Phillip G. Steck

Albany, New York
Phone: 518-449-3900 | 888-352-3751
Fax: 518-432-3111


Phillip G. Steck focuses his practice on litigation with a concentration in civil rights, employment, and commercial cases and has successfully advocated in major case trials and appeals for both plaintiffs and defendants. He has appeared before the United States Supreme Court, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, New York State Court of Appeals, Appellate Division, Third Department, as well as all Federal and State Courts in New York State. Mr. Steck also lectures on employment and civil rights law for bar associations, private companies, and not-for-profit organizations. Mr. Steck is also a member of The New York State Assembly, representing parts of Albany & Schenectady counties.

Mr. Steck has been practicing employment and civil rights law for 25 years. He has wide-ranging experience in all of the employment-related matters listed on the firm’s employment law website

Practice Areas

  • Employment and Civil Rights Litigation
  • Commercial and Business Litigation
  • Construction Litigation
  • Criminal Defense
  • Employment Law Counseling

Education and Admissions


  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    J.D. – 1984
    Honors: National Moot Court Team
    Law Review: University of Pennsylvania Law Review, 1982 – 1984
  • Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
    B.A. magna cum laude – 1981
    Major: Government
  • Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber of Commerce Capital Leadership Program, Albany, New York – 1993


  • New York, 1985
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York, 1985
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1996
  • U.S. District Court Western District of New York, 2002
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 1992
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1993

Representative Cases

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • Albany County Bar Association, Director, 1998 – 2008
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Shaker Heritage Society, Board of Directors, 2000 – 2008

Speaking Engagements

  • Employment Law for the General Practitioner and Corporate Counselor, NYSBA, Spring 2011, Fall 2013
  • First Amendment Rights of Public Employees, NYSPHSAA, 2010
  • Labor & Employment Law Update, Sterling, 2004 – Present
  • First Amendment Rights of Public Employees, NYSPHSAA, 2004
  • Emerging Trends in Employment Law, NELA, 2004 – Present
  • Basic Course on Employment Law, Columbia County Bar Association, 2002

Honors and Awards

  • Hudson Valley Super Lawyers, 2008 – 2015
  • AV Rated Lawyer, Martindale-Hubbell

Pro Bono Activities

  • Chair, Grievance Committee, Albany County Bar Association, 2004 – 2008
  • President, The Center for Family and Youth (Project STRIVE), 1999 – 2007
  • Shaker Heritage Society (Board of Directors 2000-2008)