Gregory Sheindlin is an American attorney and founding partner at his law firm Sheindlin Law Firm.
Gregory Sheindlin was born in 1964 (age 59 years; as of 2023) in New York City, New York, United States of America. Gregory completed a degree in Bachelor of Arts from the State University of New York in Albany and pursued a Doctor of Law from the Brooklyn Law School from 1986 to 1989. LinkedIn Gregory started his career as a prosecutor and moved on to becoming a trial attorney and partner in his law firm.
Height (approx.): 5′ 10″
Weight (approx.): 75 kg
Hair Colour: Dark Brown
Eye Colour: Dark Brown
Parents & Siblings
Gregory’s father Jerry Sheindlin is an author, jurist, attorney and television personality. His birth mother, and his father’s ex-wife, Suzanne Sheindlin (who also goes by Suzanne Rosenthal) is an independent financial planner in Hallandale Beach. The New York Times His stepmother Judge Judy Sheindlin is a former prosecutor and Manhattan family court judge, author, television personality, court show arbitrator and a staunch financial supporter and advocate of women’s empowerment. Gregory has two siblings, Nicole Sheindlin who is an attorney and CEO of Her Honor Mentoring, and Jonathan Sheindlin who is a retinal surgeon. He also has two step-siblings, Jamie Hartwright and Adam Levy who is a former District Attorney and a judge on the TV show ‘Tribunal Justice’.
Wife & Children
Gregory’s wife’s name is Laurie Gail Pila, and she is an interior designer, businesswoman, and TV show producer. She is the owner of Sheindlin Interiors (a boutique firm specializing in high-end residential interior design) and has produced several food shows. The couple got married in 2012 and have two daughters together.
Assistant District Attorney
From August 1989 to May 1994, Gregory worked as an Assistant District Attorney at the New York County District Attorney’s Office, located at One Hogan Place, New York. During his time there, he handled cases related to different types of crimes in Trial Bureau 30 within the Trial Division. Additionally, he investigated and prosecuted cases related to organized crime related to drug manufacturing, distribution, and money laundering within the Investigation Division.
From May 1994 to May 1998, Gregory worked as a Trial Attorney at the Chubb Group of Insurance Companies, in both Manhattan and Westchester. In this role, he managed cases from the initial investigation through the trial process. These cases involved a variety of situations, such as General Liability cases (like accidents involving vehicles, construction sites, public transportation, and claims related to properties), as well as Director and Officer Liability cases (such as claims related to discrimination, harassment, human rights, and breach of fiduciary duty or contract).
After working in the Chubb Group of Insurance Companies, Gregory started a private practice and co-founded Sheindlin and Sullivan, LLP in 2001. He worked in the firm till 2013. Gregory has been a partner and attorney of Sheindlin Law Firm since 2014. The law firm works on cases concerning personal injuries, civil rights violations and criminal accusations.
Lawyers Without Borders
In 2008, Gregory Sheindlin volunteered at Lawyers Without Borders as an independent legal observer in Namibia, a country located on Africa’s west coast. The mission was to observe the “Caprivi trial,” which involved around 200 defendants facing charges of high treason and murder for allegedly trying to create an independent country in the Caprivi region. This trial has been the longest criminal trial in history, lasting over fifteen years.
During his time in Namibia, Gregory also worked with the Bernhard Nordkamp Centre, an organization focused on educating and caring for Namibian children. He is a member of the Board of Directors for Kids in Namibia Deserve Love and Encouragement (KINDLE).
Sheindlin vs Brady
In this case, Gregory Sheindlin sued James Brady for defamation. Following Shiendlin’s successful representation of his clients against Brady in a New York court, the court ordered Brady to pay $1.7 million in compensation. Subsequently, Brady accused Sheindlin of wrongfully siphoning the money from him, leading to Sheindlin filing a defamation case against Brady. After the case, Brady made false statements, claiming that Sheindlin stole the money from him. As a result, Sheindlin filed a defamation lawsuit against Brady. Brady issued around 20 subpoenas (a legal order issued by a court that requires a person to appear in court as a witness or to produce certain documents or evidence relevant to a legal case) to various people, including judges, officials, attorneys, and a reporter. The New York State Office of Court Administration and the New York County District Attorney’s Office supported the judges and District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. in their request to cancel the subpoenas. The court ruled on the motions and cancelled the subpoenas issued to the New York State judges and District Attorney Vance. The court also cancelled subpoenas served to some federal judges, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, New York Attorney General Letitia James, and a New York Post reporter. The court found that the subpoenas to the judges and officials were not justified because they didn’t have unique information relevant to the case. The subpoenas to the reporter were also not valid as the information sought was unrelated to the defamation claims. The court allowed the remaining subpoenas to move forward, resolving disputes about them in the future. However, it maintained the restriction on Brady issuing more subpoenas without court approval. In conclusion, some subpoenas were cancelled, and the court would handle the remaining ones as and when the disputes arose. Casetext
Gregory Sheindlin has been listed in the list of America’s most reputed lawyers by Martindale-Hubbell.
- Gregory is a proficient martial artist. He has volunteered as an instructor at the Young Adult Institute (YAI) in Manhattan, where he taught martial arts to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
- Gregory Sheindlin has appeared in one episode of Entertainment Tonight.
- Gregory Sheindlin has served on the Executive Committee and Board of Directors for the New York State Trial Lawyers Association since 2016.
- Gregory Sheindlin has served as a member of The Phoenix’s Board of Directors. The Phoenix is an organization that has supported over 26,000 individuals recovering from substance use disorder by offering assistance through a sober active community since 2017.
- In 2002, he was awarded the rank of “san dan” (2nd-degree black belt) in Seido Karate. Sheindlin Law Firm