Daniel G. Heppner

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Kingston, NY

Rusk Wadlin Heppner & Martuscello, LLP
 | 255 Fair St, Kingston, NY 12401
Phone: 845-331-4100
Fax: 845-331-6930
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1976
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%),
  • General Litigation (30%),
  • Environmental Litigation (20%)
    Attorney Profile

    As an attorney at Rusk Wadlin Heppner & Martuscello, LLP, Daniel G. Heppner is dedicated to representing clients in Kingston, New York, and throughout the Hudson Valley area. He focuses his practice predominantly on handling litigation in personal injury, product liability, and medical and legal malpractice cases, as well as in toxic tort and commercial and municipal disputes.

    In 1970, Mr. Heppner received a Bachelor of Science in accounting and finance from Boston College. He then earned a Juris Doctor in 1976 from the Western New England University School of Law.

    Victims of negligence often endure much more than physical pain and suffering. For many, there are medical expenses, missed wages and emotional distress to contend with, as well. Knowing how difficult the road to recovery can be, Mr. Heppner works closely with clients to build a compelling argument for compensation. Attending to the crucial details, he gathers evidence and calls expert witnesses to testify on his clients' behalf.

    A former assistant district attorney in Ulster County, Mr. Heppner has honed his litigation skills and serves as a fierce adversary in the courtroom. Over the course of his career, he has obtained countless favorable verdicts and settlements. The National Board of Legal Specialty Certification has certified Mr. Heppner as a civil trial attorney. He has earned a rating of BV Distinguished* from Martindale-Hubbell, and he holds an Avvo "Very Good" rating for the successes he has garnered for his clients, which include the City of Kingston, Lucky Petroleum and Key Bank.

    Sharing his legal knowledge with others, Mr. Heppner has taught a number of classes at SUNY Ulster. He is a member of the American Association for Justice and the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers, and he is a past president of the Ulster County Bar Association.

    *AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used 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 confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.

    Practice Areas
    • 50%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    • 30%General Litigation
    • 20%Environmental Litigation
    Focus Areas

    Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Toxic Mold, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Litigation


    Selected to Super Lawyers for 14 yearsbottom-image

    Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2020

    Certificates and Credentials

    National Board of Trial Advocacy

    Email Me

    To: Daniel G. Heppner
    Super Lawyers: Potential Client Inquiry

    Disclaimer »
    Privacy Policy »

    About Daniel Heppner

    Admitted: 1976, New York

    Professional Webpage: http://www.rwhm.com/Bio/DanielHeppner.html


    • Super Lawyer, Law & Politics Magazine, 2007 - Present

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney, National Board of Trial Advocacy

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • U.S. Supreme Court, 1994
    • Counsel to the Ulster County Legislature
    • Ulster County Bar Association, Past President
    • American Association for Justice, Member, Committee on Traumatic Brain Injury
    • U.S. District Court, 1977
    • City of Kingston, New York, Assistant Corporation Counsel
    • NYS Academy of Trial Lawyers
    • New York, 1976
    • Ulster County, Assistant District Attorney
    • NYS Trial Lawyer's Association
    • NYS Bar Association, Major Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice Panel, Member

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • American Cancer Society, Former President

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Trial Practice
    • Jury Selection
    • Lecturer, Ulster County Community College
    • Business Law, Ulster County Community College


    • $282,100.00 Judge only verdict.  Plaintiff is a 67 year old Connecticut woman who sustained a crush injury (no fractures or surgery) to her foot when she was hit and knocked to the ground in front of a parking garage in New York City.  Defendant failed to see the plaintiff as she was walking on the sidewalk in front of the parking garage. The plaintiff’s foot was run over twice, once on initial impact and again when the defendant attempted to back up after striking the plaintiff. , 2017

    Representative Clients:

    • Rondout Savings Bank
    • Lucky Petroleum
    • Key Bank
    • City of Kingston

    Educational Background:

    • Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, B.S., Major: Accounting and Finance, 1970
    Find Me Online
    Website - www.rwhm.com
    Show More
    Office Location for Daniel G. Heppner

    255 Fair St
    Kingston, NY 12401

    Phone: 845-331-4100

    Fax: 845-331-6930

    Daniel G. Heppner:

    Last Updated: 5/8/2020

    Page Generated: 0.18655395507812 sec