Attorney Kenneth J. Platzer is a highly experienced and accomplished medical malpractice and personal injury lawyer with over 30 years of experience representing clients in New York. As a partner at Simonson Goodman Platzer PC, his dedication to clients who have been seriously injured is based on a thorough understanding of and experience with all facets of medical malpractice and personal injury law.
After graduating from Albany Law School, Kenneth Platzer worked at the Legal Aid Society as a criminal defense attorney. He then joined a major medical malpractice firm in New York City as a senior trial attorney. Later, he founded his own personal injury law firm and successfully guided it through more than three decades of preeminent practice.
Kenneth Platzer has lectured for the Practicing Law Institute on pre-trial discovery and trial tactics, as well as to residents and interns at New York Presbyterian Hospital on patient safety. Additionally, he has given symposiums for Hilton Worldwide on the topic of guest safety and security.
Kenneth Platzer has been recognized by his peers for his legal abilities, commitment to ethics, and track record of success. He has received the prestigious AV Preeminent® Rating (the highest possible rating) by Martindale-Hubbell®, a peer-review rating based on ethical standards, legal knowledge, analytical capabilities, judgment, communication ability, and legal experience. He also has a peer rating of 5/5 from Lawyers.com and was selected for inclusion in the New York Metro Super Lawyers® list for 2019 and 2020.
Over the years, Kenneth Platzer has collected millions of dollars on behalf of victims of medical malpractice, premises liability, and motor vehicle accidents, as well as on behalf of the surviving family members and loved ones of those wrongfully killed. He joins Attorney Paul Simonson and Attorney Edward S. Goodman, two of New York’s leading medical malpractice and personal injury attorneys, as a partner at the firm and looks forward to successfully representing people who have suffered serious injuries due to medical malpractice, negligence, or accidents.