Joshua Kelner

Top rated Personal Injury attorney in New York, New York

Kelner & Kelner
Joshua Kelner
Kelner & Kelner

Practice Areas: Personal Injury, Civil Rights, Medical Malpractice; view more

Licensed in New York since: 2005

Education: Harvard Law School

Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2023 Selected to Rising Stars: 2012 - 2015

Kelner & Kelner

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


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

Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Civil Rights, Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Birth Injury, Brain Injury, Construction Accident, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Dram Shop Laws, Informed Consent, Medical Devices, Medical Malpractice, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Motor Vehicle Defects, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Pharmaceutical, Police Misconduct, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Trucking Accidents, Wrongful Death

First Admitted: 1937

Professional Webpage:

  • 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

Office location for Joshua Kelner

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

Phone: 212-425-0700


8 Years Super Lawyers
4 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2023
  • Rising Stars: 2012 - 2015

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