Overview

Kenneth B. Danielsen concentrates his practice in the areas of general liability, maritime, commercial, and construction litigation. Mr. Danielsen regularly appears in the State and Federal Courts of New York and argues cases involving construction site defects and accidents, maritime catastrophes, ship allisions and collisions, general personal injury, products liability, professional liability, employment discrimination and not-for-profit liability involving serious injury or death. Mr. Danielsen also focuses a significant portion of his practice on appellate matters, as well as representing clients under investigation by state and federal agencies. In addition to his active litigation practice, Mr. Danielsen counsels several business clients on general corporate, contract and intellectual property matters.

Mr. Danielsen is a graduate of the College of Arts and Sciences at New York University where he was a member of the school’s national runner-up ice hockey team. He earned his law degree from the Western New England University School of Law, where he received several awards and academic appointments.

Following graduation from law school and before joining the firm, Mr. Danielsen was an associate at a large regional firm where he focused his practice on defending lawsuits involving defective products, claims of defective design or construction, breach of contract and catastrophic injury cases.

Admissions

  • New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

Education

  • Western New England University School of Law – J.D.
  • New York University, College of Arts and Sciences – B.A.

Reported Decisions

  • Al Hannah v. Phoenix House Foundations, Inc., 705355/2013 (Sup. Ct. Queens Cty. 2016) – Motion for summary judgment granted, court determined that an alleged violation of an internal corporate protocol was not evidence of neglience and dismissed the case.
  • Thomas Morash v. Hewlett Point Yacht Club Inc., et al., 606924/2015 (Sup. Ct. Nassau Cty. Commercial Div. 2016) -Successfully secured a motion to dismiss in a case involving property damage claims arising out of drifting boats that caused property damage in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.
  • Bank v. Philips Elecs. N. Am. Corp., No. 14-CV-5312 JG VMS, 2015 WL 1650926 (E.D.N.Y. Apr. 14, 2015) – Motion to dismiss putative class action sounding in violation of Federal TCPA granted and case dismissed.
  • Mildred Trapani v. Yonkers Racing Corporation, et al., 124 A.D.3d 628, 1 N.Y.S.3d 299 (2d Dept. 2015) – Supreme Court’s denial of summary judgment reversed and case dismissed.
  • Joseph Robinson, et al. v. National Grid Energy, et al., Supreme Court, Suffolk County, Index No. 198-11, 2015 Slip Op. 30478 (2015) – Motion to dismiss Labor Law §§ 240 and 241 granted.
  • Gloria Ramirez v. Lucille Roberts Health Clubs, 110 A.D.3d 975, 973 N.Y.S.2d 572 (2d Dept. 2013)
  • Michal G. Chiechroski v. The City of New York, New York City Economic Development Corp. et al., Supreme Court, New York County, Index No. 100509/11 – Motion to dismiss granted.
  • Andrew S v. Gristina, 97 A.D.3d 651 (2d Dept. 2012).
  • Nasique Dayes v. Leake and Watts, Supreme Court, Bronx County, Index No. 350555/09 – Motion for summary judgment granted.
  • Margaret Coaxum v. Torah M’ Sinai, Inc. and Rotavelle Elevator, Inc., Supreme Court, Kings County, Index No. 5443/09 – Motion for summary judgment granted.
  • Jean Carlo Heredia v. Tolentine – Zeiser Community Life Center, Inc., Supreme Court, Bronx County, Index No. 350263/10 – Motion for summary judgment granted.

Recognition

  • CALI Academic Excellence Award (highest class average in federal pre-trial litigation)
  • Finalist, Law School Intramural Moot Court Competition
  • Law School Fellowship Recipient, Department of Biomedical Engineering
Super Lawyers Martindale Hubbel AV Preeminent Law 360