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Kimberly Dawn Lerner

Criminal defense Attorney at Carle Place, NY

4.7   18 reviews
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  • Licensed for 25 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1999
    Status
    Due to Register within 30 Days of Birthday No misconduct found

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About Kimberly

Learn Kimberly’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    40%
    We defend people accused of Assault, Battery, Domestic violence, Burglary, Harassment, Robbery, Aggravated harassment, Larceny, Grand Larceny, Drug possession, Internet crimes, Drug sale, White collar crimes, Drug trafficking, Fraud, Bad Checks, Weapons charges, Forgery, Disorderly conduct, Embezzlement, DWI, Vehicular crimes, Menacing, Traffic and all other crimes.

    26 years

  2. DUI and DWI
    40%
    We represent people facing the misdemeanor and felony charges of Driving While Intoxicated (DWI), Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated (A-DWI), Driving While Ability-Impaired by Drugs, and Driving While Ability-Impaired by a Combination of Drugs and Alcohol (DWAI), in Nassau, Suffolk, and all other New York Counties.

    26 years

  3. Speeding and traffic ticket
    10%
    We defend all Traffic Violations and Misdemeanors such as Driving with a Suspended License, Driving with a Suspended Registration, Reckless Driving, Speed Contests, Driving with No Insurance, and all Moving Violations.

    26 years

  4. Workers compensation
    10%
    We represent claimants in Worker's Compensation cases, Social Security Disability Cases, Private Disability Policies, and New York State Retirement Disability.

    26 years

LERNER & LERNER, P.C. IS THE FATHER-DAUGHTER TEAM OF FORMER PROSECUTORS WHO DEFEND YOUR RIGHTS! CALL 516-203-4948

Kimberly began her career working at Brown & Wood, LLP, a large firm in New York City. In 2002, she joined the Nassau County District Attorney's Office where she tried numerous cases to verdict. She joined her father Richard's practice in 2005.

At Lerner & Lerner, P.C., she handles most of the criminal matters, including felonies, misdemeanors, and traffic violations, and assists Richard with all other matters.  She is also the head of the Nassau Bar Association's District Court Committee and has been assigned to a special task force investigating indigent client services. Kimberly has repeatedly lectured at the Nassau County Bar Association and recently was chosen by Senator Fuscillo to speak to high school students about DWI.

Kimberly is featured as a legal correspondent for Fox News, CNN, MSNBC and local television. She has appeared on numerous shows including The O'Reilly Factor, Hannity & Colmes, The Line Up, Scarborough Country, Live with Rita Cosby, Fox News Live, The Live Desk, Kendall's Court, Nancy Grace, The Big Story with John Gibson, The Strategy Room, Channel 12 News, NBC News, CBS News, and ABC News.

