Marc S. Moller | Of Counsel

mmoller@kreindler.com 212.973.3447

Overview

Marc Moller is a trial and appellate lawyer who has represented plaintiffs in commercial aviation accidents, mass disaster and other wrongful death and personal injury cases, many of which set records for recoveries in the jurisdiction in which the actions were filed. Throughout his five decades of legal leadership at Kreindler, Marc has been recognized for his excellence by every notable organization within the legal industry. Marc recently transitioned from Partner to of Counsel position at Kreindler where he continues to contribute with his unique extensive institutional history of the firm and the firm’s cases. Marc is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, served as Special Trial Counsel and has been appointed Lead Counsel or Chairman of the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committees in numerous mass disaster cases.

Photo of Marc Moller in Birch tree forest used in Der Spiegle article
Aviation Attorney Marc Moller on the connection between two tragic Boeing 737 MAX 8 tragedies in Der Speigel magazine.
Kreindler Partners Marc Moller and Justin Green appear on PIX11 News to speak about Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.
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Following the September 11th attack in which four domestic passenger airplanes were hijacked and crashed in a series of coordinated terrorist attacks, Marc was chosen by the federal judge overseeing the subsequent litigation to be the Plaintiffs’ Liaison Counsel for the attorneys representing all of the personal injury and wrongful death cases consolidated into the litigation. By virtue of his involvement in 9/11 related litigation, he has gained a unique perspective into the legal and practical issues the threat of terrorism presents to the aviation industry.

Our pursuit for justice is relentless; we bring the will to win to every case we prosecute.
~ Marc Moller | Of Counsel and Attorney

In the landmark case, In re Sabin Oral Polio Virus Vaccine Litigation, Marc was successful in recovering substantial damages for children and adults who contracted polio after getting the Sabin live oral polio vaccine (the Sabin polio vaccine was taken orally, as opposed to the more famous Salk vaccine which was administered through a series of injections). The result of the case was remarkable in that it established the liability of the U.S. government for mandatory regulatory violations and has become one of the most frequently cited cases defining the scope of the Discretionary Function Exception to the government’s tort liability. 


A November 2005 appellate court decision won by Marc affirmed the highest pain and suffering award in a personal injury case in New York.

Marc’s services are also sought as an arbitrator and as a mediator. He is a frequent lecturer in the United States and abroad and has authored numerous articles on matters relating to aviation and product liability issues, discovery and trial preparation, trial techniques, aviation safety, air traffic controller liability, as well as litigation and settlement strategies. Marc has served as the Chairman of the Aviation and Space Law Committee of the Tort and Insurance Practice Section of the American Bar Association as well as the Aviation Committee of the New York State Bar Association. 

After graduating from Cornell Law School (J.D.), he was admitted to the Bar of the State of New York. He is a member in good standing of the Bar of the United States Supreme Court and the United States Courts of Appeals and is routinely admitted pro hac vice to trial and appellate courts throughout the United States.

Marc In the media

Attorney Marc Moller considers Malaysia Airlines liable while waiting for aircraft search results

Moller discusses different standards of liability for different parties, as well as other issues for the families of victims, in this transcribed NPR radio broadcast.

Attorney Marc Moller discusses pilot who intentionally crashed Germanwings flight

According to aviation law expert Marc Moller, the pilot’s history of depression should have been a red flag before he was allowed to co-pilot a commercial airliner.

Attorney Marc Moller speaks to the investigation and cause of the Metro-North train crash in New York

The cause of the accident appears to be a car on the wrong side of the gate, but according to Kreindler attorney Marc Moller, it's not that simple.

Attorney Marc S. Moller discusses air crash that killed California financier

The accident also resulted in the death of Michael Klein’s daughter, and now her mother is filing a wrongful death suit.

Avaition attorney Marc Moller consulted in news story about Asiana Flight 214 air tragedy

Mr. Moller is quoted discussing the need for improved warning systems that could have prevented crashes such as this one.

