Kevin Kuehner is a Syracuse personal injury attorney with more than 15 years of experience in representing people with life-changing personal injuries. He represents clients who have been killed or hurt due to motor vehicle crashes, medical errors, work-related accidents, negligent property owners, faulty products, and nursing home neglect and abuse.
Kevin was born in Allentown, Pennsylvania and grew up in the Binghamton, New York area. The son of a member of the construction trades and a social worker, Kevin has an understanding of hard work and a heart for service to others. As young as middle school, Kevin spent his summers working on major commercial construction and renovation projects with his father who by then was a construction manager. Long days and a focus on meeting deadlines were important, but with family working on the job site, Kevin was taught that safety came first. Seeing a few on-the-job serious injuries (and many near misses) taught Kevin that even a momentary failure to follow safety rules could have devastating life changing consequences.
Later, for several years Kevin served as a director for a New York State program for people with multiple disabilities, including those profoundly affected by traumatic brain injury and anoxic birth injury. This experience impacted Kevin by showing him how vulnerable and dependent the injured can sometimes become and how their needs could far outstrip the ability of an average family. This experience taught him the life-long financial and emotional costs required to help those with serious injuries.
In addition, Kevin worked as a chemist and quality assurance technician for a major industrial employer in Central New York. In that job Kevin learned how important safety rules were for protecting workers. He saw how a responsible employer puts emphasis every day on protecting workers though comprehensive safety training and enforcement.
Kevin was an honors graduate of Le Moyne College and went on to graduate with honors from Syracuse College of Law. While in law school, he received specialized training in trial advocacy and was twice recognized by the New York Bar Association as the Best Trial Advocate in the Northeastern United States. He also received the prestigious International Trial Lawyers Award as the Best Advocate.
Kevin Kuehner has been teaching others his entire career. He dedicates a great deal of time to providing education to other lawyers through the bar associations. In 2014 he was awarded a prestigious award by the Onondaga County Bar Association which recognized his commitment to the education of other lawyers in the community. He brings his commitment to education to each of his cases and all of his clients. The entire firm is focused on making sure the clients know the process and the plan for how their case will be handled. As you explore this website, you will find many resources to help you better understand your life-changing injury.
Boards and Memberships
Kevin is a life member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. This is one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States with membership limited to attorneys who have won million dollar verdicts and settlements. Less than 1% of all US lawyers are members of this group.
Kevin is a member of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association and a founding member of the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers. This group aims to protect, preserve, and enhance the civil just system and work to rebuild and improve the image of the profession.
Kevin has served on the Board of Directors of the Onondaga County Bar Association and the Trial Lawyers Section of the New York State Bar Association. He has been a member of the American Association of Justice for his entire career and is a member of the Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group which is a national organization dedicated to cooperatively working to better the outcomes in cases for people with brain injuries.
Kevin has received a perfect 10.0 out of 10.0 rating by Avvo, an online resource for finding lawyers and doctors. A perfect rating is extremely rare.
Kevin taught trial technique at Syracuse University for a decade, and currently teaches in the undergraduate Honors Program. He and his wife Jill reside in Syracuse with their 5 children.