Jeffrey Kimmel, Esq. is highly regarded for his fierce litigation style and persistent drive to achieve optimal results for his clients. Jeff focuses on medical malpractice and complex personal injury cases, where his powerful intellect, sharp analytical skills and sincere compassion for his clients contributes to the growing number of successful verdicts and settlements for Salenger, Sack, Kimmel & Bavaro, LLP, which exceeds $500 million to date. Jeff’s ultimate objective is to deliver unsurpassed service and results while ensuring that clients’ needs remain a top priority for the firm.
“For clients, considering a lawsuit can be very intimidating and overwhelming. As an attorney, my goal is to create a trusted relationship with clients so they are comfortable knowing that our firm’s sole priority is to work diligently on their behalf to ensure the best possible outcome. I want all our clients to know that we are not only their attorneys but people who understand the sensitivity of their matter on a human level and seek justice for them at any cost.”
Ambitious in nature and a true born leader, Jeff’s successes started early when he was recruited by top universities after leading his high school soccer team to a state championship. Jeff chose the University of Pennsylvania and graduated from the prestigious Wharton School of Business. He continued his studies at Brooklyn Law School, where he received the coveted American Jurisprudence Award in both Legal Writing and Appellate Advocacy, recognizing and rewarding his talents for compelling writing and oral presentations. After four years as an Assistant District Attorney in the Bronx, Jeff joined an insurance defense firm that focused on medical malpractice defense He brought that experience to SSKB where he soon became a partner.
“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.”
Mitch Cohen, Esq. is a co-Managing Partner of Wechsler & Cohen, LLP, a Manhattan law firm with an employment and insurance/reinsurance practice focus. With over thirty years’ experience, he litigates, arbitrates, and mediates insurance, reinsurance, employment, and general commercial disputes. His practice includes substantial and complex matters arising from employment relationships, compensation disputes, insurance/reinsurance programs, and issues involving first and third-party claims, a variety of disputes involving agents, intermediaries, and brokers, allocation issues among insurers, numerous coverage issues arising from industrial, environmental, and contamination losses, and significant premises liability and products liability claims. His experience includes emergency injunction hearings, jury trials, arbitrations, appeals, and a variety of matters before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and various state and municipal human rights agencies. Mr. Cohen has litigated in federal and state courts throughout the United States. In addition, he counsels numerous significant commercial clients regarding employment law, anti-discrimination and anti-harassment programs and practices, licensing agreements, and a range of business issues. Mr. Cohen also serves as counsel to municipal zoning and planning boards and as municipal litigation counsel.
New York, 1985
U.S. Supreme Court, 2006
U.S Court of Appeals, Second Circuit 1990
U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit 1997
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, 1987
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, 1987
Mr. Cohen has achieved Martindale-Hubbell’s™ AV Preeminent® peer review rating. He served for three years on the Executive Committee for Torts, Insurance and Compensation Section of the New York State Bar Association and has co-chaired programs presented by the Section on various topics involving insurance, emerging liability trends, and liability arising from employment relationships.
Boston University School of Law, 1984 J.D.
State University of New York at Albany, 1981 B.A. cum laude