From the gritty streets of Brooklyn, Steven J. Mandel worked his way through law school as a professional comedian. In recognition of his comedic skills, he was asked to join the esteemed Friars Club.
Steven J. Mandel credits his experience working in front of an audience with helping to make him the successful trial lawyer he is today. As he explains, both the lawyer and the performer must be fully prepared, confident, persuasive, engaging, quick-witted and able to relate to an audience, a judge and even a jury.
Steven J. Mandel now regularly “performs” as a legal analyst on TV, sharing his wealth of knowledge and legal expertise in a totally engaging way. All of the major New York newspapers have quoted him extensively and his legal papers have been sought out by Matthew Bender for inclusion in their form books, which serve as examples of writing excellence for other attorneys.
Steven J. Mandel went to Adelphi University on a baseball scholarship. Although he received an invitation to try out for the Toronto Blue Jays, he decided his competitive spirit would best be served by becoming a lawyer and thus he followed a dream and obtained a Doctor of Law (J.D.) degree, as a member of the prestigious “First Class”, from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in 1979.
In recognition of his knowledge, experience and integrity, upon the recommendation of a sitting Judge of the New York State Supreme Court, Steven J. Mandel was trained, certified and now volunteers as an Early Neutral Evaluator to assist litigants in resolving complex legal matters prior to going to trial.
Steven J. Mandel serves as a faculty member of the New York College of Matrimonial Trial Attorneys and, as such, presents continuing legal education programs on trial practice and family law for other lawyers at Bar Associations and law schools throughout New York State.
Because of his wealth of knowledge and experience representing people in high net-worth and complex financial matters, Steven J. Mandel was asked to join the Advisory Board of the American Academy For Certified Financial Litigators.
Steven J. Mandel has been described as “the Picasso of the legal profession” because of his proven ability to keenly assess each client’s situation and tailor an approach best suited to a successful outcome. For these reasons, he has succeeded with what other lawyers might describe as the “un-winnable case”.
- New York, 1980
- U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1981
- U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1981
- U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania, 1999
- U.S. Supreme Court, 1985
- Yeshiva University Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, New York, New York, J.D. – 1979
- Adelphi University, Garden City, New York, Bachelor of Arts – 1976
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