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Steven M. Warshawsky

Employment and labor Attorney at Mount Kisco, NY

5.0   38 reviews

also known as The Warshawsky Law Firm


Licensed for 25 years

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Learn Steven’s areas of practice.

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Practice area
  1. Employment and labor
    100%
    Cases include wrongful termination, sexual harassment, unpaid wages, discrimination, retaliation, whistleblowing, hostile work environment, family and medical leave rights, and all other matters involving the workplace.

    23 years

PROFESSIONALISM. INTEGRITY. RESULTS.

At The Warshawsky Law Firm, we represent employees and employers in the full range of labor and employment law matters arising under federal, state, and local laws. We represent clients in the New York City metropolitan area, including Long Island, as well as throughout the State of New York.

We handle all workplace issues, including wrongful termination, sexual harassment and hostile work environment, discrimination and retaliation, minimum wage and overtime rights, family and medical leave, employment contracts and non-compete agreements, and layoffs and severance agreements.   

Our practice focuses primarily on federal court litigation, but we also handle cases in state courts, before government agencies, and at arbitration proceedings. Unlike many lawyers who have never seen the inside of a courtroom, we are true trial and appellate lawyers who have successfully represented clients in jury trials, bench trials, arbitrations, and appeals.

The founder and principal of the firm is Steven M. Warshawsky. In his career, Mr. Warshawsky has served as an Assistant United States Attorney, an associate at prestigious national law firms, and a law clerk to federal judges. He possesses outstanding academic and professional qualifications, strong written and oral advocacy skills, an exceptional work ethic, and a commitment to excellence in all aspects of lawyering.

Mr. Warshawsky has tried numerous cases to verdict in federal courts in New York and Washington, D.C. He has briefed and argued numerous appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals. He has represented Fortune 500 companies, chief executives, and senior government officials. He has litigated complex and cutting edge legal issues. His scholarly articles have been cited by courts in New York, California, and Texas, and by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces.

Mr. Warshawsky brings a wealth of knowledge, experience, and sound judgment to every case. Federal judges have described him as “a wonderful lawyer,” “an extremely skilled lawyer,” and “a distinguished member of the bar.” His clients have described him as “an amazing and talented attorney with integrity,” “a gifted litigator,” “not afraid to fight for the little guy,” and “a lawyer’s lawyer.”

Mr. Warshawsky is dedicated to providing superior client service.  He personally manages every client’s case, including the initial consultation, investigation, discovery, depositions, expert witnesses, motions, hearings, trial, and appeal. Mr. Warshawsky works closely with clients to develop an effective legal strategy that meets each client’s objectives and budget.

At The Warshawsky Law Firm, our mission is to provide our clients with personalized, professional representation. We carefully evaluate each new matter and give an honest, realistic assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of every client’s case. Because we don’t want to waste anyone’s time and money, we only take cases that we believe in and are confident we can help achieve the client’s goals.

Licensed for 25 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 2003
Updated 11/17/2022
State DC
Status Resigned
Acquired 2000
Updated 06/08/2022
State MD
Status Inactive - Retired
Acquired 1997
Updated 11/25/2022

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

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Steven M. Warshawsky, Esq.
118 North Bedford Road
Suite 100
Mount Kisco, NY, 10549

