42 years, 2,000 cases
36 years, 500 cases
Stewart Orden has been actively litigating matters of significance since 1979 in an enormously varied set of legal matters in civil and criminal proceedings. Mr. Orden has garnered worldwide attention for his success in criminal trials including a profile on “Sixty Minutes.” Mr. Orden’s use of a cultural defense has been the subject of numerous scholarly articles.
As a trial expert, Mr. Orden has taught, lectured and given demonstrations of trial techniques to a national audience of law students and trial lawyers for nearly thirty years. Mr. Orden is one the very few attorneys in the country who has been declared an expert witness in trial work by the Federal Courts in Florida and New York in order to evaluate the conduct of other attorneys effectiveness in the representation of their clients.
Stewart Orden has over years of litigating an enormously varied set of legal matters. Stewart Orden has gained settlements for civil clients including personal injury slip and fall victims and car accident victims to a jury verdict in favor of the owners of a Ten Million Dollar East Hampton Beach home wrecked by tenants who let the pipes freeze. Mr. Orden successfully represented a father in a contested matrimonial case who needed a fighter to gain full custody of his children. After filing papers in the Supreme Court he obtained a free private school education for a student suspended from public school for writing a "mean girls" diary. Stewart Orden won the highest publicly acknowledged award ever paid by the City of New York in a sexual harassment case. His clients were awarded a settlement of $300, dollars for an unwelcome kiss on the cheek, and some dirty words spoken as executives in the toy industry. As a trial expert, Mr. Orden has taught, lectured and given demonstrations of trial techniques to a national audience of law students and trial lawyers for over twenty-five years. Trial practice concentrating in civil litigation, personal injury, matrimonial, white collar, securities, and complex criminal defense. Practice has included enormous settlements in discrimination lawsuits, accident cases, defense of companies under investigation by Antitrust Division of Justice Department, companies and individuals under federal investigation by various U.S. Attorney's offices, and SEC as well as defense of State crimes.
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High profile cases have ranged from:
Recently made new law in the area of illegal stops and DWI. Novel question decided by Court in favor of client, holding that daytime running lights were headlights for purposes of the statute, resulting in suppression of stop, arrest and all evidence of intoxication.
Nieves v. City of NY (won largest settlement against NYC alleging sexual harassment);
Lead Attorney representing CFO of Candie's Inc. against SEC;
Lead counsel in Renaissance Financial Securities trial; Lead trial counsel in SEC v. O'Shaughnessy,
The successful defense of individual accused in the $5,000, "Apple Bank" fraud (client acquitted of all sixteen counts);
First successful introduction of a "cultural defense," in a trial which received worldwide attention and response from the international community because of its impact;
Acquittal of accused shooter on Bronx Courthouse steps (profiled on "Sixty Minutes ");
Acquittal of major figure on RICO and murder charges;
Lead counsel in the first successful trial defense of a woman facing the Death Penalty in N.Y. since its reinstatement;
Other proceedings have included trials involving organized crime, wiretaps and other sophisticated investigation techniques, civil trials for property damage in State Court, arbitration proceedings, construction lawsuits, federal discrimination lawsuits, price fixing, fraud, and stock broker and brokerage firm representation. Extensive appellate experience includes civil and criminal appeals in State and Federal Courts.
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.