Portrait of Partner Steven Lavietes, Esq.

Steven Lavietes

Medical Malpractice Defense Department


State courts of New York & Connecticut.

U.S. District Court, Southern District

U.S. District Court, Eastern District

U.S. District Court of Connecticut

New York State



J.D., University of San Francisco

B.S., Stanford University

Steven A. Lavietes is a partner in the Medical Malpractice Defense Department. He focuses on the defense of technical personal injury and medical malpractice actions in the New York State trial courts. For over 30 years with a prominent medical malpractice defense firm in Manhattan, Mr. Lavietes has handled over 1,500 cases representing corporate defendants, real estate owners and property management companies, insurance carriers, hospitals and individual physicians.

He has managed a variety of cases including the defense of hospital and physician medical malpractice claims, premises liability cases involving elevator and construction related accidents, lead paint exposure, property damage class actions, commercial litigation and products liability actions.

Mr. Lavietes has specialized in defending ophthalmologists in all subspecialties, neurosurgeons, anesthesiologists, obstetricians/gynecologists, cardiothoracic surgeons, orthopedic surgeons, general surgeons and radiologists in professional liability lawsuits, as well as disciplinary proceedings before the Office of Professional Medical Conduct, and has resolved cases at mediation, arbitration, and trial.