Steven J. Auletta

Steven J. Auletta

Albany, New York

Steven J. Auletta is an Associate Attorney at O'Connor and First, representing professionals, businesses, and individuals in claims involving medical and professional malpractice, health care law, product liability, trucking and transportation, and general civil litigation in federal and state courts throughout the State of New York.

Prior to joining O'Connor and First, Mr. Auletta practiced both downstate and in upstate New York litigating medical and professional malpractice, discrimination, civil rights and general liability cases. Additionally, he spent three years as an Assistant Corporation Counsel for the New York City Law Department in both the Tort Division and Special Federal Litigation Division, where he litigated tort cases and defended federal civil rights cases brought against the City.

Mr. Auletta is a graduate of Brooklyn Law School, where he was a member of the Moot Court Honor Society, Trial Advocacy Division, and Siena College, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, with a Minor in Computer Science.

Areas of Practice

  • Medical and Professional Malpractice
  • Health Care Law
  • Products Liability
  • Trucking and Transportation
  • General Civil Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 2008
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 2009
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 2009
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York, 2014


  • Brooklyn Law School, Brooklyn, New York
    • J.D. - 2007
    • Honors: Past-Member of the Moot Court Honor Society, Trial Advocacy Division
  • Siena College
    • B.A. - 2004
    • Honors: Past-Member, Student Finance Committee
    • Major: Psychology
    • Minor: Computer Science

Published Works

  • Author, LRC: Patient Suffers Stroke During Elective Hair Transplant, Has $2.7 Million Verdict Reduced Due to Culpable Conduct, Physician Risk Management, October 2013
  • Author, Physician Legal Review & Commentary: Knee Disfigurement Following Surgery Results in a Jury Verdict of $12.7 Million, Physician Risk Management, October 2012

Representative Cases

  • Longbrake, et al. v. Vassar Brothers Medical Center (SDNY 2013)
  • GEICO, et al. v. Kogen, et al. v. Porter, et al. (EDNY 2013)
  • Rochford v. Woodloch Pines, Inc. 824 F.Supp.2d 343 (EDNY 2011)
  • Bektic-Marrero v. New York Medical College, et al. (SDNY 2011)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New York State Bar Association
  • Albany County Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute

Past Employment Positions

  • New York City Law Department, Tort Division and Special Federal Litigation Division, Assistant Corporation Counsel