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Jonny Kool

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in New York, NY

Phone: 212-406-1700
Fax: 212-406-2313
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2021
Licensed in New York Since: 1989
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (60%), Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (20%), Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (10%), Civil Rights (10%)
Languages Spoken: English, French, Spanish
Attorney Profile

In a legal career that has spanned nearly three decades, Jonny Kool has earned a reputation for deftly handling particularly difficult cases. A partner at Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, LLP, in New York, New York, he assists clients throughout the state who have been harmed by another party's negligence or recklessness. Representative matters have included construction site accidents, motor vehicle collisions, brain injuries and wrongful death.

After receiving a Bachelor of Arts in English from Ithaca College in 1979, Mr. Kool worked for several years as a commercial fisherman and in construction. He then pursued his legal studies at what is now known as New England Law | Boston and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1988. A New York native, Mr. Kool is licensed to practice law before the state courts of New York and Massachusetts as well as the U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of New York.

Highly regarded by his fellow professionals, Mr. Kool has received an AV Preeminent* peer-review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and an "Excellent" peer-review rating through Avvo. He is frequently asked to deliver presentations to groups of attorneys on topics such as police liability for civil rights violations, trial advocacy, brain trauma fundamentals and trial practice for young attorneys. A former member of the board of directors of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, Mr. Kool remains an active participant in that organization as well as in the New York County Lawyers' Association and the New York State Bar Association. In addition to English, Mr. Kool is also fluent in Spanish and French, which enables him to better serve his clients.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 60%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 20%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
  • 10%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
  • 10%Civil Rights
Focus Areas

Animal Bites, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Dental Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Informed Consent, Motor Vehicle Defects, Medical Devices, Pharmaceutical, Products Liability, Police Misconduct


13 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2021

About Jonny Kool

First Admitted: 1988, Massachusetts

Professional Webpage:


  • $6 Million- Car Accident
  • $3.2 Million - Car Accident
  • $16.9 Million- Construction Accident – ladder fall
  • $10.85 Million – Medical Malpractice – delayed diagnosis of aortic dissection
  • $6 Million – Municipal Liability – Queens detective struck by a municipal vehicle while on duty
  • $5.05 Million- Bus Accident / Wrongful Death
  • $46 Million Verdict- Medical Malpractice- Failure of time intubation
  • $13.2 Million Verdict & $8 Million Settlement – Medical Malpractice- child birth injury
  • $8.7 Million – Medical Malpractice – failure to diagnose
  • $5.5 Million- Car Accident
  • $14.5 Million Verdict – Municipal Liability- for two Queens Detectives shot & killed in the line of duty
  • $10.5 Million Settlement – Construction Accident – pipe fell on worker

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Instructor, Trial Advocacy, New York State Trial Lawyers Association, 2000 – Present

Educational Background

  • Ithaca College B.A., 1979

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Massachusetts, 1988
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1996
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1996
  • New York State Bar Association, Member
  • New York, 1989
  • U.S. District Court Western District of New York, 2009
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Office Location for Jonny Kool

233 Broadway
Suite 1800
New York, NY 10279

Phone: 212-406-1700

Fax: 212-406-2313

Last Updated: 3/22/2021

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