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Location

Lerner & Lerner, P.C.
1 Old Country Road Suite 125
Carle Place, NY, 11514-1845

Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
  18 customer reviews
Posted by Jennifer | February 5, 2010
THE BEST ATTORNEY
Kimberly really cares about her clients. She represented me on a DWI case and she really knows her stuff. She was right on everything she told me to expect and made the nightmare a lot easier. She is so reasonable and will really listen. I strongly recomend her.
Posted by B | June 18, 2010
THE BEST LAWYER
Ms. Lerner handled my situation with such compassion. She is so smart and well respected in the courts. She was able to show the DA the situation without going to trial and my case was dismissed. She does not give up.
Posted by anonymous | March 27, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceeding Expectations: A Masterful Resolution and Unparalleled Advocacy
I cannot express enough gratitude towards Kimberly and Richard of Lerner & Lerner for their outstanding work on my legal matter. From the outset, Kimberly demonstrated an unparalleled depth of legal knowledge and an intuitive understanding of the intricacies of my case. What truly set Kimberly apart was their strategic approach; they didn’t just follow the standard playbook. Instead, they meticulously analyzed every facet of the case, identifying a unique angle that had been overlooked. Their ability to negotiate is nothing short of masterful. Kimberly engaged with the prosecution in a way that was both assertive and diplomatic, striking the perfect balance that ultimately led to an incredibly favorable outcome for me. On our first court appearance, Kimberly managed to get the matter resolved by way of a sealed disorderly conduct charge, a resolution that exceeded my expectations and had a profound positive impact on my life. This swift and favorable resolution allowed me to move forward without the burden of a prolonged legal battle or the anxiety it entails. Moreover, Kimberly’s communicative and empathetic approach throughout the process was a source of great comfort. They made sure I was informed and prepared for each step, demystifying the complexities of the legal system. Their dedication to my case, combined with their legal acumen, truly made all the difference. To anyone in need of legal representation that transcends the ordinary, I wholeheartedly recommend Kimberly Lerner, of Lerner & Lerner . Her exceptional skill, coupled with a genuine care for their clients, sets them apart as a beacon of excellence in the legal community.
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Posted by LISA | September 5, 2023
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| Consulted Attorney
DA BEST
Attorney Lerner was so helpful with her knowledge of my particular subject. She was not money-hungry and said don't hire me as of yet. Please wait until we see how the free attorney operates. I will most likely need her, for free is not always the best. Kudos to Kimberly Lerner.
Posted by Jason | May 5, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
From Consultation to Hired
After making an irresponsible decision, I searched for attorneys and Kim's firm caught my attention. I went in for a consultation only and walked out with her as my attorney. I gave Kim my information and explained my situation. It only took a few minutes for her to look everything over, and she was able explain to me the entire court process and my possible outcomes. Kim also helped me take necessary steps in preparing for my first court appearance. Needless to say I was amazed with her professionalism and knowledge of the entire process including the necessary programs the courts would require. From my first court appearance to my last, Kim was always available if I had any questions. She also made sure to remind me of my court dates and that I should always be early. Kim managed to do the impossible with my case and was able to reduce the charges. I cannot thank Kim enough for her outstanding work. I highly recommend her if you are in need of an attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | April 11, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend
I was really nervous about getting my first speeding ticket and was extremely nervous about reaching out to a lawyer for the first time as well. She was extremely patient and answered all my questions. I will definitely be reaching out for her to represent me in all future cases.
Posted by Yurman | February 21, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional & Caring
Kim is a sweetheart . She represented me last year for dwi. She told me what to do. Guided me every step of the way. She's very caring and understanding. Always returned my calls and answered all my questions promptly . I was tight on money but she was very patient and never gave up on me. She's a great lawyer and fought for me until I got the lowest penalty. She's extremely informative, reliable and respectful . I would definitely refer Kim to anyone in need of legal help.
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Posted by Rob | December 8, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best attorney you can ever ask for!
Kimberly Lerner is above and beyond what anyone can hope for when it comes to a criminal defense attorney. Originally, I was faced with a DWI charge and another misdemeanor charge which really seemed like an uphill battle to me. Me graduating college next month, I was very afraid of the outcome that I would possibly get a criminal record, be put on probation, and have the rest of my twenties ruined and have difficulty in finding employment in the future for the rest of life with a criminal conviction. I contacted Kimberly several days after I was arraigned and met her and her father (they are partners at the firm) where they provided me a free consultation. Kimberly told me she thought I could get my DWI reduced and and the other charge dismissed or reduced. I was skeptical, but I hired her because I thought she was my best shot at getting out of this alive without a criminal record. She did just that. Months passed with the courts, but at the end of the day in the end, I ended up with no criminal record, the DWI charge reduced and other charge eliminated completely!! This lawyer cares about you, sees you as a person and not just another client, and goes above and beyond to take care of you to protect your future. I am truly amazed and forever grateful that I now have my life back, court is resolved and I will never have to worry about charges again. DWI in Nassau County is an extremely difficult area to practice, and your outcome will vary based on various factors in your case, however I can say confidently hands down that this is the best attorney you can ever hire for your money and be confident with the outcome of your case. I cannot be any more grateful for the outcome of my case and how great her and her father are when it comes to defending you. There is simply no one else to trust with DWI or other criminal charges in Nassau County than this attorney. Thank You Ms.Lerner for getting me my life back.
