Bridging the Gap Between Legal Problems and Solutions
My name is John Kingsley and I have been a trial lawyer in New York State for more than 40 years. My main areas of practice are personal injury, traffic violations defense and general civil litigation. In addition to that work, I also provide probate-related services and I help people who have been injured on the job to obtain workers' compensation benefits.
For much of my career, I worked as a litigator and a partner in much larger law firms. Eventually, however, the temptation to return to the Catskills area where I was born and to start serving clients as a solo practitioner became more and more difficult to resist.
The end result? I have continued to enjoy great professional success, only I now have the opportunity to spend more time helping my clients understand the legal issues, their options and what the likely outcomes of different choices will be. I also have the chance to spend more time on cases that really need it.
In short, my clients today receive the best that both large firms and small firms have to offer.
Clients benefit from the knowledge and experience I've gained through more than four decades of practice and hundreds of trials. They benefit from my familiarity with local courts and the credibility I've established among my peers in the legal community. At the same time, they get to work closely with friendly, helpful professionals who treat them with respect and with a firm where useful information and real people are easy to find.
329 Main Street
Catskill NY 12414
A Bridge to Recovery From Serious Personal Injury
My Personal Injury Practice
I handle various types of personal injury cases throughout Greene, Columbia and Ulster counties in the Catskills region of New York State, including:
-Bicycle and pedestrian accidents
-Slip and fall accidents
-Medical malpractice claims
-Wrongful death claims
I Also Take Care of Insurance Issues
As stubborn and unreasonable as defendants' insurance companies can be, the more frustrating enemy for people who've been injured in motor vehicle accidents or at work is the insurance company who is supposed to be on their side.
For all their talk about fighting for your rights and protecting you, very few personal injury attorneys or law firms are willing to help their clients with insurance matters in part because it's not that profitable, and in part because insurance law can be highly complex. I know this complicated area of the law extremely well, and at my law firm, you'll get the help you need in dealing with these issues.
Areas of Practice
-Litigation & Appeals
-Personal Injury -- Plaintiff
-Motor Vehicle Accidents -- Plaintiff
-Probate & Estate Administration
-Real Estate Law
-Workers' Compensation Law
-New York, 1966
-U.S. District Court Northern District of New York, 1966
-Syracuse University College of Law, Syracuse, New York
LL.B. - 1963
-Drew University, Madison, New Jersey
B.A. - 1960
-Ryder Truck Rental, Incorporated
-Republic Claims Service
-U-Haul Company of Northern New York
-Emerson Electric Company
Professional Associations and Memberships
-Albany County Bar Association
-Greene County Bar Association
-Columbia County Bar Association
-New York State Bar Association
-Capital District Trial Lawyers Association
-American Association for Justice
-Phi Delta Phi