“When you focus on the solutions, the problems take care of themselves.”
Steven J. Mandel, a co-chair of the New York County Lawyer's Association’s Matrimonial Section, was chosen as “One of the Bad-Ass Divorce Lawyer’s You Wouldn’t Want to See Representing Your Spouse” for good reason. He successfully created the firm that bears his name in 1980, based upon the motto of J.P. Morgan who said, “I don’t want a lawyer to tell me what I can’t do. I hire him to tell me how to do what I want to do.”
Steve went to Adelphi University on a baseball scholarship. Although he received an invitation to try out for the Toronto Blue Jays, Steve decided his competitive spirit and winning attitude would best be served by becoming a tough, yet compassionate, attorney. Always a trailblazer, Steve was a member of the first class at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, from where he graduated in the top of his class, with a Doctor of Law degree (J.D.) in 1979.
Recognized as a “Top 100 Lawyer in the United States” by the American Society of Legal Advocates; a “Top Attorney of the Year” by the New York Times Magazine Section; a “Family Law Practitioner of the Year” by New York Magazine; a “Legal Leader” and one of “New York’s Top Rated Lawyers” by ALM; a consummate “Super Lawyer", Steven J. Mandel also received a perfect “10” rating from AVVO for “peer recognition & client satisfaction" and Martindale-Hubbell awarded him their prestigious “AV Preeminent” rating, which is the “highest possible award in both legal ability and ethical standards”.
Even with all this deserved recognition, Steve Mandel still measures his success as an attorney by the number of thoughtful “thank you cards” and “hugs” he receives from his satisfied clients at the conclusion of their case.
This lifetime of achievements explains why people have come to see Steven J. Mandel and The Mandel Law Firm for almost 40 years, when losing