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Shneur Zalman Nathan

Civil rights Attorney at Woodbury, NY

5.0   8 reviews
  • State Years
    New York - NY 14 years
    Illinois - IL 16 years
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2009
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2007
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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

About Shneur

Learn Shneur’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Civil rights
    police defense against allegations of excessive force, false arrest, malicious prosecution, and related claims

    17 years, 300 cases

  2. Litigation
    specializing in leaving no stone unturned and treating your matter as if it were my own

    17 years, 300 cases

  3. Employment and labor
    employment cases, including claims of wrongful discharge and retaliation

    17 years

Mr. Nathan regularly handles high stakes disputes in areas of municipal, commercial, employment, wage and hour, insurance coverage, securities, and class action litigation. Mr. Nathan’s personal motto of “get it done” is one he uses while practicing Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and this intensity is part of what makes him successful in his trial practice.

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Nathan & Kamionski LLP
1000 Woodbury Road
Suite 106
Woodbury, NY, 11797
Nathan & Kamionski LLP
140 S. Dearborn
Suite 1510
Chicago, IL, 60604-37463
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Posted by anonymous | May 21, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Outstanding attorney for racism-involved police brutality cases
I am writing this review because, from telephone consultations with Mr Nathan, and reviewing work he has done for people in my community who are victims of racism-involved police misconduct, I am highly impressed by his ethics and his professionalism, as well as his outstanding track record of fighting zealously for clients and winning generous - and fair - settlements.
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Posted by Stephen Barretto | April 17, 2017
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| Consulted Attorney
Civil Rights Violation
I'd actually had Shneur in my sights for some time before emailing him, given the excellent reviews of his Firm's track record & website's content. He patiently took the time to listen & ask me questions even while I rambled on regarding an unpleasant Civil-Rights Violation episode. I didn't have much time before a deadline to File a complaint Claim, and he explained the where, when, what, how & why all very clearly. A true human being!
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Posted by David | December 30, 2014
Shneur Nathan was the perfect lawyer for my case
I had a very challenging situation, both monetary and emotionally. Shneur Nathan was the consummate lawyer for me. He was totally attentive to all details, measured in his judgment, and wise in his counsel. All of his communications with us were detailed, but always clear to our laymen ears. My wife and I had total trust in his honesty and integrity throughout our ordeal. Dealing with Shneur Nathan made a difficult time period for us much easier. And the bottom line is that he delivered results that went truly beyond our expectations when the case began. At the end of the case, he was modest about his achievements and he expressed gratitude that he was able to be of help us. If every lawyer were of this caliber, we would have a much finer justice system. I most highly recommend him.
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Posted by anonymous | December 30, 2014
quick full settlement. great process
Within a very short time period (approx 4 months) got us a full refund (over $60,000) for a small class action that was filed against several parties. He fought for a full refund and that his fee should be paid by the defendand and not from our funds even though we would have been willing to pay him from the settlement. We also were not expecting such quick closure on this matter. The defendant was ready to fight this until the bitter end and turned around very quickly once the suit was filed. We were kept well informed but not to the point that we felt like we were in middle of the mess. There were updates as progress was made. Overall very happy with the whole process and of course the outcome. We also felt that he really understood our problem and that he would fight for us because he believed in our side. I believe that is why the outcome was so good.
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Posted by anonymous | December 23, 2014
Can highly recommend
Attorney Nathan successfully won our lawsuit, and did so in a matter of months. He kept us informed, was dedicated to our case and got us exactly the settlement we asked for.
Posted by Gil | August 2, 2014
Thank you Shneur
Shneur took on a new challenge with a fishing related ticket, did the research and handled the matter in court with ease…we are very happy with his work and his professional knowledge! Charge was dropped and no fines were paid.
Posted by Brian | October 15, 2013
Great Attorney !!!
Snheur was very professional while handling the case I was involved in. He always updated me and notified me with anything new or important pertaining to our case. He was very honest and forthcoming when discussing our case, and always included me in any decisions that needed to be made. I would defiantly recommend him to anyone needing a good, hardworking and most importantly, trustworthy, attorney.
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Posted by Rich | May 30, 2013
One of the best Lawyers I've ever dealt with!
In my profession I've dealt with multiple attorneys over a 29 year career. Shneur has by far been the most know ledged, professional and truthful attorney. Shneur has personally represented me on two separate occasions within the last year or so. In one of the matters, he was not only able to prove me "not liable", he also, through his vast knowledge of law and ability to research details outside the field of law, was able to prove the plaintiff lied. He did this by providing expert testimony from medical professionals along with case law supporting such. Shneur Zalman Nathan has shown me time and time again just how professional attorneys can be when they practice their trade honorably and with their client in mind. Lastly, when you walk out of a court room with Shneur, you'll know you were represented by the best attorney in the court room.
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Payment methods
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AVVO RATING 8.0 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Founding Partner
  • Nathan & Kamionski LLP
  • 2017 - Present
  • Partner
  • Hale Law LLC
  • 2010 - 2017
  • Assistant Corporation Counsel
  • City Of Chicago Law Department
  • 2007 - 2010


  • Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of Technology
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Edcon Coram, LLC v. Seneca Insurance
  • Favorable Settlement
  • Miller, et al. v. Meisels, et al.
  • Favorable Settlement
  • Anthony Mensah v. Bowie, et al.
  • Defense verdict
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  • Federal Bar Council
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Nassau County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - 2015

Languages Spoken

  • Hebrew

Honors and Awards

  • Dean’s Distinguished Public Service Award
  • Chicago-Kent College of Law
  • 2007

Speaking Engagements

  • Annual Conference of the National Independent Automobile Dealers Association
  • Securing the Right Insurance to Ensure Profitability
  • 2017
  • Police Conduct & the Search for Equal Justice, Chicago Bar Association
  • Balancing Civil Liberties with the Duty and Safety of Police Officers
  • 2015
  • Trial Advocacy Training for Municipal Attorneys
  • Effective Use of Demonstrative Exhibits at Trial
  • 2014
  • Chicago Bar Association CLE
  • Requests for Admission in State and Federal Court
  • 2013
  • Annual Meeting of the Michigan Association for Municipal Attorneys
  • Current §1983 and Other Issues for Municipal Law Enforcement
  • 2012
  • Annual Conference of the International Municipal Lawyers Association
  • Defending the Defenders—Police Liability Litigation—‘Capping the Risk’—Rule 68 Offers of Judgment in §1983 Litigation—An Overview
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

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Litigation Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Shneur is an outstanding trial attorney. I had the pleasure working with him for several years, and trying multiple cases with him. He truly cares about clients and their cases, and spends the time and gives the effort necessary to achieve great results. He is also business minded, and will provide the best solution for each individual circumstance."
Litigation Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"Shneur is a skilled and dedicated attorney. He is always prepared and has a complete understanding of the legal issues and the facts of his cases. Also, he is an excellent at multi-tasking and is extremely professional."
Litigation Attorney | Jul 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Nathan is an excellent and talented attorney. He is insightful, prepared, knowledgeable, and always a fierce advocate for his clients."
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Woodbury Civil rights Lawyer Shneur Zalman Nathan
Shneur Zalman Nathan
Civil rights Attorney
Woodbury, NY
Licensed for 16 years
Free Consultation