Scott M. Himes

Scott M. Himes

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in New York, NY

Kishner Miller Himes P.C.
 | 40 Fulton St, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10038
Phone: 646-978-5577
Fax: 888-332-5658
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2007, 2009 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1979
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (30%),
  • General Litigation (30%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Securities Litigation (20%)
    Attorney Profile

    A highly regarded civil litigation attorney at both the trial and appellate levels, Scott M. Himes has been a partner at Kishner Miller Himes P.C. since September 2016. Mr. Himes is based in the firm’s New York City office, and he represents people and businesses throughout the greater metropolitan area. Admitted to practice in New York since 1979, Mr. Himes is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern District of Michigan, the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit.

    Mr. Himes has been involved in numerous complex and high-profile cases during his distinguished career. They have included allegations of securities fraud, breach of contract actions, professional negligence, partner and shareholder disputes, real estate, breaches of fiduciary duties, trade secrets, employment law, intellectual property infringement, and real estate, among others. Although Mr. Himes usually appears on the defense side of these matters, he has often represented plaintiffs as well. His clients have included real estate conglomerates, insurance companies, investors, officers and directors, government officials and other public figures, inventors, lawyers and accountants, and shipping companies.

    Mr. Himes has developed an excellent reputation among his colleagues for his successful track record and high degree of ethics, and his honors have included an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell. He has written several articles for the New York Law Journal and other publications on topics related to his practice area, and he is a member of the Federal Bar Council and the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. Mr. Himes attended what was then known as Hofstra University School of Law and was the editor-in-chief of the Hofstra Law Review before graduating in 1978.

    *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.

    About Scott Himes

    Admitted: 1979, New York

    Professional Webpage:


    • AV Peer Review Rating, Martindale-Hubbell
    • Named to New York Metro Super Lawyers annually

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
    • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
    • Federal Bar Council
    • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
    • U.S. District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
    • New York
    • New York City Bar Association, Member; current member, Litigation Committee; past member, Federal Legislation and Federal Courts Committees
    • American Bar Association, Member, Litigation and Business Law Sections

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    Educational Background:

    • University of Wisconsin-Madison, B.A., with distinction, 1975
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    Office Location for Scott M. Himes

    40 Fulton St
    12th Floor
    New York, NY 10038

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    Last Updated: 4/27/2021

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