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John S. Kanzler

Senior Trial Attorney Medical Malpractice

John S. Kanzler was born in Mineola, New York. Mr. Kanzler grew up in Long Island and Connecticut. Drawn to the law early in his career, he attended John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York, where he received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice. Thereafter, Mr. Kanzler served in the United States Army as a Military Policeman and as a CID Special Agent in the Criminal Investigation Command.

Returning to the New York metropolitan area in 1980, he called upon the vast experience he gained as a Special Agent with the United States military and embarked as a private investigator. With a desire to pursue the law as his chosen profession, Mr. Kanzler enrolled at New York Law School, where through achievement, he was appointed the Notes and Comments Editor for the Journal of International and Comparative Law, while working full time as a Legal Assistant at the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York. He received his Juris Doctor Degree from the New York Law School in 1988.

Since his admission to the Bar, Mr. Kanzler has dedicated the major part of his legal career to litigation, specializing in the trial of complex medical malpractice cases. He has obtained numerous multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. Having been a trial lawyer for over 20 years, he believes firmly that "you must be passionate about your case if you expect the jury to appreciate the merits of your client's claims."

Mr. Kanzler is a member of the New York Bar Association. He is formerly the Chairman of the Parish Council at St. Philip Roman Catholic Church, and is a member of the New Haven FBI Citizens' Academy Alumni Association.

Mr. Kanzler is married, has three children and resides in Norwalk, Connecticut.


  • New York Law School, New York, New York
    • J.D. - 1988
  • City University of New York
    • B.S.
    • Major: Criminal Justice

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New York Bar Association, Member
  • Parish Council at St. Philip Roman Catholic Church, Chairman
  • New Haven FBI Citizens' Academy Alumni Association, Member

Recognized Leadership