Steven Ben Gordon

About Steven Ben Gordon

Steven Ben Gordon was born, raised and practices landlord tenant law in Queens, New York. Like you Gordon is a tenant that has faced the harrowing ordeal of housing court. Steven Gordon understands the stress and fear associated with facing an eviction. After graduating law school with jurisprudence awards for trial advocacy and trial competition, Gordon devoted several years under direct tutelage of some of our nation's best trial lawyers and real estate attorneys to improve his legal advocacy skills.  Steven Ben Gordon is dedicated to helping residential tenants avoid the harsh consequences of being evicted from their homes and communities.

What separates Steven Ben Gordon from his colleagues is that Gordon genuinely cares about getting results and a positive outcome for his clients. Gordon treats every case with the utmost care, importance, and urgency. Gordon values and consistently demonstrates professionalism, courtesy, and an honest commitment to compassionately helping his clients. The ability to identify issues and zealously advocate for tenants facing a holdover or nonpayment eviction in housing court matters has led to countless successes on behalf of clients.

Steven Ben Gordon's goal in each case is to achieve resolution in the most efficient, cost-effective way possible. Gordon assertively advocates and zealously protects tenant rights and asserts client interests to trial no matter how complicated the eviction case. Gordon personally manages each and every one of his cases from initial consultation for legal representation, strategy sessions, through receipt, review, and response to every legal notice, pleading and motion, and directly to court, hearings and trial.

Clients benefit from working with Gordon by having someone in their corner who is willing to go to bat for them. 

New York housing court eviction cases are complicated and fraught with risks. Evictions are hotly and heavily contested cases. Gordon is not deterred by any hot button housing court issues. New York's housing courts have enacted, adopted amended complicated and an often-confusing myriad of rent and eviction laws, regulations, procedures along with federal, state and city emergency orders, mandates, and moratoriums, leaving tenants scratching their heads not knowing how to proceed and frequently leading to conflicts between landlord and tenants that can result in costly legal battles. Gordon explains the housing court process to clients in a straightforward easy to understand manner and answers client questions compassionately to put their fears to rest.

Gordon understands the federal, state, and local laws and regulations and knows how to apply his knowledge, skills, and experience to best represent tenants defending the most complicated holdover and nonpayment cases. Gordon knows the parts, procedures, process, and people in the landlord tenant housing court system to effectively represent you.

Steven Ben Gordon places a strong emphasis on communication and personal attention to client service focusing on the legal strategy that fits your needs, not his. When it comes to landlord and tenant disputes, it can get personal. There are no effective cookie-cutter methods for getting through a landlord and tenant dispute. Few understand the need for customized tenant defense representation better than Steven Ben Gordon. As your housing court eviction tenant defense attorney, Gordon will guide you through the housing court system keeping you informed at every stage of the process providing legal information, legal advocacy, and legal service.

Steven Ben Gordon's clients enjoy an unmatched level of access to legal counsel and an unmatched level of attorney client communication. Gordon's client service team is available 24/7 for you to schedule a free telephone consultation and remains available to you during every step of your housing court case to get your important questions answered.

In a perfect world, every landlord will make necessary repairs, provide accurate rent histories and receipts. In a perfect world, every landlord will never try to prematurely terminate your tenancy and never try to illegally evict you. Unfortunately, this is not always the case.

You need to contact an experienced tenant defense attorney as soon as you are served with a termination notice. Too often decent and honest people get infected with an insidious disease of wishful thinking and hope that a problem will resolve itself on its own, when in fact landlord and tenant housing court eviction disputes rarely work themselves out so simply.

As a trained and experienced litigation and trial lawyer, Gordon takes on the tough summary eviction proceeding cases and does not shy away from engaging in housing court ligation battles.

If you want someone who will back you up, tell you how it is, present the facts, and help you through an extremely stressful time, that someone is tenant defense attorney Steven Ben Gordon.

Do not wait until the situation worsens – act now and call Gordon at (888) 458-5410 for a free phone consultation.


  • Department of the Public Defender, San Diego, CA, | Summer 1994
  • Federal Defenders of San Diego, Inc., San Diego CA, | Spring 1994

Gordon Legal represents tenants facing eviction in New York's Civil Housing Courts

Practice Areas

  • Real Estate – Residential Housing Court Landlord and Tenant Law

Representative Clients

  • Housing Court Tenant Litigants


California Western School of Law, San Diego, CA – J.D. – 1995

  • Trial Advocacy Team, Moot Court Appellate Advocacy Competition American Jurisprudence Award
  • Trial Advocacy Competition American Jurisprudence Award
  • Trial Practice Class American Jurisprudence Award

Buffalo State College, Buffalo, NY – B.A. Degree, Business Studies – 1991

  • American Management Association, Operation Enterprise Entrepreneurship Program

Bar Associations

  • Bronx County Housing Court Bar Association
  • Kings County Housing Court Bar Association
  • Queens County Housing Court Bar Association
  • Queens County Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

  • New York State Bar, 1996
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, 2007



    My consultation with Mr. Gordon put me at ease quickly.  His knowledge, advice and compassion for people is evident. He knew the exact questions to ask and listened patiently to my situation and all my questions. I feel confident that I've found an experienced attorney to defend me and guide me t...

