Steve brings his vigorous courtroom advocacy and extensive knowledge of personal injury and medical practice law to the Kohan Law Group, following his experience at a prominent law firm. Steve maintains his focus on automobile accidents, construction site accidents, products liability, premises liability, and medical malpractice, priding himself on his involvement on each case from inception to finish.
Steve is licensed to practice law in New York, New Jersey, and Federal courts. Steve’s energy, passion, and endless dedication to advocating for his clients has earned him an increasing number of recognitions, including: appointment to the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers Associate Board, being named in Long Island Business News 40 Under 40, being named a New York Metro Super Lawyers Rising Star for four consecutive years, receipt of the Long Island Top Professional 30 Under 30 Award from the Huntington Chamber of Commerce, receipt of the Top 40 Under 40 Award from The National Trial Lawyers, being named a 40 Under 40 Rising Star from the Armenian Bar Association, receipt of a Certificate of Recognition from the Armenian Bar Association, appointment to the Board of the New York/New Jersey/ Connecticut Chapter of the Armenian Bar Association and co-vice chair of its international newsletter. Steve also recently taught a CLE course entitled “Deposition on a Mission: Skills for Beginners” with the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers.
Steve has obtained many favorable outcomes, by trial and settlement, for his clients, especially in cases of catastrophic loss and injury. His recent verdict in Maurelis v. Gattuso was ranked as a Top 100 Jury Verdict by TopVerdict. His settlements have been published in the New York Law Journal, including the $5,000,000 recovery in Smith, Jr. v. City of Peekskill, which was ranked one of the highest mediated settlements in the New York Law Journal’s “2020 Top Verdicts Settlements Northeast” list and Wilson v. CM Associates Construction Mgt which was included in the “2019 Top Mediated Settlements” list.
One of Steve’s most noteworthy legal decisions thus far in his career was in K.M. ex rel. Mobley v. Mobley, 51 Misc.3d 1207(A) (Sup.Ct. 2016), a personal injury case also published in the New York Law Journal. Steve has achieved impressive outcomes in such cases as Sinchi v. Herrera, 2018 WL 556876 (Sup. Ct. 2018), where he was able to prove the defendants were 100% liable before depositions by cleverly relying on and authenticating dash camera footage in his client’s vehicle.
Steve began his law career early on. He started off on his high school mock trial team before attending St. John’s University to obtain his B.S. in Legal Studies and Philosophy, where he was also president of the University’s Legal Society. He continued on to St. John’s University School of Law to obtain his Juris Doctor.
Outside of the office, Steve possesses an authentic passion for volunteering. As a first generation Armenian-American, Steve is heavily involved with the Society for Orphaned Armenian Relief (SOAR), an international nonprofit organization that provides humanitarian relief to over 2,000 orphaned Armenian children and adults with disabilities. In previous years, Steve was also an active volunteer with the Nassau County Bar Association’s child mentoring program. He also helped to organize volunteer opportunities in his undergraduate program as the president of the St. John’s University Legal Society and participated in a full year externship with the New York Legal Assistant Group, a non-profit providing free civil legal services to New York residents who cannot afford private representation.
Steve is a fan of classic rock music and enjoys playing the guitar.
Admitted to Practice In:
- New York
- New Jersey
- Federal courts