Aviation attorney Marc Moller notes the connection between two Boeing Max crashes

The crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 triggered an analysis by Mr. Moller and Kreindler Partner Justin Green as they take a closer look at the Boeing 737 Max.

Kreindler attorney Marc Moller offers perspective on co-pilot in Germanwings disaster

Mr. Moller rejects the defense of the school where Andreas Lubitz trained, considering them at fault for not fulfilling their "high risk responsibility."

Kreindler attorney Marc S. Moller discusses tentative settlement reached in Avianca crash

A settlement was recently reached in the fatal air accident in which the federal government will assume some of the liability. Mr. Moller is representing some of the victims’ families.

Kreindler attorney Marc S. Moller quoted in story about Boeing 737 MAX safety

What might have gone wrong during the plane’s safety and compliance certification? Mr. Moller talks about the FBI’s involvement in the case.

Kreindler aviation attorney Marc S. Moller offers insights on fatal Aspen, Colorado air crash

Mr. Moller is representing families of some of the 18 victims of the disaster. Here, he discusses how weather conditions may have contributed to the incident.

Kreindler partners Justin Green and Marc Moller on Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 on PIX11 News

Justin Green and Marc Moller, considered experts in the field of aviation law and disasters, are two attorneys with Kreindler who are handling cases for some of the families of those who were aboard the lost airplane.

Articles by Marc
Awards & Events
  • Selected as 2020 Super Lawyer®: 2006-2020
  • Awarded 5/5 Peer Reviewed Rating, Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Awarded ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section Pursuit of Justice Award
  • Awarded 2015 Cecile S. Hatfield Award for Excellence in Aviation Law
  • Plaintiffs’ Liaison Counsel in Tort Litigation for the 9/11 Terrorist Attacks
  • Member, Aviation Law and Insurance Symposium
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Speaker, Forum non Conveniens – How European Jurisdictions Handle American Dismissals, 2012 Pan European Organisation of Personal Injury Lawyers (PEOPIL) and McGill University Institute of Air & Space Law Conference, London, England
  • Speaker, Time Flies When You're Having Fun (From the Perspective of "War Horses" and "Young Turks"), 19th Annual Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University: Aviation Law & Insurance Symposium 2008, Orlando, FL
  • Past Chairman, Committee on Aviation and Space Law of the Tort and Insurance Practice Section of the American Bar Association
  • Past Chairman, Committee on Aviation, New York State Bar
  • Past Member, Advisory Board of the Southern Methodist University School of Law’s Journal of Air Law and Commerce
  • Speaker, 2014 International Air & Transportation Safety Bar Association Conference, New York City
  • Speaker, 2012 PEOPIL and McGill University Institute of Air & Space Law Conference, London, England
  • Speaker, How to Achieve the Best Results for Non-American Victims of Foreign Air Crashes, 2012 Aviation Law and Insurance Symposium, Orlando, FL
  • Speaker, Aviation Disaster Preparedness and Crisis Response, 2011 ABA TIPS CLE Conference
  • Panelist, Lessons of 9/11 for Mass Torts, Cardozo Law School, 2011
  • Speaker, 2010 American Bar Association Aviation and Space Law Litigation National Program, Washington, DC
  • Speaker, Solicitation: An Overview of the Law and Practice (Ethics), 44th Annual SMU Air Law Symposium 2010, Dallas, TX
  • Speaker, Annual Aviation Law & Insurance Symposium, Atlanta, GA
  • Speaker, Meteorology in the Courtroom, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Conference, Denver, CO
  • Speaker, The Rights of Victims of Terrorism, Aviation Law Symposium at Southern Methodist University
  • Speaker, Ethical and Effective Negotiation Techniques, Colorado Trial Lawyers Association
Education
  • Cornell Law School, Ithaca, NY, J.D. - 1963, Honors: Winner, Cornell Moot Court Competition; Regional Moot Court Competition
  • Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, B.A. - 1961
Bar Admissions
  • New York
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Courts of Appeals for the Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Tenth and Eleventh Circuits
  • United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern District of N.Y.