Noah Kushlefsky joined Kreindler & Kreindler LLP in 1987 and serves as a Managing Partner of the firm. He brings a wealth of experience and expertise to every case, including representing victims of aviation accidents, wrongful death, and, perhaps most notably, victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Recognized by many as the go-to legal mind in the highly specialized practice area that continues to concentrate on the U.S. government’s $10 billion September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF), Noah has lectured extensively to other attorneys and the 9/11 community on the fund’s efficacy and how it has impacted the lives of victims. Involved in the legal repercussions of the terror attacks since day 1, Noah was appointed by the Federal Court to the Plaintiffs’ Committee for all liability litigation arising out of the tragedy. On behalf of Kreindler, he has represented thousands of first responders, workers, volunteers, students and visitors resulting in more than $4 billion in compensation for 9/11 victims and their families.
This is not just work for us, this is a part of our lives. We can’t take away what happened to people as a result of 9/11, but we can make sure that individuals and families have a solid financial foundation.
Beyond his work with the VCF, Noah has secured significant results for clients across a range of practice areas, including two commercial aviation accident cases for $11 million and $7 million; an $8.75 million jury verdict against Volvo in a product liability case; a $7.75 million settlement resulting from a school bus accident; a $3.3 million settlement in a hunting injury case; and $1.6 million in a case involving a defective industrial machine.
Noah has resolved more than 400 individual cases totaling at least $1 million.
We pride ourselves on our technical expertise, our relentless pursuit of the truth and our dogged determination. But at the heart of it, we are people representing people -- and we take that responsibility very seriously.
Noah is a longtime member of the American Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, and the New York State and New York County Bar Associations. He is a Board member of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association and is actively working on efforts to improve New York wrongful death law. Noah also serves as editor of The New York Law of Torts, the leading treatise on state statutes regarding negligence, products liability law, wrongful death, and all other areas of New York tort law.
Noah is a 1983 graduate of Boston University and received his law degree in 1986 from The George Washington University.