Meet Jake Gellerstein


Jake Gellerstein is an Associate Attorney at Slater Slater Schulman, advocating for survivors of sexual abuse. He currently represents clients involved in the landmark Boy Scouts of America bankruptcy litigation.

Jake bases his practice on a client-centered approach that encourages survivors to tell their stories in a safe environment. He assures each client receives the unique attention their case deserves and prioritizes making survivors feel empowered and supported in their legal pursuits.

Prior to the firm, Jake worked in the Department of Veterans Affairs, starting as a law clerk before practicing as an Appellate Attorney. On behalf of the VA Office of General Counsel, he frequently participated in briefing conferences to negotiate potential resolutions for cases regarding veteran benefits.

Jake began working with veterans as a student attorney at the Betty and Michael D. Wohl Veteran’s Legal Clinic through Syracuse University. Helping deserving veterans has been one of the most rewarding experiences in his career, meaning more than any award he could receive. Additionally, Jake is a member of the New York State and American Bar Association and is looking to explore more volunteer opportunities in the Long Island community.

Jake received his B.B.A. from CUNY Baruch College and his J.D. and Certificate of Advanced Study in National Security & Counterterrorism Law from Syracuse University College of Law. He joined the firm in September 2023 and is licensed to practice in New York state courts.


  • New York State Courts

  • Sexual Abuse

  • Juris Doctor Degree –  Syracuse University College of Law
  • B.B.A. – CUNY Baruch College
  • Certificate of Advanced Study in National Security & Counter-terrorism Law – Syracuse University College of Law

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