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Posted by Dan | November 12, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Results with short notice
While going through documents/paperwork preparing for a court date the following day, it had come to my attention that there were dates that did not overlap; in essence meant that my situation became significantly more serious and had not yet arranged for an attorney. A few people had pointed me to Kim and honestly... it was such a relief once we were in contact. Professional and knowledgeable, she dissected the situation and researched everything she needed in a matter of minutes. Within an hr after my initial call, she was my representative. **In this case, it happened to work in my favor that her client and myself had the same court appearance... Had he not she wouldn’t have been able to represent me** The outcome was worth it - definitely saved money in the long run by hiring an attorney. Kim was patient/understanding and easy to work with.
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Posted by MSUREEN | July 28, 2013
SIMPLY THE BEST, BETTER THAN ALL THE REST...
COMPASSIONATE AND AN EXPERT AT WHAT SHE DOES I RECOMMEND HER HIGHLY THE BEST LAWYER I HAVE EVER MET.
Posted by Michelle Mastrototaro | January 17, 2013
One of the Best Lawyers I know ...
I'm out of state needed a Lawyer to help my Husband with tickets in Nassau Found her Tues She was in court Thurs ..WoW amazing so impressed What a wonderful lawyer . Great communication And finished in 3 days amazing Greatly appreciated everything she did for us Made our worries at ease Dropped my husbands tikets all down to just a seat belt ticket amazing A++++++ Lawyer Thankyou again
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Posted by Jeremy | November 15, 2012
Excellent trustworthy lawyer
Kimberly Lerner is an excellent lawyer. She is well respected in the courts and knows the das and judges. She always returns calls and knows the law. She does not judge you and does not get angry if you ask the same question a ton of times. The law is messed up and confusing and she really explains it well. I am so lucky that I found her. If you are unlucky and get locked up she is the only one to go to.
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Posted by anonymous | July 23, 2011
Strongly recomend
Lerner and Lerner is the only firm I would trust when you are in trouble. Kimberly and Mr. Lerner and honest, smart and so good at what they do. They always return phone calls and never bs you.
Posted by D | July 4, 2011
The BEST
Kimberly Lerner represented me on an assault charge which was bull and she knew it. We were redy to go trial but the da backed down when she showed them that the lady was a total liar. She is tough and so smart.
Posted by anonymous | April 5, 2011
Excellent representation
This was the worst time of my life. DWI in nassau county is a nightmare. Kim really knows the ins and outs of the system down to every last fee from DMV. She really listened to me and help me get my life back. I wish I could post my name, but for obvious reasons I cannot. Thank you thank you thank you is all i can sau
Posted by M | August 24, 2010
Thanks Kim
Kim helped me out an impossible situation. Just when I had given up hope she was able to help me. My case is now over and thanks to Kim I have my life back. Thank you thank you thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by Roger | February 24, 2014
Best lawyer in Nassau
Best lawyer I have ever had. She took the time to explain everything and was very smart.
Posted by Kevin | August 28, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very unhappy with the outcome for the book thrown at me for a first offense
I paid this attorney in full the day before the first court date . She didn't push for a conditional discharge on my first offense with no priory's blowing a .10 . She did.not tell me all the fines involved only the nassau county district court fines .I did not know of any other fines until court was over and I was sentenced two years later with 3 years probation an ignition interlock and a conviction to boot. My court paperwork was misconstrued I had to go to the DMV twice and she just passed the buck and blamed the court while she played video games on her phone while I'm sweating in court. That's my sentence for a first offense a full blown conviction plus an outrageous amount of probation alon with an ignition interlock which she did not advise me or ask the court to waive the fines associated with leasing this gizmo . She just want d it done Bc she had already been paid. This should have been a conditional discharge period and I lost a weeks worth of work and my probation almost took my car keys because DMV paperwork was misconstrued and I get the shaft . Terrible experience very unhappy in th process of appealing this .she shouldn't be playing bejeweled on her phone. Either while I'm in court but what does she care she's been paid
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Lerner & Lerner, P.C.
  • 2005 - Present
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Nassau County District Attorney's Office
  • 2002 - 2005
  • Associate
  • Slade & Newman
  • 2002 - 2002
  • Associate
  • Law Office of William Beslow
  • 2000 - 2001
  • Associate
  • Brown & Wood
  • 1998 - 2000
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Education

