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Joshua Kelner

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in New York, NY

Kelner & Kelner
250 Greenwich St, 7 World Trade Center, Suite 2700
New York, NY 10007
Phone: 212-425-0700
Fax: 212-425-0007
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2021
Selected to Rising Stars: 2012 - 2015
Licensed in New York Since: 2005
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (70%), Civil Rights (10%), Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (10%), Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (10%)
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
  • 70%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 10%Civil Rights
  • 10%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
  • 10%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

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, Police Misconduct, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Informed Consent, Motor Vehicle Defects, Medical Devices, Pharmaceutical, Products Liability


6 Years Super Lawyers
4 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2021
  • Rising Stars: 2012 - 2015

About Joshua Kelner

First Admitted: 1937


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

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

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

Bar/Professional Activity

  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 2007
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 2007
  • New York, 2005
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 2010
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Office Location for Joshua Kelner

250 Greenwich St
7 World Trade Center, Suite 2700
New York, NY 10007

Phone: 212-425-0700

Fax: 212-425-0007

Last Updated: 5/28/2021

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