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Steven J. Hyman is chair of the Litigation Department at McLaughlin & Stern.

Mr. Hyman has extensive litigation and trial experience across a broad range of legal issues. He has argued in the Supreme Court of the United States, been counsel in numerous reported decisions in both the federal and state systems and tried a wide variety of cases including capital murder and other criminal charges, employment discrimination, civil rights and constitutional litigation, commercial cases involving a variety of corporate disputes and contract claims, as well as theatre and security arbitrations. Two of his cases, Flynn v. Goldman Sachs and Cherry v. Coudert Brothers were the subject of Court TV’s daily coverage of trials of interest.

In addition, Mr. Hyman was an Associate Adjunct Professor of Law at NYU Law School and has been active in Bar Associations and community organizations. He is a former chair of the New York County Lawyer’s Civil Rights Committee and a former President of the Board of Directors of the New York Civil Liberties Union. He also has been a guest lecturer at universities and law schools and has appeared on TV and radio as a legal commentator.

Mr. Hyman has the preeminent AV peer rating with Martindale-Hubbell and is listed in the New York Super Lawyers Metro Edition and The Avenue Magazine’s Legal Elite.

Mr. Hyman received his BA from Lafayette College and his law degree from Columbia Law School where he graduated cum laude.


Artist Says Law School Hiding Murals Will Hurt His Reputation - Law360 Law360 (March 7, 2022, 3:27 PM EST) -- The decision by the Vermont Law…

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Steven J. Hyman comments in article: "Judge Hears Arguments in School’s Plan to Conceal Murals." Click to read more.

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Steven J. Hyman quoted in article: "Vermont Law School Mural Case on Display for Vermont Law School Students." Click to read more.

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Norman Siegel and Steven Hyman, the attorneys who represented a Maine nurse in the legal fights over a 2014 quarantine order for Ebola, predicted that…

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  • Columbia Law School (J.D., cum laude, 1965). Author, “Joint Representation of Multiple Defendants in a Criminal Trial”
  • Adjunct Associate Professor of Law, New York University School of Law, 1975—1984
  • Lafayette College (B.A., 1962)
  • Hofstra Law Review, Vol. 5. No. 2, 1977
  • President, Board of Directors, New York Civil Liberties Union


  • Queens, NY

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1966 
  • United States Supreme Court, 1978
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, 1987
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, 1968
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York, 1992 
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Vermont and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 1969
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, 1967


  • New York State Bar Association
  • American Bar Associations
  • New York County Lawyers Association (Former Chair, Civil Rights Committee)
  • New York Civil Liberties Union (Board of Directors, Former President)