  • Fordham University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • University of Michigan
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1995

Associations

  • Nassau County Bar Association
  • Judiciary Committee
  • 2012 - Present
  • Nassau County Bar Association
  • Grievance Committee
  • 2012 - Present
  • Nassau College for DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Nassau County Bar Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2010 - Present
  • Nassau County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Criminal Courts Bar Association of Nassau County
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Nassau and Suffolk law services
  • Board of Directors
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Nassau Bar Association, District Court Committee
  • Chairman
  • 2006 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Rising Stars
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2013

Publications

  • The Nassau Lawyer
  • Stricter Domestic Violence Laws May Not Hold All the Answers
  • 2013

Speaking Engagements

  • Neil Cavuto Show
  • Gender reassignment in Prison
  • 2013
  • Teenagers + illegal substances= a recipe for disaster: know your rights and understand the ramifications
  • Teenagers and Illegal Substances
  • 2011
  • My First DWI
  • DWI
  • 2011
  • Hofstra University
  • Running a law practice
  • 2010
  • Round table discussion with Senator Fuscillo
  • DWI
  • 2009
  • Bridge The GAP CLE
  • CLE negotiating a plea
  • 2009
  • DWI Seminar
  • DWI
  • 2007
  • TV appearance
  • Studio B
  • N/A
  • Nancy Grace
  • Criminal Defense
  • N/A
  • MSNBC
  • Criminal Defense
  • N/A
  • Hannity and Colmes
  • Natalee Holloway
  • N/A
  • Fox News
  • Criminal Defense
  • N/A
  • CNN
  • Criminal Defense
  • N/A
  • Bill O'Reilly
  • Defamation
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (5)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kim is an amazing advocate and a talented trial lawyer. She is a true professional. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Kim Lerner is an exceptional attorney who is truly passionate in her quest to help each and every client. Choosing a criminal defense attorney is a challenging task because many will tell you how great they are, but you should be skeptical of such self promotion. I have been practicing law for over 20 years in both state and federal court and have represented clients throughout the country and I can unequivocally state, without hesitation, that Kim Lerner is among the best there is. She cares. She works hard. She is intelligent and has great instincts. Rest assured that in a business where second place is last, that you can trust Kim Lerner to get you the best outcome possible."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kim and I worked side by side as prosecutors in the district attorney's office where I witnessed first hand her dedication and commitment to her cases. She has a tremendous amount of experience in criminal law and I'd highly recommend her to handle any criminal matter."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kim is a very talented and experienced attorney. She zealously advocates on behalf of each and every one of her clients. I strongly endorse Kim as an attorney for all criminal matters."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kim is an incredible attorney. Her past experience as a prosecutor has provided her with the knowledge and the experience necessary to be very successful in the field of Criminal Defense. She is very devoted to her clients, is a hard worker and is very passionate about what she does. I enjoy working with her as Co-Counsel and highly recommend her to anyone who needs a criminal defense attorney."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Kimberley is a great lawyer and colleague. I highly recommend her."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Kimberly is a knowledgeable attorney that you can trust when looking to refer a case to."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have made referrals to Kim Lerner and always receive feedback indicating successful results and fantastic customer service."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Lerner is an exceptional advocate for her clients. She is knowledgeable on the law and skilled in the courtroom. It is a privilege to endorse her."
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