Jeffrey M. Kimmel

Top rated Medical Malpractice attorney in Woodbury, New York

Salenger, Sack, Kimmel & Bavaro, LLP
Jeffrey M. Kimmel
Salenger, Sack, Kimmel & Bavaro, LLP

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

Licensed in New York since: 1992

Education: Brooklyn Law School

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2024

Salenger, Sack, Kimmel & Bavaro, LLP

180 Froehlich Farm Blvd
Woodbury, NY 11797 Visit website


Attorney Jeffrey M. Kimmel is the Managing Partner of Salenger, Sack, Kimmel & Bavaro LLP, one of New York's premier personal injury law firms. A top-rated trial lawyer with over 31 years of experience, Mr. Kimmel has achieved notable success advocating on behalf of clients with medical malpractice and serious personal injury claims, securing substantial settlements and awards for individuals and families during their most dire times of need.

In all cases, Mr. Kimmel is fully committed to providing the highest level of service and support possible to those he serves, affecting positive changes in their lives. Personable and compassionate in the way he treats his clients, he has earned a reputation as a formidable opponent in the courtroom.

Recognized as one of the top civil trial and personal injury attorneys in New York City and Long Island, Mr. Kimmel holds an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell, and he is recognized in Best Lawyers® Personal Injury cases. In addition, American Lawyer Media name him a Smart Litigator Contributor.

A graduate of The Wharton School, The University of Pennsylvania, Mr. Kimmel obtained his Juris Doctor from Brooklyn Law School in 1991. That same year, the New Jersey State Bar Association admitted him to practice, and the New York State Bar Association admitted him in 1992.

Upon receiving his license to practice, Mr. Kimmel served as an assistant district attorney in the Bronx for four years before entering private practice. The experience he gained in that role serves him well as he continues to make Salenger, Sack, Kimmel & Bavaro LLP one of the area's leading practices for personal injury.

A consummate professional, Mr. Kimmel is active in several local, state and national bar associations, and he once served as chair and board member for the New York County Lawyers Association as well as a member of the medical malpractice committee for the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. Committed to giving back to his local community as well, he serves on the advisory council for Nassau Suffolk Law Services.

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Practice areas

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Civil Litigation: Plaintiff, Construction Litigation: Business, Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff

Focus areas

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

  • 30% Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
  • 30% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 20% Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 10% Construction Litigation: Business
  • 10% Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 1992, New York

Professional Webpage:

