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Lisa Kessler

Car accident Attorney at Weston, CT

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About Lisa

Learn Lisa’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    30%

  2. Brain injury
    20%

  3. Personal injury
    20%
    Car, Truck and Motorcycle accidents Drunk driver accidents Premises Liability Defective Stair Cases Defective Products Fractures Sprains Tears of Ligaments, Cartilage and Muscle Traumatic brain injury Head Injuries Spinal Cord Injuries Quadriplegia Paraplegia Bicycle accidents Negligent security Sexual abuse and assault Falls Burns Medical malpractice Misdiagnosis/Failure to Diagnose Surgical Injuries

    32 years

  4. Slip and fall accident
    20%

  5. Medical malpractice
    10%

Attorney Lisa Kessler has over 29 years' experience in personal injury, Workers' Compensation, property damage claims, and civil litigation. Over her career, she has won Millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements on behalf of her clients throughout Connecticut, New York City and upstate New York. She is a member of the Connecticut and the New York Bars, and is admitted in the United States District Courts of the Eastern and Southern District of New York.

 

Attorney Kessler grew up in a home immersed in medicine and physiology. Her father was a surgeon in Warwick, New York where she worked in his office early on along with her mother. She witnessed firsthand, how the lives of her father's trauma patients were affected physically, financially and emotionally by catastrophic accidents. Her parents instilled in her an understanding that each patient, whether a farmer, a mother, a New York State Trooper injured in the line of duty, or local business owner, deserved dignity while in treatment and recovery.

 

She attended Brandeis University where she majored in American Studies, and interned during her junior year in the legal hearing department of The Boston Parole Board. She played four years of Varsity Volleyball for Brandeis, and was Captain for her last two years, where she led the team to the M.A.I.A.W. Championship.

 

She obtained her law degree in 1990 from St. John's University School of Law in Queens, New York. Each summer throughout college and law school, she continued to work at her father's surgical practice and to wait tables.

Upon graduating from law school, Attorney Kessler became In-House Defense Counsel to the United State Fidelity & Guaranty Company (now Travelers) in their New York City office, representing insured defendants against personal injury lawsuits and property damage matters, including subrogation and automobile collision claims. She gained invaluable insight as to how insurance companies defend claims, from their initial investigation through each stage of litigation.

 

In 1994, Attorney Kessler began fighting for victim's rights at the well-known New York City law firm Brecher, Fishman, Pasternack, Tilker & Ziegler, where she litigated plaintiffs' personal injury cases. While working there, Attorney Kessler fought vigorously for her clients that were seriously injured due to the negligence of others. Many of her clients were construction workers injured due to unsafe job site conditions, which afforded her the opportunity to coordinate the Workers' Compensation and Social Security Disability aspects of their personal injury cases. In those accidents where her clients lost their lives, she fought hard to recover compensation and benefits for their families.

 

Over her career, she has also represented clients in claims involving elevator accidents, medical malpractice, slip and fall accidents at residential, commercial and municipal locations, defective products, lack of adequate building security and school supervision, animal attacks, and lead paint poisoning cases involving children.

 

In 2002, Attorney Kessler moved to Connecticut and began practicing personal injury law in Connecticut. She had the honor and opportunity to represent numerous families who lost loved ones as a result of the September 11, 2001 World Trade Center attacks through the Victim Compensation Fund.

She lives in Weston, Connecticut with her husband and two daughters.

Licensed for 31 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 1991
Updated 11/17/2022
State CT
Status Active
Acquired 1991
Updated 11/28/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Lisa

Law Offices of Lisa Kessler, LLC
35 Tall Pines Dr
Weston, CT, 06883-3037

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Posted by Kristin | March 16, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent service
Lisa works magic and I cannot offer enough praise for her skills, communication methods, experience and accomplishments regarding my case. She used her breadth of knowledge and amazing ability to negotiate from a not so strong position in order to obtain a settlement well above expected. She will work tirelessly to ensure you are given the utmost care and protection and is a pure delight to work with. She made a usually nerve-wracking and stressful process feel like a walk in the park and it was a pleasure to have her represent me.
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Posted by Jody | June 19, 2020
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Lisa Kessler the best Atty for your needs!!
I recently used Lisa for a personal family case. Lisa was very professional but also made me feel like a friend. She treated me like I was her only case and she was in constant contact with me from day 1. Lisa fought hard for us and she never gave up on us. She guided from through the whole process and explained every detail so I understood what was happening each step. I highly recommend Lisa our case was over just under a year. As happy as I am this part is over I’m going to miss her weekly calls she makes you feel like family. You can’t go wrong with Lisa she is the best at what she does.
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Posted by anonymous | February 10, 2020
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Attorney Kessler was recommended to me after I sustained an injury in a slip and fall incident. Her level of knowledge, courteous and compassionate manner were immediately evident in our first encounter. Lisa continued to offer realistic legal advice in the ensuing months which afforded me a sense of comfort. I knew she working for me. I would readily urge others to hire my attorney.
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Posted by Dayna | February 7, 2017
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Highly recommend Lisa Kessler
I highly recommend Attorney Kessler for any personal injury case. She is true professional that is honest, attentive and keeps you up-to-date on all details of your case. She offers meaningful insight and advice, presents the information in a way that is easily understood and manages every detail with great care. You're in excellent, capable hands with Attorney Kessler.
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Posted by Rocky | February 5, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Was there when I needed her.
When I was involved in an accident with a pickup truck while driving my motorcycle. Lisa was in my hospital room the day after I came out of surgery, she having been notified by my family the evening of the accident. She diligently and aggressively pursued a settlement with the driver of the trucks' insurance company. And then successfully fought Medicare when they demanded reimbursement for their expenses from the truck drivers' insurance, which would have taken money from my settlement because of the drivers' relatively low coverage. In all she was competent, attentive, communicative and accessible. You cannot find a better attorney.
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AVVO RATING 7.1 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Offices of Lisa Kessler, LLC
  • 2002 - Present
  • Trial Attorney
  • Law Offices of John J. La Cava
  • 2013 - 2016
  • Trial Attorney
  • Berkowitz & Reinken
  • 2002 - 2004
  • Tiral Attorney
  • Bauman, Kunkis & Ocasio-Douglas, P.C.,
  • 2000 - 2002
  • Trial Attorney
  • Oshman, Helfenstein, Mirisola & Schwartz, LLP
  • 1998 - 2000
  • Associate
  • Brecher, Fishman, Pasternack, Heller, Reiff & Walsh P.C.
  • 1994 - 1998
  • In-House Counsel
  • U.S.F & G.
  • 1991 - 1994
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Education

  • St. John's University School of Law
  • Doctor of Law (JD),
  • 1990
  • Brandeis University
  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.),
  • 1987

Legal Cases

  • Trip and Fall Accident while Operating a Hand Truck at Work- Jury Verdict and Appeal of Jury Verdict amount held up on appeal
  • $433,303.00 dollars
  • Motorcycle Accident- Arbitration
  • $250,000.00 dollars
  • Construction Site Accident-Case settled after liability verdict
  • Case settled for $275,000.00 dollars
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Speaking Engagements

  • Auto Injury Litigation From Start to Finish
  • Insurance Coverage and Dealing with the Claims Representatives
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

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Personal injury Attorney | Jun 01
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"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lisa is an excellent attorney who is highly qualified in her field."
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Weston Car accident Lawyer Lisa Kessler
Lisa Kessler
Car accident Attorney
Weston, CT
Licensed for 31 years
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