Pashman Stein Walder Hayden P.C. Named New Jersey Law Journal’s Law Firm of the Year 2023*

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Yelena Yukhvid Levine



Yelena Yukhvid Levine is counsel in the Firm’s Litigation practice, focusing on all aspects of employment law, insurance law and indemnification, and complex commercial litigation. Yelena is experienced in handling all aspects of a case, from its inception to its conclusion, and prides herself on achieving collaborative and beneficial results for clients.

Prior to joining Pashman Stein Walder Hayden, Yelena clerked for the Honorable Mary F. Thurber, J.S.C., of the Superior Court of New Jersey, Bergen County, Civil Division. Yelena graduated magna cum laude from Boston University and received her J.D., cum laude, from Rutgers School of Law – Newark. During law school, Yelena served as the managing editor of the Rutgers Law Review and was a member of the Rutgers Moot Court Board. She was a finalist in the David Cohn Appellate Advocacy Competition and served as a teaching associate for the Legal Research and Writing program.


Honors & Recognitions

Selected for inclusion in the list of:

  • Best Lawyers, Ones to Watch, Insurance, 2022-2024
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2020-2024

The Best Lawyers list is issued by Woodward/White, Inc. A description of the selection methodology can be found at

The New Jersey Rising Star list is issued by Thomson Reuters. A description of the selection methodology can be found at

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“Should Elderly Criminals Be Punished for Being Prisoners of the Mind? An Analysis of Criminals with Alzheimer’s Disease,” 50 GONZ. L. REV. 43 (2015).


Community & Professional

  • Member, New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Member, New York State Bar Association

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • New York

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York


B.A., Boston University, 2012, magna cum laude

Rutgers University School of Law, 2015, cum laude

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