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Steven Glen Schiesel

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Steven Schiesel is a co-founder of Pecoraro & Schiesel, a firm dedicated to representing plaintiffs in personal injury, professional malpractice, and civil rights litigation. He received a B.A., cum laude, from Columbia University, a J.D. from Fordham Law School, where he was a Journal member, and an LL.M. in Trial Advocacy from Temple Law School. While a student at Columbia, he was elected to the Psi Chi National Honor Society and a member of the Dean's List.  Continuing legal education and pro bono service have been a significant part of Steven's legal career since graduating from law school.  He completed an intensive, 500-hour, advanced trial advocacy program at the National College of Advocacy in Washington, D.C. and was awarded the highest designation, Diplomat, at its conclusion.   At the same time, he was awarded a certificate of completion of the College's Advanced Studies in Trial Advocacy Program.  Steven is one of approximately 10 attorneys in the United States who hold a dual designation from the National College of Trial Advocacy. 


In 2009, Steven was named in the New York edition of Super Lawyers, a Reuters' publication which names the top 5 percent lawyers in New York.  Recently, Steven was also a finalist in Lawdragon's 500 Leading Lawyers in America.  In 2007 he received the Empire State Counsel Award from the New York State Bar Association for service to the community. 


Steven's cases have appeared in the New York Times, New York Daily News, New York Post, CBS, ABC, NBC, Fox News and WPIX.  One recent case was even covered in the media in Eurpoe. 


Languages spoken: Spanish, English

Practice areas


  1. Medical Malpractice: 45%
    24 years
  2. Personal Injury: 45%
    24 years
  3. Civil Rights: 5%
    24 years
  4. Insurance: 5%
    24 years

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  • William Joseph Ervin Jr.

    Steven Schiesel is a terrific lawyer and a good friend. He cares about the people he represents and it shows. I am happy to recommend Steve to anyone who wants to work with the best.


    William Ervin Trucking Accident Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info


41 Madison Ave, 40th Floor
New York, NY, 10010-2202


NYCurrently registered 199303/13/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
Trial Advocacy AwardAmerican Association for Justice (ATLA)2010
RecognizedNew York Super Lawyers2009
Empire State Counsel AwardNew York State Bar Association2008
Finalist--Lawdragon's 500 Leading Lawyers In AmericaLawdragon Magazine2008
DiplomateNational College of Advocacy2007
CLE-Trial Advocacy AwardAmerican Association for Justice2007
3000 Leading Plaintiff's Lawyers in AmericaLawdragon Magazine2006
Psi Chi National Honor SocietyColumbia University1986
Dean's ListColumbia UniversityN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerPecoraro & Schiesel1994 - Present
AssociateNewman Schlau Fitch & Lane1992 - 1994
Association namePosition nameDuration
New York State Trial Lawyers AssociationBoard of Directors and Executive Committee2006 - 2007
American Association for JusticePresident's Club2005 - 2007
New York County Lawyers AssociationMember1992 - Present
American College of Legal MedicineMember1992 - 1998
American Association for JusticeMember1989 - Present
IntertelLife Member1988 - Present
MensaLife Member1985 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Queens County, New York3,250,000.00
Queens County, New York$9,000,000.00 (used to structure $37,000,000.00 settlement)
Fedral Court, Brooklyn, New York$1,500,000.00
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Publication nameTitleDate
Bill of Particulars (New York State Trial Lawyers Association)Book Review-Litigating Brain Injuries2007
Fordham International Law JournalStaff Member1991
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Columbia UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
Fordham University School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Temple University School of LawTrial AdvocacyLLM (Master of Law-Trial Advocacy)N/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Guest InstructorDeposition Skills2010
Trial Advocacy Program For H.S. StudentsTrial Advocacy Skills2008