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Serge Petroff is firm’s principal and focuses his practice on civil litigation. Mr. Petroff’s unique experience litigating matters on behalf of catastrophically injured clients as well as defending homeowners against banks, positions the firm to achieve the most direct benefit for clients.


Mr. Petroff is a founding member and Executive Vice-President of the New York State Foreclosure Defense Bar.  NYSFDB is a non-for-profit bar association of foreclosure defense attorneys who focus their practice on representing homeowners in saving their homes.



Mr. Petroff is active in foreclosure prevention through the Volunteer Lawyers Project (VLP) of the Brooklyn Bar Association, helping people who due to poverty or special needs may not otherwise have access to the quality legal services that every family deserves. In addition, Mr. Petroff is a current member of the Director's Circle of the VLP Foreclosure Panel.








  • Director’s Circle of VLP Foreclosure Panel

  • New York State Supreme Court Pro Bono Award

  • Brooklyn Bar Association Gold Certificate For Exceptional Commitment to Pro Bono Service with citation: Dedication, professionalism and generosity that help make access to justice a reality for Brooklyn's neediest residents.


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Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 50%
    8 years
  2. Foreclosure: 50%
    8 years



Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

2 total 

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  • Gerald David Grunsfeld

    I work in the same building as Serge and we often discuss our cases together and he comes across as an extremely sharp attorney. He is also a really nice guy. One of the good guys you want on your side.


    Gerald Grunsfeld Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Ivan E. Young

    I endorse this lawyer. Serge is one of the founding members of the NYS Foreclosure Defense BAR Association and is a truly leader in the foreclosure defense field. Serge contributes an immense amount of time and effort in assisting homeowners and is a great advocate for the distressed homeowner community.


    Ivan Young Foreclosure Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Petroff Law Firm, P.C.

1795 Coney Island Ave Fl 3
Brooklyn, NY, 11230-6514


NYCurrently registered 200803/13/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2015
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2014
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2013
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2012
Exceptional Commitment to Pro-Bono SericeBrooklyn Bar Association2010
Exceptional Commitment to Pro-Bono ServiceBrooklyn Bar Association2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyPetroff Law Firm, P.C.2008 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
New York State Foreclosure Defense BarExecutive Vice-President2011 - Present
Brooklyn Bar AssociationN/A2009 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Wells Fargo v. RBank sanctioned / Attorneys Fees Awarded
HSBC Bank v. B.Foreclosure Dismissed
A v. GreyhoundCase settled before trial
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Publication nameTitleDate
New York Law JournalBank Blasted Over "Wanton" Bad Faith in Foreclosure2013
The Buffalo NewsBaum Woes Spread to Pillar2011
Brooklyn VLPBrooklyn Bar Association VLP CLE2011
Brooklyn Daily EagleSuper Team of Volunteer Lawyers Honored for Foreclosure Fight2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
St John's University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2008
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Brooklyn Bar Association VLPForeclosure Basics2013
Brooklyn Bar Association VLPAdvanced Topics in Foreclosure Defense2013
Brooklyn Bar Association VLPForeclosure Updates for Volunteer Attorneys2012
Brooklyn Bar Association VLPForeclosure Program Roundtable2011