Steve Sindos, public defender at the New York Legal Aid Society since 1987, died suddenly on September 17, 2013 in Supreme Court at 320 Jay Street, Brooklyn.
Steve, 53-years-old, was a highly respected trial attorney and mentor to many colleagues. He spent his entire career defending indigent Legal Aid clients, first in Complex 1, Manhattan, and since 1999 in Complex 3, Brooklyn.
In that capacity, Steve was a member of the Association of Legal Aid Attorneys/UAW Local 2325, and a veteran of the 1994 Legal Aid strike, as reflected in his later endorsement of this statement.
Steve was the son of Henry and Louise Sindos and was born in Raleigh, North Carolina on December 12, 1959. He was raised in New Rochelle, graduated from New Rochelle High, Boston University, and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Law School (1986).
Steve is survived by his mother Dr. Louise Sindos, sisters Catherine Sindos and Dr. Maria Sindos-Parker, his brother-in-law Joseph Parker, his nephew Brandon Sindos, and niece Maya Sindos. He was predeceased by both his father Henry Sindos and brother Anthony Sindos.
Steve’s death is a great loss to all who knew him, and he will be sorely missed.
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