Andrew Kimler heads Vishnick McGovern Milizio LLP’s Employment Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution Practices and is a key member of the LGBTQ Representation Practice.
He focuses in the areas of employment, commercial, and corporate law, representing businesses and individuals in state and federal trial and appellate courts and before arbitration tribunals. His employment cases include wage and hour, discrimination, trade secret, and restrictive covenant disputes. An experienced litigator, he also handles complex contract, partnership, and other business disputes.
Mr. Kimler is an appointed member of the United States District Court, Eastern District of New York, Mediation Panel. He is a court-appointed mediator for the Commercial Divisions of the State Supreme Court in Queens and Nassau Counties. In this role, he helps disputing parties improve communication, identify points of agreement, and generate a mutually agreeable resolution. This often entails exploring a wide range of potential solutions outside the scope of the stated controversy or judicial action.
Mr. Kimler is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, their highest rating; is a 2013–2020 Super Lawyers "Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney"; and a 2019 nominee for the LI Herald "Top Lawyer of Long Island." Two of his practices, Labor & Employment Law and LGBTQ Representation, were named New York Law Journal "Top Rated Lawyers 2020."
Mr. Kimler writes and lectures extensively at universities and before professional associations and organizations, including the Long Island Chapter of the National Conference of CPA Practitioners. His topics include wage and hour, discrimination, and other employment matters.
His representation of a high-profile, landmark LGBTQ wrongful termination case in 2012 received national media attention, including the New York Times, HuffPost, CNN, and an ongoing investigative report on WABC-TV. Its favorable result helped pave the way for LGBTQ workplace rights.
Mr. Kimler is admitted to practice law in the State of New York, the United States Supreme Court, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States District Courts in the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the District of New Jersey.
He is a member of the New York State and Nassau County Bar Associations’ Labor and Employment Law and Commercial Litigation committees, and a board member of the Brandeis (Lawyers) Association. He received his Juris Doctor degree from Ohio Northern University, where he was an associate editor for the Ohio Northern University Law Review. He graduated cum laude from Queens College of the City University of New York, with honors in political science and as a member of the National Political Science Honor Society.