NEW YORK (TIP): Sateesh Nori, the Attorney-in-Charge of the Queens Neighborhood Office, has been selected as one of 50 young lawyers who are 2015 Rising Stars by a panel of 24 judges from the New York Law Journal.
The judges reviewed nearly 300 nominations of attorneys age 40 and under who have established a record of accomplishments and demonstrated that they are top contributors to the practice of law and their communities.
Sateesh served as the Director of Housing Litigation at Bedford-Stuyvesant Community Legal Services from 2010 until 2013. Previously, he was a Staff Attorney in The Legal Aid Society’s Housing Development Unit in the Harlem Community Law Office, and started his career in 2001 as a housing staff attorney in Legal Aid’s Brooklyn Neighborhood Office. Sateesh is a highly regarded expert on housing and community development. Throughout his career and continuing to the present, he has represented low-income tenants and tenants’ associations, led trainings for members of the community and members of the bar, and run a mock-trial and mentorship program for youth in Brooklyn and East Harlem. He has written on the fundamentals of housing practice, Section 8, group representation, negotiating in Housing Court, and getting repairs done in residential apartments. He is the current Chair of the New York City Bar’s Housing Court Committee and a board member of Housing Court Answers. He also teaches at Cardozo School of Law. Sateesh is a graduate of New York University School of Law and the Johns Hopkins University.