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Eric Jason Broder

Divorce and separation Attorney at Westport, CT

4.8   17 reviews
  • State Years
    New York - NY 27 years
    Connecticut - CT 28 years
  • Licensed for 27 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1996
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State CT
    Acquired 1996
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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BRODER & ORLAND, AN AV PREEMINENT FIRM, PROVIDES DISTINGUISHED, EXPERIENCED AND ATTENTIVE SERVICE.

Eric J. Broder is a founding member and partner at BRODER & ORLAND LLC. He is an AV Preeminent ™ rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell®, the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards, earned through a strenuous peer and judicial review procedure. He has also been designated a "Top Lawyer" in three categories: Arbitration and Mediation, Family Law, and Matrimonial Law in Westport, Greenwich, New Canaan/Darien and Fairfield Magazines. Eric has been selected to the 2010, 2013-2016 Connecticut Super Lawyers® List in the area of Family Law. Each year, no more than 5% of the lawyers in the state are selected to receive this honor; Super Lawyers Selection Process.

 

Additionally, Eric has been named among the Top 10 Attorneys in Family Law in Connecticut by The National Academy of Family Law Attorneys for both 2014, 2015 and 2016. NAFLA's Board of Governors awards this distinction annually to the Top 10 Family Attorneys within the state. Criteria include client and peer reviews, length of time practicing family law, trial experience and case outcomes, published articles and legal awards.

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Location

Broder Orland Murray & DeMattie LLC
55 Greens Farms Road, Suite One
Westport, CT, 06880-6149

Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
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Posted by Michael | September 22, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Eric Broder Recommendation
I had an excellent experience with Eric Broder. He was very detailed, strategic, and highly considerate of my family in the entire process. I would highly recommend Eric for anyone
Posted by anonymous | August 18, 2016
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Highly Recommend Eric Broder
Eric did an excellent job representing me during my divorce case. He responded to my questions and concerns 24/7, even while he was on vacation. I had hoped for an amicable divorce but due to the opposing side, it became very contentious with a lot of twists and turns. Eric maintained a high level of professionalism and ethnicity, even when the other side tried playing games and questionable tactics. Eric and his team were very well prepared for meetings with the opposing side, with organized binders containing all the information on the case. In addition, there were a number of financial options and Eric was very patient explaining them to me and how each option would effect my children and me at the present time and in the future. His primary goal was making sure we had a stable financial future, which I greatly appreciate now that I am a few years post divorce. Approximately two years post divorce my ex husband requested a change in my support. I hired Eric to represent me again. He did a tremendous amount of research on past cases to show the judge that there shouldn't be any changes to my support. I won the case which meant I didn't have to uproot my children from their living situation. Eric also recommended post divorce professionals to me such as financial planner and accountants who I still currently use. I have recommended Eric to many friends and colleagues since my divorce.
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Posted by anonymous | December 14, 2018
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Excellent experience!
Supremely professional and courteous lawyer. Eric Broder made a very difficult situation very easy for me. I would highly recommend his services to anyone In need
Posted by Annie | May 16, 2018
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Top firm in Fairfield County
Eric and his team have an amazing reputation and I instantly understood why when I met them. You just know they’ve got everything under control. The team helps you navigate the entire process and takes into account your financial situation; your spouse’s personality and lawyer; and most importantly, your children’s well being. Having a lawyer that is respected by other attorneys and the judges is invaluable. I will always be grateful to Eric for how he took care of me and my boys.
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Posted by anonymous | February 7, 2018
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skilled counsel and counselor of law
Chances are, your divorce will not bring out the best in either you or your spouse. Eric deftly navigated our the nastiness in my case, counseling me against filing motions that were sure to embarrass my spouse, were likely to prevail at a hearing but would certainly have increased my costs threefold. Many lawyers are expert in the law; many too are expert at courtroom litigation bravado. Eric started there but proved his real worth with his discretion and judgment. Eric is aggressive, but never for its own sake. While my husband's attorney busied himself taking silly but expensive shots (e.g., unnecessarily hiring marshalls to serve papers that had already been provided / tacky verbal jabs during depositions), Eric gathered the facts and made cogent legal arguments. Because he played by the rules, the Guardian ad Litem, judges and mediator trusted him. I trusted him. Even my ex trusted him. It is not a stretch to say that given the personalities on the other side, our case would not have settled but for Eric's persistent professionalism.
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Posted by Kirstin from Fairfield, CT | January 26, 2018
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Exceptional
Eric Broder and his firm provided me exceptional legal service. Eric is honorable, highly compassionate, helpful, and was extremely attentive to my complex legal needs. I was dealing with a highly complicated, gut-wrenching divorce that involved custody of a special needs child. Eric Broder was quick to respond to my inquiries and provided multiple options and solid advice and counsel. Eric and his team did not allow me to get bullied by the process and protected my children and I from financial ruin. Eric found every cent that was obligated to my children. He went above and beyond to find finances that my former husband had attempted to hide during the process. Eric Broder is competent, thorough and delivers results. He is compassionate strong and well respected by judges, clerks, and counsel. Eric Broder is fair with his billing. He did not allow my divorce to destroy me. Eric is a skilled attorney that fights hard to get results for his clients, with many years of experience and an excellent reputation. His knowledge of the legal field is broad and accurate. I was extremely impressed with his ability to recall the smallest details of my case and I always felt that his interest in my personal situation was sincere. Eric is a family man with a passion for justice. He is the example of what every attorney should be. On the day of my divorce, my ex-husband commented that he wished Eric was his attorney. Eric made sure my special needs child, and my other children were set for life. Highly recommended.
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Posted by Leslie | January 24, 2018
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Client
In the most unfortunate and painful curcumstances, Eric Broder (and his entire firm, from receptionists to paralegals to partners) did an amazing job- not only in securing a great settlement, but (as or more importantly) was incredibly patient, sensitive and understanding of intense emotions and the big picture throughout the entire process. Beyond competent and honorable, Eric also always responded back ASAP- no matter how busy. A very close friend- an atty whose opinion I value very much- recommended Eric, and many people I meet who hear his name have only the highest level of respect and honor associated with his name and his firm. While one hopes his services are never needed, if they ever should be, you will be in the best hands! Leslie
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Posted by Caren | November 29, 2017
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Exceptional
Attorney Broder handled my case professionally, with understanding and to a desirable outcome. Through a very difficult time, Attorney Broder’s experience, knowledge and advice were a mitigating and reassuring factor. His knowledge of the divorce process and skilled negotiating were trumped only by his concern for the children involved, invaluable to say the least. Respected by both sides of the table, Attorney Broder was highly recommended to me by several fellow lawyers as well as by individuals who he had represented - I similarly endorse him without hesitation.
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Posted by anonymous | June 21, 2017
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John K.
Eric did a great job for me. I had a very difficult issue which seemed destined for a costly trial. Eric was able to negotiate a very favorable outcome for me. I would highly recommend Eric if you are looking for a divorce attorney!
Posted by anonymous | May 24, 2017
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Eric Broder Review
Eric was clearly a seasoned attorney who represented me and the interests of my children in the most helpful way. He was always professional and made himself available to answer my questions and concerns. I would highly recommend him to others.
Posted by Jason | April 17, 2017
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Recommending Exceptional Divorce Attorney Eric Broder
I am writing on behalf of Family Law Attorney Eric Broder. I highly recommend him to anyone who is going thru the process of divorce. In handling my divorce, Eric managed my situation in two valuable ways. One, he was incredibly diligent and knowledgeable about the process. Because of Eric's experience, he successfully managed my expectations and eliminated surprises. Two, Eric helped me understand that divorce is not a zero sum game. Divorce is not an easy process and it's easy to get emotionally attached to ideas and notions that do not necessarily make sense when thought of in the proper context. Eric always brought me back to a logical place which helped me focus on what was important in the process - ensuring our children had the best possible outcome. I recommend Eric to anyone looking for a top-notch divorce attorney. He will exceed your expectations.
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Posted by anonymous | September 13, 2016
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Divorce Attorney
Eric and his team represented me in my divorce, I like d Eric from the minute I met him and Chris Demattie, they were confident and I felt like I was in good hands. I am self employed and explained to them that I didn't have a lot of "extra" time to prepare myself and would rely heavily on them. They did nor disappoint me. They kept me very well versed on the proceedings and were always available for consultation. I was happy with the outcome and it was all done in a very timely manner. I would recommend them to anyone who needs a family lawyer
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Posted by Laurie | August 30, 2016
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Highly Recommend Eric Broder & Team
Divorce can be a soul-destroying event in ones life. Mine most definitely was. I found myself thrown into a nightmare. My ex-husband and his attorneys acted heartless, questionable, and deplorable. Eric Broder and his team stood by and protected me throughout the entire process with honesty, integrity, and professionalism. I never once felt that they did not truly care about me. They showed sincere sensitivity to the life altering experience taking place. I even had their cell phone numbers – they always answered and responded in a timely and assertive fashion. The outcome of the divorce was favorable and his team fought many battles for me and in the end, we won the war! To this day Eric continues to make sure that my ex-husband fulfills his part of the agreement that was set fourth by the court till 2018. I honestly feel that I would never had made it through had it not been for Eric Broder, Wendy Walker, and the entre team. Thank you so very much! Note: Divorce is expensive. The other side often drives up the cost and, one has no recourse except to respond. In order to provide quality representation – Divorce can be costly!
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Posted by darryl | August 19, 2016
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Great experience.
I hired Eric and his team for a fairly complicated alimony modification trial. This was a contentious battle and the court decided in my favor. And that's probably the best result that anyone could ever ask of a lawyer. Eric and his team performed a stellar job. They worked collaboratively with me preparing the case for a two day trial to be sure that the court heard my side of the story. Eric and his team made a remarkable impact on the rest of my life. I see that there's one reviewer who says they were over-charged. I don't know this person, but this definitely didn't happen with my case. Divorces and lawyering can be super expensive, and things add up quickly. Eric's firm is top notch - so they're not the low cost provider. I was more than willing to pay for that. Eric was also quick to point out any decisions that I made that could potentially cost me more than I was thinking. I'd hire Eric's firm again in a heartbeat.
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Posted by GREGG FRANZINO | August 18, 2016
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divorce
ERIC BRODER AND HIS TEAM ARE TRUE PROFESSIONALS. HE CAME HIGHLY RECOMENDED. AS MY DIVORCE WAS BITTER AND MENATLLY DRAINING , I WALKED AWAY FROM HIS PRACTICE COMPLETELY SATIFIED KNOWING HE DID ALL HE COULD DO FOR ME. I FELT HIS REPRESENTATION MADE THE OUTCOME MORE THAN FAIR ON MY END. AFTER ALL, NO ONE WINS IN A DIVORCE , BUT IF YOU HIRE THE RIGHT LAWYER YOUR CHANCES OF COMMING OUT OF THE SETTLEMENT, WITHOUT DRAINING YOU FINANCIALLY, ARE MUCH GREATER. THANK YOU AGAIN ERIC, YOU GUYS DID A GREAT JOB!
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Posted by Allen | August 18, 2016
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Very good attorney. Very nice guy
Eric represented me in my divorce. It was a very contentious divorce that ultimately went to a 3-day trial. Eric did an excellent job, particularly during the trial. The outcome was quite favorable. Many divorce attorneys are very aggressive such that it actually makes the situation worse. Eric, on the other hand, is a very nice guy, and very respectful. My ex's attorney was more of a bull in a china shop, but the judge saw right through that, and the results spoke for themselves. Eric's rates are not cheap, but he does try to keep the hours in line. I would highly recommend Eric and would use him again.
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Posted by anonymous | August 7, 2014
Good advice, check before you hire. Not trustworthy.
He over charges for his services and office staff and partners overcharge and pad the bill. He then sued his clients after he recieved all the assets from the marital estate and was paid a sigificant sum. My Advice: I would look into the attorneys record and see the law suits they have filed against their clients. At the end of the divorce he collaborated with my X Spouse attorney and tried to transfer funds to the other attorney that were not in keeping with the law . He is not trustworthy and does not work in your or your children's best interest.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Broder & Orland LLC
  • 2005 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Fitzmaurice & Siegel
  • 2002 - 2005
  • Attorney
  • Blank Rome, LLP
  • 1998 - 2002

