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Kevin Sean Mcdonald

Personal injury Attorney at New York, NY

5.0   3 reviews

also known as Kevin Sean McDonald

  • Licensed for 49 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1975
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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About Kevin

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Kevin S. McDonald is a trial lawyer and Partner in our firm. Kevin’s practice is primarily dedicated to the representation of Plaintiffs in cases involving life changing injuries and wrongful death, particularly those resulting from medical malpractice.


Kevin graduated Cum Laude from the University of Notre Dame and then studied law at the Fordham University School of Law where he graduated in 1974. For the past 30 years, Kevin has represented clients injured through the negligence of others, virtually all in the area of medical malpractice. His track record of success is impressive by any standard. He has achieved over 30 verdicts and settlements in excess of one million dollars. Of particular note is one of the largest medical malpractice verdicts in New York state history wherein a jury found that New York Hospital negligently failed to respond to respiratory distress for a young man resulting in severe brain damage and awarded $46.2 million in damages.


Kevin combines a scrupulous approach to the preparation of a case for trial with a firm understanding of complex legal and medical issues. He knows that cases are very often won or lost in their preparation and he focuses his efforts in that regard to insure that his clients are given the best representation possible during all phases of the litigation. Kevin’s attention to detail and legal acumen are very evident when it comes to the taking of depositions of various types of medical providers. His precise and insightful questioning of these witnesses has enabled him to successfully establish the liability of the defendants in a manner which leaves little room for argument.


Kevin is then able to translate his intense preparation into a comprehensible and compelling story for the jury. In contrast to many medical malpractice lawyers who rarely see the inside of a courtroom, Kevin has extensive trial experience, having taken many cases to trial and verdict. He has an intimate understanding of the dynamics of a jury trial, a unique combination of theater, persuasion and strategy–and uses the latest digital technology and other sophisticated courtroom techniques to maintain jurors’ interest and convince them of the merits of his client’s case.


Kevin reflects his single-minded pursuit of justice in what many consider to be the most challenging area of personal injury law. Medical malpractice work requires an in-depth knowledge not just of the law but of medicine as well, and a lack of preparedness can doom a case. “You’ve got to know your case cold,” Mr. McDonald says. His achievements in the courtroom demonstrate that he never fails to live up to his word.


Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, LLP
233 Broadway
New York, NY, 10279-0001
Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, LLP
233 Broadway, Suite 1800
New York, NY, 10279
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Posted by Amy | February 1, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney
Kevin McDonald was recommended to me by a family friend and upon first meeting, I knew I was in very capable hands. He understands, and is sensitive to, what a difficult time most people are going through when you need a malpractice attorney. He was always available to me with any questions or concerns I had, explaining the process each step of the way. He made this experience much easier than I expected and I will always be grateful for his expertise and kindness. I would highly recommend Kevin McDonald and his firm to everyone.
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Posted by Yolande | January 18, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer
This lawyer is a very understanding and patient person. He took the time out to go over every process of my settlement with my husband and I. He have a very warm and inviting personality. I would recommend him to anyone.
Posted by Joe | January 16, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My lawyer
After suffering a life changing injury during surgery I solicited Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs, & Kool for help. I went through a relaxing interview with one of their paralegals who arranged discussion and meeting with Kevin Mcdonald my lawyer. My initial discussions with Kevin took place over the telephone because of my inability to travel. As we spoke I became very confident I choose the right firm to represent me. During my first visit to the firm Kevin kindly introduced me to Barry Washor firm partner. I was flattered; both of these gentlemen have a great reputation. Kevin spent several hours with me pooring through the piles of case documentation with great knowledge and ease. Too say I was impressed by his medical knowledge, integrity, thoroughness, and the specifics of my case would be an understatement. Kevin clearly explained the process and time lines. My case currently has been filed with the court, depositions on the horizon. Kevin's knowledge, attention to detail, and performance has also helped take some of the anxiety away. Thank you for helping me!
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  • Contingency 10%-33%


AVVO RATING 7.7 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, LLP
  • 1900 - Present


  • Fordham University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1974
  • University of Notre Dame
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1971

Sample of Legal Cases

  • $46.6 million
  • Verdict
  • $4 million
  • Settlement
  • $3 million
  • Settlement


  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • N/A

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Medical malpractice Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Kevin for over 30 years having first met in 1984 when we were colleagues doing plaintiff's medical Malpractice at Lipsig Sullivan and Liapakis. We are now opposing counsel on a major malpractice matter which Kevin is prosecuting and I am defending. Kevin is an exceptionally knowledgeable and skilled medical malpractice litigator who provides his clients with a high level of representation and competence."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have referred several clients to Kevin over the years. All have been happy with the results as well as his professional attitude. More importantly, they all felt that he cared not only about the results but about them as well."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kevin is one of the most experienced lawyers in the city. Time and again he shows a willingness to go the extra mile for his clients whom have been victims of medical malpractice."
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New York Personal injury Lawyer Kevin Sean Mcdonald
Kevin Sean Mcdonald
Personal injury Attorney
New York, NY
Licensed for 49 years