Manhattan Office:
1700 Broadway, 41st Floor
New York, NY 10019
Fax: 212-973-9494
Queens Office:
118-35 Queens Blvd.
Suite 950
Forest Hills, NY 11375
Fax: 718-520-8544

Attorney Profile

Attorney Paul E. KersonPaul E. Kerson, a graduate of Columbia University Law School, is ranked as one of New York’s “SuperLawyers” by his peers in the legal profession.

Paul specializes as a criminal defense attorney, a business litigation attorney and a trusts and estates litigation attorney. His legal victories on behalf of his clients include:

  • Foreclosure defense: Dismissal – with prejudice — of a foreclosure case filed by a major bank — because the case was filed against the wrong person, and the bank could not provide any documentation.
  • Commercial litigation: Settlement of the first-ever case against Nazi-era financial institutions, for illegal property seizure. Mandowsky-Nacher v. Dresdner Bank (filed 1994, settled 2000.)
  • Government accountability: Winning a $7.65 million jury verdict for an injured prisoner, establishing new legal precedents to hold government officials accountable for negligence. Britt v. Garcia (2004), (later reduced on appeal.)
  • Criminal defense: Acquittals in five homicide and attempted homicide cases.
  • Trusts and estates: Settled the longest-running contested estate in Nassau County, achieving a settlement to end a 15-year family feud.

Paul’s legal experience includes prior positions as an assistant district attorney in Westchester County, an Assistant Special Prosecutor for the State of New York, counsel to the New York City Council, and Acting Village justice in the Ardsley Village Court.

In private practice for more than thirty years, Paul has tried hundreds of cases in local, state, and federal courts. He is admitted to the bar in New York State, the District of Columbia, the Federal District Courts of New York, the U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court. Paul and his fellow attorneys at Leavitt Kerson & Sehati can represent your interests in any of these forums.

Paul is past president of the Queens County Bar Association, past president of Criminal Courts Bar Association of Queens County and editor of the Queens Bar Bulletin. You can put his legal and professional experience to work for you, by contacting Paul E. Kerson at the Law Offices of Leavitt Kerson & Sehati, 718-793-8822 or 212.973.9339, or email There is no charge for an initial consultation.


Contact Info

Manhattan office:
1700 Broadway, 41st Floor
New York, NY 10019
212-973-9339 | Fax: 212-973-9494

Queens office:
118-35 Queens Blvd., Suite 950
Forest Hills, NY 11375
718-793-8822 | Fax: 718-520-8544


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