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Steven J. Schwartzapfel

Personal injury Attorney at Garden City, NY

5.0   2 reviews

Licensed for 41 years

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Steven J. Schwartzapfel is the founding Member of Schwartzapfel Lawyers P.C., one of the most prominent and well respected Plaintiff’s personal injury law firms in New York.

 

Steven attended the State University of New York at Buffalo where he earned his B.A. degree with honors in 1977 and went on to graduate with Pace University School of Law’s second class in 1980.

Steven has been a member, director, and officer and Past President-elect of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, and currently serves as a Director Emeritus.  Steven served as the first President of the Alliance for Consumer Rights, and is also a founding member, Director and First Vice-President Officer of the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers. He has served on the Judicial Screening Committees for the Supreme Court, Appellate Division and New York Court of Appeals, in addition to serving on the Committee on Professional Discipline.

Steven has also served as chairperson and faculty lecturing to attorneys within and outside the country on many topics including trying cases, negotiation, strategies and tactics, decisions and statutes, insurance issues, law office management, client relations and ethics.

 Steven has founded NYSafetynet.com, a Web site designed to provide information and other resources for the working families and socially and/or economically disenfranchised of New York.

Steven has been awarded the prestigious AV rating in Martindale-Hubbell, named to The New York Super Lawyers List and selected as one of the 2007 Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the American Trial Lawyers Association.

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Licensed for 41 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 1981
Updated 06/05/2022

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

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Schwartzapfel Lawyers
31 East 32nd Street
4th Floor
New York, NY, 10016
Schwartzapfel Lawyers
81 Main Street
White Plains, NY, 10601
Schwartzapfel Lawyers
888 Grand Course
Bronx, NY, 10451
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Posted by Allen | March 9, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Personal Injury Attorney in New York
I can't recommend Schwartzapfel Lawyers enough! They have changed my life forever after a serious injury at a construction work site. He and his team were with me every step of my case and the outcome (settlement) were absolutely first rate.
Posted by Laura | May 8, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Best Lawyer I've ever dealt with
i have been dealing with Mr. Schwartzapfel since the 1980's! I can honestly say I've never met anyone that will fight for what you deserve like Steve does!!!

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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founding Member
  • Schwartzapfel Lawyers
  • 1983 - Present

Education

  • Pace University School of Law
  • J.D
  • 1980
  • State University of New York at Buffalo
  • B.A. with Honors
  • 1977

Legal Cases

  • Brain Damaged Baby
  • $5.5 Million
  • Union Laborers
  • $6 Million
  • Erb's Palsy
  • $9 Million
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Associations

  • New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • President-Elect
  • 2013 - Present
  • New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Director Emeritus
  • 2004 - Present
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Officer
  • 1996 - Present
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Board of Directors Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1990 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1981 - Present
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • President
  • N/A
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • N/A
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Treasurer
  • N/A
  • New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Founding Member
  • N/A
  • Alliance for Consumer Rights
  • President
  • N/A
  • Committee on Professional Discipline
  • Member
  • N/A
  • New York Court of Appeals
  • Judicial Screening Committee Reported to Governor Cuomo & Pataki
  • N/A
  • Judicial Screening Committee for Supreme Court and Appellate Division
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Alliance for Consumer Rights
  • Co-Chairperson
  • N/A
  • New York County Lawyers Association
  • Committee on Professional Discipline Member
  • N/A
  • Judicial Screening Committee for Bronx County and New York County
  • Member
  • N/A
  • New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Director At Large
  • 2008 - 2009
  • New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • 1st JD Representative
  • 2007 - 2008
  • New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Director
  • 2004 - 2009
  • New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • 1st Dept VP
  • 2004 - 2007
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • President-Elect
  • 2003 - 2004
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Secretary
  • 1999 - 2000
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Second Vice President
  • 1998 - 1999
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Deputy Treasurer
  • 1997 - 1998
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Parliamentarian
  • 1996 - 1997
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Director
  • 1992 - 1997
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Superb Rated Attorney
  • AVVO
  • 2014
  • Long Island Top Rated Lawyers
  • Newsday
  • 2014
  • Long Island Top Rated Lawyers
  • Wall Street Journal
  • 2014
  • Long Island's Top Rated Lawyers
  • Legal Leaders
  • 2014
  • Litigators Award
  • Trial Lawyers Board of Regents
  • 2014
  • New York Super Lawyers Metro Edition
  • New York Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Top Legal Eagle
  • Long Island Pulse Magazine
  • 2013
  • New York Super Lawyers Metro Edition
  • New York Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2012
  • Top Legal Eagle
  • Long Island Pulse Magazine
  • 2011
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2011
  • New York Super Lawyers Metro Edition
  • New York Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2010
  • New York Super Lawyers Metro Edition
  • New York Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2009
  • New York Super Lawyers Metro Edition
  • New York Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Distinguished Service Award
  • Pace University School of Law
  • 2008
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2008
  • New York Super Lawyers Metro Edition
  • New York Super Lawyers
  • 2008
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2007
  • AV rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2007
  • President's Award
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2003
  • President's Award
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2002
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Publications

