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Maurice W. Sayeh



Maurice Sayeh is a litigation associate focused on the areas of commercial litigation, insurance coverage, health care and white collar criminal defense.

A graduate of St. John’s University School of Law, Maurice was a Dean’s List Recipient and was awarded the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Advanced Trial Advocacy and for his work in the Consumer Justice for the Elderly: Litigation Clinic. Maurice also successfully competed nationally for St. John’s mock trial team, the Polestino Trial Advocacy Institute (P-TAI), where he was part of a national mock trial competition winning team. This culminated with Maurice being awarded the 2016 New York City Trial Lawyers Alliance (NYCTLA) Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy.

During law school, Maurice also served as the Vice President of the Student Bar Association and was also selected as a New York County Lawyers Association (NYCLA) Minority Judicial Intern. As a NYCLA Judicial Intern, Maurice served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Eduardo Pardo (Ret.) of the New York State Supreme Court, Criminal Term, New York County.

Prior to joining Connell Foley, Maurice served as a legal extern in the Domestic Violence Bureau of the Queens’ District Attorney’s Office in Queens, New York where he was responsible for every aspect of multiple domestic violence cases, including interviewing witnesses, discovery, motion practice, pre-trial hearings, plea-bargaining, trial, and sentencing.

In effort to continue the advancement of the legal education and trial advocacy skills of tomorrow’s lawyers, Maurice dedicates himself to coaching mock trial at Seton Hall University School of Law.


St. John’s University School of Law (J.D. 2017, St. Vincent DePaul Scholar; Dean’s List Recipient; Articles and Notes Editor, American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review)

St. John’s University School of Law (B.A. 2012)


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