Kasell Law Firm is a solutions focused legal services firm that emphasizes
securities arbitration, consumer protection litigation, and general commercial litigation.
The firm prides itself on working with clients to understand their objectives and concerns.
We then develop and implement an agreed upon plan efficiently and effectively.
David Kasell, Esq., founder of the Kasell Law Firm, was admitted to the bar in 1996 and has successfully litigated or resolved hundreds of cases. David has represented hundreds of consumers in cases involving financing fraud, yo-yo sales, odometer fraud, auto fraud, lemon law violations, automobile manufacturers, auto dealerships, and auto finance companies. Additionally, David has experience in both prosecuting and defending matters concerning broker-dealers, their employees, and customer accounts.
Prior to founding the Kasell Law Firm, David was in the litigation department of a prestigious mid-town law firm, recognized for its service to consumers as well as to financial firms. Previously, David was a litigator with a highly regarded boutique law firm specializing in securities litigation and other commercial actions.
Hofstra University School of Law (J.D. 1995)
University of Vermont (B.A. 1990)
United States District Court for the Southern and Eastern District
After being admitted to the bar in 1996, David spent a year working for a small general litigation practice in lower Manhattan. He then obtained his Series 7, 63, 65 and New York life and health licenses in the retail brokerage industry where he was a financial consultant with Merrill Lynch and Dreyfus. His experience as a financial professional provides him with extensive insight into the securities industry, making him well versed in all aspects of retail account management and an array of financial tools and their proper deployment by investment professionals.
David has defended and prosecuted cases in court, and in arbitration. He has experience handling matters on behalf of consumers as well as for broker-dealers and their employees in state and federal courts in New York, as well as FINRA, AAA, JAMS, and NAF.
David has represented broker-dealers, registered representatives, and individual investors.
David is well versed in New York State’s Lemon Law, and federal statutes like the TILA, FCRA, FDCPA, RESPA, and other consumer protection statutes that shift fees from consumers back to sellers and/or manufacturers.
David has successfully recovered for individual investors who were victims of:
David has successfully defended small and medium sized broker-dealers from investors who were trying to use arbitration as an insurance program for losses
David has successfully helped brokers defend themselves where their employers improperly seek to recover money on Promissory Notes
David has extensive experience in handling a wide variety of commercial litigation and provides a full range legal services concerning auto fraud, contracts, and wills.
Granting judgment in the consumer’s favor where the dealer failed to disclose the vehicle’s lemon-law history prior to purchase.
Granting judgment in the consumer’s favor when the dealer failed to repair the vehicle within the time frame allowed by law.
Ruling that where the consumer’s lease requires return of his vehicle, the consumer is still entitled to an award of his attorneys’ fees.
Restoring the customer’s case to the trial calendar after the trial court improperly decided issues of fact.
Decision from the highest court in New York State, ruling that a consumer does not need to demonstrate a defect at the time of trial, instead, it is enough that the defect occurred during the Lemon Law period.