Stephen J. Fearon, Jr. is a partner of Squitieri & Fearon, LLP. His primary practice involves pursuing class actions on behalf of investors, consumers, and retirement plans in courts across the country. He has received an “AV” rating by Martindale Hubbell, indicating the highest level of professional excellence. He has also been voted by his peers as one of the top lawyers in New York for handling mass torts and is included in the The Best Lawyers in America.
Mr. Fearon is a member of the National Trial Lawyers Top 100, an invitation-only organization composed of premier trial lawyers who meet stringent qualifications as civil plaintiff trial lawyers. He also has been designated as a “Top 25” of Class Action Trial Lawyers and “Top 25” of Mass Tort Trial Lawyers and is honored to be a member of those invitation-only groups.
Since he began practicing law, Mr. Fearon has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for the people he has represented in many class actions and individual lawsuits.
Mr. Fearon has represented injured people and their families in pharmaceutical and medical device lawsuits and has successfully recovered the retirement savings for employees who invested in their employer’s stock through employer-sponsored retirement plans. Many of the cases were brought against employers who continued to offer company stock as a retirement investment when there was a serious, undisclosed problem with the company that made it imprudent to invest retirement assets in company stock.
Mr. Fearon currently is lead counsel for investors and consumers in many large, nationwide class actions.
Mr. Fearon has been appointed by the Southern District of New York as a Mediator. In that role, he has helped parties resolve complex civil litigation through court-ordered mediation. Most recently, he has successfully mediated discrimination cases and employment lawsuits in the Southern District of New York.
Consumer Fraud Litigation
ERISA/Retirement Benefits Class Actions
Securities/Stock Fraud Actions
Dangerous and Defective Products Litigation
J.D., New York Law School, 1990
Editor, Journal of Human Rights
B.A., Boston University, 1986
New York, 1991
New York State Supreme Court, First Department
United States District Court, Southern District of New York
United States District Court, Northern District of New York
United States District Court, Eastern District of New York
United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
United States District Court, Western District of Michigan
United States District Court, District of Arizona
United States District Court, Northern District of Georgia
United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
Federal Bar Council
Mediator, Southern District of New York