Alexander F. Ponze joined Kelly, Rode & Kelly, LLP as an associate in 2017. He primarily handles matters in the firm’s general liability practice, focusing on the defense of negligence lawsuits involving automobile accidents, premises liability, and property damage. Mr. Ponze has appeared in both State and Federal courts defending clients in a variety of civil and criminal cases. From 2014-2016 Mr. Ponze worked as an associate under a renowned criminal defense attorney where he assisted with appellate advocacy and post-conviction relief matters. Prior to joining Kelly, Rode & Kelly, LLP, Mr. Ponze was associated with a well-known defense firm on Long Island specializing in medical malpractice and general negligence actions.
Mr. Ponze obtained his Bachelor's Degree from St. John’s University and his Juris Doctorate from St. John’s University School of Law. He was admitted to the New York State Bar in 2011 and is admitted to the United States District Courts for the Southern, Eastern, Western, and Northern Districts of New York.