Leo Dorfman


Leo Dorfman represents municipal and private clients in a wide range of state and federal civil rights and employment cases, including claims of employment discrimination, defamation, excessive force, false arrest and malicious prosecution, freedom of speech and religion, zoning and land use discrimination, and unconstitutional takings.


Mr. Dorfman has extensive experience litigating in state and federal courts and is often able to resolve disputes in his clients’ favor through pretrial motion practice. Mr. Dorfman has obtained many favorable results for his clients through mediation and less formal settlement negotiations. He has also successfully defended claims at trial, when early resolution was not possible.


Mr. Dorfman graduated from Brandeis University in 2004 with a B.A. In 2008, he graduated cum laude with a J.D. from Brooklyn Law School. Prior to joining Sokoloff Stern LLP in 2009, Mr. Dorfman worked part time with the Executive Bureau and Civil Rights Division of the New York State Attorney General’s Office and at the Equal Employment

Mr. Dorfman is admitted to practice law in New York and New Jersey, and the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, and the District of New Jersey.