Hofstra Law alumnus Steven I. Locke ’93 has been appointed to serve as full-time U.S. Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of New York. His eight-year term started Aug. 1, 2014.
Previously, Locke was the principal attorney of the Law Offices of Steven I. Locke P.C., representing clients in federal and state court litigation ranging from complex commercial litigation to single-plaintiff business tort cases to restrictive covenant claims and contract litigation.
He has represented clients at all levels of the trial and appellate courts in New York state as well as before administrative agencies at the federal, state and local levels.
A certified mediator, Locke has served as a member of the federal mediation panel for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York. He has also served as a special master in the federal courts.
Locke has lectured on current developments in employment law and trial practice before the Federal Bar Association and the New York County Lawyers Association.
Before founding his firm, Locke was a partner at Carabba Locke LLP, and before that, an associate at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP in New York and Fox and Grove, Chartered, in Chicago.