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New York Personal Injury and Criminal Defense Attorneys

About The Law Firm of Andrew M. Stengel
Katherine E. Mayo and Andrew M. Stengel

The Best Attorneys Are Experts At Offense And Defense

As a complex personal injury, Katherine E. Mayo has dedicated her career to fighting for justice on behalf of clients with a genuine compassionate approach. Kate is committed to fighting tirelessly to ensure that justice is served with the determination to take on even the most formidable opponents. Kate, who was trained by some of the finest plaintiffs’ attorneys in New York and the country, received her J.D. from Brooklyn Law School and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Smith College.

As a former Assistant District Attorney in New York City, Andrew M. Stengel worked on thousands of criminal cases learning the ins and outs of the justice system. Andrew learned that justice is rarely served without an experienced and knowledgeable advocate. That’s especially true if a client doesn’t know his or her rights or doesn’t understand the process. Andrew is a cum laude graduate of Albany Law School, former Editor-in-Chief of the Albany Government Law Review, and he graduated from Brandeis University.

Andrew left the Manhattan District Attorney’s office and formed The Law Firm of Andrew M. Stengel to help ensure that clients throughout New York City and New York State have access to experienced, knowledgeable and aggressive representation. Kate brought a wealth of complex personal injury experience when she joined the practice as a partner.

Together, Kate and Andrew take pride in their personal approach to every case to ensure that our clients achieve justice and their rights are protected, no matter the complexity of the case. Contact our office for a free, confidential consultation about your case.

Why Hire The Law Firm of Andrew M. Stengel?

Katherine E. Mayo and Andrew M. Stengel are attorneys who not only fight for justice but also understand the emotional toll that a case takes on a client. The Law Firm of Andrew M. Stengel is built on the pillars of an unwavering dedication to justice as well as empathy through our trauma-informed approach.

In our practice, we don’t just see cases; we see people. We understand that behind every legal matter, there’s a story, a struggle, and often, a deep emotional impact. That’s why we prioritize empathy in our approach. We take the time to listen, to understand, and to support you every step of the way.

Litigation is complex and can be intimidating and confusing. The right attorney for you. A will take the time to explain every step of the process and be available to answer questions and concerns. Our approach to clients includes:

  • Dedicating personalized attention to every client and every case.
  • Understanding that each case is unique by tailoring a legal strategy to each client.
  • Minimizing the stress associated with your case by ensuring that you have the information you need, as well as a dedicated advocate at your side.
  • Providing compassionate support during the case.
  • Explaining the process so that you’ll know exactly what to expect.
  • Communicating transparently about the case and explaining options and the next steps.
  • Managing deadlines, filing requirements and other technical aspects of the case.
  • Assessing your case and determining the best approach under your specific circumstances.

Why Retain Katherine E. Mayo and Andrew M. Stengel?

People who have never worked with an attorney before may believe that all lawyers are created equal. Just as in any profession, lawyers have varying levels of skill, experience and commitment. As your lawyer, Kate and Andrew will provide:

  • The benefit of our combined experience serving as complex personal injury lawyers and a former prosecutor.
  • Our personal attention, from the beginning of your case through resolution—no handing you off to subordinates.
  • Clear explanations–we know that litigation is a stressful experience, and our goal is to give the peace of mind that comes with knowing what to expect from your case.
  • Aggressive representation—we spent much of our legal careers in the courtroom, and we are not afraid to fight for your rights and your future no matter the opponent.

You shouldn’t hire the first attorney whose name appears in Google Ads. You want an ally who understands your concerns and is prepared to fight for you with compassion and empathy. We strive to provide the same high-quality representation to all of our clients.

We take pride in taking the time to explain every step and every detail to our clients about the process and possible outcome.

The most frequent request we hear from clients who contact us is that they want to know what is going on with their case. Every client deserves to be informed about their case. The most frequent request we hear from clients who contact us to change attorneys is that nothing or very little is explained to them, that their case is passed around from attorney to attorney and that they can never get their attorney on the phone. One client who consulted us told us that he didn’t speak to any attorney for years at the law firm that was handling his case. That is problematic no matter the type of litigation.

Litigation—especially for those who have their first contact with Courts—is complicated and confusing. The process may seem like an alternative universe to many people, and for a good reason. That’s why we take pride in taking the time to explain every step and every detail to our clients. We strive to make sure that our clients understand the proceedings. If you asked former clients they would agree that I took the time necessary to explain everything about their case until they were comfortable. No client deserves any less.