Stephen Weiner is a life-long New Yorker, who lives in Queens with his wife of 37 years and their adult developmentally-disabled son. He has been an attorney in private practice for over 30 years. His experience in Queens Surrogate’s Court began in the 1990s when the Court appointed him to be to represent people who did not have their own attorney (“Guardian ad Litem”). His legal practice is focused on wills, estate planning, probate, trusts, and guardianships, the core of the Surrogate’s Court docket. For ten years he has been rated a “Super Lawyer” in Estate Planning and Probate in New York City.

Stephen is a graduate of the Columbia University School of Law where he founded its Federalist Society chapter and became a member of the Columbia Law Review. He is a graduate of Yale College and the Bronx High School of Science.

He has trial experience in federal court, in state court, and in arbitrations. He has argued appeals in the highest court of this state — the Court of Appeals — and in appellate courts at both the state and federal level. He is a member of the Historical Society of the New York Courts and the American Revolution Round-Table of New York.

Stephen has served the NYC community as President of the Board of Elections and as Queens Commissioner of Elections. Since 2004, he has been sworn in annually as a court examiner, an independent reviewer of guardianships.

He also served as the President of his local orthodox Jewish synagogue, the Young Israel of Sunnyside. The National Council of Young Israel awarded him its Centennial Award for this work. He remains active in its affairs.

Stephen is committed to equal justice under law, and to striving for excellence, integrity and inspiration in the affairs of the Surrogate’s Court.

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