Edward M. Steves

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Newburgh, NY

Jacoby & Meyers, LLP
 | 1279 Route 300, Newburgh, NY 12550
Phone: 212-445-7000
Fax: 845-562-3492
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1979
Education: Columbia Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
    Attorney Profile

    Edward M. Steves is an attorney with the Jacoby & Myers law firm, which has office locations throughout New York and New Jersey. Working out of the law firm's Newburgh, New York, law office, Mr. Steves focuses his practice primarily on personal injury claims and helping his clients secure the maximum amount of damages possible for the injuries and losses they incurred as the result of someone else's negligence or wrongdoing. He also assists disabled individuals with obtaining their rightful Social Security Disability benefits.

    A highly rated trial lawyer with 39 years of legal experience, Mr. Steves has achieved notable success advocating on behalf of innocent accident victims and their families. Throughout the course of his career, he has recovered substantial settlements and awards for those he has served, helping them cover their medical expenses, lost wages and other expenses related to their accidents. In addition, Mr. Steves has extensive appellate experience, successfully challenging dozens of previous court rulings regarding his clients' cases in order to help them obtain the justice they deserve.

    After graduating from Columbia College in 1975, Mr. Steves attended Columbia Law School, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 1978. Upon receiving his legal degree, he earned his certificate in international law from The Parker School of Foreign and Comparative Law at Columbia Law School.

    In 1979, the New York State Bar Association admitted him to practice, and he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court. Remaining active with his alma mater, he is a member of the Columbia Law School Alumni Association.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 100%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    Focus Areas

    Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

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    Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2020

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    About Edward Steves

    Admitted: 1979, New York

    Professional Webpage: https://www.jmlawyer.com/attorneys/edward-steves

    Honors/Awards:

    • Lawyers of Distinction honorees have demonstrated a high degree of peer recognition and professional competence., Lawyers of Distinction, Lawyers of Distinction, 2018

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Certificate from Parker School of Foreign and Comparative Law, 1978

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • U.S. Supreme Court, 1993
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 1986
    • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, 1980
    • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 1980
    • Columbia Law School Alumni Association
    • State of New York, 1979

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • As part of a firm-wide initiative J&M offers 'street safety' coloring books. Because pedestrian safety is such a pressing issue in NYC, we felt it important to offer our neighbords and community members a free and easy way to teach children about street safety. , 2018

    Verdicts/Settlements:

    • Union Member Injured on the Job - $475,000 Settlement. When a driver fails to abide by traffic laws, like yielding to right of way, they put everyone on the road at risk. Our client, a 36-year-old union member was driving an Arlington Central School Distract bus when he was stopped in traffic at a green signal waiting to turn left. Another driver failed to yield to our client, even though he had the right of way, and struck the front portion of the van. Our client sustained serious injuries to his spine. Managing Attorney Elizabeth Wolff and Attorney Edward Steves successfully settled the case for $475,000., 2019
    • General Contractor Fails to Keep Retail Worker - $500,000 Settlement: When any business, including a retail store, undergoes construction the General Contractor performing the work is required to ensure the safety of store patrons and store employees. Under New York State labor laws, contractors must provide reasonable protection for persons lawfully frequenting and passing by work areas. Our client, a 47-year-old retail worker was walking with her supervisor in a portion of the store that had been blocked off for patrons but was accessible to employees. She slipped and fell on construction materials. She suffered painful leg and knee injuries that caused her to lose her second job. She ultimately had to undergo surgery. Attorney Edward Steves settled this case for $500,000.  , 2019
    • NEW YORK CITY FAILS TO MAINTAIN BIKE LANE - $425,000 SETTLEMENT: While riding on Shore Road and 79th Street in Brooklyn, our client was busy paying attention to the traffic and pedestrians.  As he approached the intersection there was a deep depression in the dedicated bike lane that caused the front wheel to abruptly stop and throw our client off his bike., 2018
    • Donovan v. Shalala, 513 U.S. 817, 115 SCt 74 (1994)
    • Grimaldi v. Pagan, 135 AD2d 496; 521 NYS2d 736; (2nd Dept. 1987)
    • DePalo v. L.M.T. Realty Co., 295 AD2d 470; 744 NYS2d 676 (2nd Dept. 2002)
    • Stalker v. Crestview Cadillac Corp., 284 AD2d 977; 726 NYS2d 533; (4th Dept. 2001)
    • Steinberg v. Williams, 163 AD2d 516; 558 NYS2d 188; (2nd Dept. 1990)
    • Rivera v. City of New York, 2003 NY App. Div. LEXIS 7377 (2nd Dept. 2003)
    • Boettcher v. Vill of Rockville Ctr., 286 A.D.2d 736; 730 N.Y.S.2d 451; (2nd Dept 2001)
    • Ramirez v. Ramirez, 171 AD2d 784; 567 NYS2d 505; 1991 (2nd Dept. 1991)
    • US v. Candelaria, (Unreported) No. 86-1253 (2nd Cir. 1986)
    • Luciano v. Apple Maint. & Servs., 289 AD2d 90; 734 NYS2d 153 (1st Dept. 2002)

    Educational Background:

    • Columbia College, Bachelor of Arts, 1975
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    Office Location for Edward M. Steves

    1279 Route 300
    Newburgh, NY 12550

    Phone: 212-445-7000

    Fax: 845-562-3492

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    Last Updated: 6/10/2020

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