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Jesse S. Weinstein

Jesse Weinstein is a Partner at Phillips & Associates. Since joining the firm, he has obtained over twelve million dollars in settlements for his clients through pre-suit negotiations, mediation, and litigation. His clientele has ranged from minimum wage workers to executives, and his multiple bar licenses have allowed him to prosecute employers throughout New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.

Given his success, Jesse was granted membership to the Million Dollar Advocates Forum after securing a $1,500,000 settlement involving allegations of sexual assault and quid pro quo sexual harassment against a C-Suite executive for a major company in New York City. Some of his other notable results include a $740,000 settlement on behalf of a Fortune 50 company executive who was subject to disparate treatment and tokenization on the basis of her race, an $800,000 settlement on behalf of pharmaceutical company executive who was wrongfully terminated based upon his age, settlements of $675,000, $535,000, and $400,000 against three separate major financial institutions in New York City for sexual assault and sexual harassment, and a $325,000 settlement in a whistleblowing case that resolved on the first day of trial.

Most recently, Jesse tried a race discrimination case to verdict in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. The case was Pardovani v. Crown Building Maintenance Co. and Jazz at Lincoln Center, Inc., Case# 15-CV-09065. He obtained a unanimous jury verdict for his client for multiple claims of race discrimination. Having heard evidence that the client was repeatedly subjected to racial slurs by his non-Black supervisors, the jury awarded him $1,800,000 in damages.

He has also been a Super Lawyers "Rising Stars Honoree" in the New York City region since 2020 for his contributions in the field of employment discrimination. Finally, given Jesse's legal expertise, he has appeared on a legal panel for a national news channel and wrote several articles for notable legal publications.

Prior to joining the firm, Jesse was an Assistant District Attorney at the Bronx County District Attorney's Office, where he gained substantial trial experience as first-chair counsel in several jury and bench trials. He also led complex investigations and conducted dozens of hearings and grand jury presentations. Jesse also served in the United States Navy for four years as an Operations Specialist. After his enlistment, he completed his undergraduate studies at Pace University and attended law school at American University Washington College of Law.

What Our Clients Say?
"Phillips & Associates did a wonderful job. I would recommend Brittany Stevens." Angel
"Employment dispute I had a dispute with my former employer, Jesse Weinstein was patient and thorough with my case. He covered every angle and was able to help me with my dispute. I would recommend Jesse Weinstein and Phillips and Associates in the future to anyone." Margaret
"Hands down the best law firm for labor disputes in NYC. Being in the restaurant industry for more than 30 years I can say that this law firm is the number one choice for workers in the restaurant business that need to sue their company for wrongful termination. A special compliment to my lawyer Brittany Stevens. An amazing person and well prepared experienced lawyer. She was professional and empathetic to my case and worked in a time appropriate manner. She never miss a phone call at any hour of the day. Brittany and her team helped me with what I needed, when I needed it. I want to thank them all (especially Brittany), for a job well done." Massimo
"Jesse Weinstein handled my discrimination case. He was extremely patient and understanding throughout the process and remained professional and consistent even when I could not. I really felt like he had my back and I didn't have to worry. His expertise, combined with the experience of the Firm, resulted in the best possible outcome of my case. Although I wouldn't wish what I went through on anyone, things do and always will happen and I would highly recommend Jesse and this Firm to anyone facing discrimination or other workplace issues." Karen
AVVO Clients Choice Award 2012
10 Best 2017
Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Lawyers of Distiction 2018
Super Lawyers
New York County Lawyers Association