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Stanley A. Camhi


Stanley A. Camhi is co-chair of the Firm’s Litigation Practice Group and its Appellate Practice Group, where he practices in the area of general civil litigation with an emphasis on employment related matters and insurance defense work.  His practice includes the defense of employment discrimination claims in both the public and private sector, including claims brought under Title VII, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the State Human Rights Law, and the Civil Rights Acts.  Rated AV, the highest Martindale-Hubbell peer rating for lawyers, Mr. Camhi has also lectured on the topic of wrongful discharge and privacy in the workplace.

From 1980 until 1986, when he joined Jaspan Schlesinger LLP, Mr. Camhi was an Assistant Attorney General for the State of New York.  In 1983, the Attorney General appointed him to serve as Chief of a Litigation Section where he supervised a staff of ten attorneys primarily responsible for defending Title VII and other discrimination claims brought against the State. As an Assistant Attorney General, Mr. Camhi defended the State of New York and its agencies against lawsuits brought in both federal and state court. His responsibilities included all phases of pre-trial discovery and motion practice as well as trial and appellate work.

Prior to becoming an Assistant Attorney General, Mr. Camhi practiced law for five years with a Capitol Hill law firm in Washington, D.C. where he was primarily responsible for handling the firm’s litigation in both the federal and local courts of the District of Columbia.

Mr. Camhi was a recipient of the Long Island Business News Leadership in Law Award in 2012 and  named to the New York Metro area Super Lawyers list for litigation. The Super Lawyers list is issued by Thomson Reuters. A description of the selection methodology can be found at Mr. Camhi previously served on the Board of the Long Island Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and is a member of the Board of the Sephardic Temple of Cedarhurst, New York.

Mr. Camhi received his Juris Doctor degree from the Emory University School of Law where he graduated with distinction and was awarded the Order of the Coif based upon his academic achievements. Upon graduation he was admitted to practice law in Georgia.In 1976, Mr. Camhi was admitted to practice law in both the District of Columbia and Virginia. In 1980, he was also admitted to practice in New York.  In addition, Mr. Camhi is admitted to practice law in several federal district courts where he has tried numerous cases. He has argued numerous appeals in the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the New York appellate courts including the Court of Appeals, the State’s highest court. He is also admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court.  In addition, he is a member of New York State Bar Association, the Nassau County Bar Association and the Theodore Roosevelt Inn of Court of the American Inns of Court.

  • B.A., George Washington University – 1972
  • J.D., Emory University School of Law, with honors – 1975

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