LEF T TO RIGHT: Gerard K. Ryan Jr.*, Monica R. Merrill*, Emil L. Samuels*, Ronald C. Burke*,
Gail S. Kelner*, Robert S. Kelner*, Joshua D. Kelner**, Todd J. Strier*, Brian P. Hurley*
*CHOSEN TO 2014 SUPER LA WYERS; **CHOSEN TO 2014 RISING STARS
EXPERIENCED REPRESENTATION, EXTRAORDINARY RESULTS
For more than 60 years, Kelner & Kelner has represented personal injury
and medical malpractice victims. The firm’s attorneys have obtained
hundreds of recoveries of $1 million or more. Eight of the firm’s attorneys,
Robert Kelner, Gail Kelner, Ronald Burke, Todd Strier, Gerard Ryan,
Monica Merrill, Brian Hurley and Emil Samuels have been honored by
inclusion on the 2014 New York Super Lawyers list, and one attorney,
Joshua Kelner, is on the 2014 Rising Stars list.
Robert Kelner has obtained over 200 verdicts and settlements of $1
million or more. He achieved a verdict of over $29 million, which with
interest totaled over $40 million, in a trucking accident case involving
wrongful death. He has also achieved verdicts of $36 million against
the Transit Authority and $23 million in a motor vehicle accident. He
is co-author, with Gail Kelner, of the Trial Practice column in the New
York Law Journal. He lectures frequently at bar associations, and has
been chairman of the New York County Lawyers Civil Trial Practice
program for over 10 years. The New York Times wrote a “Public Lives”
column about him and his representation of victims. He has appeared
on CNN, MSNBC, ABC, NBC and CBS. He has been quoted in The New
York Times, New York Post, New York Daily News and Newsday. He is a
graduate of Columbia Law School, where he lectures frequently on the
subject of tort law and trial practice.
Gail Kelner handles construction accident litigation, catastrophic injury
cases and other complex litigation. She is co-author, with Robert Kelner,
of the Trial Practice column in the New York Law Journal. She obtained
$16.5 million for a construction worker who fell from a sidewalk bridge,
$9.7 million for a worker who fell off a ladder (she won his case in the
Court of Appeals), $9 million for a worker injured in a forklift accident, $9
million in an auto accident and a $10.4 million verdict with Robert Kelner
on a case involving the collapse of a sidewalk bridge.
Ronald Burke has lectured extensively in the field of personal
injury and medical malpractice litigation. He has recently obtained
recoveries of $7.25 million and $5.25 million, and a verdict in a
medical malpractice case of $7.9 million.
Emil Samuels works in all types of personal injury matters. He achieved
a $3.8 million recovery in a construction worker’s case and $2 million in
Federal Court for the death of a seaman.
Todd Strier has obtained dozens of recoveries of $1 million or more. He
works extensively on cases of municipal union workers who are seriously
injured. He and Robert Kelner recently obtained $9 million for the wrongful
death of a sanitation worker. This is believed to be the highest recovery in the
death of a sanitation worker or uniformed worker in New York State.
Joshua Kelner is included on the Rising Stars list. He graduated from
Harvard Law School with honors and was an editor of the Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review. Recently, he obtained a $3.4 million jury
verdict for a child in a lawsuit against the City of New York. He has been
frequently quoted in major newspapers. He has done extensive work on
personal injury cases and civil rights litigation.
Monica Merrill, whose career began as a nurse, is the head of
the medical malpractice department. She has obtained dozens of
recoveries in excess of $1 million.
Gerard Ryan primarily works in the medical malpractice department.
He recently won a major appellate court victory limiting the rights of
defendants to discovery of certain private medical information about
injured plaintiffs. He, Robert Kelner and Gail Kelner recently obtained
$7 million for a worker killed at an arboretum in Long Island. He has
obtained numerous recoveries in excess of $1 million.
Brian Hurley has obtained many multimillion-dollar recoveries, including
a recent case where an iron worker fell to his death.
Kelner and Kelner’s attorneys have donated significant sums for law school
scholarships, and have spent many hours of time for pro bono causes.
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