Kareem R. Vessup

  • Professor


BA, St. John’s University
JD, St. John’s School of Law

Kareem R. Vessup Esq. is the founder of The Law Office of Kareem R. Vessup Esq. which specializes in Civil Rights litigation and offers trial counsel services to attorneys representing injured plaintiffs in personal injury actions.  He is admitted to practice in New York State Courts and The Eastern District of New York. 

Regarded as a true trial talent, Vessup's early career has been marked by his aggressive yet charismatic and personable manner in the courtroom. He has often been praised for his ability to engender trust from jurors and clients and for his passionate commitment to the inner city minority communities of New York City.  These qualities have enabled Vessup to distinguished himself in his early career.  As an associate with prominent Plaintiff’s Personal Injury Firms Block O’Toole & Murphy and The Pillersdorf Law Firm, and continuing in his own practice, Vessup quickly achieved verdicts and settlements totaling well in excess of $10 Million.    

In addition to practicing law, Mr. Vessup has taught trial advocacy at the Undergraduate and Law School levels of St. John’s University for the past 11 years.  He serves as an Adjunct Professor of Legal Studies at St. John’s University for the past 7 years and recently completed his first year as a trial advocacy professor working along with Prof. Lou Fasulo Esq. at Pace Law School.  Vessup has also been a guest lecturer in trial advocacy at several area law schools, mock trial programs, national leadership programs and public schools. 

Vessup is a double alum of St. John’s University and St. John’s School of Law. He has been recognized repeatedly for excellence in trial advocacy by the nation’s leading trial organizations.  Most recently he has been named a New York Metro Area “Rising Star” for 2013 and 2014 by Super Lawyers, a distinction reserved for top attorneys under the age of 40.