Outstanding Legal Representation For The Injured

Kelner & Kelner is one of New York’s premier personal injury law firms with a record of success stretching back over 75 years. Our talented trial attorneys have secured some of the largest verdicts and settlements in the history of New York.

Our experienced lawyers can ably handle a wide variety of personal injury lawsuits, from motor vehicle accidents to construction accidents and medical malpractice. If you have been injured as the result of someone else’s negligence, we can help.

Contact us today if you need legal assistance with any of the following:

  • Personal Injury
  • Construction Site And Industrial Accidents
  • For The Seriously Injured
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Commercial & Mass Transit Accidents
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Wrongful Death
  • Civil Rights Violations

The most important way we can help you after an injury is by securing the compensation you need to cover medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other costs. Our attorneys and staff understand, however, that you are going through a difficult time. That is why client service is so important to us: We want you to feel welcome and to trust that we are able to effectively handle your case.

Call 212-425-0700 to arrange your free initial consultation.

Attorney Robert S. Kelner

Bar Admissions:

  • New York, 1972
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1972
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1972

Education:

  • Columbia Law School, New York, New York
    • J.D. - 1971

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • New York County Lawyers Association, Torts Department, Chair, 2015 to 2017
  • New York County Lawyers Association, Civil Trial Practice Institute, Chairman
  • New York State Bar Association, Ethics in Litigation Program, Chairman
  • New York County Lawyers Association, Rock Stars of the Legal Profession Program, Chairman
  • Top 100 New York - Metro Super Lawyers

Languages Spoken:

  • Spanish
  • Russian

Attorney Gail S. Kelner

Bar Admissions:

  • New York, 1974
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1974
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1974
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York, 1974

Education:

  • New York University School of Law, New York, New York
    • J.D.
  • Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts
    • B.A.
    • Major: Political Science

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • NYCLA

Languages Spoken:

  • Spanish
  • Russian

Attorney Joshua D. Kelner

Bar Admissions:

  • New York, 2005
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 2007
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 2007
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 2010

Education:

  • Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts
    • J.D. - 2004
    • Honors: cum laude
  • Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts
    • B.A. - 2001
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Honors: With Highest Honors
    • Major: Political Science & History

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star
  • NY Metro Super Lawyers List, since 2012

Languages Spoken:

  • Spanish

Attorney Ronald C. Burke

Bar Admissions:

  • New York, 1984
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1984
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1984

Education:

  • New York Law School, New York, New York
    • J.D.
  • State University of New York, Albany, New York
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Major: Political Science

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • New York State Bar Association, 1984 to Present
  • AV rating of 5.0/5.0 by Martindale-Hubbell
  • New York Super Lawyers

Attorney Brian P. Hurley

Bar Admissions:

  • New York, 1987
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1988
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1988

Education:

  • Villanova University School of Law, Villanova, Pennsylvania
    • J.D.
  • Colgate University, Hamilton, New York
    • B.A.
    • Major: History

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • New York State Bar Association
  • Super Lawyers

Attorney Monica R. Merrill

Bar Admissions:

  • New York, 1978
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York

Education:

  • New York Law School, New York, New York
    • J.D.
  • Hunter College Bellevue School of Nursing, New York, New York
    • B.S.
    • Major: Nursing

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • New York State Bar Association

 


Attorney Gerard K. Ryan Jr.

Bar Admissions:

  • New York, 1981
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1982
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1982
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 2015

Education:

  • St. John's University School of Law
    • J.D.
  • St. Johns University, Jamaica, New York
    • B.A.
    • Major: English Literature/Education

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • New York State Bar Association

Attorney Emil L. Samuels

Bar Admissions:

  • New Jersey, 1990
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1990
  • New York, 1991
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1991
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1991

Education:

  • St. John's University School of Law
    • J.D.
  • Queens College, City University of New York, Flushing, New York
    • B.A.
    • Major: Political Science - Communications Arts and Sciences

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • New York State Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Super Lawyers

Attorney Todd J. Strier

Bar Admissions:

  • New York, 1996

Education:

  • Hofstra University School of Law, Hempstead, New York
    • J.D.
  • SUNY Buffalo, Amherst, New York
    • B.A.
    • Major: Business Administration

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • NYC Department of Sanitation Columbia Association
  • NYPD Honor Legion

Attorney Christopher E. Paddock

Bar Admissions:

  • New York, 2013

Education:

  • City University of New York School of Law at Queens College, Flushing, New York
    • J.D.
  • Marist College, Poughkeepsie, New York
    • B.S.
    • Honors: Cum Laude
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Major: Criminal Justice

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