Andrew A. Kimler, a partner at the Lake Success-based law firm Vishnick McGovern Milizio LLP, focuses his practice in the areas of employment, commercial and corporate law, representing individuals and businesses in federal and state trial and appellate courts and before arbitration tribunals. He also heads VMM’s alternative Dispute Resolution practice group. His employment cases have included 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 holds the highest (AV Preeminent™) rating awarded for legal ability by Martindale-Hubbell®.
Mr. Kimler’s representation of a high profile LGBT wrongful termination case garnered widespread media attention on television, in newspapers and across the Internet – including an investigative reporter’s interview on WABC-TV. He has written and lectured extensively before professional associations, symposiums and other forums, including the Long Island Chapter of the National Conference of CPA Practitioners, on wage and hour, discrimination and other employment matters, as well as criminal and matrimonial law topics.
In 2016, Mr. Kimler was appointed to the United States District Court, Eastern District of New York, Mediation Panel. He also is a court-appointed mediator for the Commercial Divisions of the State Supreme Court in Queens and Nassau Counties. In this role, he assists in improving communication across party lines, identifies areas of agreement and helps parties to generate a mutually agreeable resolution to their disputes. Mediation provides an opportunity to explore a wide range of potential solutions and to address interests that may be outside the scope of the stated controversy or which could not be addressed by judicial action.
Mr. Kimler has been named a New York Metro Area Super Lawyer in 2013, 2014 and 2015 by Super Lawyers, a publication of The New York Times. He 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. Mr. Kimler is a board member of the Brandeis (Lawyers) Association and a member of the Korean Bar. In addition, he is a member of the New York State and Nassau County Bar Associations’ Labor and Employment Law and Commercial Litigation committees. Mr. Kimler received his Juris Doctor degree from Ohio Northern University, where he was an associate editor for the Ohio Northern University Law Review. He graduated with honors from Queens College of the City University of New York, having received honors in political science and where he was a member of the National Political Science Honor Society.