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Jeffrey Risman

Jeffrey Risman

Practice areas:

Discrimination, Employment & Labor, Sexual Harassment, Wrongful Termination

About Me

Mr. Risman began his career defending large corporations and insurance companies. Along with this wide-ranging experience, he brings a keen insight on how management operates and in effect have developed calculated methods in prosecuting claims against them.


Mr. Risman has had exposure to many aspects of New York employment law, including employment discrimination based on gender, age, race, national origin, religion, disability, sexual orientation and pregnancy, as well as sexual harassment and retaliation. In addition to handling matters concerning employment discrimination, he has participated in countless severance negotiations where he has successfully represented his client’s interests, as well as restrictive covenant and employment contract litigation.



Languages Spoken: English, Russian, Spanish

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2008

  1. Employment & Labor: 30%
    1 year
  2. Discrimination: 30%
    1 year
  3. Sexual Harassment: 25%
    1 year
  4. Wrongful Termination: 15%
    1 year



Contingent (25-33%), Retainer (Sometimes), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

20 total 

  • Daniel Gershburg

    I have had the great privilege of both working with Jeffrey and knowing him personally. Smart, dedicated, hard working and a lawyer who actually cares about his clients and their cases. I have nothing but the utmost respect for him in the field of employment discrimination.


    Daniel Gershburg Real Estate Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Lauren Rachel Turkel

    I endorse this lawyer. Jeffrey is a smart and competent attorney who thinks outside of the box when working with clients and adversaries. He is professional and courteous, and I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for an attorney in this field.


    Lauren Turkel Antitrust & Trade Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Risman & Risman, P.C.

30 Vesey Street
6th Fl.
New York, NY, 10007


NYCurrently registered 200803/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top 40 Lawyers Under 40American Society of Legal Advocates2015
Top 40 Under 40National Trial Lawyers2014
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2014

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Employment Law InstructorLawline.com2013 - Present
AssociateFurman Kornfeld & Brennan, LLP2010 - 2011
AssociateLester Schwab Katz & Dwyer, LLP2008 - 2010
Legal InternSupreme Court, Kings County2007 - 2007

Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Employment Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
New York State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
New York State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law SectionMemberN/A
United States District Court for the Southern District of New YorkAdmitted to PracticeN/A
New York State Bar Association, Young Lawyers SectionMemberN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
James v. T&M Protection Resources, LLCMotion to Dismiss Denied
Azzopardi v. Giorgio Armani Corporation et alMotion to Dismiss Counterclaims for Defamation Granted

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Publication NameTitleDate
AVVO Legal GuidesTips for Reporting Harassment in the Workplace2013

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
New York Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
State University of New York, BinghamtonPsyschobiologyBS - Bachelor of Science2003

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Wagner National Labor & Employment Law Moot Court CompetitionMoot Court Judge2013
So You Want To Be a NY Discrimination Law Attorney?Discrimination Law2013
Froessel Moot Court Competition - New York Law SchoolMoot Court Judge2013
Wagner National Labor & Employment Law Moot Court CompetitionMoot Court Judge2012
Froessel Moot Court Competition - New York Law SchoolMoot Court Judge2012