Judd Kleeger | Hecht, Kleeger & Damashek, P.C.

Judd Kleeger


P646.365.0343 | Ekleeger@lawyer1.com

As a partner with Hecht, Kleeger & Damashek, P.C., Judd F. Kleeger is dedicated to helping those who have been harmed by the wrongful conduct of others. On this, he says, “it is rewarding to assist clients that have experienced a catastrophic event in their lives and help them get back on their feet.” Like the other personal injury attorneys at the firm, Mr. Kleeger strives to secure clients the compensation they need to move forward with their lives after an accident.

Mr. Kleeger knows that the life of an injury victim is challenging after an accident. Following a car crash, you may be unable to drive and get yourself to and from work efficiently. If you suffered from a traumatic brain injury, you’re unable to live the life you were once accustomed to – at least for an extended period of time. And after a truck wreck, you may be out of work for months. Mr. Kleeger’s goal as an attorney is to hold the parties that caused you this harm accountable for their negligent and reckless misconduct. He strives to get his clients fair and full compensation for their injuries, and hopes to get them back to their pre-accident life as quickly as possible.



Motor Vehicle Collision

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After graduating from Boston University and the Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, he knew he wanted to center his legal career on helping those who incurred harm through no fault of their own.

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Mr. Kleeger focuses his legal practice on:

If in the course of your case an acceptable settlement can’t be reached, he will take your case to trial. “Preparation is something we take very seriously, and it is the key to successfully representing our clients,” he says.

In addition to serving his clients, Mr. Kleeger is actively involved with state and national legal organizations. He serves on the board of directors of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association. He is also a member of the Leaders Forum, and an Eagle PAC member of the American Association for Justice.

Bar Admissions
  • New York, 1996
  • New Jersey, 1996
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, J.D., 1995
  • Boston University, B.A., 1991
Notable Verdicts
  • Roberto Passos v. MTA Bus Co. and Victor Moses – Case settled for $6,832,284.
  • Julia Nunez v. MTA Bus Co., Motor Vehicle Accident/Plaintiff Passenger/Cervical and Lumbar Spine Injury/Index Finger Injury – Mr. Kleeger was able to obtain a settlement for his client in the amount of $4,720,827.
  • Injured Worker At Jobsite/Neck, Back, and Ankle Injuries – This case was settled for $4,300,000.
  • Injured Laborer/Ankle & Back Injuries from construction debris Labor Law 241(6) — This case was settled for $4,000,000.
  • Motor Vehicle Accident/Plaintiff Driver and Passenger Hit in the Rear – Mr. Kleeger settled this case for $3,750,000.
  • Motor Vehicle Car Accident/Calcaneus Fracture/Nerve Damage and Radius Fracture -This case concluded with a settlement of $3,750,000.
  • Stop Sign/Neck, Back, Knee, and Shoulder Injuries – Mr. Kleeger negotiated a settlement for his client in the sum of $3,000,000.
  • Trip and Fall on Sidewalk at an Amusement Park/Back, Shoulder, and Knee injuries – This case settled for $3,000,000.
  • Premises Liability — Ceiling Collapse/Slip & Fall in Shower — This case was settled for $2,500,000.
  • Premises/Slip and Fall on Ice with Back and Knee Injuries – Mr. Kleeger concluded this case with a $2,250,000 settlement.
  • Premises/Falling Shelf in Clothing Store – This case concluded with a settlement of $1,800,000.
  • Premises/Slip and Fall on Wet Stairs with Back and Shoulder Injuries – A $1,800,000 settlement was reached in this case.
  • Slip and Fall on Stairs/Neck and Shoulder injuries – Mr. Kleeger negotiated a $1,750,000 settlement on his client’s behalf in this case.
  • Motor vehicle accident/Back, Wrist, & Knee Injuries – Mr. Kleeger settled this case on behalf of his client for $1,650,000.
  • Pedestrian Knockdown/Knee Injury and Aggravation of Pre-Existing Condition – This case settled for $1,500,000.
  • Labor Law 240/Worker Struck by Falling Object with Shoulder and Wrist Injuries – A $1,120,000 was reached in this case.
  • Motor Vehicle Accident/Cervical Spine Injury, Knee and Shoulder Injuries – Mr. Kleeger negotiate a compensation amount of $1,000,000 for his client in this case.
  • Snow and Ice/Slip and Fall on Service Entrance Ramp/Ankle Injury – This case settled for $800,000.
Honors & Awards
  • Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers, 2020
  • Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers, 2016
  • Super Lawyer – Top 100 New York, Super Lawyers, 2015
  • Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers, 2014
  • Super Lawyer, New York Super Lawyers, 2013
Professional Associations & Memberships

Some of our awards include:

Our Awards




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New York County Bar Association


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New York City Bar Association


The best lawyers in NYC, the City Bar’s mission is to equip and mobilize legal professionals to practice with excellence, promote reform, and uphold the rule of law.


New York State Bar Association


The largest voluntary state bar organization in America with the goals of facilitating access to justice and elevating professional standards.


Center for Justice Democracy


The CJ&D is a non-profit, non-partisan consumer rights organization dedicated to educating the public about the U.S. civil justice system and fighting tort reform.


Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum


Reserved for the top trial lawyers, membership is limited to those with multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. Fewer than 1% of lawyers are members.


American Association for Justice


The AAJ is a nonprofit advocacy and lobbying organization for plaintiff's lawyers in the U.S. with the mission to "promote a fair and effective justice system."