Kenneth L. Gartner is a commercial and appellate litigator with the Mineola law firm of Lynn, Gartner & Dunne, LLP, where his practice includes representing lawyers and law firms in criminal, civil and disciplinary matters, and serving as an expert witness or special counsel on legal ethics issues.
For seven years, until 2006, he was a civil and criminal trial judge in the Nassau County District Court. Judge Gartner is a special professor of legal ethics at Hofstra Law School, and an adjunct professor at the Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, Touro College, where he oversees the Judicial Clerkship Clinic, and teaches a seminar for judicial interns examining the judge's role, in theory and practice. He is a member of the New York State Bar Association Committee on Professional Ethics. He is also a past Chair of both the Nassau County Bar Association Professional Ethics Committee and the New York State Bar Association Committee on Standards of Attorney Conduct, and is or has been a member of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York Committee on Professional Responsibility, the Federalist Society Professional Responsibility Practice Group, and the American Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers. Judge Gartner is the attorney-adviser to a successful high school Mock Trial team, and has spent several years as the Chair of a national committee of judges, law professors, and practicing attorneys that annually chooses a law school Moot Court brief for recognition by Scribes - the American Association of Legal Writers.
Judge Gartner received both his B.A., and his J.D., cum laude, from the State University of New York at Buffalo, where he was Managing Editor of the Law Review. Prior to his election as a judge, he served as an antitrust/litigation associate of the Manhattan law firm of Breed, Abbott & Morgan, and, subsequently, 17 years as first an associate and then a partner in the firm of Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, P.C.