A Long History Of Excellence

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Steven B. Kantrowitz

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Practice Areas:

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Product Liability including Toxic Tort
  • General Liability
  • Employment/Labor
  • Bankruptcy Litigation


Since he was admitted to practice in 1977, Steve Kantrowitz has been solving clients' litigation- related concerns. He brings the experience of having evaluated and concluded thousands of cases, and having supervised, personally arbitrated, or tried hundreds of cases.

He has tried and won cases in federal, state and bankruptcy court. He has handled and won appeals in federal and state court. Just as important, he has prevailed in cases for clients through pleadings and motions, saving fees, costs, and time. He knows the issues, the rules, and the venues.

Clients seek out his superb judgment and the ability to get to the heart of an issue. He evaluates cases and sees the end of the matter - be it settlement. dispositive motion or trial. That process lessens transactional costs for claims and litigation and provides clients strategies that often go beyond the particular case.

Steve Kantrowitz has led professionals and managed resources in both private practice and in his Navy career. That ability has led to his appointment as regional and national counsel for clients and his promotion to Navy two-star Admiral.

Marrying his judgment, experience, leadership, and integrity has led to relationships with clients lasting for decades. He solves problems and get results, quickly, efficiently, and cost effectively.


  • George Washington University National Law Center, Washington, District of Columbia
    • LL.M., Master of Laws - 1981
    • Honors: Highest Honors
  • Villanova University School of Law, Villanova, Pennsylvania
    • J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence - 1977
  • Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
    • B.S., Bachelor of Science - 1974

Bar Admission

  • Pennsylvania, 1977
  • District of Columbia, 1978
  • New York, 1984
  • Ohio, 1992
  • U.S. Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit, 1978
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit, 1979
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1982
  • U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia, 1978
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1980
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania, 1983
  • U.S. District Court Western District of New York, 1991
  • U.S. Federal Court, 1978
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1980
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1979
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 1979
  • U.S. Court of International Trade, 1979
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, 1978

Published Works

  • Expert Testimony and Scientific Evidence in Arson Related Cases, Journal of Forensic Sciences, Vol. 32, 1982
  • JAG Journal, Volumes 31 and 32, (Associate Editor), 1980-1982
  • "Op-eds," Wall Street Journal and Washington Times


  • American Bar Association Award for Professional Merit
  • Distinguished Service Medal
  • Meritorious Service Medal [Four Awards)
  • Navy & Marine Corps Commendation Medal (Three Awards)
  • Navy & Marine Corps Achievement Medal
  • Rated AV "Preeminent" by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Super Lawyers

Past Positions

  • United States Navy, Active Duty, 1977 to 1982
  • United States Naval Reserve, Commander JAGC

Professional Associations

  • District of Columbia Bar, Member, 1978 to Present
  • New York State Bar, Member, 1984 to Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member, 1978 to Present
  • Federal Bar Association, Member
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Chairman, Federal Practice Committee, 1984 to 1986
  • American Bar Association, Chairman, Arson Project Committee, 1979 to 1984