Stephen Babinecz


Stephen Babinecz is a partner in the New York office of Lewis Brisbois and is a member of the General Liability, Toxic Tort & Environmental Litigation and Products Liability Practices. He is admitted to practice in state and federal courts in New York.

Mr. Babinecz’s focus is on Asbestos Litigation where he has extensive experience defending high value matters throughout NY State from inception through trial. He has conducted hundreds of depositions, often representing multiple high-profile clients, including commercial and residential equipment manufacturers, aerospace/adhesives, joint compound, major utility/powerhouses, various subcontractors, national and local suppliers/distributors (automotive, electrical, art).  His experience includes routinely conducting thorough lead examinations lasting several days in matters with dozens of other defendants.  Mr. Babinecz is also routinely tasked to work with experts across a variety of expertise, as well as create and implement creative and “out of the box” discovery and investigation plans in furtherance of the clients’ defenses at trial. 

In 2018, Mr. Babinecz was part of the trial team in an 8-week NYCAL trial that went to verdict.  In this role, he was involved with preparing expert and PMK witness for trial testimony, drafted Motions In Limine and subsequent trial briefs and was responsible for proving up the admissibility of alternate shares.

Prior to joining Lewis Brisbois, Mr. Babinecz practiced at a New York law firm where he focused his practiced on the defense of general liability, products liability, toxic/environmental tort, mass tort and insurance coverage matters for major insurers and private companies.

While in school, Mr. Babinecz was a member of the Advanced Trial Advocacy Team and competed in the 2008 Texas Loan Star Trial Advocacy Competition (San Antonio, TX) and the 2008 ABA Labor Law and Employment Trial Advocacy Competition.

Primary Area(s) of Practice

  • General Liability
  • Toxic Tort & Environmental Litigation
  • Products Liability
  • Asbestos Litigation


New York

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York


New York State Bar Association

Awards & Honors

  • Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity
  • He was selected for inclusion on the New York Super Lawyers Rising Stars – Metro List in 2019 and 2020.


Pace University School of Law, White Plains, NY

Juris Doctor, 2009

Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, 2005