Meet Mitchell Proner

New York City Personal Injury Attorney Mitchell Proner

Mitchell Proner is a nationally renowned personal injury attorney and trial lawyer. He fights for injured accident victims across the United States and around the world. Through skilled, forceful representation, he has recovered tens of millions of dollars in compensation for his clients.

A passionate motorcycle rider for over 25 years, he currently owns and rides a 2018 Harley-Davidson Road Glide and a 1993 Harley Davidson Heritage Softail. Mitchell Proner is active in the motorcycle community and is a fierce advocate for motorcycle riders’ rights.

Mitchell Proner is based in New York City, and lives in Manhattan with his two sons and wife of twenty years.

A Lawyer Who Understands

201Mitchell Proner knows what accident victims are going through, because he was one.

In 1990, Mitchell Proner was hit by a taxi that ran a red light while riding his ’88 Sportster. In the crash, he broke his wrist, ankle, and multiple bones in his back. After several operations and hospital stays after the accident, Mitchell was riding again, and continues to ride today. In fact, since the accident, Mitchell has covered over 120,000 miles on his bike.

Legal Experience and Accolades

Mitchell Proner has been recognized as one of the most talented and experienced trial advocates in the country. He has represented clients in over 30 jurisdictions across five continents. He has lectured to Bar Associations and attorney groups in the U.S., Canada, and Europe on how to represent accident victims.

Within the legal community, Mitchell Proner has held important positions and received many prestigious honors:

  • Elected President of the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Lifetime member of the Multimillion Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Top 100 trial lawyer, American Trial Lawyers Association, 2009-present
  • Nominated by his peers as “Super Lawyer”, 2008-2014
  • Rated “AV”, the highest possible peer review rating, for his ethics and skill in advocacy by Martindale Hubbell
  • Director Emeritus (lifetime member) of the New York State Trial Association
  • Chairman of the Motorcycle Negligence Litigation Group of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, an organization of over 60,000 trial lawyers
  • Chair of numerous prestigious legal committees and organizations
  • Lecturer and faculty member of the New York State Trial Lawyers Institute

Mitchell Proner is admitted to practice law in the states of Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania, Missouri and Michigan. He is fluent in both Spanish and Italian.

A Member of the Motorcycle Community


Mitchell Proner understands the bias that police, insurance companies, and the public hold against riders. He works to overcome that bias—in court if necessary—and get injured motorcyclists the best possible recovery.

Mitchell Proner fights for riders’ constitutional rights. He has defended members of the Outlaws Motorcycle Club and other bikers arrested while exercising their First Amendment rights, and lobbied for changes to laws that affect motorcyclists. He supports, and holds positions in, many organizations for riders:

  • Attorney Chairman of the National Coalition of Motorcyclists (NCOM), an organization of over 800 U.S. and Canadian motorcyclist groups
  • Recipient of NCOM’s prestigious “Silver Spoke” Award in recognition of his legal work improving the image of motorcycling
  • Member, American Bikers Aimed Towards Education (ABATE) of New York
  • Member, Central Motorcycle Roadracing Association
  • Legal Advisor, Connecticut Motorcycle Club Coalition

In the Press

Mitchell Proner has appeared as a legal analyst on CNN, and has also appeared on CBS, ABC, NBC, FOX, WPIX, Channel 5 news, Channel 9 news, Channel 11 news, European television, and South American networks and radio including the BBC and RAI International.

He has been quoted in USA Today, the New York Times, the New York PostDaily News, Newsday, the Albany Times, and the Miami Herald, as well as newspapers throughout Europe, South America, and Asia.


216In 2011, Mitchell Proner formed The Proner Kids Foundation, a non-profit corporation that provides cash gifts to children who have lost parents in motorcycle accidents, regardless of fault. Any members of the riding community are welcome to inquire for funding on behalf of any child that has lost a parent in a motorcycle accident.

He is a member of ABATE, American Bikers Aimed Towards Education, a motorcycle rights organization. Mitchell Proner awards an annual $1,000 scholarship to a college student who as shown dedication to the motorcycle rights movement. The recipient is selected by the board of ABATE of New York.

Contact Mitchell Proner

If you or someone you love has been wronged or has suffered an accident, Mitchell Proner may be able to help you. We invite you to contact us.


Last year we recovered over $15 million for our clients. With that money, our clients are able to pay their medical bills. They are getting their lives back on track after serious injuries and they are holding to account the people who wrongfully injured them.


$1,100,000.00 - Female, 35: Motorcyclist hit by oncoming traffic

Our client was riding on the back of a motorcycle going south when the defendant heading north made a left hand turn in front of the client, causing the accident.
Injuries: Fractured left leg which required surgery

We understand motorcyclists because we ride


$5,100,000.00 - Female, 43: Cyclist hit by truck

Our client was riding her bicycle when a truck was turning and came up onto the sidewalk. Our client went to back up and the truck struck her.
Injuries: Catastrophic injuries to entire right side of body below the waist resulting in amputation of the right leg and hind quarter; bladder rupture; multiple rib and spinal fractures.

$3,500,000.00 - Female, 33: Serious personal injury

Our client fell down the stairs and was knocked unconscious at a New York City
subway station.
Injuries: Fractured skull, subsequent seizure disorder.

$4,300,000.00 - Male, 63: Pedestrian hit by bus

Our client was crossing a street when a bus hit a car and the car spun and hit him.
Injuries: Traumatic brain injury; fractured shoulder.

$750,000.00 - Male, 35: Workers' compensation

Our client was changing a pump strainer on a hot air furnace when he stepped on a board and fell through the ceiling.
Injuries: Herniated disc which required surgery.