Sokoloff Stern LLP is a mid-size litigation defense firm that primarily represents municipalities and school districts in federal civil rights, employment discrimination, and tort cases throughout New York State. The firm also represents private corporations in labor and employment matters.
“Our success is due in large part to the tenacious and exhaustive manner in which we prepare our cases,” says Steven Stern, a Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent® rated attorney and founding partner of the firm. “We aggressively pursue all angles of a case to put our clients in the best position to win at any stage of the litigation. The fact that most of our cases are dismissed before trial is a testament to those strategies.” For those cases that get past the pretrial stage, Sokoloff Stern LLP has a team of trial and appellate attorneys who have enjoyed overwhelming success at trial and on appeal.
The attorneys at Sokoloff Stern LLP have a reputation with the bench and bar for handling high-profile matters, including police misconduct civil rights cases, First Amendment cases (speech, religion, and association), and complex land use matters. The firm defends prominent government employees, public officials, municipalities, school districts, and public authorities.
Founding partner Brian Sokoloff notes, “Although our clients appreciate our litigation results, we often get the most satisfaction advising them on how to avoid litigation in the first place.”