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Former County Executive Joins Bohemia Law Firm

Steve Levy signs on with Campolo, Middleton and McCormick, while continuing to run consulting firm and think tank.

Former Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy now officially has three jobs, four if you count active grandparenting time.

The Bayport resident is now of counsel for Campolo, Middleton and McCormick, a Bohemia-based law firm credited with the legal victory of striking down the MTA payroll tax last week.

“I’m a like a free agent,” the 52-year-old told Patch Tuesday of his latest employment move and what his title reflects.

Levy served seven years as Suffolk County Executive before declining to seek-relection in November, 2011. Prior to that he served 15 years as a county legislator and three years as a state assemblyman.

“I have the flexibility to work on a wide variety of cases from real estate deals to personal injury with this firm while also running my other businesses," Levy said of his legal role.

His two other ventures include his consulting firm, Common Sense Strategies, and the Center for Cost Effective Government, which he described as a think tank for making life easier and less taxing — literally — for Long Islanders.

“The Center is about consolidating services, and is a non-profit collaboration of business and community leaders focused on helping Long Islanders have a better quality of life,” said Levy.

The consulting firm helps companies with issues that range from cost-effectiveness to putting more efficient business processes in place, he said.

Campolo, Middleton and McCormick Managing Partner, Joseph Campolo, described Levy's association as a "perfect fit" given his public service and government background.

"He brings a great deal of value to the firm and to our clients. We couldn't be happier to have him on board," said Campolo.

While three separate roles may seem like an over-full plate for most people, Levy said it’s actually a much shorter a workday than his days as a public official and the usual 60- to 70-hour work weeks.

“I paid my dues for a long time in terms of the hours I’ve worked and now it’s time to have more family time and enjoy my 15-month-old grandchild,” he said. “Spending time that way is just a joy.”

But he’s obviously not going to spend all day at the playground as he's hoping to keep busy workwise as well.

“People should feel free to call [the law firm] on any aspect of law. Just ask for me,” he said.

JC Kennedy August 28, 2012 at 07:02 PM
Grandchild? I wasn't aware he had children?!
Quick Tech Computer Repair August 29, 2012 at 06:40 AM
This is amazing! The whole story is! This man was forced out of office for taking a bribe on the construction of the new county jail. The District Attorney investigates this and makes a deal for levy to turn over his war chest of 4 million dollars and not run for re-election and he will look the other way. Any other John Q public would be in jail! if he was an attorney he would be disbarred. But, Levy will take what ever he can get; Now he will be wheeling and dealing for these attorneys for more county contracts, More Tax payer dollars. But, how does a District Attorney get that much power? He prosecutes, Judges and dishes out the penalty. Hey if he ever comes after me i hope i have and extra 4 mill. Maybe i could get a job with some big law firm, of Counsel. Is He collecting a pension too? Maybe the PBA is paying it.
Jason September 10, 2012 at 07:46 PM
this man never had a real job in his life....he's been in politics since leaving law school (and lived home with his mommy until he got "married"). yeah..he has a law degree, but I'm pretty sure he won't be representing anyone at a closing, or on a personal injury case any time soon! I know I wouldn't want him representing me!! He should have faced charges for what he did in office...instead of cutting a $4 million deal...disgusting politicians.
Jimmy Bones September 10, 2012 at 08:02 PM
Jason, Please list Obama's jobs showing he was ready to be pres.
Jaguar-Guy September 10, 2012 at 08:11 PM
Ah, that's one short list dude.
Hazel Wilkonson the First September 10, 2012 at 08:51 PM
Obama was already elected! He is the president!

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