Steven  DiSiervi, Partner

Mr. DiSiervi’s practice concentrates on handling and trying complex products liability, construction/labor law, general liability and intentional torts cases. He has over 12 years experience in representing companies and individuals in high exposure cases in both State and Federal Court. Mr. DiSiervi also briefs and argues appeals, including an appeal regarding the interpretation of a construction contract that was decided by the Court of Appeals of the State of New York. He has lectured on a variety of subjects, including trial tactics, construction law and practice and New York Labor Law. He is rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell.

Mr. DiSiervi honed his construction practice to provide sound legal advice and litigation skills to assist a variety of parties in every facet of the construction process. He has successfully represented private and public owners, manufacturers, general contractors, sub-contractors, vendors, employees and municipal and State entities in litigation, arbitration and mediation matters. He has represented clients in construction cases dealing with strip malls and shopping centers, office complexes, public buildings, private residences, personal injury and products liability. He has successfully tried, to verdict, a products liability and breach of warranty case against the manufacturer of an industrial trash compactor.

Due to his extensive knowledge and practice in the area of construction law, Mr. DiSiervi has been retained by construction companies to negotiate contracts and provide opinions concerning a variety of site issues. He is responsible for drafting educational materials used nationally.

Notable Cases
· Residential home renovations that led to natural gas line fire were not directed or controlled by homeowner; Court dismisses Labor Law claims
· In the Borough of Churches, Court grants summary judgment to defendant church where sidewalk with defect abutted next-door church
· Failure to comply with preclusion order warrants dismissal of plaintiff's complaint; Court grants defendant's motion for summary judgment
· No Liability for Pallet Jack Fracas: Court Dismisses All Causes of Action against Operator of Produce Market







Bar Admissions

Construction Law
General Liability
Premises Liability
Products Liability
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Liquor Liability
  Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, B.A. (1995)
magna cum laude, Dean’s List, George and Martha Buchalter Memorial Scholarship, and Adam Smith Award

Brooklyn Law School, J.D. (1998)
  Defense Research Institute (DRI)

Columbian Lawyers Association

Education Committee for Claims & Litigation Management Alliance
  New York, 1999

U.S. District Court, Northern, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, 1999

Ph: (212) 422-1200 ext 234
Fax: (212) 968-7573
Cell: (917) 854-3196
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