The Law Firm of Trief and Olk
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The Law Firm of Trief and Olk
Ted Trief

150 E. 58th St., 34th Floor
New York NY 10155
(212) 486-6060

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The Law Firm of Trief and Olk

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Litigation Attorneys

New York and New Jersey

Complex Litigation

Known for its masterful handling of complex litigation, the law firm of Trief & Olk, in New York & New Jersey, has a reputation for success in legal matters requiring high-powered trial skills, expert research and sophisticated strategies.

Lawyers’ Lawyers

There is probably no greater endorsement of the caliber of Trief & Olk’s litigation skills than the fact that law firms throughout New York and New Jersey not only refer litigation cases to the firm, but actually hire Trief & Olk when they need a lawyer themselves.

Areas of Practice

Representing individuals, groups, and corporations who have suffered damage or injury, the New York and New Jersey litigation attorneys of Trief & Olk accepts cases in the areas listed above.

In addition, we refer you to view our page regarding OTHER COMPLEX LITIGATION AND REPORTED DECISIONS which will demonstrate the range of our litigation and our ability to handle complicated issues.

If you seek counsel and expertise in complex litigation in these areas, please feel free to call or e-mail our New York or New Jersey litigation attorneys to discuss your situation.

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About Our Law Firm

New York and New Jersey

About The Firm

Founded in 1987, the New York and New Jersey law firm of Trief & Olk has tried numerous complex jury and judge trials in federal and state courts and successfully continued our representation through the appellate courts when necessary.

Our reputation in legal circles is such that it is not uncommon for adversaries of Trief & Olk to recommend our firm. On occasion, our adversaries on prior cases have even hired us to represent them.

Our cases come through referrals from other law firms, from past or present clients, or through word of mouth.

We are known for our litigation expertise, the in-depth analysis we give all our cases, and the level of time, energy, and due diligence we invest from the very beginning of each and every case. We never avoid the hard work of discovery in hopes of an early or easy settlement. We are exquisitely prepared —and prepared to try the case — every time.

In an effort to give back to the community, the firm provides pro bono legal work on behalf of family members who lost relatives in the World Trade Center attacks. We are also members of New York Trial Lawyers’ Care, which assists victims of 9/11. In connection with our pro bono work for the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Committee on Mass Disasters Planning, we have provided legal advice and assistance to families of victims of major plane crashes in the New York area.

About Our Attorneys

Trief & Olk takes a team approach to every case we accept. Every client has at least two – and sometimes more – senior attorneys staffing the case. Associates are never given responsibility for a case without the involvement of one or more partners. Our lawyer-to-case ratio is extremely high, thus assuring the degree of personal attention and thoroughness for which our firm is known.

Our attorneys are litigators that have achieved consistently high results in New York and New Jersey. The Trief & Olk attorneys are:


Ted Trief

Ted Trief received his J.D. from Rutgers University Law School, graduating with honors in 1976. He received his B.A. in 1973 from State University of New York at New Paltz. He is a former Assistant D.A.

Practicing law for over 30 years, Mr. Trief is a member of the American Trial Lawyers Association President’s Club, the NY State Trial Lawyers Association, the Association of the Bar of the City of New York and its Committee on Mass Disasters Planning.

He was admitted to the Bar in Massachusetts and New York in January, 1977 and in New Jersey in November, 2000, and is certified to practice before these U.S. District Courts: USDC/SDNY; USDC/EDNY; USDC/NDNY; USDC/NJ; as well as the United States Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit and the United States Supreme Court

Barbara E. Olk (Of Counsel)

Barbara Olk graduated from New York University Law School with a J.D. degree in June of 1976.

Ms. Olk completed her B.A. degree in English and Political Science at the University of Rochester in 1973, where she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

Admitted to the Massachusetts and New York Bars in 1977, Ms. Olk is a member of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, and is admitted to practice before these U.S. District Courts: USDC/SDNY; USDC/EDNY; USDC/NDNY, and before the United States Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit; and the United States Supreme Court.

Jordan Rutsky

Jordan Rutsky received his J.D. from Fordham University School of Law in 2004. He received his B.S. and B.A. in the fields of Business Finance and Political Science, respectively, in 2001 from the State University of New York at Buffalo, where he graduated with honors and the President’s Disparate Majors Award. Mr. Rutsky is admitted to practice law in New York and New Jersey and is certified to practice in several federal courts, including the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, and the District Court of New Jersey. Mr. Rutsky is also a member of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association and the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers.

Arlene Stevens

Arlene Stevens graduated cum laude from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in 2008. While in law school, Ms. Stevens was a member of the Moot Court National Honor Society and was awarded the Cardozo Writing Award. In 2003, she graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. in Criminal Justice from St. John’s University, where she was a member of the prestigious President’s Society. During her college years, Ms. Stevens also qualified for and was a member of the 2000 Olympic Fencing Team that represented the United States in Sydney, Australia. Ms. Stevens is admitted to practice in New York.

Joshua D. Glatter (Counsel) (not admitted in New Jersey)

Joshua Glatter received his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, graduating in 1994. He received his B.A. degree (with academic distinction certification) in history from the State University of New York at Binghamton in 1991.

After graduating from law school, Mr. Glatter served as a law clerk for the Hon. Tina L. Brozman of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. Subsequently, Mr. Glatter's practice focused upon various complex litigation matters, including stockholder and consumer fraud claims, corporate governance, civil RICO, and commercial disputes. From 2006-2011, Mr. Glatter was a member of the law firm Osen LLC, where he litigated a number of civil terrorism financing actions against financial institutions and other corporations on behalf of international terrorism victims.

Mr. Glatter was admitted to the New York State bar in 1995, and is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, as well as the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. He has co-authored two published articles, "When are Claims Administrators ERISA Fiduciaries?" (with Frederick A. Brodie), Pension & Benefits Week (1997) and "With Proper Planning, Claims Administrators Can Avoid Unforeseen ERISA Fiduciary Responsibility" (with Frederick A. Brodie), 5 Journal of Taxation of Employee Benefits 130 (1997).

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