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Kimberly Dawn Lerner

About me

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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Contact info

Lerner & Lerner, P.C.

1 Old Country Road Suite 125
Carle Place, NY, 11514-1845

Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 40%
    18 years
  2. DUI & DWI: 40%
    18 years
  3. Workers Compensation: 10%
    18 years
  4. Speeding Ticket: 10%
    18 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Eric P. Franz

    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.


    Eric Franz Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Kristen Anne Clodfelter

    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.


    Kristen Clodfelter Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community


NYCurrently registered 199903/07/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2016
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerLerner & Lerner, P.C.2005 - Present
Assistant District AttorneyNassau County District Attorney's Office2002 - 2005
AssociateSlade & Newman2002 - 2002
AssociateLaw Office of William Beslow2000 - 2001
AssociateBrown & Wood1998 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
Nassau County Bar AssociationJudiciary Committee2012 - Present
Nassau County Bar AssociationGrievance Committee2012 - Present
Nassau College for DUI DefenseN/A2011 - Present
Nassau County Bar AssociationBoard of Directors2010 - Present
Nassau County Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
Criminal Courts Bar Association of Nassau CountyMemberN/A
Nassau and Suffolk law servicesBoard of Directors2011 - 2012
Nassau Bar Association, District Court CommitteeChairwoman2006 - 2010
Publication nameTitleDate
The Nassau LawyerStricter Domestic Violence Laws May Not Hold All the Answers2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Fordham University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
University of MichiganN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1995
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Neil Cavuto ShowGender reassignment in Prison2013
Teenagers + illegal substances= a recipe for disaster: know your rights and understand the ramificationsTeenagers and Illegal Substances2011
My First DWIDWI2011
Hofstra UniversityRunning a law practice2010
Round table discussion with Senator FuscilloDWI2009
Bridge The GAP CLECLE negotiating a plea2009
DWI SeminarDWI2007
TV appearanceStudio BN/A
Nancy GraceCriminal DefenseN/A
MSNBCCriminal DefenseN/A
Hannity and ColmesNatalee HollowayN/A
Fox NewsCriminal DefenseN/A
CNNCriminal DefenseN/A
Bill O'ReillyDefamationN/A