A Legacy Of Success In Personal Injury

Kelner & Kelner has been engaged exclusively in the practice of personal injury and medical malpractice law for over 75 years. Founded by Joseph Kelner, former president of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA), the firm has represented victims in all areas of personal injury and medical malpractice litigation with a remarkable amount of success.

We proudly continue the tradition of excellence by giving every client the benefit of our extensive knowledge, experience and resources to hold insurance companies and negligent parties accountable. We dedicate ourselves to getting every client the help they need to move forward after suffering a serious injury.

Leaders In New York Personal Injury Cases

Kelner & Kelner has helped clients obtain some of the largest verdicts and settlements in the history of New York. In addition to our reputation as effective advocates, our personal injury attorneys have written extensively in the field. Robert Kelner and Gail Kelner have written the regular column in the New York Law Journal called Trial Practice. Our lawyers lecture extensively at bar associations and have chaired bar association programs in the areas of trial practice and legal ethics.

You can read more about the extensive qualifications of our attorneys below:

Robert S. Kelner

Robert S. Kelner Partner

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Gail S. Kelner

Gail S. Kelner Partner

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Joshua D. Kelner

Joshua D. Kelner Associate

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Ronald C. Burke

Ronald C. Burke Associate

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Brian P. Hurley

Brian P. Hurley Associate

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Monica R. Merrill

Monica R. Merrill Associate

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Gerard K. Ryan Jr.

Gerard K. Ryan Jr. Associate

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Emil L. Samuels

Emil L. Samuels Associate

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Todd J. Strier

Todd J. Strier Managing Attorney

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Christopher E. Paddock Associate

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Many of our attorneys have received recognition and awards including being named on the Super Lawyers list. Robert Kelner was ranked in the Top 100 lawyers in New York by Super Lawyers and is rated AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review by Martindale-Hubbell.* Gail Kelner was ranked in the top 50 female lawyers in the New York Metro area by Super Lawyers.

No Fee Unless We Win

Our fee is contingent upon the recovery of damages on a client's behalf. If we do not obtain a verdict or settlement, we accept no legal fees. We offer free consultations. If you would like our personal injury attorneys to evaluate your claim, contact our New York City office online or by calling 212-235-1027.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license 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 anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories - legal ability and general ethical standards.