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Steven Dorfman

Steven B. Dorfman

Steven Dorfman

NYC Personal Injury Lawyer

Steven Dorfman comes to the Perecman Firm as our managing attorney after more than twenty years of success as a trial lawyer and partner at another firm that specialized in handling catastrophic injury cases. During the course of his career he has been responsible for the resolution of tens of millions of dollars for his seriously injured clients. Steven has had the privilege of representing hundreds of seriously injured men and women, most of whom have been injured construction workers. Steven has also had the honor of working on many high profile and complicated cases such as the 2008 Manhattan Crane Collapse, the 2013 Spuyten Duyvil train derailment, and is honored to currently be working with many other eminently talented attorneys on the 2015 Metro-North Accident that occurred in Valhalla, New York. Some examples of Steven’s results are:

  • $3.25 million in Supreme Court, Kings County for an injured construction worker who suffered a head injury when a portion of an unsecured wall fell.
  • $1.4 million for an elevator repair mechanic that suffered hand injuries when he slipped on a work platform, causing his hand to come into contact with an elevator counter-weight.
  • $1.375 million in Supreme Court, Albany County for an injured construction worker who suffered a fractured foot in an accident that was disputed by his boss and other witnesses.

Steven’s prior experience managing complex cases from inception through trial, as well as his service as the principal appellate lawyer at his former office, gives him a unique perspective on case management and an outstanding combination of skills to assist the elite team of lawyers at the Perecman Firm in the preparation and prosecution of their cases.

Dedicated & Passionate Advocacy

Steven is a devoted and passionate advocate who works tirelessly to make sure that his clients are not abused by insurance companies or the entities that caused their injuries. Steven is committed to assisting the seriously injured and believes that there is no higher calling than fighting for the rights of accident victims and assisting the seriously injured in receiving just compensation for their injuries. Steven’s passion for helping those in need has compelled him to dedicate his legal career to assisting largely under-represented individuals and protecting them from abuse. One of Steven’s proudest professional accomplishments was his pro bono representation of victims of the September 11th attacks before the September 11th Victim’s Compensation Fund.

Community Outreach

As a first-generation American and the proud son of Argentine immigrants, Steven is particularly sensitive to the plight of vulnerable individuals that may not speak English as their first language. His ability to speak Spanish fluently enables our firm to perform outreach to the Spanish speaking community and further our commitment to assisting those that have been seriously injured and are unfamiliar with the legal system.

Due to his experience and accomplishments, Steven has been called upon to speak on varied legal topics to several organizations, including the Bronx County Medical Society. He has also been asked to prepare written course materials for the New York State Bar Association’s continuing legal education program.

Steven is a graduate of the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. as well as Brooklyn Law School. He is admitted to practice law in the State of New York as well as the Federal Courts located in the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the District of New Jersey. Steven is a happily married and devoted husband and the proud father of three daughters. He and his family live in Chappaqua located in Westchester County, New York.

Practice Areas

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey


  • Brooklyn Law School, Brooklyn, New York
    • Juris Doctor, 1996
  • George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
    • Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs, 1993


  • Selected to New York Super Lawyers, 2019


  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association


  • Spanish

More Than $500 million In Verdicts & Settlements For Our Clients

The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C.'s team of NYC personal injury attorneys have recovered more than $500 million in verdicts and settlements for their clients. We understand the financial and emotional toll a serious accident can have on your life. That’s why we dedicate ourselves to maximizing your recovery and securing what you deserve.

See Our Results
  • $40,000,000*
    Medical malpractice. Child's brain damage.
    Construction worker fell from a ladder, jury verdict.
    Construction worker/ laborer fell from the scaffold, jury verdict.
See Our Results


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    - Naida M.

  • “Like Family!”

    - Alyssa O

  • “He made a difference for me and my family.”

    - Jose J.

  • “One of the best decisions I had ever made”

    - Joseph L.

  • “Se experimenta una emoción muy bonita al ganar un caso porque te das cuenta que le has salvado la vida a alguien.”

    - Jose J.

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