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Kenneth Todd Kerner

Medical malpractice Attorney at New York, NY

5.0   8 reviews
  • State Years
    New York - NY 34 years
    New Jersey - NJ 34 years
  • Licensed for 34 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1989
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 34 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 1990
    Status
    License Administratively Revoked No misconduct found

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

About Kenneth

Learn Kenneth’s areas of practice.

Kenneth T. Kerner has been practicing law since 1989 and specializes in civil litigation, with a special emphasis on medical malpractice, nursing home neglect and general tort liability. He has extensive interest and acquired knowledge in legal and medical research, which serve his clients well in all matters of personal injury litigation.

Mr. Kerner has litigated hundreds of cases to successful conclusion on behalf of his clients, and has obtained substantial verdicts and settlements in the various trial courts throughout the State of New York. Mr. Kerner has been retained as special trial counsel to firms throughout the tri-state area.

He also advocates in the appellate tribunals of the State of New York, and, on appeal, has obtained numerous affirmances and reversals of lower court rulings in matters pending before the New York State trial courts, establishing legal precedent in New York State.

Mr. Kerner also serves as a court appointed mediator in the Civil Court of the City of New York, where he is called upon to hear evidence and render decisions in all types of civil litigation. He has also been appointed by various Supreme Court Justices as a Special Referee in foreclosure proceedings and as a Guardian Ad Litem for mentally disabled individuals and infants.

Mr. Kerner has been honored to serve as a Special Assistant District Attorney for the New York County District Attorney’s Office, where he wrote and argued appellate briefs on behalf of the People of the State of New York.

Kenneth T. Kerner is admitted to practice law in the State of New York and passed the New Jersey State Bar Examination in 1989. He is also admitted to practice law and appear before the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, as well as the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Kerner is a member in good standing of the American Association for Justice (formerly ATLA), a prominent victim’s rights advocacy group, The American Bar Association and The New York State Trial Lawyers Association. He’s also a panel member of the New York City Bar Association Legal Referral Service.

Mr. Kerner graduated cum laude from Syracuse University in 1986 with a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Economics and a Concentration in Professional Studies. He is a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon national fraternity. Thereafter, Mr. Kerner attended Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York City, where he obtained his Juris Doctor degree in 1989. During law school, Mr. Kerner interned for a Justice of the Appellate Division – Second Judicial Department and was a member of his law school newspaper and trial advocacy moot court program. He has been actively practicing law since his law school graduation.

Mr. Kerner has been honored to be reviewed by fellow practicing attorneys in the New York City metropolitan area for Martindale-Hubbell, a prominent and respected attorney peer review firm, and awarded its highest “AV Preeminent” rating in legal ability and professional ethics and was recently elected into Super Lawyers, a nationally prominent legal publication,  as one of the top litigators in New York. 

In his free time, Mr. Kerner cherishes his time with his family. He enjoys exercising, skiing and the great outdoors.

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Location

Kerner & Kerner, P.C.
15 Maiden Lane, Ste. 1008
New York, NY, 10038

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Posted by Ivan | February 8, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Kenneth Kerner and his law office, Kerner & Kerner, provided an exceptional legal service that surpassed all expectations.
Beyond his exemplary legal skills, Kenneth and his office went above and beyond to provide support and care for both myself and my family. Their attentive approach and compassionate demeanor eased the stress of navigating the complexities of the legal system, allowing us to focus on moving forward with confidence. I highly recommend them because they really know their stuff and go the extra mile to help you out. In summary, I cannot recommend Kenneth Kerner and Kerner & Kerner highly enough. Their dedication, expertise, and genuine concern for my family and me make them an outstanding choice for anyone in need of legal representation. Thank you, Kenneth and team, for your exceptional work.
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Posted by anonymous | July 27, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing lawyer
My lawyer presented himself in a professional and passionate manner in and outside of the courtroom. Kept me informed and made my expectations smoothly. He represented my case with seriousness and representing the factual evidence. He explains all the pros and cons for my guidance. He stands true to his beliefs and justice of the law. Very grateful for all of his support and guiding me.
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Posted by anonymous | November 2, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great experience
He was great, and got me a nice settlement for a case that was very difficult. My settlement was $180,000. Thanks Again Ken.
Posted by anonymous | September 9, 2019
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| Consulted Attorney
Very patient, understanding, empathetic
Consulted with Ken for a defamation lawsuit (I was being sued). He was great—real patient and empathetic, and was even willing to be flexible regarding compensation because of my financial situation. Though I didn't end up going with him (costs), I definitely had a great experience.
Posted by Paul | May 22, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable and thorough.
Kerner & Kerner are great attorneys; they were professional, highly skilled and responsive to my needs. Our case was brought to a successful conclusion and we would not hesitate to retain them again and to recommend them to others.
Posted by Rene | May 2, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Review for Kenneth Todd Kerner
Mr. Kerner was able to help me win a settlement, in a relatively short amount of time. He was always able to explain everything to me so there was no misunderstanding. He always makes the time of day to get back to you if you have any questions.
Posted by Darlise | April 18, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
"#The Best lawyers get you the most!'
I have worked with Kerner & Kerner for many years and they always get the best results!!! They are true experts!!! and there experience shows with the results on all the cases they have helped me with.
Posted by anonymous | April 15, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Personal Injury Lawsuit
Being hit by a car and ending up in the surgery room is a horrible experience. Going through the legal process becomes a requirement to protect one’s rights. I was referred to Ken. He was present at the hospital right after my surgery. He ensured all documents were filed on time to start a legal case. He followed up diligently with all stakeholders - whether me, the insurance companies, and the defendant’s lawyers. He kept the communication lines open, explaining the process to me and getting my input wherever needed. I was able to fully trust Ken and I knew he had my best interest at heart. Ken’s strong knowledge of the personal injury law brought the other party to the table and we were able to negotiate a settlement. It was a pleasure working with Ken and I highly recommend him.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Contingency 30%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Arbitrator
  • Civil Court, City Of New York
  • 1995 - 1995
  • Special Assistant District Attorney
  • Manhattan District Attorney's Office
  • 1992 - 1992

Education

  • Yeshiva University, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1989
  • Syracuse University - Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1986

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Estate of S.W. v. City of New York et al
  • Settlement
  • D.R. v. ABC Corp.
  • Settlement
  • K.K. v. ABC Corp.
  • Settlement

Associations

  • New York County Lawyers' Association - Legal Referral Services Panel Member
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • New York City Bar Association, Young Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
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Publications

  • LexisNexis publication
  • Pratts v. Campolo
  • 2017
  • LexisNexis publication
  • Angelone v. City of New York
  • 2007
  • LexisNexis publication
  • Matthews v. St Vincent Hospital
  • 2003
  • LexisNexis publication
  • T.W. v City of New York
  • 2001
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Speaking Engagements

  • CBS TV - NY
  • Product Liability - Manufacturer liability of exploding tempered glass
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (0)
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Personal injury Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Friend
"I have known Mr. Kerner for over 30 yeas as we were roommates in college. He is a man of great character, honesty and and a very good attorney. As a fellow attorney I have referred cases to him over the years and clients were always satisfied"
Litigation Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He is highly competent, very hard working, and will do anything within his power to obtain a good result for his clients."
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New York Medical malpractice Lawyer Kenneth Todd Kerner
Kenneth Todd Kerner
Medical malpractice Attorney
New York, NY
Licensed for 34 years
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