Reviews

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Posted by Patricia L. O'Neill | January 12, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Professional and Concerned Attorney
I consulted with Mr. Warshawsky regarding an employment issue and was given 45 minutes of professional, caring, compassionate feedback as to how best to proceed in my potential case. An absolute gentleman who was honest and extremely generous regarding the time he spent communicating with me on a very emotional issue.
Posted by anonymous | April 29, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
The Law Office of Steve M Warshawsky represented me recently and I found his service to be impeccable. From the first phone call, I received basic good advice. Steven Warshawsky listened to all my comments, questions, and concerns. He was cognitive about my issues and his expertise in Employment Law was exemplary. Steven always made it clear I could call or email him and he would always get back to me one way or another and kept his word. He is very knowledgeable, which made me feel like I was in good hands, and I could trust him. My case was resolved, and I was pleased the way Steven always gave me tempered, solid advice and never over-promised. Steven Warshawsky is an excellent lawyer both in knowledge and client communication, professional, respectful and follows through diligently on every issue. Truly I thank and appreciate Steve Warshawsky for his hard work and time.
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Posted by Dan | January 18, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
professional and patient
Mr. Warshawsky is highly knowledgeable, professional, and attentive. He meticulously reviewed my employment contract, explained the legal document in layman's terms, and pointed out several problematic areas in the contract. As a result, I had a better understanding of my contract and negotiated a better deal. I highly recommend Mr. Warshawsky and will use his services again.
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Posted by Erick | January 17, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
Steven helped and guided us successfully during our case. He was very communicative and explained us all the best options.
Posted by anonymous | March 19, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A+ Lawyer in every regard!
Steve was truly a pleasure to work with. From the very first phone call, he made me feel at ease and did a great job managing my expectations throughout the entire process. My case took a lot out of me personally and if it wasn't for Steve's diligence, empathy, and ability to strategically manage the entire process, the outcome would not have been as ideal. I never expected to be in a position like this in any workplace but with Steve by my side, I felt comfortable and found my voice with his help. I would 1000% recommend Steve to anyone I know going through anything similar. Thank you Steve for all that you have done for me but for helping people like me stand up for ourselves in situations like there where I otherwise would not have. Thank you x 100%! You are truly remarkable and I appreciate you!
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Posted by Scott | November 9, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
I have had the pleasure of having Mr. Warshawsky as my attorney for the past six years. He is a fierce fighter that will fearlessly and ferociously defend your case. He has represented me in two cases. In the face of an adversary he does not run, he does not hide, and he does not freeze. He is the David that will stand up to any Goliath. He is the attorney that will vigorously defend you until you are victorious. He is the personification of professionalism who consistently surpasses your expectations. Without question, without doubt, and without hesitation I highly recommend his services to anyone. If you still have doubts, please email me at [email protected] and I will be more than willing to discuss.
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Posted by anonymous | September 11, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Not afraid to stand up for his clients
I hired Steve to represent me in a case protected by a rarely litigated NY State labor law. Most lawyers didn’t want to take it on but Steve knew the law well, was confident in the facts, and went to bat for me. The end result was satisfactory and Steve was a great sounding board during the process.
Posted by anonymous | March 19, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Truly an outstanding lawyer
Having Steve represent my case was a tremendous honor. Throughout the case I found Steve to be direct, candid, knowledgeable, thorough, experienced, appropriately aggressive, realistic and professional. He was responsive and gave comprehensive answers to all of my questions. Before meeting Steve, I spoke with a high volume of lawyers. None seemed to possess the competency or know-how to see the validity of my claims. Steve clearly identified the merits of the case. (Think of where that positions Steve among lawyers.) Put better, Steve is one out of many If you need a lawyer, this man is the one to call.
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Posted by louis e green jr | February 14, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
you can talk to t
I had a case brought against me and contacted this attorney he gracious cared about my situation over the top to help me bent over willing he gave advise on his own free will and led to the help I really needed I hope u can run in to a man like that he paid his dues to become a lawyer his knowledge in this day and age is so critical god bless the guy
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Posted by Michelle | January 13, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Incredibly Dedicated, Intelligent & Capable Lawyer
We hired Steven for a labor lawsuit that was neglected by a previous attorney who charged much more for doing much less. Steven was incredible every step of the way. He is personable, listens well and gives valuable input. Steve took our case on short notice and worked diligently to bring the case back on track. He corrected the mistakes of our previous attorney and gave us recommendations that ultimately led us through settlement. Although he represented us, the employer, he always looked at the case from both parties' perspectives and gave us his honest opinions. Amongst all the lawyers we have hired in the past 30 years, Steven is who we would most highly recommend!
