Jeffrey M. Kimmel, a partner at the New York law firm of Salenger, Sack, Kimmel & Bavaro, LLP (SSK&B;) has been appointed to chair the Committee on Committees for the New York County Lawyers' Association (NYCLA), one of the largest and most influential county bar associations in the country. In this role Jeff will oversee the committee work of more than 50 NYCLA committees.
Jeff Kimmel has been active in NYCLA for some time. He serves on its Board of Directors, was chairman of the its Young Lawyers Section and is the founder of its highly successful Mentoring Program.
Jeff Kimmel manages the medical malpractice area at SSK&B.; He is A-V ranked by Martindale-Hubbell, was selected as a NYC Ten Leaders in Civil Trial and Personal Injury Law, and is consistently named to the New York Super Lawyers list. A frequent mentor and lecturer on trial preparation, trial strategy and courtroom techniques, Jeff addresses Bar Associations as well as students at local law schools, colleges and high schools and regularly volunteers as a judge for an annual Moot Court competition. He recently wrote on trial preparation and strategy for Thomson Reuter's popular Inside the Minds series, and was invited to be an inaugural contributor to The New York Law Journal's Smart Litigator. He has also appeared on television as a legal analyst.
NYCLA was founded more than 100 years ago as an alternative to existing bar associations of the time that excluded some attorneys from membership on the basis of gender, race, religion and ethnicity. The founders of NYCLA were determined to create, in the words of Hon. Joseph H. Choate, who would later become the organization's president, the great democratic bar association of the City [where] any attorney who had met the rigid standards set up by law for admission to the bar should, by virtue of that circumstance, be eligible for admission. Today NYCLA has more than 10,000 members and has used its considerable influence to effect reform in American jurisprudence, law and public policy.
Jeff graduated from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania with a B.S. degree and Brooklyn Law School, where he received the school's coveted American Jurisprudence Awards for Legal Writing and Appellate Advocacy and was selected to its distinguished National Moot Court Team. He is admitted to the Bar in New York, New Jersey, the District of Columbia and the United States Federal Courts and is also a member of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, New York State Bar Association and the City Bar. He lives in Plainview, NY.
Salenger, Sack, Kimmel & Bavaro attorneys have successfully represented victims in all types of personal injury cases including negligence, medical malpractice, accidents and defective products for more than 30 years. Well-respected among peers and clients alike, SSK&B; is ranked among the Best Law Firms in America (US News & World Report) and was named as the Best Litigation Firm on Long Island by Long Island Business News. More information on SSK&B; can be obtained at www.sskblaw.com.