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Shakhnevich Law Group


Steven Shakhnevich | Managing Attorney

Steven Shakhnevich founded Shakhnevich Law Group in 2007. Since that time, the law firm has been representing injured clients in negligence cases. Steve and his staff pride themselves on honesty and integrity. The firm approaches each case with professionalism and sensitivity to the need of each individual client. This method of practice combines diligence and determination with the proper individualized attention that every client deserves from their attorney. In the past, these qualities have proven financially rewarding for the firm’s clients.

Steven is a highly experienced personal injury attorney. He started his career in 1999 working as a paralegal at the law office of Sherman & Basichas, LLP. After 8 years with the firm, both as a paralegal and eventually, as an attorney, Steve started his own law practice. Since that time, he has successfully represented thousands of injured clients recovering millions in compensation.


Delaware Law School: Juris Doctor, 2006
Pace University: B.A., 2003

Practice Areas:

Personal Injury
Worker’s Compensation

Martha Tabachnikova | Attorney

Martha Tabachnikova handles workers’ compensation cases for the firm. She received her undergraduate degree from Hunter College in 2008 and her Juris Doctorate degree cum laude from New England School of Law Boston in 2011.

She is admitted in both New York and New Jersey. Ms. Tabachnikova litigates workers’ compensation claims all over the State of New York. Martha Tabachnikova started her career in worker’s compensation at an insurance defense firm where she handled claims on behalf of carriers including trials and appeals. Since then, she has been helping injured workers receive the care and treatment they deserve.

Ms. Tabachnikova handles claims from every aspect including trials, depositions, and appeals.


New England School of Law: Juris Doctor, 2011
Boston University: B.A., Economics 2007

Practice Areas:

Personal Injury
Worker’s Compensation

Levan Kantaria | Attorney

Levan Kantaria, handles personal injury cases as well as workers’ compensation cases for the firm. He received his Juris Doctor from the Free University of Tbilisi in 2014 and an additional Masters Degree from Emory University School of Law in 2018.

Prior to joining our firm, Levan worked at various plaintiff’s personal injury law firms throughout Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens. Levan has four years of trial experience from the Republic of Georgia, where he worked at the nationally acclaimed boutique commercial litigation law firm, BLC LAW OFFICE.

As a first-generation immigrant Levan embraces his Georgian roots and believes that with sufficient dedication and hard work everything is possible.


Emory University School of Law: LLM, 2018
Free University of Tbilisi: Juris Doctor, 2014

Practice Areas:

Personal Injury
Worker’s Compensation

Dmitry Shakhnevich | Attorney

Dmitriy Shakhnevich represents clients in criminal cases and various matters in civil litigation. He is the founder of The Law Firm of Dmitriy Shakhnevich, based in downtown Manhattan.

Prior to opening his own law practice, Mr. Shakhnevich’s law school and post-law school careers had taken him from the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office to the offices of numerous high-profile criminal defense attorneys, including those of now-Judge Adam Perlmutter, and Chuck Ross (formerly of Brafman & Ross). He also maintained an off-counsel relationship with Bruce Cutler, the legendary trial lawyer whose former clients include John Gotti and Phil Spector.

Mr. Shakhnevich has worked on matters across the United States but is a full-time member of the Bars of New York State and the State of New Jersey, where he is admitted to practice in state and federal courts. He is a graduate of New York Law School and Brooklyn College of The City University of New York.


New York Law School: Juris Doctor
CUNY Brooklyn College: Bachelor of Arts

Practice Areas:

Criminal Defense
Personal Injury
Civil Litigation
Matrimonial and Family Law
Entertainment Law



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