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William Alan Hirshfeld

About Me

I have been practicing family law (read as 'divorce' law) for 29 years. Except for my first three years practicing with a firm in Westchester County, the last 25 have been with Hirshfeld and Hirshfeld. I practice with my wife, Felicia Hirshfeld, Esq., who practices real estate law and estate planning. My father, Neal Hirshfeld was part of the practice until his retirement and practiced divorce in Rockland County for almost 50 years.

But why chose Hirshfeld and Hirshfeld over the dozens of other family law practitioners in the county? You don't know this yet - but it is because we actually care! I have always offered free consults to all clients because it never seemed fair to me to expect someone to pay me a retainer if I don't have the time to meet them, discuss their case and have a chance to tell them what I can do for them- and even sometimes, what I can not do for them. Whether you have a child support issue, a custody problem or a complicated divorce, I will handle your matter professioanally and personally and we will devise a strategy to obtain your goals together. You should settle for no less. Call me and I will do my best to help.


Languages Spoken: Hebrew

Practice Areas


  1. Divorce & Separation: 90%
  2. Personal Injury: 5%
  3. Real Estate: 1%


Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

  • Alvin Leon Spitzer

    It is with great pleasure thaI endorse Bill Hirshfeld. Bill has been a friend and colleague for many years. At times he has been an adversary. However, he has never lost his professionalism. cordiality or willingness to let me express my side of a case. He is an excellent trial lawyer, well versed in the law and always comes to court or meetings well prepared. His clients interests are always strongly advocated.The Rockland Bar is lucky to have him as a member and any State Bar would be.


    Alvin Spitzer Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Peter L. Jameson

    Ive had the pleasure to work with William as opposing counsel on a number of cases. Mr. Hirshfeld has always zealously advocated for his clients and has a firm grasp on the laws in this ever changing field. I would recommend Mr. Hirshfeld without hesitation.


    Peter Jameson Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Hirshfeld & Hirshfeld

301 North Main Street Suite 4
New City, NY, 10956


NYCurrently registered 198603/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Pro Bono Service AwardRockland County Bar Association2009
Moot Court Volunteer AttorneyNyack School District2007
Israel Peace AwardRockland County State of Israel Bonds2003
Shma Ysrael AwardNational Board State of Israel Bonds1999
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerHirsqs.shfeld and Hirshfeld, E1989 - Present
Volunteer attorneyNational Coalition for Family Justice2012 - 2015
AssociateGoldman & Fleischer1985 - 1987
Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Coalition For Family JusticeVolunteer Attorney2012 - Present
New York State Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1991 - Present
Rockland County Bar AssociationMember1986 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationMember1986 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
P v. PI was able to show that parties were acting under a mutual mistake of fact and that agreement, as written, was unconscionable. Real estate provision of stipulation was declared void and Wife got her fair share of value of house.
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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Yeshiva University, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1985
Muhlenberg CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1982
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Family Law Monthly MeetingDivorce and Family Law2015
Matrimonial and Family Law WorkshopDivorce Basics2013
Board MeetingListing your home and divorce2004