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Jeffrey James Schietzelt

Wrongful death Attorney at Bronx, NY

5.0   7 reviews
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  • Licensed for 20 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2003
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Jeffrey

Learn Jeffrey’s areas of practice.

A 2002 graduate of Fordham Law School, Mr. Schietzelt has quickly gained recognition as a prominent litigator in New York City and beyond.  Having obtained a number of multi-million dollar outcomes for his clients over the years, Mr. Schietzelt has been recognized by Superlawyers Magazine eight straight years.   

When away from the courtroom Mr. Schietzelt trains and competes in Beach Volleyball on the professional and semi-professional level.  He sits on the Board of Directors for a local high school, coaches Youth baseball and basketball, and passes on his knowledge to the next genertion of lawyers as a Professor of Business Law and Ethics at Sacred Heart University. 


Client's Choice 2014
Client's Choice

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Pena & Kahn, PLLC
1250 Waters Place
Suite 901
Bronx, NY, 10461


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Client's Choice 2014
Client's Choice
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Posted by Amanda | December 21, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Caring and compassionate
My daughter was the victim of medical malpractice and went through a horrifying ordeal for several years. Jeffrey was one of the only bright spots in her life over that time. Always available to hear our concerns or give advice, often on issues that had nothing to do with our case. Our family will always be grateful for not only the financial reward, but his support and friendship in our time of need.
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Posted by Timothy Eskridge | July 7, 2015
Excellent Counsel
Jeff has provided thoughtful and informed counsel to me and has handled my case with the utmost professionalism and diligence.
Posted by Delora | May 20, 2014
Wonderful Attorney!!
Jeff has made this process so much easier on me and my family. He has kept me informed, everything has been done quickly, he did his research, and definitely knows what he is doing. I am forever grateful to him for all his help and hard work. He is very personable, reliable and trustworthy. I recommend him highly.
Posted by Kat | January 20, 2014
Great Lawyer
Very informative and always makes himself availabie whether it is to take my call or meet with me. Well prepared me for my hearing and I am confident that there will be a positive outcome.
Posted by Jamie | January 17, 2014
Fantastic Attorney
As my title implies, Jeff Schietzelt is a fantastic attorney. I went to several appointments before deciding on an attorney to represent me. Jeff took the time to talk me through my situation in a straightforward honest manner. He gathered and researched the facts, compiled witnesses and his work in front of the jury brought the resolution we were looking for. I could not have been happier with the results of my case. It would be my pleasure to recommend Jeff Schietzelt should you ever need legal representation.
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Posted by Maria | January 11, 2014
Best, sharpest and most honest lawyer you can have!
Mr. Schietzelt is by far the best lawyer you can have. He is always available, responsive, knowledgeable and willing to help. On the other hand, he can be a straight arrow (with shark teeth) when he is defending your rights. Mr. Schietzelt is very honest, and told me immediately what could be done about my case, what could not and how we could go about it. He is open to hear your case and determine if he can help you without charging, which gave me the confidence I needed to talk to a lawyer; that can be intimidating in itself. His mind is quick and he seems to be always thinking about my case. I can safely assume that is true for all his cases. I have referred others to him, and we all have the same experience. Mr. Schietzelt is trustworthy and I will continue to be his client and keep referring anyone that needs a lawyer. He has even function as a referral source for friends and family in other states. He is just wonderful all around. One cannot be in better hands!
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Posted by Sarah | January 8, 2014
Great lawyer who got me a lot of money!
Jeff took my case after two other lawyers told me they couldn't help me and got me a fantastic result. Unlike other lawyers, you can actually get him on the phone and he is a really nice guy who will make time for you. The pictures of his kids in his office are adorable!
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  • Free Consultation 90 minutes
  • Contingency 10%-33%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Professor
  • Sacred Heart University
  • 2015 - Present
  • Trial Attorney
  • Pena & Kahn, PLLC
  • 2015 - Present
  • Of Counsel
  • Silverson, Pareres & Lombardi, LLP
  • 2005 - 2015


  • Fordham University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • Sacred Heart University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1999

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Bolar v. 858 Beck St. LLC
  • 315,000
  • Seay v. Wright and New York Presbyterian Medical Center
  • Plaintiff's verdict 800,000
  • Bruno v. Hardart, et al
  • $750,000
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  • Urban Assembly Gateway School For Technology
  • Board of Directors
  • 2014 - Present
  • Sacred Heart University Institutional Review Board
  • Board Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • The Pinnacle Network
  • President
  • 2010 - Present
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Polish
  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • 10 Best Under 40
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Client's Choice Award
  • AVVO
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Recognized for one of the top NY Jury Verdicts of 2009
  • New York State Jury Verdict Reporter
  • 2009
  • Phillip R. Fusco Memorial Award
  • Fordham University School of Law
  • 2001
  • Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • N/A
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  • Fordham International Law Journal
  • Associate Editor
  • 2001

Speaking Engagements

  • Faculty Lecture
  • Legal and Ethical Responsibilities in Business
  • 2015
  • Annual Mixer
  • Protecting Your Business From Liability Claims
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (4)
Endorse Jeffrey
Litigation Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A great contributor on avvo."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jeff really puts his clients first, and is very responsive to them. In addition, Jeff is a tremendously knowledgeable and talented attorney. He is a pleasure to work with and a very honest and open person. He provides guidance and help to his peers, and strives for the best outcome for his clients. He has a very knee sense for litigation, and a great charisma in the court room. He's an all around great guy, and a highly trustworthy individual."
Litigation Attorney | Jul 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jeff is a fantastic and dedicated attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Jeff on various personal injury cases and he is an excellent attorney. He advocates zealously for his clients from the inception of the case through trial."
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Bronx Wrongful death Lawyer Jeffrey James Schietzelt
Jeffrey James Schietzelt
Wrongful death Attorney
Bronx, NY
Licensed for 20 years
Free Consultation