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Joy S. Rosenthal

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About me

I am a compassionate listener who stays focused on the bigger picture.
I am committed to helping you achieve the best possible outcomes for
your family under the current circumstances. My goal is to help ease
families through transitions or restructuring with a minimum of pain to
all involved by drawing on the strengths and values of my clients and
their ex-partners. I can be a vigorous advocate, but also see the value
that constructive relationships have in changing families.


It is an honor every day when clients trust me with some of the most
personal and painful moments of their lives. I love to help people
learn to resolve conflict in a way that meets their needs, but meets
the needs of others, as well. I love the notion that we do not have to
squabble over a piece of the pie - we can simply expand the pie! I am
lucky to be at the cutting edge, not only of the law that is
continually changing (particularly relating to LGBT families), but of
the processes of mediation and collaborative practice. This is a very
exciting time to be a lawyer, for I truly believe we can help each
other be better people.


Practice areas


  1. Mediation: 40%
    9 years, 225 cases
  2. Family: 40%
    19 years, 800 cases
  3. Wills & Living Wills: 10%
    11 years, 50 cases
  4. Adoption: 10%
    11 years, 35 cases



Hourly ($375-400/hour)

Payment types:

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Contact info

Rosenthal Law & Mediation

225 Broadway
Suite 2605
New York, NY, 10007


NYCurrently registered 199703/13/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
CUNY Student Leadership AwardCity University of New York1994
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerRosenthal Law & Mediation2006 - Present
FellowNYU School of Law Family Defense Clinic2001 - 2002
Staff AttorneyLegal Aid Society Juvenile Rights Division1997 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
New York State Bar Associationmember2010 - Present
Family & Divorce Mediation Council of Greater NYBoard of Directors2008 - Present
NY Assn of Collaborative ProfessionalsMember2007 - Present
International Academy of Collaborative Professionalsmember2007 - Present
New York County Lawyers' Associationmember2005 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
New York City Law ReviewAn Argument for Joint custody as an Option for All Family Court Mediation Program Participants2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
City University of New York School of Law at Queens CollegePublic Interest LawJD - Juris Doctor1996
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Smith CollegeThe Sandwich Generation: How Not to Get Smushed2010
New York Regional ConferenceTopics in Elder Mediation2010