Jeffrey J. Schietzelt is a prominent trial attorney in the New York City area with the expertise, experience, and skill to win your case. He has a track record of acclamatory results for his clients, with an excellent reputation for responsiveness and cognizance of client needs and concerns.
Mr. Schietzelt received a BS from Sacred Heart University in 1999 and a Juris Doctorate from Fordham Law School in 2002 where, by vote of his peers, he received the prestigious Phillip R. Fusco Memorial Award for campus leadership. He interned under a former homicide prosecutor in the Bronx district attorney’s office for over three years while also serving as an associate editor at the Fordham International Law Journal.
Since the start of his career, Mr. Schietzelt’s practice has focused solely on litigation and trial work. He has worked on numerous high-profile cases and received recognition in multiple mediums, including being named to Superlawyers magazine’s “Rising Stars” list, an honor bestowed upon the top attorneys in the NYC metro area under 40 in both 2013 and 2014. He also appeared on The New York Times Magazine’s “Top Attorneys” list and was named a “2013 Outstanding Young Lawyer” by another respected industry publication.
Mr. Schietzelt serves as the co-founder and president of The Pinnacle Network, a selective organization of NYC professionals dedicated to excellence in their fields. He is a regular speaker at industry events on topics ranging from business development to litigation strategy. He has been quoted on legal issues in major media outlets and understands how to delicately deal with sensitive issues and the publicity that some cases generate. (See “press” section for examples.)
Mr. Schietzelt played on the varsity volleyball team at Division I Sacred Heart University and transitioned to playing beach volleyball on various professional and semi-professional U.S. tours after his undergraduate degree. Mr. Schietzelt’s ability to thrive under pressure and succeed in competitive environments has translated from success in athletic pursuits to wins in the courtroom.