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Posted by anonymous | September 9, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer
Steven represented me on an employment related issue, and I found him to be smart, direct, and honest. He gave me excellent advice and helped me select the best options to pursue given my situation. Ultimately, he helped me reach a more than acceptable settlement. He knows the law and clearly is interested in the work he does - his advice was spot on, and his writing style was persuasive. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone.
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Posted by anonymous | July 16, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great experience
Mr. Warshawsky was very patient and always willing to answer any questions I had regarding my case. He made sure to prepare and explain to me any and all possible outcomes and scenarios during the entire process. He always gave his honest opinion and it was clear that he is extremely skilled in what he does. I would highly recommend him.
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Posted by Gwen | April 28, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Superb
Had a great experience regarding my case with Mr. Warshawsky. He worked effective and tirelessly on my case to get the desired outcome. I am impressed with his work. Communication was also great
Posted by Dan | January 7, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A 5-Star Review
Mr. Warshawsky and I had a very good working relationship. He was very attentive and patient. I had a lot of questions and my case was quite complex. He took the time to make sure I understood every step along the way. He prepared me very well on what to expect, and there were no surprises. He was a skilled mediator. I actually went to trial with him for a civil rights matter, and he was more than competent as a trial lawyer. I highly recommend him,
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Posted by John | December 29, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Valuable Legal Advocate
We are small restaurant owners and were sued by a former employee claiming disability discrimination. We initially hired an attorney from a prominent labor law firm which resulted in a very regretful experience. The lawyer was entirely incompetent and did not possess the minimum level of knowledge and skills required to resolve the case to our satisfaction. We then turned to Mr. Warshawsky hoping for a better outcome. Unlike the previous attorney, Mr. Warshawsky demonstrated a mastery of the law and guided us skillfully throughout the entire legal process. Mr. Warshawsky clearly explained our situation in the context of the law and presented a realistic depiction of how the case may unfold given our options on how to proceed with the matter. . Through his negotiation abilities, we eventually settled the case out of court with a compensation amount that was within reason. We are very thankful for his help because we believe the situation could have been much worse without his advocacy We highly recommend Mr. Warshawsky for labor-related legal issues either as a plaintiff or defendant.
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Posted by Konrad | June 27, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Lawyer that listens
When all lawyers that I called did not want to listen to me and take my case Steven did. He is different than other lawyers. He took time to listen to me and what problems I had, and he provided me with answers to what might happen and how my case can be presented and if it will not go my way how it can be fixed. During entire time of my case, Steven always kept me posted on what is happening and if I had any questions I could always call him and he would explain procedures to me.
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Posted by Jacobus | March 27, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A pleasure to work with
Steven took a very challenging discrimination case that other attorneys balked at. He could see past the obvious difficulties and understand the complaint was still very valid. He made all of the various options clear, and walked me through the pros and cons of each approach. A personable and trustworthy guy, Steven got the job done for me and would do the same for you.
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Posted by anonymous | November 3, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent
SMW provided thorough and thoughtful counsel and is a gifted litigator. I would recommend him without hesitation to anyone in need of assistance. As an attorney myself, I can say based on my own experience and with confidence that he is one of the best in the business.
Posted by Jessica | July 21, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent - highly recommend
Steve represented me in a very difficult case and because of him I walked away with a very favorable result. He always made himself available to me to answer any questions I had during the entire process, and I was proud to have him on my side. I would highly recommend him to everyone.
Posted by anonymous | May 12, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
A good soul.
I had a brief conversation with Mr. Warshawsky. I emailed my case outline to him and a few other attorneys. Despite my case not being the right fit for him, he was the only one to respond to me, sincerely listen to my case, and offer his advice. The basis for any successful business is empathy and valuing potential clients. Although I didn't use him for a service, I greatly appreciated his friendly attitude & intelligence and would put him at the top of my list should I need representation (hopefully I won't). Thank you.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 200-500 per hour
  • Contingency 10%-35%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Law Firm of Steven M. Warshawsky
  • 2008 - Present
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor
  • Brooklyn Law School
  • 2008 - 2012
  • Assistant U.S. Attorney
  • U.S. Attorney's Office, EDNY
  • 2004 - 2008
  • Associate
  • Paul Hastings Janofsky & Walker
  • 2002 - 2004
  • Associate
  • Covington & Burling
  • 2000 - 2002
  • Associate
  • Miles & Stockbridge
  • 1999 - 2000
  • Law Clerk
  • Hon. Catherine C. Blake
  • 1998 - 1999
  • Law Clerk
  • Hon. Paul V. Niemeyer
  • 1997 - 1998
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Education

