Lawrence Jay Braunstein, JD

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 Co-President of the AFCC-NY Chapter and a member of the AFCC National Conference Program Committee; and Vice President of the New York Chapter of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC). He is also an Adjunct Professor of Law at Hofstra University School of Law, Hempstead, New York where he teaches Child Abuse and Neglect, Collaborative Family Law and Modern Divorce Advocacy. 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. 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. He is rated “AV Preeminent” by the Martindale Hubbell Peer Review Ratings and is listed in “Best Lawyers in America”.

Former Presidents

Matthew Sullivan, PhD (2019-2020)
Hon. Dianna Gould-Saltman (2018-2019)
Annette T. Burns, JD (2017-2018)
Marsha Kline Pruett, ABPP, PhD (2016-2017)
Hon. Peter Boshier (2015-2016)
Richard Altman, JD (2014-2015)
Nancy Ver Steegh, JD (2013-2014)
Arnold Shienvold, PhD (2012-2013)
Linda Fieldstone, MEd (2011-2012)
Robert Smith, JD, MDiv (2010-2011)
Hon. Emile Kruzick (2009-2010)
Robin Deutsch, PhD (2008-2009)
Hon. William Fee (2007-2008)
Mary Ferriter, MPA (2006-2007)
Hon. Hugh Starnes (2005-2006)
Leslye Hunter, MA LMFT (2004-2005)
Hon. George Czutrin (2003-2004)
Jan Shaw, MPA (2002-2003)
Hon. Denise McColley (2001-2002)
Hon. Arline Rotman (2000-2001)
Phil Bushard, DPA (1999-2000)
Christine Coates, MEd, JD (1998-1999)
Hon. Alastair Nicholson (1997-1998)
Linda Hahn, MS (1996-1997)
John Kydd, MSW, JD (1995-1996)
Hon. Douglas McNish (1994-1995)
Robert Tompkins, MA (1993-1994)
Gerald Lecovin, LLB (1992-1993)
Hon. Susan Snow (1991-1992)
Russell Schoeneman, PhD (1990-1991)
Hon. Thomas Bishop (1989-1990)
Hon. Lawrence Kaplan (1988-1989)
Hugh McIsaac, MSW (1987-1988)
Donald Moir (1986-1987)
Anthony "Tim" Salius (1984-1986)
Jay Folberg, Esq. (1983-1984)
Hon. John Van Duzer (1982-1983)
Hon. Frank Orlando (1981-1982)
Hon. Nancy Holman (1980-1981)
Hon. Betty Barteau (1979-1980)
Hon. Marvin Holz (1978-1979)
Hon. Irwin Cantor (1977-1978)
Meyer Elkin (1976-1977)
Hon. Norman Fenton (1975-1976)
Hon. Solie Ringold (1974-1975)
Hon. Betty Vitousek (1973-1974)
Hon. Robert Hunter (1972-1973)
Hon. Byron Lindsley (1971-1972)
Hon. Melvin Cohn (1970-1971)
Hon. Victor Baum (1969-1970)
Hon. William MacFaden (1968-1969)
Hon. Timothy O'Reilly (1967-1968)
Hon. Laurens Henderson (1966-1967)
Hon. James Cunningham Sr. (1965-1966)
Hon. Frank Blum (1964-1965)
Hon. Verne Warner (1963-1964)
Hon. Roger Alton Pfaff (1963)