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 of 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.
Mr. DiSiervi also handles discrimination claims as conflict counsel to the New York City Law Department and on behalf of private clients in the U.S. District Courts of New York in cases involving allegations of retaliation, hostile work environment and harassment, as well as claims brought under 42 U.S.C. Section 1983.
Alternative Dispute Resolution
|Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, B.A. (1995)
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