    Gordon was very thorough and detailed in the information he gave me, a true professional and expert in his filed.  I would highly recommend him. I like that he knows the in and outs of Queens.

    It is my distinct honor and pleasure to write this testimonial for Steve Gordon, Esq. As an attorney who does not normally practice in the housing courts, I found myself with an important client who needed sophisticated help with a landlord/tenant matter. I brought Steve in on the case and he imm...

    Mr. Gordon was fantastic in helping us collect our money. He was patient and walked us through the entire process, explaining clearly what would happen and how long the process would take. Any questions or concerns we had were responded to in a timely manner. We would certainly utilize his servic...

    I benefited from working with Gordon Legal, by having someone in my corner who was willing to go to bat for me. Things were explained to me in a way I could understand them, all my questions were answered & my fears put to rest. Gordon Legal took my case on, and even though it was not a normal si...

    Does excellent work needs to improve communication. We will definitely use him again.

    I called him Steve, Attorney Steve Gordon, a great Attorney who I hired on my case against Eviction from the Coop. July 2014, a neighbor of mine tried to evict me out of the Coop supported by the management of the Coop cheated by the neighbor. I was honored to have hired Steve who by his professi...

    I have referred a number of clients to Steve and was very satisfied with the results. He was thoughtful in his approach and skillful in his execution. I will continue to use Steve for my Landlord Tenant matters.

    I engaged Mr. Gordon at the recommendation of a friend who is also an attorney. He helped me through a dispute with a roommate and the legal issues that followed with the landlord. He is honest and trustworthy. A good man who did a fine job.

    Mr. Gordon's unparalleled passion, dedication and commitment to his clients, emphasize the quality of his professionalism. I have the utmost trust in Mr. Gordon's ability to represent his clients zealously. I would absolutely recommend Mr. Gordon to my friends, family and clients.

    `Steve was fantastic. He was able to resolve our case in a timely manner. I really loved his approach regarding how he interacted with the opposing party. In trying to be kind and cordial he was able to deescalate and ended up working out a better deal that was beneficial for us. I also appreciat...

    Excellent listener and understanding, gave me good advice. I'm thankful because of him and I'm at ease.

    Mr. Gordon has been very helpful, informative, and professional. I highly recommend him.

    Mr. Gordon was professional and detail oriented. He gave me very helpful information. I am thankful.

    I was referred to Mr. Gordon by another attorney. My consultation with him went well into 30 minutes, he was very empathetic, knowledgeable, and had a lot of patience to answer all my questions. I wanted to write this review to let everyone know this is the definition of a professional, I thanked...

    He gave the right information I needed for my current situation and for that I'm thankful

    Honest, Informative, and very knowledgeable.

    Attorney Gordon gave me a very favorable impression and spent much more than 5 minutes with me. I do not live in NY and went on the Justia website. Attorney Gordon was not the first attorney I spoke with but was, by far, the kindest and most patient.

    Steven Gordon is an excellent lawyer. Wonderful service. Personable, reliable and effective.

    Mr. Gordon has demonstrated professionalism, courtesy, honesty- "help me, help you", and compassion. having him as a person to represent me has kept me at peace because of his great communication skills and willingness to listen to my concerns.

    Very knowledgeable about the subject, Spent considerable time discussing various options.

    I had a very helpful and pleasant experience with Gordon Legal. Mr. Gordon answered my questions and provided excellent advice for my situation and was generous with his time. I would recommend his services.

    This is an attorney that knows what he is talking about.

    Had a free consultation and received great advice. Highly recommend!

    When we had our consultation with him he listened closely. He was empathic and knowledgeable. He gave us advice regarding our situation and told us to contact him if we needed his help.

    Helpful. Nice, and professional

    The benefit from working with Gordon Legal is you get the dynamics of a large law firm, Steve is a plethora of information in his field and I have yet to meet any other attorney who is as knowledgeable, helpful and able to guide you through your case with Tenant–Landlord court. Gordon legal was ...

    From my very first contact with Steve, it was clear I was in highly capable hands. My landlord against tenant case was handled expertly at every step with professionalism. Steve handled my case in a very professional and competent manner. His extensive knowledge and advice regarding the law and n...

    Landlord-Tenant is a small portion of my practice; usually cases are taken on only as an accommodation to a client. Working with Mr. Gordon has allowed me to take on cases which would ordinarily be time/cost inefficient. This assists me in my goal of being the “go-to” person for legal advice to m...

Know The Law

New York has enacted laws to protect tenants from retaliation, provide rental abatements for unsafe conditions, and prevent landlords from terminating a lease prematurely.

Know Your Defense

Tenants have compelling, effective, and technical defenses during a housing court eviction proceeding. Having a tenant defense attorney helps you raise all the defenses available to you.