Seiden & Kaufman
276 5th Ave
New York , NY 10001
Open 24 Hours
Seiden & Kaufman
Steven J. Seiden is a founding member of Seiden & Kaufman and has practiced exclusively personal injury law for more than thirty-seven years. Mr. Seiden has recovered millions of dollars in verdicts, arbitration awards, and settlements for injured victims of accidents and surviving family members in wrongful death actions.
Mr. Seiden began working for a personal injury law firm immediately after he graduated from law school in 1984. Over the next few years, through his daily presence in the Supreme Court in Brooklyn, Mr. Seiden gained invaluable courtroom experience and developed a reputation as a powerful advocate. Consequently, while Mr. Seiden was still an associate at the law firm, a constant stream of clients specifically requested his representation.
In 1988, Seiden & Kaufman was formed when Mr. Seiden joined forces with Richard G. Kaufman, another associate at the firm.
Mr. Seiden has successfully handled thousands of cases in the New York State Courts, Federal Courts, and Court of Claims arising from all types of motor vehicle accidents, premises accidents, and construction accidents.
Mr. Seiden is also an accomplished appellate attorney, having won numerous cases in the Appellate Division and New York State’s highest court, the Court of Appeals. A case Mr. Seiden argued in the New York State Court of Appeals paved the way for window cleaners to rely on the same extraordinary protection provided to construction workers pursuant to New York State Labor Law §240(1).
For eighteen consecutive years, Mr. Seiden has received the prestigious AV-Preeminent 5.0 rating from Martindale Hubbell, awarded to only seven percent of attorneys in the United States. This rating is the result of confidential evaluations by other plaintiffs’ attorneys, defense attorneys, and members of the judiciary. The AV-Preeminent rating is the highest rating possible for professional legal ability and ethical standards.