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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Patrick Finucane Justice Award||Brehon Law Society||1995|
|AV Rating||Martindale Hubble||1991|
|Attorney at Law||Law Offices of Stephen A. Somerstein||1998 - Present|
|Attorney at Law||Somerstein & Pike||1981 - 1998|
|Associate Director-Criminal Investigation Bureau||New York State Department of Taxation and Finance||1979 - 1981|
|Staff Attorney||New York City Legal Aid Society-Criminal Defense Division||1976 - 1979|
|Staff/Managing Attorney||Neighborhood Legal Services-Hartford Connecticut||1973 - 1976|
|Law Clerk to the Hon. William S. Thompson||Superior Court of the District of Columbia||1972 - 1973|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Bar Association||N/A||2010 - Present|
|New York State Bar Association||N/A||2006 - Present|
|Brooklyn Bar Association||N/A||2000 - Present|
|Kings County Criminal Bar Association||N/A||2000 - Present|
|New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||N/A||1997 - Present|
|People v. E.C.||We do not state outcome. Each case is different. Past performance is no indicator of future results. We do have an excellent record, but believe it is not a reliable measure to select an attorney.|
|People v. T.A.||We do not state outcome. Each case is different. Past performance is no indicator of future results. We do have an excellent record, but believe it is not a reliable measure to select an attorney.|
|United States v. D.L.||We do not state outcome. Each case is different. Past performance is no indicator of future results. We do have an excellent record, but believe it is not a reliable measure to select an attorney.|
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|George Washington University National Law Center||N/A||J.D.||1972|
|George Washington University||International Relations||B.A.||1969|
Posted by anonymous
After finding myself falsely arrested and facing criminal charges which could have not only destroyed my career but also cause me big immigration problems, Sommerstein provided legal advice and representation which resulted in the best possible outcome. With fair rates and years of experience, I am grateful for his assistance in sorting out a horrible nightmare situation.
Posted by Jackie
I am so happy to have had Mr. Somerstein as my lawyer. I had never been in any trouble with the law before and he helped me feel very calm and helped me to understand what would happen. He was able to get the best outcome for my case. He also promised to always be my lawyer and I could call him for any questions or concerns in the future. He actually cared to get to know me and is a very sweet person who is also extremely knowledgable. You can't go wrong with hiring him!
Posted by anonymous
my situation was hardly the case of the century, but to me it was a very serious situation that could have affected the rest of my life if left unattended. Steve treated me very respectfully, and got the most desirable outcome possible. Steve also educated me on what to do if I ever found myself in another situation involving law enforcement. When you have to go to court or deal with the legal system you want a lawyer who knows what they are doing. He was very thorough, and I would recommend him to anyone facing a drug related charge.
Mary Katherine Brown, Family Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
Attorney Somerstein is a consumate professional at the top of his game. I worked for Steve so many years ago and so briefly (criminal law--not my thing) that I doubt he remembers me, but I remember him! Most of all, I remember how extremely dedicated he is to his clients. I am very happy for the opportunity to endorse this lawyer here on Avvo.
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