Steven Schwartzapfel Accolades

Steve J Schwartzapfel Awards Pace University School of Law


Steven Schwartzapfel retains membership in several legal organizations that enable him to have the most relevant knowledge regarding personal injury law so he can best serve his clients. Some of these organizations include:

  • Alliance for Consumer Rights: Current President
  • Judicial Screening Committees: Steven Schwartzapfel has served on the Appellate Division, Governor Pataki’s and Governor Cuomo’s selection for the State Court of Appeals, and the New York State Supreme Court
  • New York County Bar Association Committee on Professional Discipline: Member
  • New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers: As a founding member, Steven Schwartzapfel is a former director and current first Vice President and President-elect
  • New York County Bar Association Committee on Professional Discipline: Member
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association: Steven Schwartzapfel currently holds the position of emeritus and previously served as President-elect and parliamentarian

If you’re looking for an experienced, dedicated attorney who is compassionate with your situation and aggressive with the responsible party at the same time, look no further than Steven Schwartzapfel. He looks forward to serving you.

Steven Schwartzapfel has earned numerous awards over his 35 years as a personal injury attorney and founding partner of Schwartzapfel Lawyers, P.C. Each shows a unique aspect of his character, dedication to the legal field, and perseverance in fighting for the rights of his clients to receive fair compensation.

Martindale-Hubbell | Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence  - Steven Schwartzapfel - Top Lawyer in New York

Perhaps the greatest honor that Steven Schwartzapfel received is the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating. Considered the gold standard in ratings for attorneys, the Martindale-Hubbell distinction means that he has received the highest rankings from clients themselves and from other attorneys. It is truly an honor for Steven Schwartzapfel to receive this distinction as it recognizes both his legal ability and high ethical standards. His peers rated him a perfect 10.

Steven Schwartzapfel has also received these awards, for which he feels grateful and honored:

Steven Schwartzapfel Accredited Better Busines Bureau A+ Rating

Better Business Bureau: Steven Schwartzapfel maintains a perfect A-plus rating with the Better Business Bureau, which means that clients have never filed a complaint against him or he settled issues to the client’s satisfaction before it escalated any further.

Elite Lawyers of America (ELA)  - Steven Schwartzapfel - Top Lawyer in New York

Elite Lawyers of America: This organization formed in 2001 to recognize lawyers in several specialty areas for their outstanding achievements, level of respect in the legal community, and recognition in their respective area of practice. Elite Lawyers of America chose to recognize Steven Schwartzapfel because he has obtained several verdicts exceeding two million dollars.

Steven Schwartzapfel Legal Leaders Long Beach Top Rated Lawyers of 2016

Legal Leaders Top-Rated Lawyer Designation: The New York division of Legal Leaders named Steven Schwartzapfel a Top-Rated Lawyer for his client feedback, settlement success rate, and several other factors. Because of this honor, the publications American Lawyer, Corporate Counsel and National Law Journal, New York Law Journal, Newsday, and the Wall Street Journal all ran articles about Steven Schwartzapfel and his law firm.

Leader in Law Award: The national publication Newsweek Magazine recognized Steven Schwartzapfel for his outstanding service as a personal injury plaintiff’s lawyer in the communities he serves.

Steven Schwartzapfel Litigator Awards Ranked Top 1% of Lawyers 2015

Litigators Award: The Litigators Award honored Steven Schwartzapfel as belonging to the top one percent of trial lawyers nationwide who routinely wins multi-million dollar settlements for his clients.

Steven Schwartzapfel Super Lawyers Rating

Super Lawyer: This distinction goes to lawyers in more than 70 different practice areas who have attained a high level of personal achievement as well as peer recognition. Steven Schwartzapfel earned this award seven years in arow. He was also featured by the New York Times.

The National Trial Lawyers - Top 100 Trial Lawyers - Steven Schwartzapfel - Top Lawyer in New York


Top 100 Trial Lawyers: Steven Schwartzapfel has earned this award from not just one organization, but two. Both the American Trial Lawyers Association and the National Trial Lawyers Association presented Steven Schwartzapfel with this distinguished award for meeting stringent criteria as a plaintiff’s lawyer. Only two lawyers per state or region are eligible for inclusion.

Long Island's Top Legal Eagles - Steven Schwartzapfel - Top Lawyer in New York

Top Legal Eagle: Long Island Pulse Magazine recently recognized Steven Schwartzapfel as a Top Legal Eagle. The publication accepts nominations for this award in 10 practice areas from the top names in the legal profession.

As impressive as this list of Steven Schwartzapfel’s awards is, it’s not complete. If you have additional questions about the awards, memberships, or recognition of Steven Schwartzapfel, please don’t hesitate to ask him or a member of his staff.