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Mr. Sewell continuously distinguishes himself as a top litigation attorney.  He has been prominently featured as a preeminent legal authority on CNN as well as received the distinction of being named Litigation Lawyer of the Year in the USA.  Moreover, he has been selected three times by New York Super Lawyers as a “Rising Star” and is a honoree of The National Black Lawyers – Top 100.  Additionally, he is recognized as “Superb” and a “Top Litigation Attorney” by the lawyer-rating service Avvo. 


Attorney Sewell has several years of transactional experience as well as significant, state and federal litigation practice.  Moreover, he is well-versed in prosecution matters before the United States Patent & Trademark Office and the United States Copyright Office.  He has represented the spectrum of patent, trademark, and copyright owners, food and drug companies, business owners, non-institutional clients, and more.  While at a top 100 law firm, Mr. Sewell’s foci were in the areas of litigation and intellectual property.  Prior to large firm practice, he honed his skills in Manhattan at a litigation boutique that specialized in intellectual property, food & drug law, and litigation.


Mr. Sewell is also an alumnus of the distinguished Innocence Project at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.  He drafted motions and briefs regarding reopening criminal cases and reversing convictions using DNA evidence.  Ultimately, his efforts culminated in the exoneration of one of his clients.  Dayrel also completed a legal fellowship at Bristol-Myers Squibb Company.  While at Bristol-Myers, he gained patent litigation and prosecution experience through the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit litigation and training seminars, respectively.  He also worked on several regulatory matters including corporate consultant agreements, conflicts of interest, clinical trials, and co-marketed pharmaceutical contracts.


To continuously expand his expertise, Attorney Sewell has several years of experience providing counsel and litigation representation to real estate entities and individuals.  Mr. Sewell recognizes the systemic real estate crisis and its affects on both investors and individuals, and is well-prepared to continue to assist clients with the crisis’ persistent havoc that affects the millions of people involved.


Prior to law school—with academic, medical background, and practicum requirements being met—Mr. Sewell received his M.P.H. from Columbia University and was a Director for medical research studies in New York City.  Dayrel received his B.A. from The Johns Hopkins University, majoring in both Natural Sciences and Public Health.  Mr. Sewell has also found time to do pro bono work.  Of note, Dayrel is proficient in Spanish.


Some examples of Attorney Sewell’s work include:


  • Litigation, settlements, and/or verdicts involving contracts, patents, real estate, securities, foreclosures, trademarks, copyrights, licenses, LLCs, and torts in excess of 1 million dollars
  • Negotiating/authoring business contracts
  • real estate closings, brokerage services, and transactions (i.e., conveyances, leases, title searches, deeds, assignments, etc.)
  • drafting and registering patents, trademarks, and copyrights; issuing patent and trademark opinions
  • counseling clients regarding food & drug product registration, compliance, and other regulatory matters
  • advising startup companies and creating their business entity structure



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Dayrel S. Sewell - Top 50 Real Estate Lawyer - New York

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