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Effie Soter

also known as Effimia Soter

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Is an attorney licensed to practice in New York State with 10 + years legal experience specializing in Personal Injury, Car Accidents, Slip and Fall, Toxic Torts, Mold, Bed Bugs, Real Estate, Landlord and Tenant issues, Medical Malpractice, Commercial Litigation, and Intellectual Property.


Ms. Soter earned her JD from City University of New York School of Law and her B.A. from New York University. She worked for the New York State Attorney General’s Office, writing legal memoranda for motions and appeals claims against the state and drafted motions for medical malpractice ERISA age discrimination cases.


She now represents both defendants and plaintiffs on all aspects of personal injury matters, car accident cases, toxic torts, premises liability and handles appeals. She alao represents both landlords and tenants in Civil Court and negotiates, interprets and drafts commercial and residential real estate sales contracts and rental agreements.  She has also assisted the underserved in the field of family law and has provided pro bono services to immigration, bankruptcy, domestic violence victims, the elderly, and the Native American community in New York.


Effie speaks fluent Greek.  Her firm is dedicated to priding itself on service and being available to solve problems and make the legal process transparent to each client.  The firm does not cater to volume business but does provide personalized attention and exceptional work products at affordable rates.



State of New York, 2004




Juris Doctor - City University of New York School of Law, New York, 2004


Bachelor of Arts, in Economics and Journalism, with minor in Biology, Summa Cum Laude– New York University, New York, 2001



American Bar Association

New York State Bar Association

Bay Ridge Lawyer's Association



Supreme Court of the State of New York Appellate Division, 2004

United States Federal District Court: Eastern and Southern Districts

United States Bankruptcy Court: Eastern and Southern Districts


Languages spoken: English, Greek

Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 20%
    9 years
  2. Trucking Accident: 20%
    9 years
  3. Slip and Fall Accident: 20%
    9 years
  4. Car Accidents: 20%
    9 years
  5. Other: 20%
  6. More 



Hourly ($200-250/hour), contingent (33%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (always), Free consultation (30 minutes), Pro bono (3%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Ray C Brooks

    Soter is a good lawyer.


    Ray Brooks Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Other

  • Nataliya I. Gavlin

    I endorse this lawyer. Excellent immigration attorney with a great level of professionalism and experience.


    Nataliya Gavlin Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

The Law Offices of Effie Soter, P.C.

20 West 20th Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY, 10011-4213


NYCurrently registered 200403/13/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Law Fellow Scholar in Public InterestCity University School of Law at Queens College2001
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Principal AttorneyThe Law Offices of Effie Soter, P.C.2004 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Brooklyn Bar Association, Tort Law SectionExecutive Committee Member2013 - Present
Queens County Bar Association, Real Estate SectionExecutive Committee Member2013 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
United States Federal District Court: Eastern and Southern DistrictAdmitted2010 - Present
United States Bankruptcy Court: Eastern and Southern DistrictAdmitted2010 - Present
Hellenic Lawyers AssociationMember2010 - Present
American Association of NotariesMember2006 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Requirements to Prosecute Patent Applications: Why Are They Compulsory?US-China Lawyers Society Collected Papers2002
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
City University of New York School of Law at Queens CollegeLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
New York UniversityEconomics and JournalismBA - Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude2001
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
To Be AnnouncedLandlord and Tenant Rights and Responsibiities, Bankruptcy & Debt, Chapter7N/A