Roosevelt Ettienne is a passionate legal advocate committed to defending his clients in Construction/Labor Law, Catastrophic Event Response, Insurance and Reinsurance Coverage, Construction & Real Estate Owners, Products Liability, and Professional Liability.

Before joining London Fischer, Roosevelt served as Assistant Corporation Counsel in the Labor and Employment Law Division of the City of New York’s Law Department. Prior to that, he assisted both individuals and small businesses in all aspects of wage and hour law while clerking at a boutique New York-based law firm.

Roosevelt received his J.D. from Fordham University School of Law where he wrote for the Fordham Urban Law Journal, served as President of the Student Bar Association, and participated in Moot Court, Trial Advocacy, and the Dispute Resolution Society. He holds a B.S. with distinction in Criminal Justice, which he earned magna cum laude from John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

During law school, Roosevelt interned in the New York City Department of Social Services’ Equal Employment Office and at the Lincoln Square Legal Services’ Family Law and Mediation Clinics. He also gained experience as a Games & Compliance Legal Intern for the National Football League.

Outside of his legal practice, Roosevelt actively engages in community service as a Legal Advocate for the Sanctuary for Families’ Courtroom Assistance Project, where he provides advocacy and assistance to survivors of domestic violence seeking orders of protection. He has also worked with Sanctuary clients on building strategies to combat potential deportation and detention; prepare for interviews and court appearances; and complete Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) asylum applications. In addition to his Sanctuary work, Roosevelt volunteered at the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials’ (NALEO) Educational Fund to help lawful residents of Queens complete their naturalization applications.