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Brian Zimmerman

Attorney at Law

Brooklyn, NY, USA

Brian Zimmerman, Esq. is an attorney in private practice, as well as being a member of the Assigned Counsel/Attorney for the Child Panel, Kings County, and the Attorney for the Child Panel of the First Department. He specializes in Family Law and Domestic Relations issues. He was formally a law guardian with the Juvenile Rights Division for fourteen years. He currently serves as the President of the Assigned Counsel Panel in Kings County. He currently sits on the NYC Executive Committee for Child Welfare Practice, the New York City Child Protection Plan advisory committee and the New York City TPR/Adoption Advisory Committee. He also represents the Assigned Counsel Panel on the Crossover Youth Practice Model Implementation Team for Kings County, and sits on the Implementation, Training and Permanency Subcommittees. He is a former member of the Family Law Committee of the Bar Association of the City of New York. He is also a former chair of the Family Court Committee of the New York County Lawyers Association, as well as a member of the Executive Committee of the Interdisciplinary Forum for Mental Health and Family Law. He is a member of the Founding Steering Committee for the Children’s Pact program in Kings County, and now serves on the Advisory Board for FamilyKind. He was on the 18B Advisory Board for the Center for Family Representation. He is a former member of the Family Law Committee and Family Court Screening Committees for the Brooklyn Bar Association. He recently co-authored a Law review article with Dawn J. Post entitled, “The Revolving Doors of Family Court: Confronting Broken Adoptions”, 40 Cap. U. L. Rev. 437 (2012). He has lectured on Family Law issues for the Court Improvement Project of the State of New York, New York City Bar Association, the Brooklyn Bar Association, NYCLA, the NYSBA, the New York State Judicial Institute, the Kings County Family Justice Center, New York City Family Court Legal Services Project, FamilyKind, New York Law School, The Capital Law School, Wells Conference, American Bar Association Children and the Law Conference, St. Johns Adoption Conference, and the First and Second  Department Law Attorney for the Children’s Office. He is a graduate of Cornell University and Cardozo School of Law.

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