Gregory L. Stelzer

Gregory L. Stelzer



Gregory concentrates his practice in commercial litigation, including professional malpractice claims and securities fraud defense. Recent notable experience includes work on the following matters:

  • Successfully petitioned Court of Appeals for a writ of mandamus ordering the trial court to dismiss a Hungarian bank from a multibillion-dollar putative class action suit.
  • Obtained reversal of summary judgments entered against a group of former employees of a bankrupt company who had been sued on unpaid promissory notes evidencing bank loans, the proceeds of which had been used to finance investments in company stock.
  • Secured the dismissal of a law firm’s third-party contribution claim brought against its former client’s new attorneys, where the law firm was sued in the main action for legal malpractice.

Before joining Figliulo & Silverman, Gregory served as law clerk to the Hon. Robert B. Kugler, U.S. District judge for the District of New Jersey, and the Hon. Denis R. Hurley, U.S. District judge for the Eastern District of New York. Prior to his clerkships, Gregory practiced law with the Chicago firm of Hopkins & Sutter.

Gregory received his bachelor’s degree in urban studies from Northwestern University in 1995, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and graduated with honors. In 1998, he received his law degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Minnesota Law School, where he served as an editor of, and was published in, the Minnesota Law Review. He also has taught legal writing at the University of Minnesota Law School and judged moot court competitions at Rutgers University School of Law and Touro Law School.

  • Judicial Clerk, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, Hon. Denis R. Hurley
  • Judicial Clerk, U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, Hon. Robert B. Kugler
  • Member of the 7th Circuit Bar Association

Northwestern University (B.A., with honors, 1995)

University of Minnesota (J.D., magna cum laude, 1998)