Top-Rated Attorney Providing Compassionate Guidance, Commanding Advocacy, and Optimal Results.
Steven J. Seiden is a founding member of Seiden & Kaufman and has practiced exclusively personal injury law for thirty-six years. Mr. Seiden has recovered millions of dollars for injured victims of accidents and surviving family members in wrongful death actions.
Mr. Seiden is a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, distinguished professional associations that include many of the top trial attorneys from across the United States. The Million Dollar Advocates Forum’s membership is restricted, with less than one percent of attorneys in the United States currently granted membership.
For more than fifteen consecutive years, Mr. Seiden received the prestigious AV-Preeminent 5.0 rating from Martindale Hubbell, awarded to only seven percent of attorneys in the United States. This rating is the result of confidential evaluations by other plaintiffs’ attorneys, defense attorneys, and members of the judiciary. The AV-Preeminent rating is the highest rating possible for professional legal ability and ethical standards.
Mr. Seiden has received the highest 10.0 Superb rating from Avvo, and has also been recognized as a Super Lawyer by the Super Lawyers rating service and patented selection process. According to the Super Lawyers publication, only outstanding lawyers who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement are included in this preeminent list, which is limited to the top 5% of attorneys in the state.
Mr. Seiden is a member of The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100, an invitation-only organization composed of the premier lawyers from each state. Selection is based on a thorough multi-phase process with membership extended only to the select few of the most qualified attorneys from each state who demonstrate superior qualifications, leadership skills, and results.
He has also repeatedly been named as one of the Top Rated Lawyers in the New York area by New York Magazine, as a Top Legal Eagle on Long Island by Pulse Magazine, and as a Top Rated Attorney in the Legal Leaders editions of The Wall Street Journal, The New York Law Journal, and Newsday.
Mr. Seiden has successfully handled thousands of cases in the New York State Courts, Federal Courts, and Court of Claims arising from all types of motor vehicle acidents, premises accidents and construction accidents. Mr. Seiden has also won numerous cases in the Appellate Division and New York State's highest court, the Court of Appeals.
Mr. Seiden is admitted to practice before all New York State Courts, the Eastern and Southern Districts of the United States District Court, and the United States Supreme Court.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2020|
|Member||Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum||2020|
|Member||Million Dollar Advocates Forum||2020|
|Selected Member||The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100||2020|
|10.0 Superb Rating||Avvo||2020|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2020|
|10.0 Superb Rating||Avvo||2019|
|Member||Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum||2019|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2019|
|Noted Legal Eagle||Pulse Magazine||2018|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2018|
|Noted Top Rated Attorney||New York Magazine||2017|
|Noted Legal Eagle||Pulse Magazine||2017|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2017|
|Noted Top Rated Attorney||New York Magazine||2016|
|Noted Legal Eagle||Pulse magazine||2016|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2016|
|Member||Million Dollar Advocates Forum||2013|
|Partner||Seiden & Kaufman||1988 - Present|
|Attorney||Shapiro, Baines & Saasto||1985 - 1988|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100||Member||2017 - Present|
|New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers||Member||2015 - Present|
|Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum||Member||2015 - Present|
|Civil Justice Foundation||Founding Member||2000 - Present|
|Million Dollar Advocates Forum||Member||1988 - Present|
|New York State Trial Lawyers Association||Sustaining Member||1985 - Present|
|American Association for Justice||Member||1985 - Present|
|New York State Bar Association||Member||1985 - Present|
|Nassau County Bar Association||Member||1985 - Present|
|New York Law Journal||Legislature Should Amend Law on Prejudgment Interest||2017|
|New York State Bar Association publication||Construction Site Accidents: Perspective From A Plaintiff's Attorney||2010|
|New York State Bar Association||CPLR 3212-Motion for Summary Judgment||2001|
|Hofstra University School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1984|
|State University of New York, College at Oneonta||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1981|
|Construction Site Accidents||Summary Judgment||2010|
|Motions, Objections & Discovery||The Basics on Motions||2000|
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