Jeffrey A. St. Clair Esq.

Jeffrey A. St. Clair Esq.

Founding Attorney
Brooklyn, New York
Jeffrey A. St Clair started his legal career with Legal Services, in 1978 while in College. His Initial job was as law librarian and he was later promoted to investigator and process server. After graduation from the University of Texas-Austin, School of Law, he was granted a two year NAACP Reginald Heber Smith Community Lawyer Fellowship. The first year of the Fellowship he worked for Broome County Legal Assistance in Binghamton, New York. The Second year of the Fellowship he worked with Brooklyn Legal Services and continued there until 1990. In 1991 he was employed as a Legal Coordinator with the New York City Department of Correction, working on Rikers Island.

Mr. St. Clair has represented clients in a wide variety of Surrogate's Court matters, including representation of the surviving spouse of noted attorney Bernard Fromartz, several interested parties in the Estate of rapper Russel Jones (Ol' Dirty Bastard) and the great jazz musician, Gil Scott-Heron. He is of counsel to several personal injury law firms, drafting trust documents for parties receiving jury awards/settlements and handling Surrogate's Court wrongful death conversions.

Mr. St. Clair is a member of the New York State Bar Association (Trust & Estates Section) and the Brooklyn Bar Association. In addition, he is an Adjunct Professor of Constitutional Law at Medgar Evers College of the City of University of New York. He is admitted to practice in the Courts of New York State and the Federal Courts of the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York.

In addition, Mr. St.Clair is an avid tennis player and played varsity tennis in college at Long Island University.

Areas of Practice

  • Surrogate’s Court Litigation
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estates
  • Probate and the Administration of Estates
  • Family Law

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York


  • Adjunct Professor: Constitutional Law, Medgar Evers College, City of University of New York
  • Instructor: NYSBA Continuing Legal Education course for attorneys, Planning and Administering Estates - October 2011

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New York State Bar Association, Trust & Estates Section, Member
  • Brooklyn Bar Association, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Broome County Legal Assistance, Binghamton, New York
  • Brooklyn Legal Services, Brooklyn, New York
  • New York City Department of Correction, Legal Coordinator, Queens, New York