Joshua D. Brookstein

Joshua D. Brookstein - concentrates his practice in litigation and appeals, criminal defense, personal injury, real estate law and transactions, and zoning and land use, and municipal law.

Litigation and Appeals

Municipal Law and Legislative Practice

Zoning and Land Use

Muhlenberg College (B.A., cum laude)

Fordham University (M.S.)

Bank Street College of Education (Ed.M.)

New York Law School (J.D.)

New York (2012)

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York (2019)

U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York (2019)

New York State Bar Association

Nassau County Bar Association


Joshua D. Brookstein
p: 516.228.1300

Joshua D. Brookstein


Joshua D. Brookstein is a Partner with Sahn Ward PLLC. He concentrates his practice in litigation and appeals, zoning and land use, and municipal law.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Brookstein served as Assistant Corporation Counsel for the New York City Law Department, Family Court Division, where he handled felony and misdemeanor cases from inception through trial. Mr. Brookstein was also a member of the Special Victims Unit. Prior to earning his law degree, Mr. Brookstein had nearly ten years of experience as a teacher and as an Assistant Principal with the New York City Department of Education.

In 2017 and 2018, Mr. Brookstein was selected to the New York Metro Super Lawyers list in the practice areas of General Litigation and Land Use/Zoning. In 2018, he received the Leadership in Law Award from Long Island Business News, and the Public Interest/Pro Bono Attorney of the Year award from Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center.

Mr. Brookstein is admitted to practice law in New York and before the U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York. He is a member of the New York City Bar Association; the New York State Bar Association, where he serves as Liaison to the NYSBA Young Lawyers Section’s Local and State Government Law Section; and the Nassau County Bar Association, where he is the Chair of the Community Relations & Public Education Committee.

In addition, Mr. Brookstein is a member of the Teach for America – New York Associate Board. He is also the Mock Trial Team Coach for The Crescent School in Hempstead, New York and serves as a mentor for local school children through the Nassau County Bar Association.

He graduated from Muhlenberg College with his Bachelor of Arts in Business and Political Management. He later earned his Master of Science in Teaching from Fordham University and Master of Education from Bank Street College of Education. Mr. Brookstein earned his law degree from New York Law School, where he was the Student Commencement Speaker and an Arthur Abbey Public Service Fellow.

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