Joshua D. Kelner

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in New York, NY

Kelner & Kelner
 | 140 Broadway, 37th Floor
New York, NY 10005
Phone: 212-425-0700
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2018
Selected to Rising Stars: 2012 - 2015
Licensed Since: 2005
Education: Harvard Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
Attorney Profile

Attorney Joshua D. Kelner, of Kelner & Kelner, is a fierce advocate for clients injured in personal injury matters. With a notable record of client wins from the outset of his legal career, he is considered a rising star of the legal profession and has earned a reputation as a tough negotiator and skilled courtroom lawyer.

Mr. Kelner’s dedication to the physical, emotional and financial well-being of his clients has led to numerous multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements. He handles wide-ranging and complex matters involving motor vehicle accidents, slip and falls, construction accidents, medical malpractice, dangerous products and civil rights abuses. He recently obtained a verdict against the New York City Transit Authority of approximately $20 million for a man whose leg was caught in the gap between the train and the platform and was dragged when the train moved.

Mr. Kelner is a Harvard Law School graduate and was the associate editor of the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review. A strong believer in the constitutional, legal and civil rights of his clients, he has successfully helped the injured recover in lawsuits involving constitutional rights violations, including against the NYPD and guards at Rikers Island.

Mr. Kelner is admitted to practice in all New York state courts, the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit. He has helped to shape personal injury law in New York by successfully arguing before the New York State Court of Appeals.

Mr. Kelner has spoken at the New York County Lawyers Association’s Trial Practice Institute and authored an article in the University of Dayton Law Review.

Practice Areas

Personal Injury - General (100%)

Personal Injury - General (100%): Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Trucking Accidents

Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Trucking Accidents


Selected to Super Lawyers for 3 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 4 years

Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2018 Rising Stars: 2012 - 2015

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About Joshua Kelner

Admitted: 2005, New York

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Honors and Awards:

  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2012 - 2015
  • Super Lawyers , 2016 - 2017

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 2010
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 2007
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 2007
  • New York, 2005

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • New York County Lawyers Trial Practice Institute
  • The Anatomy of an Image: Unpacking the Case for Tort Reform, U. of Dayton Law Review, 31 Dayton L. Rev. 243
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Office Location for Joshua D. Kelner

140 Broadway
37th Floor
New York, NY 10005

Phone: 212-425-0700


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Last Updated: 7/20/2018

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