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Lawrence J. Braunstein

Braunstein & Zuckerman Esqs

White Plains, NY, USA


Lawrence Jay Braunstein is a partner in the law firm of Braunstein & Zuckerman, Esqs, located in White Plains, New York where he practices in the areas of Matrimonial, Family and Collaborative Law and related civil and criminal litigation, with an expertise in child custody litigation and litigation involving allegations of child sexual and physical abuse.

He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers; a Fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers; Past Chair of the New York State Bar Association Child Custody Committee; Past Chair of the Westchester County Bar Association Family Law Section; and Past President of the Association of Collaborative Lawyers of Rockland/Westchester. He is also a member of the Board of Directors, and Vice President of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children-N.Y (APSAC- NY). Chapter; a member of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) and a member of the Program Committee of the AFCC; Co-President Elect of the AFCC-NY Chapter; and a member of the Expert Faculty of the International Society for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN). He serves on the Board of Editors of the Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment and Trauma, and is a contributor to the Journal of Child Custody.

He is a nationally and internationally recognized expert who regularly lectures in the areas of child sexual abuse, physical abuse and abusive head trauma (shaken baby), child custody litigation, expert witness testimony, courtroom psychology and trial procedures.

He is also an Adjunct Professor of Law at Hofstra University School of Law, Hempstead, New York where he teaches Child Abuse and Neglect and Collaborative Family Law. Since 2007 he has been named as one of the “Top Attorneys in the New York Metro Area” as published in the New York Times Magazine’s Super Lawyer Section, and one of the top Twenty-Five “Super Lawyers” in the Westchester County, New York area. . In 2014 he was rated “AV Preeminent” by the Martindale Hubbell Peer Review Ratings, indicating his high level of ethical standards and professional ability, generated from evaluations by other members of the bar and the judiciary in the United States and Canada.

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