Of Counsel

Stephen Holihan

Mr. Holihan is Of Counsel to the firm and a retired FDNY firefighter.

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I am excited to join forces with the preeminent firm in the area of first responder representation. It is a perfect match for my unique skill set.

As a life-long resident of New York City and a retired firefighter with the FDNY, Stephen has a unique understanding of the needs of clients. He knows first-hand the joy and hardship associated with the profession of firefighter.  He was honored and privileged to serve the city of New York and its residents and work alongside some of the most selfless and inspiring people he has ever met.  The attitude employed in his practice carries over from his time with the FDNY.  He maintains ties with the FDNY community and regularly helps firefighters pro bono with various legal matters, including working with several members on their three-quarter disability pensions and has worked defending firefighters against Fire Department discipline charges.

Having been a practicing attorney for over 20 years, Mr. Holihan has represented a wide variety of clients on various legal matters.  A founding member of Holihan & Associates, P.C., his New York City based practice was involved with varied legal matters for firefighters and their families in the wake of the 9/11 attacks.  Mr. Holihan is a firefighter disabled as a result of injuries sustained in the 9/11 attacks.  He personally knows the hardship firefighters faced and continue to face in connection with the issues that arise from the 9/11 attacks.

Mr. Holihan is a skilled litigator and has expertise in the areas of firefighter injury cases and commercial litigation.

In addition to maintaining his law practice, you can find Stephen coaching little league or lending a hand at Frank M. Charles Park as a member of the Charles Park Conservation Society.

“As a firefighter, you can’t put on a price on having a retired firefighter represent you. Steve Holihan knows both sides having been a firefighter, a 9/11 first responder and an accomplished attorney. I can’t see how any attorney can match his skills when it comes to firefighter cases.”

-Shaun M. Ret. FDNY Lieutenant

“Working with Steve Holihan has made my legal case seamless.  Each step of the way he has explained the process in terms I can understand. His time as a firefighter has served him well as he knows the ins and outs of what we go through in the firehouse and at a job.”

-Richard M. Ret. FDNY Firefighter

“I have worked with Mr. Holihan on several occasions over the years. His knowledge of FDNY procedures and the law is for sure one of a kind.  I feel my legal matters benefited from his knowledge. I would recommend him without hesitation.”

-Robert M. FDNY Lieutenant

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • United States Supreme Court

Professional affiliations

  • Queens County Bar Association
  • Catholic Lawyer’s Guild
  • New York State Trial Lawyer’s Association
  • Charles Park Conservation Society
  • Counsel for the Danielle Antar Foundation

Media Appearances

Court Appointments

  • Appointed Litigation Counsel by the Southern District Bankruptcy Court
  • Appointed Guardian by the Supreme Court of the State of New York
  • Appointed Court Evaluator by the Supreme Court of the State of New York

Representative Cases and Settlements of Note

*Results May Vary Depending On Your Particular Facts and Legal Circumstances*

  • $1,924,000 Judgment obtained for a FDNY fire lieutenant injured as a result of injuries sustained in a fire
  • Works with 9/11 first responders and their families to file and complete victim compensation claims under the Zadroga Act and the initial Victim’s Compensation Fund.

Other Experience

  • Founding Member, Holihan & Associates, P.C.
  • Firefighter, City of New York, Ladder 146, Engine 204 and Engine 307
  • Assigned to Ground Zero in the immediate aftermath of 9/11

Areas of Practice

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