Steven Fingerhut

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment & Labor Attorney in New York, NY

Phillips & Associates
 | 45 Broadway, Suite 430
New York, NY 10006
Phone: 212-248-7431
Fax: 212-901-2107
Selected To Rising Stars: 2018 - 2021
Licensed Since: 2014
Education: Albany Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Employment & Labor: Employee (60%),
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Civil Rights (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Steven Fingerhut is a Partner at Phillips & Associates. He takes an aggressive approach in the representation of his clients and is proud to give a voice to those who may otherwise have none. Mr. Fingerhut has obtained over $5 Million in settlements for his clients in just the past two years. Steven Fingerhut, with co-counsel, also obtained a judgment at trial in the amount of $77,054.64 for their client who was discriminated against by her supervisor and wrongfully terminated from her employment due to her pregnancy. They successfully presented sufficient evidence and testimony for the jury to return a unanimous verdict in Plaintiff's favor, achieving justice for their client. Weng v. Fancy Lee Sushi Bar & Grill, Inc., 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 183657 (E.D.N.Y., Nov. 18, 2017).

    Steven is committed to providing vigorous representation to individuals who have suffered from employment discrimination in New York City and need an attorney to protect their rights. He is a zealous advocate of those who have suffered sexual harassment or discrimination based on race, sexual orientation, disability and other protected traits. He is an active member of the National Employment Lawyers Association ("NELA") as well as the New York State Trial Lawyers Association ("NYSTLA"). Mr. Fingerhut has also been recognized by various other legal organizations such as the American Institute of Legal Counsel and the Lead Counsel Review Board. Steven advocates for individuals who have suffered harassment at large, Fortune 500 companies, as well as smaller companies with fewer than 10 employees.

    Steven Fingerhut graduated from The College of New Jersey with a degree in mathematics and a minor in art history in 2010. He graduated from Albany Law School in May 2013. Early in his legal career, Mr. Fingerhut clerked for the Honorable Lawrence E. Kahn in Federal District Court for the Northern District of New York where he gained valuable insight into the federal judiciary. He then worked in private practice at a small firm in the area of employment law with a focus on FINRA matters. Mr. Fingerhut is admitted to the State Bar of New York as well as the Federal District Courts for the Southern, Eastern, Western and Northern Districts of New York.

    Practice Areas
    • 60%Employment & Labor: Employee
    • 30%Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
    • 10%Civil Rights
    Focus Areas

    Employment Law - Employee, Unions, Wage & Hour Laws, Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment, Labor Law, Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, Americans with Disabilities Act, Race Discrimination, Disability, Discrimination


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    Rising Stars: 2018 - 2021

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    About Steven Fingerhut

    Admitted: 2014, New York

    Professional Webpage:


    • Selected by the American Institute of Legal Counsel's, "10 Best Labor and Employment Attorneys-New York", 2018

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • State Bar of New York
    • Member, New York State Trial Lawyers Association ("NYSTLA")
    • Member, National Employment Lawyers Association ("NELA")
    • United States District Courts for the Southern, Eastern, and Northern Districts of New York

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Contributor, NYSBA's The New York Environmental Lawyer


    • Obtained a Plaintiff's verict in the amount of $77,054.64 after trying a pregnancy discirmination case in the Eastern District of New York.  Weng v. Fancy Lee Sushi Bar & Grill, Inc., 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 183657 (E.D.N.Y., Nov. 18, 2017), 2017

    Educational Background:

    • The College of New Jersey, Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics, Minor in Art History
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    Office Location for Steven Fingerhut

    45 Broadway
    Suite 430
    New York, NY 10006

    Phone: 212-248-7431

    Fax: 212-901-2107

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    Last Updated: 6/4/2021

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