Steven Bennett Blau
Steven holds the distinction of receiving the best possible “AV” rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the most prestigious attorney rating organization. This rating is an objective indicator of a lawyer’s high ethical standards and professional ability, generated from evaluations of lawyers by other members of the bar and the judiciary. An AV rating signifies that a lawyer’s peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence.
Steven is admitted to practice law in the State of New York and a member of the bars of the U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of New York and the U.S Court of Appeals for the Second and Fourth Circuits. He has been admitted pro hac vice to a multitude of U.S. District Courts across the nation.
An aggressive and tenacious trial attorney /litigator prosecuting and defending complex cases in both the state and federal courts, he received recognition for his excellent professional skills and achievements, by being appointed as an ADR Mediator by the U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York in 2001. Steven was lead class counsel in the MDL, In re Aon Corp. Wage & Hour Employment Practices Litigation No. 08CV5802 (Hon.Charles P. Kocoras) U.S.D.C., Northern District of Illinois and appointed as a member of the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in In Re Nuvaring Products Liability Litigation, 4:08 MDL 1964 (RWS), United States District Court, for the Eastern District of Missouri.
During his career, Steven has successfully tried a wide diversity of cases including FLSA Collective Class Actions; medical/accounting/attorney malpractice; wrongful death; products liability; copyright/trademark infringement; commercial transactions, and employment law.To date, his highest sustained jury verdict on appeal is $3.2 million. He has 23 reported appellate cases.