RICHARD A. KERNER
Richard A. Kerner has been engaged in the practice of law for more than 50 years. His experience includes matters involving civil and criminal litigation, as well as commercial and business transactions, estates, trusts and tax law. He graduated from New York University Law School earning an LL.B. in 1959 and an LL.M. in 1961.
Mr. Kerner has served in numerous governmental capacities including Special Counsel to the Town of Ramapo and Assistant District Attorney for the County of Rockland. He is a member of the New York City Bar Association where he served on the Legislative Review Committee. He has also been a member of the New York County Lawyers Association, Bronx County Bar Association, New York State Trial Lawyers Association, The American Trial Lawyers Association, and the Rockland County Bar Association.
He is admitted to practice before the Courts of the State of New York, the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the 2d Circuit, the United States Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the United States Tax Court and has argued appeals in the First and Second Department as well as the Court of Appeals for the State of New York and has successfully resolved thousands of cases in his more than fifty years years as duly admitted attorney in the State of New York. He also served as a Medical Malpractice Panel Member for the Supreme Court of the State of New York, a Mediator for the Federal District Courts of New York and an Arbitrator in the Civil Court of the City of New York.
Mr. Kerner achieved a BV rating by Martindale-Hubbell Legal Directory distinguishing him as meeting very high criteria of general ethical standards in the legal community.
KENNETH T. KERNER
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.
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.
In his free time, Mr. Kerner cherishes his time with his family. He enjoys exercising, skiing and the great outdoors.