  • Steven Schwartzapfel
  • 7 Costly Mistakes That Can Ruin Your Social Security Disability Claim
  • 2011

Speaking Engagements

  • NYSBA
  • How to Handle a Neck and Back Injury Case
  • 1999
  • New York State Trial Lawyers
  • Insurance
  • 1996

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (11)
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Steven 100%! We have worked together on several matters and he regularly refers cases to my office. But for the really big cases, there is no one else that you should go to. He has an incredible track record of great settlements and verdicts and isn't afraid to take a case the distance!"
Unknown Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Steven is a top notch attorney that has built a solid reputation in the legal industry. His team takes great pride in exceeding clients expectations from start to finish. Steven is invested with each and every client and delivers compassion along with the results you need and expect. No doubt, he is one of the best in the industry!"
Car accident Attorney | Nov 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Steven Schwartzapfel and his firm are fighters. They know how to get the job done. They are principled, experienced and exceptional lawyers. They care about their clients and work day and night to get the most money they can for a claim. His is the only firm I would call to represent me, my family or friends."
Car accident Attorney | Nov 11
Relationship: Other
"Over the past year I have gotten to know Steven very well. His compassion for his clients is unprecedented, always putting their interests first and doing what it takes to achieve success. I have the utmost respect for Steven personally and professionally and have asked him for legal advice when my family needed help."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Steven Schwartzapfel is one of the best in the industry. He's knowledgeable, professional and well qualified. He treats his clients with such care, that they feel like family. Without hesitation, anyone who’s in the metropolitan area, I would recommend them to Schwartzapfel Lawyers P.C."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top notch high profile attorney with brilliant legal mind and compassionate heart. He is a hugely positive influence in legal community nationwide and his wise counsel is highly valued by myself and many other lawyers."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Steven for several years he is extremely dedicated to his clients and his practice. He believes that the clients come first and always fights hard for them. I highly reccommend him and would use him as a lawyer for my friends and family."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend this lawyer. Steven is a true warrior for his clients. I can say without hesitation that he is one of the top litigators in New York, if not the entire country."
Workers compensation Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Steven is a hard fighting and honest advocate for the injured. One of NYC's finest lawyers."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Steve is an excellent attorney with a wide range of knowledge and experience. More importantly, Steve cares deeply about his client and has obtained tremendous results for Amy of of his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Steven Schwartzapfel is an extremely talented, dedicated and effective attorney. His reputation for plaintiff's personal injury reputation is deservedly outstanding. I recommend him with enthusiasm."
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Garden City Personal injury Lawyer Steven J. Schwartzapfel
Steven J. Schwartzapfel
Personal injury Attorney
Garden City, NY
Licensed for 41 years