Jeffrey M. Kimmel

Jeffrey M. Kimmel

Salenger, Sack, Kimmel & Bavaro, LLP

Recognized since 2016

Woodbury, New York

Practice Areas

Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

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Jeffrey Kimmel has positioned himself as a fierce business leader in the legal industry. In his role as Managing Partner and CEO, he has navigated the firm’s rapid growth and elevated its status to one of the leading personal injury law firms in New York.

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 served as chair of the Advisory Committee at Nassau-Suffolk Law Services and 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 SSKB. 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.”


  • 180 Froehlich Farm Boulevard
    Woodbury, NY 11797


  • English


  • Brooklyn Law School , J.D.
  • University of Pennsylvania , BS


  • New York County Lawyers Association - Former Board of Directors
  • Committee on Committees, New York County Lawyers Association - Former Chair
  • Committee on Committees, New York County Lawyers Association - member
  • Medical Malpractice Committee, City Bar of New York - Member
  • Nassau County Bar Association - member
  • Nassau/Suffolk Law Services - Advisory Council
  • New York State Bar Association - member
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association - member
  • We Care, Nassau County Bar Association - Committee member

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 for work in:

  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs


  • American Jurisprudence Award Legal Writing
  • American Jurisprudence Award Appellate Advocacy
  • 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-Preeminent
  • Leadership in Law Award Long Island

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Malpractice Awards Caps Add Harm

by Jeffrey M. Kimmel

Where do the victims of these events turn? Make as many jokes as you’d like, but without lawyers, they’d be on their own. Medical malpractice insurance carriers, using their formidable assets and power, flex their muscles and bully their way through defending these inconvenient “events,” which may affect their bottom line.

Malpractice Awards Caps

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