Kenneth T. Kerner

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in New York, NY

Kerner & Kerner, Attorneys at Law
 | 15 Maiden Lane, Suite 1008
New York, NY 10038
Phone: 212-847-5076
Fax: 212-385-9072
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2019
Licensed Since: 1989
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employee (30%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (20%)
Attorney Profile

A member of Kerner & Kerner, P.C., Kenneth T. Kerner handles cases of personal injury, negligence, litigation,  appeals, civil litigation,  medical malpractice, contract disputes and employment matters in New York. Since 1989, he has worked to acquire knowledge and experience in legal and medical research. For his high ethical standards and long list of successful results, he holds the highest peer rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell.

Mr. Kerner formerly worked as counsel to the New York County District Attorney’s Office as a Special Assistant District Attorney. During this time, he represented the People of the State of New York in appellate briefs and has helped to establish legal precedents in the State as he advocates in the trial level and appellate tribunals. His record includes several hundred settlements and verdicts in favor of his clients.

With a Bachelor of Arts in Economics , he graduated cum laude in 1986 from Syracuse University. Mr. Kerner then attended Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where in 1989 he earned his Juris Doctor degree. He is currently admitted to practice in New York and before the United States Supreme Court, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York and the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. He has also served as trial counsel to many firms throughout the tri-state area.

A panel member of the Legal Referral Service of the New York City Bar Association, Mr. Kerner is also a member of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, the American Bar Association and the American Association for Justice. In the Civil Court of the City of New York, he  has served as a court-appointed Mediator and has been appointed as Special Referee by various judges of the Supreme Court.

* 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
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (30%): Personal Injury - Plaintiff

Employment & Labor (30%): Employment Law - Employee

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (20%)

Employment Litigation (20%)

Focus Areas

Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Employment Law - Employee


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Super Lawyers: 2019

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About Kenneth Kerner

Admitted: 1989, New York

Professional Webpage:


  • Member, Super Lawyers publication, 2019
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • “AV Preeminent” rating in legal ability and professional ethics

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • United States Supreme Court
  • Panel Member, New York City Bar Association Legal Referral Service
  • The New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • The American Bar Association
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • New Jersey, 1989
  • Mediator, Civil Court of the City of New York
  • New York
  • Member, American Association for Justice, 1996

Educational Background:

  • Syracuse University, Bachelors of Arts, Major: Economics, Professional Studies, 1986
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Office Location for Kenneth T. Kerner

15 Maiden Lane
Suite 1008
New York, NY 10038

Phone: 212-847-5076

Fax: 212-385-9072

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Last Updated: 5/24/2019

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