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Robert S. Sunshine

Robert S. Sunshine

Practice areas:

Divorce & Separation, Child Custody, Child Support, Marriage & Prenuptials, Family

About Me

I am a former Assistant Corporation counsel to the City of New York and New York City Police and Fire Departments. I now handle all types of civil litigation, personal injury matters, divorces cases and family law issues (including, but not limited to, custody, visitation and child support). Feel free to contact me at (845) 735-1300 or through my email at


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1991

  1. Divorce & Separation: 40%
  2. Child Support: 20%
  3. Child Custody: 20%
  4. Family: 10%
  5. Marriage & Prenuptials: 10%



Retainer (Always), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

  • James J. Sexton

    Robert Sunshine is a highly skilled trial lawyer and talented attorney. I have worked on a number of matters with him and always found him to be a skilled adversary. With an amazing memory for case law and civil procedure, he has developed a reputation in recent years as the lawyer other lawyers call to "pick his brain" on complex trial and evidentiary issues. He is respected by the bench and bar alike and is widely regarded as a skilled trial lawyer with a solid command of the law. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone seeking an experienced and ethical attorney for any matter requiring intelligent and appropriately aggressive representation.


    James Sexton Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Brian Howard Berkowitz

    Robert Sunshine is an attorney of integrity, knowledge and experience. His ability to evaluate a case and determine the proper course of action makes him a wise choice for clients finding themselves in need of assistance in a variety of legal situations, including divorce, family matters and general litigation. I have not hesitated recommending his services and would not hesitate to do so in the future.


    Brian Berkowitz DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Law Office of Robert S Sunshine PC

One Blue Hill Plaza
Pearl River, NY, 10965


NYCurrently registered 199103/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Staff Member of the International Law JournalFordham Law SchoolN/A

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Guardian Ad LitemNew York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Second Department2003 - Present
PrincipalLaw Office of Robert S. Sunshine, P.C.2001 - Present
PrincipalJones Hirsch Connors & Bull1998 - 2001
Assistant Corporation CounselCorporation Counsel Of The City Of New York1990 - 1992

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Rockland County Bar Association, Family and Matrimonial Law CommitteeCo-chair2012 - Present
Rockland County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
New York State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMemberN/A
Rockland County Bar AssociationN/AN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Samala v. Samala, 309 A.D.2d 798; 765 N.Y.S.2d 523 (2d Dept. 2003)Appellate reversal of trial court.
Pezza v. Pezza, 300 A.D.2d 555; 752 N.Y.S.2d 550 (2d Dept. 2002).Status Quo preserved for client.
Neuman v. Harmon, 965 F. Supp. 503 (S.D.N.Y.1997).Settled in favor of client.

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Fordham University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1990
Rutgers, The State University of New JerseyN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1985

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Continuing Legal Education, NYC Law DepartmentTrends in Sec. 7-201(c) of the NYC Admistrative Code1993