Jeffery G. Stark

Forchelli, Curto, Deegan, Schwartz, Mineo & Terrana LLP
2014 Top 10 Legal Eagles

Litigation is the area of practice most of us think of when we think of the law—the courtroom’s intensity is often depicted in movies. But the guts of litigation happens in the library. Jeffrey Stark must be pretty good at this part, because he’s winning cases at the highest levels.

Stark has successfully litigated against the Town of North Hempstead, securing Sumitomo Bank an award of $31 million. He also defeated a suit by former Vice President Spiro Agnew. One recent case saw Stark battling for his clients’ finances after the client’s attorney died. It seems the departed “accidentally” misappropriated his client’s funds to his own wife—an accident Stark set straight.

Stark has handled cases at trial and on appeal for both corporations and individuals. On the opposite side of the bench, Stark has served as a justice of the New York Supreme Court, Nassau County, and was nominated by President Clinton to be a judge of the United States Court of International Trade.