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Evan W. Klestzick

Senior Partner


Office: New York

Evan W. Klestzick

Mr. Klestzick joined McDonnell Adels & Klestzick, PLLC as an associate in 2000, becoming a partner in 2005. He has been a litigator since 1991. He has tried hundreds of cases in various counties, including New York County, Kings County, Queens County, and Westchester County in both lower courts and supreme courts.

Some of the cases that Mr. Klestzick tried were reported in the prestigious New York Jury Verdict Reporter.

Prior to joining McDonnell Adels & Klestzick, PLLC, Mr. Klestzick was a partner in a personal injury law firm located in Kings County, at which time Mr. Klestzick was trial counsel for three prominent personal injury law firms. From 1994 through 1998, Mr. Klestzick was a Senior Trial Associate with Robert P. Sweeney & Associates, staff counsel for State Farm. From 1991 through 1994, Mr. Klestzick was associated with Jacobowitz, Spessard, Garfinkel & Lesman, staff counsel for AIG.

Practice Areas

  • Matrimonial

  • Long Term Care Litigation (Nursing Home Defense)

  • Commercial Litigation

  • Personal Injury Defense

  • Construction Litigation

  • Real Estate

  • Insurance Fraud Litigation

  • Insurance Coverage Issues

  • Premises Liability

Bar Admissions

  • State of New York, 1991

  • State of Kentucky, 2020

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, 2006

  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, 2007


  • Lecturer at Manhattan College for NYPD officers regarding insurance fraud

  • Lecturer at the Rossdale Group, CLE webinar regarding insurance fraud and trial strategy

  • Lecturer at National Insurance Crime Bureau regarding health care provider fraud and staged automobile accidents

Professional Memberships

  • New York State Chapter of Special Investigation Units (NYSSIU)


  • Benjamin N. Cardozo, School of Law, Juris Doctor, 1990

    • Winner of Moot Court, 1988 and 1989

    • Moot Court Judge, 1990

  • City University of New York, Queens College, BS, 1987

    • Major: Accounting

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