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Steve Milligram is highly regarded as one of the premier litigators in the Hudson Valley.  As a Trial and Health Care Attorney, Steve is experienced in all phases of personal injury, municipal liability, professional negligence, malpractice and transactional litigation in all Courts.  Steve’s expertise further extends to real-time Bio-Medical and Hospital practice issues. 


Steve began his career in the Bronx District Attorney’s office where he tried over 75 cases to verdict, many of which involved narcotics  and one of the first crack cases in the City of New York.  The hard-hitting impact of these prosecutions improved daily life in the greater Bronx community.


Upon leaving the District Attorney’s Office, Steve joined a Hudson Valley firm and focused on medical malpractice defense, representation of health care professionals and defense of State administrative investigations.  In 1991, Steve joined the predecessor firm to TCLMM and became a partner in 1996.


As one of the most accomplished trial lawyers in the State, Steve has tried nearly  200 cases to verdict with a high success rate.  Steve has also counseled and represented health care professionals before state boards and during state investigations. Since joining TCLMM, Steve has litigated and tried a wide spectrum of commercial cases while focusing upon the representation of doctors, nurses, other healthcare professionals and institutions. 


Steve has had great success protecting the rights of negligence victims injured as a result of motor vehicle accidents, slips and falls, dangerous conditions on premises, and defective products.  He has been honored with membership in the Million Dollar Advocates Society, a distinction recognizing  his unparalleled representation of the injured in personal injury cases.  Steve remains one of only a handful of Upstate New York lawyers honored with the Super Lawyer distinction multiple years running.


Born and raised in Yonkers, New York, Steve has deep roots in the Hudson Valley and completed his education locally.




1971-1973         Westchester Community College

Valhalla, New York


1973-1974              SUNY at Purchase

Purchase, New York



1974-1976              SUNY at Buffalo

Buffalo, New York

Bachelor of Arts, Sociology 1976


1978-1981              Pace University School of Law

White Plains, New York

Juris Doctor, 1981




Steve is admitted to practice before all state courts in New York and New Jersey, as well as all

Federal Courts in those states, as well as the Supreme Court of the United States:



1982                    State of New York

1983                    State of New Jersey

1982                    United States District Court for the Southern District of New York

1983                    United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York

1984                    United States District Court for the District of New Jersey

1985                    United States District Court for the Northern District of New York

1996                    Supreme Court of the United States



Steve has taught both in paralegal training programs, and lectured to various attorney organizations:


Lecturer and Chapter Author in the field of Civil Trials and Litigation

Former Counsel to Bio-Medical Ethics Committee and Institutional Review Board

Past President Orange County Bar Association

Past President Monroe-Woodbury Pop Warner Football League

Voted “Top Attorney” Upstate New York 2007-2010, rated among top 5% of attorneys in Upstate New York

Member Executive Committee of the New York State Conference of Bar Leaders



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Practice areas


  1. Medical Malpractice: 60%
    25 years
  2. Personal Injury: 15%
    25 years
  3. Wrongful Death: 5%
    30 years
  4. Slip and Fall: 5%
    25 years
  5. Other: 15%
  6. More 



Contingent (33%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Edward A. Ruffo

    I endorse this lawyer. Steve is highly skilled trial attorney who you never want against you in a court of law. He is a powerful trial lawyer who is always fully prepared and has a track record of outstanding results for his clients.


    Edward Ruffo Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Michael R Varble, Esq.

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    Michael Varble, Esq. Criminal defense Attorney
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Contact info

Catania, Mahon, Milligram & Rider PLLC

1 Corwin Court
Newburgh, NY, 12550

Tarshis, Catania, Liberth, Mahon & Milligram, PLLC

One Corwin Court
Newburgh, NY, 12550



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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2011
Super LawyerNew York Super Lawyers2011
Super LawyerNew York Super Lawyers2010
Super LawyerNew York Super Lawyers2009
Super LawyerNew York Super Lawyers2008
Super LawyerNew York Super Lawyers2007
Who's Who in American LawN/AN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Associate/PartnerDrake Sommers Loeb Tarshis Catania & Liberth PLLC1996 - 2006
AssociateDrake Sommers Loeb Tarshis & Catania P.C.1991 - 1996
associateMeiselman, Denlea, Packman, Carton & Eberz P.C.Attorneys at Law1986 - 1991
Assistant District AttorneyOffice of the District Attorney Bronx COunty1982 - 1986
Association namePosition nameDuration
New York State Academy of Trial Lawyersmember2010 - Present
Newburgh Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Orange County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
New York State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
New York State Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Geed v. Fotisettled
JL v. PJCSDDefnese Verdict
Wilson v. EpisallaDefense Verdict
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Publication nameTitleDate
UnknownTrial Advocacy in New York, The Defendants PerspectiveN/A
Defendants SummationWinning the Slip and Fall CaseN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
State University of New York at BuffaloN/ABA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
Pace University School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Practicing Law InstituteWinning the Slip and Fall Case1993
Trial Advocacy In New YorkTrial Advocacy In New YorkN/A
Trial Advocacy in New YorkTrial Advocacy in New York The Defendants' PerspectiveN/A
Civil Trial Procedures In New YorkCivil Trial Procedures In New YorkN/A