  • Georgetown University Law Center
  • J.D.
  • 1997
  • Vanderbilt University
  • M. Ed.
  • 1992
  • Princeton University
  • A.B.
  • 1990

Associations

  • New York State Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Federal Bar Council
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Magna Cum Laude
  • Georgetown University Law Center
  • 1997
  • Order of the Coif
  • Georgetown University Law Center
  • 1997
  • Dean's List
  • Georgetown University Law Center
  • 1997
  • Dean's List
  • Georgetown University Law Center
  • 1996
  • Dean's List
  • Georgetown University Law Center
  • 1995
  • Outstanding Professional Promise Award
  • Vanderbilt University
  • 1992
  • Cum Laude
  • Princeton University
  • 1990
  • National Merit Scholar
  • National Merit Scholarship Corporation
  • 1984
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Speaking Engagements

  • Practicing Law Institute, Bridge-the-Gap, New York City
  • Effective Legal Writing
  • 2014
  • Practicing Law Institute, Bridge-the-Gap, Brooklyn Law School (panel)
  • Employment Law Practice
  • 2014
  • Lawyers Helping Animals Forum (panel), New York County Lawyers' Association
  • How To Set Up A New York Non-Profit Corporation
  • 2014
  • Practicing Law Institute, Bridge-the-Gap, Brooklyn Law School (panel)
  • Employment Law Practice
  • 2013
  • NYC Bar Association Panel
  • Law Firm Career Paths: A Broad Range of Possibilities
  • 2013
  • Italian Americans and Discrimination in Higher Education Conference at St. John's University
  • Legal Principles and Analysis With Case Study
  • 2013
  • Employment Law for the General Practitioner and Corporate Counselor, NYSBA CLE (panel)
  • Wage and Hour Laws
  • 2013
  • Practicing Law Institute, Bridge-the-Gap, Brooklyn Law School (panel)
  • Employment Law Practice
  • 2012
  • Practicing Law Institute, Bridge-the-Gap, Brooklyn Law School (panel)
  • Employment Law Practice
  • 2011
  • Bellevue Hospital Center, Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship Program
  • Role of Forensic Psychiatric Experts in Employment Discrimination Cases
  • 2011
  • Practicing Law Institute, Bridge-the-Gap, Brooklyn Law School (panel)
  • Employment Law Practice
  • 2010
  • New York County Lawyers' Association, First Annual Business and Contract Law Institute
  • Hiring Up: Employees, Independent Contractors, and Labor Law Obligations
  • 2010
  • Brooklyn Bar Association CLE (panel)
  • Employment Terminations from Employer and Employee Perspectives
  • 2010
  • Brooklyn Bar Association CLE
  • Civil Discovery: Federal Court Basics
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (5)
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Litigation Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"When people refer to baseball players, sometimes they will say the truly greatest are "5-tool players." This means they hit well for both average and power, they run well, they have a great arm, and they play great defense. Steve, is a 5-tool lawyer. His courtroom advocacy and knowledge of the law is surpassed only by his ability to help his clients when they need a lawyer most. I strongly recommend him to anyone who needs an attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Civil rights Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Steve is a wonderful attorney who combines superb knowledge of the law with the highest level of professionalism and outstanding litigation skills. He is very highly regarded by both his clients and other legal professionals. I was very privileged to work together with him. He is a true asset to the legal profession."
Employment and labor Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"There is no finer lawyer than Steven Warshawsky. My recommendation is based on an approximate 3 year litigation in the federal, labor, employment and civil rights areas when Steven was a former Assistant United States Attorney in the Eastern District of New York and I represented a federal agency employee. His litigation and trial skills are on a par with the most seasoned senior litigation partners at established Wall Street law firms. If I required representation myself, my first call would be to Steven; that is the esteem I have for him."
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Mount Kisco Employment and labor Lawyer Steven M. Warshawsky
Steven M. Warshawsky
Employment and labor Attorney
Mount Kisco, NY
Licensed for 25 years
Free Consultation