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Institute for Paralegal Education Faculty, "Trial Preparation from Start to Finish for Paralegals--successful Techniques for Using Evidence and Exhibits", 2007
  • New York Law Journal, Outside Counsel, Frye’s Applicability to Medical Malpractice Cases, June 13, 2007
  • Newsday Opinion piece, Malpractice award caps add harm, November 26, 2007
  • Faculty NYCLA CLE Institute “Blueprint for Building Your Practice” A Conference for solo and small firm practitioners
  • Evidence and Trial Strategies and Techniques, Brooklyn Law School, Guest Lecturer
  • Evidence and Trial Strategies and Techniques, New York Law School, Guest Lecturer
  • Chapter on trial preparation and strategy for Inside the Minds: Representing Plaintiffs in Personal Injury Cases Leading Lawyers on Managing Discovery, Preparing Witnesses, and Presenting the Plaintiff’s Case, Author, Successful Strategies for Personal Injury Representation: From Managing Expectations to Winning Over a Jury, Aspatore Press--Thomson Reuters, 2011
  • Evidence and Trial Strategies and Techniques, Touro Law School, Guest lecturer
  • National Business Institute
  • New York City Bar Center for CLE Faculty for "The Growing Trend of Mediating Medical Malpractice Cases--What You Need to Know", 2008
  • New York County Lawyers' Association Group Mentoring Program twice yearly
  • Topics include "Trial Techniques for Beginners", "Preparing a Trial Notebook", 2003-Present
  • CLE Faculty, "Gaining the Best Settlement in Auto Injury Cases", 2007
  • Earned the highest (AV) rating among attorneys by Martindale-Hubbell's Peer Review Ratings Service
  • Selected to the National Moot Court Team
  • Smart Litigator Contributor, American Lawyer Media
  • New York City’s Ten Leaders, Civil Trial and Personal Injury Law
  • Best Lawyer Personal Injury by Best Lawyers(r), 2018
  • Honored as one of Long Island’s “Leaders in Law,” Long Island Business News
  • Brooklyn Law School's American Jurisprudence Awards, Legal Writing, Appellate Advocacy
  • New York Super Lawyer list since 2009
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Advisory Council, Nassau/Suffolk Law Services
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • Former Board of Directors, New York County Lawyers Association
  • New York County Lawyers Association's Young Lawyers Section and founded its highly successful mentoring program, Chairman
  • Judge for Annual Moot Court competition, Volunteer
  • New York State Bar Association, Member
  • Member, Committee on Committees, New York County Lawyers Association
  • Committee Member, We Care, Nassau County Bar Association
  • Nassau County Bar Association, Member
  • Former Chair, Committee on Committees, New York County Lawyers Association
  • Former Member, Medical Malpractice Committee, City Bar of New York,
Educational Background:
  • Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, B.S. Degree, 1988
Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • Settlement $239,000:  Lingual nerve damaged during wisdom tooth extraction. Nassau Supreme Court case number 19153/00., 2003
  • Verdict $8,200,000:  False Arrest--Excessive Use of Force--Witness to car accident involving police vehicle arrested and beaten--blindness in one eye   Kings  Supreme Court, Judge Marsha L. Steinhardt  case 14124/95  , 1999
  • Settlement $750,000:  Unspotted occlusion led to amputation, patient claimed--delayed diagnosis  Westchester Supreme Court case number 8372/02, 2004
  • $13 million settlement for a 46 year old union carpenter who fell from a scaffold into an uncovered stairwell.  A plank supporting the scaffold snapped, causing him to lose his balance and fall 40 feet. As a result of his fall, he fractured his vertebra at the T 11-12 level and is now paraplegic.  New York Supreme Court  116261/2008, 2010
  • Settlement $2,500,000:  Plaintiff claimed that doctor failed to refer patient to hospital,  Bronx Supreme Court case number 26292/00, 2003
  • Settlement $4,500,000:  Medical Malpractice--Childbirth--Failure to perform Caesarean in preeclamptic mother--spastic quadriplegia   Bronx Supreme Court case 15290/00  Date of settlement 6/5/02, 2002
  • Settlement $1,400,000:  Undiagnosed infection blamed for respiratory distress, death Bronx Supreme Court case number 14546/00, 14257/01  Judge:  Douglas E. McKeon, 2005
  • Settlement $2,650,000 :  Medical malpractice--childbirth--failure to diagnose fetal distress--brain damage  case number 14450/99  Bronx Supreme Court, 2002
  • Medical malpractice/wrongful death.  $1.2 million settlement in the case of a 49-year old married woman who died after excessive hemorrhage into her abdominal wall following breast augmentation and tummy tuck surgery.  Suffolk Supreme Court  14702/2009, 2010
  • Settlement $2,650,000:  Medical Malpractice --Childbirth-- Failure to Diagnose Fetal Distress-- Brain Damage  Bronx Supreme Court case no 14450/99. Date of settlement 5/6/02.  Child, age four at trial, suffers from cerebral palsy, severe brain damage. He cannot communicate verbally and requires care in daily life activities., 2002
  • Settlement $350,000:  Medical malpractice--Delayed Diagnosis-patient history caused doctors to misdiagnose heart attack   Kings Supreme Court, Judge:  Marsha L. Steinhardt No 350/04, 2005
  • Settlement $500,000:  Medical malpractice--childbirth--birth injury.  Vaginal delivery led to infant's palsy, mother claimed    Kings Supreme Court case number 24365/02, 2005
  • $1.96 million settlement for a 17 year old boy who was rendered paraplegic after striking his head on the bottom of a swimming pool that was defectively designed and installed. Nassau Supreme Court 13021/2006, 2010
Industry Groups:
  • Medical Malpractice Committee Of The City Bar Of New York
  • Nassau-Suffolk Law Services
  • New York County Lawyers Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • The City Bar Of New York

Office location for Jeffrey M. Kimmel

180 Froehlich Farm Blvd
Woodbury, NY 11797

Phone: 800-675-8556


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