Stephen Belessis ardently advocates on his clients’ behalf, expertly and creatively navigating them through the complex litigation process. His keen understanding of medicine provides a nuanced, individualized defense for each physician and healthcare facility he represents.

Stephen’s passionate representation is palpable whether he is championing his clients’ interests in court, guiding them through depositions or documenting their needs and expectations in motions and daily reports. He effectively communicates with medical professionals, healthcare representatives and opposing counsel and can efficiently fashion a successful defense in even the most challenging matters.

Through his two decades of experience, Stephen has fostered a plethora of long-standing relationships that aid him in obtaining the best possible resolution for each individual and facility he represents. Prior to joining the Shaub, Ahmuty, Citrin & Spratt he worked at prominent plaintiff and defense general liability firms, as well as in public administration, which offers an unparalleled perspective that promotes objective analysis, as well as detailed, well-rounded defense strategies that allow him to better advocate for those he represents.

Stephen’s interest in the medical field and admiration for its professionals is felt in all of his work, propelling him to conduct successful depositions and win numerous summary judgment motions and defense verdicts. He is committed to the well-being of his clients, and makes them feel comfortable, ensuring he will do everything in his power to protect their best interests.

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Tulane University Law School, J.D., 1999

Cornell University, M.P.A., 1999

Cornell University, B.A., 1995


  • New York, 2000
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