Lewis M. Steel

Attorney in New York, NY
Editor in Chief, Law Review, New York Law School. Former President, New York City Chapter of National Lawyers Guild, 1983-1984. Member, Board of Directors, New York County Lawyers Association, 1988-1993. Adjunct Professor of Law, New York Law School, 2005.
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Areas of Law

  • Employment Discrimination
  • Class Actions
  • Civil Rights


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Admission Details

Admitted in 1963, New York
1965, U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit
1967, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York and U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th District
1968, U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd and 4th Circuits and U.S. Supreme Court
1970, U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
1973, California and U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit
1978, U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit

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Law School Attended

New York Law School
Class of 1963

New York Law School
Class of 1997
Honorary D.L.

University Attended

Harvard College
Class of 1958

Birth Information

Born in 1937
New York, New York, April 25, 1937

Representative Cases

Wright v. Stern, 450 F. Supp 3rd 335 (SDNY 2006); Avagliano v. Sunitomo Shoji America Inc., 457 US 176 (1982); Huntington Branch, NAACP v. Town of Huntington, 844 F.2d 926 (2d Cir), aff'd 109 S. Ct. 276 (1988); Carter v. Rafferty, 621 F.Supp. 533 (D.N.J.), aff'd 826 F.2d 1299 (3rd Cir. 1987); Ethridge v. Rhodes, 268 F.Supp 83 (D.C. Ohio 1968).

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Lewis M. Steel
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 3 Park Avenue, 29th Floor,
New York, NY 10016-5902


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