Community Involvement

Steven Schwartzapfel & New York Attorneys That Fight Insurance Companies: Video

Community Involvement

Advocating for Our Clients Beyond the Courtroom

For more than three decades, Schwartzapfel Lawyers P.C. has fought for justice for those people injured in automobile collisions, construction accidents, slips and falls, medical malpractice and negligence. We have helped countless injured New Yorkers and their families recover money and benefits with which to pay bills, obtain medical care, improve their quality of life and plan for the future. We are driven by our strong commitment to upholding our clients’ rights and our genuine concern for their well-being.

The Schwartzapfel Lawyers P.C. philosophy of compassion, integrity and respect go beyond the courtroom and into our community. Our attorneys and staff passionately believe in donating our time, resources, knowledge and skills to people in need.

Making the NY Roads Safe

We have witnessed firsthand the devastation caused by drunk driving and want to put an end to these preventable accidents. Our founding partner Steven Schwartzapfel serves on the executive board of New York State MADD and acts as co-chair of the legislative committee.

The firm also grants scholarships to students who cannot afford driver’s education classes. The opportunity to participate in driver’s education allows teens to obtain their junior license before age 17 and promotes safer drivers. One of the key components of the class is to prevent underage drinking and driving while intoxicated. The $600 to $700 costs per student is a small price to pay for the lives saved by teaching teens the dangers of drunk driving. The classes are a partnership between the firm, MADD, the Nassau County District Attorney’s Office and law enforcement agencies.

Supporting the Families of Union Members

Union members work hard to support their families. In honor of these great women and men, Schwartzapfel Lawyers P.C. has established a $25,000 law school scholarship at Touro Law Center to benefit students whose parents are union members in good standing.

Philanthropic Support of Our NY and Global Community

Our New York City personal injury lawyers and staff support numerous charities in the five boroughs, the surrounding NY region and throughout the world. Causes we support include:

Health, medicine and disease prevention and support

  • Breast Cancer Research Foundation
  • American Cancer Society
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • American Heart Association
  • Judges and Lawyers Breast Cancer Alert
  • Multiple Sclerosis Foundation
  • Down Syndrome Association
  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
  • Alzheimer’s Association
  • American Parkinson Disease Association
  • Ascent School for Autism
  • Asperger’s Syndrome and High Functioning Autism Association
  • March of Dimes
  • Children’s Medical Fund at LIJ/North Shore Schneider Pavilion
  • Columbia University Medical Center
  • NY Presbyterian Hospital
  • Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Association
  • Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America
  • Linda Horowitz Cancer Research Foundation
  • United Cerebral Palsy of Suffolk
  • Schneider Children’s Hospital
  • The National Children’s Cancer Society
  • Calvary Hospital
  • Cycle for Survival
  • Deafness Research Foundation
  • Muscular Dystrophy Association
  • St. Jude
  • The Children’s Center at SUNY Farmingdale
  • The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
  • Special Olympics
  • Colon Cancer Challenge

Children and teens

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • Girl Scouts of the USA
  • Ascent School-Hope on the Horizon
  • Holiday House-Junior League of Little Rock
  • New Heights Youth, Inc.
  • Make-A-Wish-Foundation
  • Toys for Tots
  • Little Village & Development Center, Inc.

International relief organizations

  • Bolivia Medical Missions Team, director
  • World Vision, financial supporter
  • Doctors without Borders
  • Smile Train

Food and housing justice

  • Island Harvest
  • Community Soup Kitchens
  • Habitats for Humanities
  • Long Island Cares

Faith-based philanthropy

  • Jewish National Fund
  • Korean-American church in Buffalo
  • Korean-American church in Queens
  • Columbia University Korean-American Christian organization
  • Hope House Ministries

Elder care

  • NY Foundation for Senior Citizens
  • FRIA-The Voice and Resource for Eldercare with Dignity
  • Long Term Care Community Coalition


  • Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)
  • Local One Scholarship Fund
  • Pace University Law School Scholarships
  • Touro Law School Scholarships and Fellowships

Animal welfare

  • The Nature Conservancy
  • The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
  • Audubon
  • Little Shelter (Animal Rescue)

Substance abuse

  • Outreach Project
  • Caron Foundation
  • The Tempo Group

Family issues

  • The Coalition Against Domestic Violence
  • Harlem Dowling West Side Center
  • Child Care Council of Westchester, Inc.


  • Metropolitan Museum-NY, New York Foundation for the Arts
  • Coney Island Gospel Assembly
  • The Caumsett Foundation

Foundations and charitable trade organizations

  • Suffolk County Chiefs Association
  • Nassau County Police Activity League
  • Jericho Volunteer Fire Department
  • Huntington Volunteer Fire Department
  • McCormick Foundation
  • NFL Alumni New York Chapter
  • NYC Central Labor Council
  • Rotary Club of Huntington
  • We Care Fund-Italian Feast
  • Wounded Warrior Project, Helmets to Hardhats

Get the Help You Need

Schedule a free consultation with Schwartzapfel Lawyers P.C. at 1-888-575-6410. Our offices are located in Manhattan, Bronx, Jericho, Deer Park or White Plains. We take your claim on contingency, so you do not owe us money if we do not recover.

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