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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 as a "Rising Star" in his field for four 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 Pee Wee baseball, and passes on his knowledge to the next genertion of lawyers as a Professor of Business Law and Ethics at Sacred Heart University. 


Languages spoken: Polish

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Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 25%
  2. Personal Injury: 25%
  3. Medical Malpractice: 25%
  4. Wrongful Death: 25%



Contingent (10-33%), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (90 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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    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.


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    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Pena & Kahn, PLLC

1250 Waters Place
Suite 901
Bronx, NY, 10461


NYCurrently registered 200307/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2016
10 Best Under 40American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys2016
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2015
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2014
Client's Choice AwardAVVO2014
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2013
Recognized for one of the top NY Jury Verdicts of 2009New York State Jury Verdict Reporter2009
Phillip R. Fusco Memorial AwardFordham University School of Law2001
MemberMillion Dollar Advocates ForumN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ProfessorSacred Heart University2015 - Present
Trial AttorneyPena & Kahn, PLLC2015 - Present
Of CounselSilverson, Pareres & Lombardi, LLP2005 - 2015
Association namePosition nameDuration
Urban Assembly Gateway School For TechnologyBoard of Directors2014 - Present
Sacred Heart University Institutional Review BoardBoard Member2014 - Present
The Pinnacle NetworkPresident2010 - Present
New York State Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2001 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Bruno v. Hardart, et al$750,000
Guylian v. AranoffPlaintiff's verdict
Jane Doe v. Smith, M.D. and XYZ HospitalPlaintiff's verdict $3.75 million
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Publication nameTitleDate
Fordham International Law JournalAssociate Editor2001
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Fordham University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
Sacred Heart UniversityMarketingBS - Bachelor of Science1999
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Faculty LectureLegal and Ethical Responsibilities in Business2015
Annual MixerProtecting Your Business From Liability Claims2013