Stephen J. Riegel, Counsel
Stephen J. Riegel has engaged in a lengthy and wide-ranging litigation practice in the New York and New Jersey federal and state trial and appellate courts. After graduating with honors from Princeton University, he attended Stanford Law School where he received an award for legal writing, and subsequently served as a law clerk for the Hon. Frederick B. Lacey in the U.S. District Court in Newark, N.J.
His 35 years of experience in practicing law has included serving for eleven years as an Assistant U.S Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, where he represented the United States, its agencies and officials in a wide variety of affirmative and defensive litigation and appeals, and participated in some seminal actions involving the government’s civil forfeiture of assets and civil RICO law. He has also worked as an associate and senior counsel in plaintiff and defense-side law firms litigating cases involving securities fraud, commercial disputes, mass tort and product liability, constitutional and civil rights, personal injury, employment discrimination, bankruptcy, government tort liability, and many other areas of law. He also developed in these positions his expertise in appeals, motions brought before, at and after trial, and legal research and brief-writing in general.For the past decade, he has served as of counsel to a number of law firms, handling appeals, motions, pleadings, and all aspects of litigation as well as assisting in litigating actions from start to finish.
In his spare time, he also has pursued his long-standing interest in American history and its impact on the law, and has published articles on topics of American legal history, including the advent of the separate but equal doctrine. He is nearing completion of his first book which concerns a famous unsolved disappearance set in a transformational period of New York City history.
- Stanford University Law School, J.D., 1984
- Stanford University, M.A. in American History, 1982
Masters Thesis published in American Journal of Legal History, 1984
- Princeton University, A.B., 1979, magna cum laude in History Department, Phi Beta Kappa,
Senior Thesis nominated for award in History Department
- New York
- New Jersey
- U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of New York
- U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit
- N.Y. Court of Appeals
- N.Y. Appellate Division for the First, Second, Third, and Fourth Judicial Departments
- N.Y. Supreme Court, New York County
- N.J.Superior Court, Middlesex County