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Kenneth J. Platzer is an expert in New York medical malpractice and personal injury law, with over 30 years of experience representing clients in New York.  As a partner in the Simonson Goodman Platzer PC firm, 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, Mr. 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 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 has lectured for the Practicing Law Institute on pre-trial discovery and trial tactics and 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. He is rated “Preeminent” (5.0 of 5) by Martindale-Hubbell in ethical standards, legal knowledge, analytical capabilities, judgment, communication ability, and legal experience, and also has a peer rating of 5.0 of 5 from

Mr. Platzer has collected millions of dollars on behalf of the victims of medical malpractice, wrongful death, premises liability and motor vehicle accidents.  He joins Paul Simonson and Edward S. Goodman, two of New York’s leading medical malpractice and personal injury attorneys, as a partner in Simonson Goodman Platzer PC.

  • Law Office Affiliations Simonson Goodman Platzer PC
  • Education Albany Law School of Union University
  • Practice Area Medical Malpractice
  • Law School Albany Law School of Union University


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