York State Bar Association, Member
  • Federal Bar Association’s Eastern District of New York Chapter, Board Member
  • National Employment Lawyers Association/New York, Board Member
  • Board of the Center for Labor & Employment Law at the New York University School of Law, Member
  • Nassau County Bar Association, Mentor

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Panelist: “Remedies in Employment Litigation,” Twenty-Second Annual NYU Employment Law Workshop for Federal Judges at New York University School of Law, March 2019
  • Panelist: “Current state of wage and hour arbitrations in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis,” American Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law Committee midwinter meeting, California, February 2019
  • Panelist: “Best Practices for Issuing Class Notices,” American Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Conference in San Francisco, California, November 2018
  • Trainer: “Ethical Witness Interactions,” United States Department of Labor’s in-house training, September 2018
  • Panelist: “Best Practices for Ethical Witness Interactions,” Seventy-First Annual NYU Conference on Labor, September 2018
  • Panelist: “Fair Labor Standards Act Update,” on the topic of settlement issues in wage-and-hour litigation in the wake of the Second Circuit’s decision in Cheeks v. Freeport Pancake House,” Federal Bar Association, Eastern District of New York, April 2018
  • Panelist: “Remedies in Employment Litigation,” Twenty-First Annual NYU Employment Law Workshop for Federal Judges at New York University School of Law, March 2018
  • Trainer: “Mediation Advocacy Training,” Federal Bar Association, Eastern district of New York and Cornell University’s ILR Labor and Employment Program, October 2017
  • Panelist: “Strategies for Asserting Individual Liability for FLSA Violations,” United States Department of Labor’s in-house training, September 2017
  • Panelist: Twentieth Annual NYU Employment Law Workshop for Federal Judges at New York University School of Law, March 2017
  • Panelist: “Pursuing and Negotiating Class Action Settlements,” American Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Conference in Chicago, Illinois, November 2016
  • Trainer: “Representing Workers Covered by the Hospitality Wage Order, and Calculating Damages in Wage and Hour Litigation,” FLSA Mediation Training, Federal Bar Association- Eastern District of New York, September 2016
  • Panelist: “Spotting Wage-and-Hour Violations,” National Employment Law Association (NELA) Conference in Los Angeles, California, June 2016
  • Trainer: “Representing Workers Covered by the Hospitality Wage Order and Top 10 FLSA Takeaways,” FLSA Mediation Training, Federal Bar Association - Eastern District of New York and Cornell University’s ILR Labor and Employment Program, June 2016
  • Spoken at CLE Events, National Employment Lawyers Association and the Suffolk County Bar Association
  • Contributor, American Bar Association’s FLSA Midwinter Report, which serves as the annual supplement to the Ellen C. Kearns et al. eds., Fair Labor Standards Act (2d. ed. 2010)

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Mentor, Nassau County Bar Association

Educational Background

  • University of Wisconsin, Bachelor's degree in Political Science and History

Industry Groups

  • American Bar Association - Labor & Employment Section
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Council
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • National Employment Lawyers Association/NY
  • Suffolk County Bar Association - Co-Chair Labor & Employment Committee
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Office Location for Troy L. Kessler

534 Broadhollow Rd
Suite 275
Melville, NY 11747

Phone: 631-499-9100

Fax: 631-499-9120

Last Updated: 4/1/2021

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