Leslie D. Kelmachter

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in New York, NY

Silver & Kelmachter, LLP
 | 11 Park Place, Suite 1503
New York, NY 10007
Phone: 212-661-8400
Fax: 212-661-1242
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2013, 2017 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1978
Education: Albany Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%)
    Attorney Profile

    Leslie D. Kelmachter is a founding partner of Silver & Kelmachter, LLP, located in downtown Manhattan.  She represents clients throughout the New York City metropolitan area, including Long Island and Westchester.

    As a seasoned and highly skilled personal injury attorney, Ms. Kelmachter handles cases of medical malpractice, construction accidents, car and truck accidents, premises liability, nursing home abuse and class actions. She fiercely represents the injured, including children who are disabled or injured as a result of medical mistakes, lead poisoning, birth trauma and other accidents.

    A graduate of the State University of New York, magna cum laude, Ms. Kelmachter earned a Bachelor of Arts before moving on to Albany Law School Union University. There she earned her Juris Doctor and is now admitted to practice in the state of New York before the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York, the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

    Founding member and director of the Women Trial Lawyers Caucus, Inc., she is also a member of the New York State Trial Lawyers Institute. Ms. Kelmachter served as former president of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association and is the tort litigation committee’s chair in the New York State Bar Association.

    Ms. Kelmachter is a member of the judiciary committee of the New York City Bar Association and chair of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association education program. Having published works for the New York State Trial Lawyers Association and the New York State Bar Association. 

    Ms. Kelmachter is well respected by her peers, having been initially been selected to NY Metro Super Lawyers in 2007.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 50%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice
    • 50%Personal Injury - General

    Selections

    Selected to Super Lawyers for 11 yearsbottom-image

    Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2013, 2017 - 2020

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    About Leslie Kelmachter

    Admitted: 1978, New York

    Professional Webpage: https://www.silverkelmachter.com/attorney/kelmachter-leslie-...

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
    • New York State Trial Lawyers Association, Chair of the Education Program
    • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York
    • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
    • New York
    • New York State Trial Lawyers Association, Dean of Clinical Legal Education
    • New York State Trial Lawyers Institute, Member , Present
    • Women Trial Lawyers Caucus, Founding Member and Director, Present
    • New York City Bar Association, Chair, Tort Litigation Committee
    • New York State Trial Lawyers Association, Past President
    • New York City Bar Association, Member, Judiciary Committee, 2011 to 2012
    • New York State Trial Lawyer's Association, President (2011-2012)

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • A Chapter in The Plaintiff’s Personal Injury Action in New York, New York State Bar Association
    • NYSTLA Decisions: Pleadings Chapter

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • President, New York State trial Lawyers Association, 2011

    Educational Background:

    • B.A., State University of New York, New Paltz, New York, Honors: magna cum laude
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    Office Location for Leslie D. Kelmachter

    11 Park Place
    Suite 1503
    New York, NY 10007

    Phone: 212-661-8400

    Fax: 212-661-1242

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    Last Updated: 3/18/2020

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