S. Dwight Stephens

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Insurance Coverage Attorney in New York, NY

Melito & Adolfsen P.C.
 | 233 Broadway, Suite 1010
New York, NY 10279
Phone: 212-238-8936
Fax: 212-238-8999
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1986
Practice Areas:
  • Insurance Coverage (80%),
  • Appellate (20%)
Attorney Profile

With three decades of experience, S. Dwight Stephens is an attorney at Melito & Adolfsen P.C., located in New York, New York. He focuses his practice on insurance defense, insurance law, business litigation, construction litigation, immigration and personal injury defense. Mr. Stephens also provides defense representation to foreign businesses and non-U.S. citizens in civil litigation. His background in the insurance industry and strong writing skills give him the ability to craft innovative solutions for clients with insurance coverage issues.

After graduating from Dickinson College with a Bachelor of Arts in 1975, Mr. Stephens attended Pace University, where he was the research and writing editor for the Pace Law Review before being awarded his Juris Doctor in 1985. The next year, Mr. Stephens became licensed to practice law in New York, Connecticut and the District of Columbia. He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of New York, the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut, and the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 2nd, 3rd, 6th, 11th and District of Columbia Circuits.

In order to better his practice and to forge professional relationships, Mr. Stephens is an active participant in a number of professional organizations. He is a member of the insurance law and appellate advocacy committees of the Defense Research Institute. He also holds memberships in the Association of the Bar of the City of New York and the District of Columbia Bar.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Insurance Coverage (80%): Insurance, Insurance Defense

Appellate (20%)

Focus Areas

Insurance, Insurance Defense


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Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2019

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About Dwight Stephens

Admitted: 1986, New York

Professional Webpage: https://www.melitoadolfsen.com/About/S-D-Stephens.shtml


  • New York Metro Super Lawyers (Insurance Coverage)

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • The District of Columbia Bar
  • New York State Bar Association
  • The Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • Defense Research Institute, Insurance Law and Appellate Advocacy Committee
  • Courts of Appeals for Eleventh Circuit
  • Courts of Appeals for Sixth Circuit
  • Courts of Appeals for Third Circuit
  • Courts of Appeals for Second Circuit
  • District of Connecticut
  • Eastern District of New York
  • Northern District of New York
  • Southern District of New York
  • District of Columbia
  • State of New York, State of Connecticut

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Pace University, Research and Writing Editor, Pace Law Review, 1984-1985

Educational Background:

  • Dickinson College, B.A., 1975

Industry Groups

  • Insurance
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Office Location for S. Dwight Stephens

233 Broadway
Suite 1010
New York, NY 10279

Phone: 212-238-8936

Fax: 212-238-8999

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Last Updated: 5/14/2019

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