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Committed to Justice: Schwartzapfel Lawyers P.C.

November 8, 2019

For more than 35 years, Steven Schwartzapfel, founding partner of New York based Schwartzapfel Lawyers P.C., has fought for people who are entitled to justice.

Schwartzapfel Lawyers P.C. is a prestigious, boutique personal injury and wrongful death law firm with multiple locations throughout the region. Founded by Steven Schwartzapfel in 1981, the firm remains committed to representing clients, helping them seek justice, and get the benefits they deserve. “The attorneys here have dedicated their careers to representing those who have been injured, maimed, disabled, or killed, as well as their families,” Schwartzapfel says.

A Client-First Approach: Protecting the People
Since the firm’s inception, Schwartzapfel Lawyers P.C. has seen the legal field and world change. “The only constant is change,” Schwartzapfel says. “Our firm’s mission hasn’t changed—to hold insurance companies and corporations accountable and to help people receive the justice they deserve.” Schwartzapfel says his marketing strategy has also remained the same since starting his business: putting clients first and giving back to the community. His refined and consistent approach to client-centered services has led to helping clients get the money and benefits they deserve.

A Presence in the Community
Schwartzapfel Lawyers P.C. maintains multiple offices, located in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester, providing clients greater access to attorneys and staff. “We treat our clients like family,” Schwartzapfel says. “We make the most difficult situations easier for them. We strive to provide for their financial security for life.” Beyond serving clients, Schwartzapfel Lawyers P.C. regularly gives back to the community, donating to more than 100 charities committed to those most in need. Major areas of support include health organizations, foundations and charitable trade organizations, children’s charities, faith-based philanthropy, education, family issues, food and housing justice, and the arts.

Dedicated to Education
In addition to community support, the firm is committed to education—Schwartzapfel Lawyers P.C. offers a scholarship program for students pursuing college as well as law degrees through the Pace University Law School program, and through Touro Law School. The program is specifically designed to benefit students whose parents are union members. The Schwartzapfel Lawyers Humanitarian Scholarships were created to support high school graduates whose education will lead to a career helping others through public service, such as teachers, social workers, healthcare professionals, attorneys, and religious workers. “We provide more than $100,000 in scholarships” Schwartzapfel says. “Education is key to the American dream.”

Understanding the Needs of Law Firms
Throughout the span of his career as a personal injury attorney, Schwartzapfel has sought positive banking relationships. Through his relationship with Edward Blaskey, Segment Executive C&I at Sterling National Bank, Schwartzapfel saw value in Sterling’s single point of contact relationship model. It was this connection with Ed, along with Sterling’s value added suite of solutions, that prompted Schwartzapfel to leave his long-term financial institution. Now working with Sterling, Schwartzapfel applauds the commitment and responsiveness of senior management to address his business needs. “Senior management is so important,” Schwartzapfel says. “The team at Sterling is an incredibly important partner to me in helping grow and manage my business. They’ve always been there for me when I need them.”


  • President of Alliance for Consumer Rights
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association Director Emeritus, First Vice President, and President Elect
  • New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers, a founder and President Elect

Steven Schwartzapfel, founding partner of Schwartzapfel Lawyers P.C., has been recognized for his significant contributions to the area’s legal field, including:

  • 10 consecutive years recognized as a Super Lawyer in The New York Times
  • A Top 100 Trial Lawyer Recognized by both the National Trial Lawyers and The American Trial Lawyers Association
  • A Top 25 Attorney through the National Brain Injury Trial Lawyers Association
  • A member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, limited to attorneys who have won multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements

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As founding partner of Schwartzapfel Lawyers P.C., Steven Schwartzapfel serves the region as an advocate for those seeking justice. Schwartzapfel’s 35-year commitment to protecting the people relies on relationships—with his clients, with the firm’s attorneys and staff, and with Sterling National Bank.

Sterling is committed to providing the full spectrum of banking services for law firms of all sizes, including Schwartzapfel Lawyers P.C., to increase efficiency in the digital age.