JEFFREY M. KIMMEL
MANAGING PARTNER, CEO
Jeff Kimmel has positioned himself as a fierce business leader in the legal industry. In his role as Partner and CEO, he has navigated the firm’s rapid growth and elevated its status to one of the leading and most progressive personal injury law firms in New York. His recognition as a “Trailblazer” by the New York Law Journal in its inaugural list of attorneys identified Jeff as a business leader and true agent of change in the legal field.
As a graduate of Wharton Business School and Brooklyn Law School, Jeff has meticulously combined his entrepreneurial business background with his keen analytical legal sense to cultivate not just a dynamic law firm, but an effective, client-oriented business that supports and promotes lawyer development, firm efficiency processes, case value maximization protocols, staffing diversity and community outreach programs.
Jeff prides himself in developing a trusted firm, widely respected by the industry and clients. To Jeff, the firm’s reputation is paramount to the success of the ever-growing list of satisfied clients. This has led to consistent referrals, not just from those in need of legal representation, but also by referring attorneys who appreciate the wealth of experience and extraordinary efforts put forth to ensure that the value of each case be maximized.
As an accomplished trial attorney, Jeff makes certain that the firm spares no expense in prosecuting any case. While the insurance companies battling the firm are armed with unlimited resources, SSKB’s history of financial achievements has enabled our trial attorneys to prepare and try cases unencumbered by costs.
Jeff’s extraordinary efforts have been recognized in and out of the courtroom. He is widely known in the industry for his various professional publications, some of which include articles published in the New York Law Journal and a chapter on trial preparation and strategy contributed to the popular “Inside the Minds” series by Thomson Reuter. Additionally, Jeff was invited as an inaugural contributor to the New York Law Journal’s “Smart Litigator” and has provided commentary and expertise on News 12, CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC, and Fox news stations as a legal analyst.
Jeff is also seen as a new thought leader within the legal community as he constantly reciprocates his passion and knowledge of the law as a sought after lecturer and mentor. He frequently lectures attorneys on trial-related topics for the National Business Institute (NBI), NYS Academy of Trial Lawyers, New York County Lawyers’ Association and Brooklyn Law School. Additionally, he participates in CLE webinars for Lawline, Clear Law Institute, and myLawCLE. Jeff also regularly participates as a judge in Yale University’s annual Mock Trial competition.
A proud and active participant in a number of professional organizations, Jeff serves as the current vice-chair of the Advisory Committee at Nassau-Suffolk Law Services and as a member of the We Care Committee at Nassau County Bar Association. He was highly active in the New York County Lawyers’ Association, serving as a former member of the Board of Directors, chair of the Committee on Committees, and chair of the Young Lawyers section, where he established a successful Mentoring Program.
“I’m extremely fortunate to be a part of the continuous growth and success of our firm. The lawyers and staff all work hard to achieve meaningful results for our clients, and restore for them some security and normalcy in their lives after a traumatic event. There’s a lot of satisfaction in that.”
- Trailblazer – New York Law Journal’s inaugural list of business leaders in law 2019
- The National Trial Lawyers top 25 – Medical Malpractice 2019
- 2018 Best Lawyer Personal Injury by Best Lawyers.
- The National Trial Lawyers top 25 – Medical Malpractice 2018
- New York Super Lawyer list since 2009
- New York City’s Ten Leaders in Civil Trial and Personal Injury Law
- Smart Litigator Contributor, American Lawyer Media
- Martindale-Hubbell AV-rated
- Honored as one of Long Island’s “Leaders in Law,” Long Island Business News
Guest lecturer on Evidence and Trial Strategies and Techniques
- Brooklyn Law School
- New York Law School
- Touro Law School
National Business Institute
Regular instructor for legal audience
Authored a chapter on trial preparation and strategy for Inside the Minds: Representing Plaintiffs in Personal Injury Cases Leading Lawyers on Managing Discovery, Preparing Witnesses, and Presenting the Plaintiff’s Case., Author, Successful Strategies for Personal Injury Representation: From Managing Expectations to Winning Over a Jury, Aspatore Press–Thomson Reuters, 2011
Faculty NYCLA CLE Institute “Blueprint for Building Your Practice” A Conference for solo and small firm practitioners
New York City Bar Center for CLE Faculty for “The Growing Trend of Mediating Medical Malpractice Cases–What You Need to Know”
Newsday Opinion piece Malpractice award caps add harm
New York Law Journal Outside Counsel Frye’s Applicability to Medical Malpractice Cases
Institute for Paralegal Education Faculty “Trial Preparation from Start to Finish for Paralegals–Successful Techniques for Using Evidence and Exhibits.”
CLE Faculty “Gaining the Best Settlement in Auto Injury Cases”
New York County Lawyers’ Association Group Mentoring Program
Topics include “Trial Techniques for Beginners,” “Preparing a Trial Notebook”
- Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, B.S. Degree
- Brooklyn Law School
- American Jurisprudence Awards in Legal Writing and Appellate Advocacy
- Selected to the National Moot Court Team
- New York
- New Jersey
Advisory Council, Nassau/Suffolk Law Services
Member, Committee on Committees, New York County Lawyers Association
Former Board of Directors, New York County Lawyers Association
Former Chair, Committee on Committees, New York County Lawyers Association
Former member Medical Malpractice Committee, City Bar of New York,
Committee member, We Care, Nassau County Bar Association
Member, Nassau County Bar Association
Member, New York State Bar Association
Member, New York State Trial Lawyers Association
Serves on the Advisory Council of Nassau/Suffolk Law Services, one of the largest providers of free civil legal assistance in New York.