Steven M. Warshawsky, Esq.




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Steven M. Warshawsky is the founder and principal of The Warshawsky Law Firm.  Federal judges have described him as "a wonderful lawyer," "an extremely skilled lawyer," and "a distinguished member of the bar."  His clients have described him as “an amazing and talented attorney with integrity,” “a gifted litigator,” “not afraid to fight for the little guy,” and “a lawyer’s lawyer.”  He has received an AVVO rating of 10.0 (“Superb”) and is rated by Super Lawyers for Employment and Labor Law.


In his career, Mr. Warshawsky has served as an Assistant United States Attorney, an associate at prestigious national law firms, and a law clerk to federal judges.   He has tried numerous cases to verdict in federal courts in New York and Washington, D.C.  He has briefed and argued numerous appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals.  He has represented Fortune 500 companies, chief executives, and senior government officials.  He has litigated complex and cutting edge legal issues.  His scholarly articles have been cited by courts in New York, California, and Texas, and by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces.


Mr. Warshawsky is dedicated to providing superior client service.  He works closely with clients to develop an effective legal strategy that meets each client’s objectives and budget.  Unlike many other firms that assign junior attorneys to handle cases, Mr. Warshawsky personally manages every client’s case, from initial consultation to trial.  When you hire Mr. Warshawsky, you get Mr. Warshawsky!  


J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 1997
Honors:  magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, Dean’s List 1994-1997
Associate Editor, Georgetown Law Journal

M.Ed., Social Studies, Vanderbilt University, 1992
Honors:  Outstanding Professional Promise Award
Graduate Teaching Fellow

A.B., Politics, Princeton University, 1990
Honors:  cum laude
National Merit Scholar


Hon. Paul V. Niemeyer
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
September 1997 to August 1998

Hon. Catherine C. Blake
U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
September 1998 to August 1999   

Previous Experience

United States Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of New York
Assistant U.S. Attorney, Civil Division
July 2004 to August 2008
Cases included single-plaintiff employment discrimination matters, civil rights and constitutional law matters, personal injury and medical malpractice matters, as well as asset forfeiture, immigration, and various other matters.

Paul Hastings Janofsky & Walker, New York
Associate, Employment Law Group
September 2002 to June 2004
Cases included a wide variety of single-plaintiff and class-action employment law matters.

Covington & Burling, Washington, D.C.
Associate, Litigation and Employment Groups
March 2000 to August 2002
Cases included employment law, civil rights law, administrative law, insurance law, and appellate matters.

Miles & Stockbridge, Baltimore, Maryland
Associate, Labor & Employment Group
October 1999 to February 2000
Cases included a wide variety of employment law matters.

Teaching Positions

Brooklyn Law School
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Law
Course:  Fundamentals of Legal Drafting
2008 to 2012.

Presentations (Selected)

“Employment Law Practice”
Practicing Law Institute, Bridge-the-Gap, Brooklyn Law School (panel presentation)
January 10, 2016 (also 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010) 

"Effective Legal Writing"
Practicing Law Institute, Bridge-the-Gap, New York City
August 6, 2014 

"How To Set Up A New York Non-Profit Corporation"
Lawyers Helping Animals Forum (panel presentation)
New York County Lawyers' Association
March 20, 2014

"Law Firm Career Paths: A Broad Range of Possibilities"
New York City Bar Association (panel presentation)
December 10, 2013

"Wage and Hour Laws"
Employment Law for the General Practitioner and Corporate Counselor
New York State Bar Association CLE (panel presentation)
June 12, 2013

"Legal Principles and Analysis with Case Study"
Italian Americans and Discrimination in Higher Education
Conference at St. John's University 
March 27, 2013

"Employment Law for Women Professionals"
Business Networking Seminar
July 28, 2011

“Role of Forensic Psychiatric Experts in Employment Discrimination Cases”
Bellevue Hospital Center, Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship Program
April 27, 2011

“Hiring Up:  Employees, Independent Contractors, and Labor Law Obligations”
New York County Lawyers' Association, First Annual Business and Contract Law Institute
September 24, 2010

“Employment Terminations from Employer and Employee Perspectives”
Brooklyn Bar Association CLE (panel presentation)
June 14, 2010

“Wage and Hour Compliance for Small Businesses”
Business Breakfast Seminar
April 28, 2010

“10 Common and Costly Employment Law Mistakes Made By Small Businesses”
Business Breakfast Seminar
March 25, 2010

“Civil Discovery:  Federal Court Basics”
Brooklyn Bar Association CLE
March 5, 2009

Legal Publications

“Gilmer, the Contractual Exhaustion Doctrine, and
Federal Statutory Employment Discrimination Claims”
19 Labor Lawyer 285 (2004).
“Turning the Supremacy Clause on its Head:
Bell Atlantic Maryland, Inc. v. Prince George's County”
51 Catholic Univ. Law Review 191 (2001).

“Ellerth and Faragher:  Towards Strict Employer Liability Under Title VII
for Supervisory Sexual Harassment”
2 Univ. of Pennsylvania Journal of Labor and Employment Law 303 (1999).
“Opposing Jury Nullification:  Law, Policy, and Prosecutorial Strategy”
85 Georgetown Law Journal 191 (1996).

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland (inactive)

Federal Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland

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