Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in New York, NY
Selected to Rising Stars: 2012 - 2015
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.
Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Police Misconduct, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Informed Consent, Motor Vehicle Defects, Medical Devices, Pharmaceutical
- Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2022
- Rising Stars: 2012 - 2015
About Joshua Kelner
First Admitted: 1937
- Super Lawyers , 2016 - 2017
- Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2012 - 2015
- 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
- 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
Last Updated: 3/25/2022