Education

  • Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
  • Doctor of Law (J.D.)
  • 1995
  • Tulane University
  • B.A.
  • 1992

Associations

  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • House of Delegates, District 3
  • 2013 - Present
  • American Inns of Court
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Fairfield County Bar Association
  • Member of Family Law Section
  • 1998 - Present
  • Fairfield County Bar Association
  • Past President
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Fairfield County Bar Association
  • President
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Fairfield County Bar Foundation
  • Past President
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Fairfield County Bar Association
  • Professionalism Symposim Committe
  • 2010 - 2014
  • Fairfield County Bar Association
  • Nominating Committee
  • 2010 - 2014
  • Fairfield County Bar Foundation
  • Member of Board of Directors
  • 2007 - 2012
  • Fairfield County Bar Association
  • Co-chair of Family Law Section
  • 2006 - 2011
  • Fairfield County Bar Association
  • Member Board of Directors
  • 2005 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Top Lawyer in Family & Matrimonial Law
  • Moffly Media: Westport, Greenwich, New Canaan/Darien and Fairfield Magazines
  • 2017
  • Connecticut Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Top 10 Attorneys in CT
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Top 10 Attorneys in CT
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Connecticut Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top Lawyer in Family & Matrimonial Law
  • Moffly Media: Westport, Greenwich, New Canaan/Darien and Fairfield Magazines
  • 2016
  • Connecticut Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top Lawyer in Family & Matrimonial Law
  • Moffly Media: Westport, Greenwich, New Canaan/Darien and Fairfield Magazines
  • 2015
  • Top 10 Attorneys in CT
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Connecticut Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Top Lawyer in Family & Matrimonial Law
  • Moffly Media: Westport, Greenwich, New Canaan/Darien and Fairfield Magazines
  • 2014
  • Top 10 Attorneys in CT
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2014
  • Connecticut Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
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Publications

  • Connecticut Law Tribune Magazine
  • "On the Record"
  • 2013

Speaking Engagements

  • Stamford Connecticut
  • "Family Law and Immigration: The Basics of Immigration Law for Family Law Practitioners"
  • 2016
  • Connecticut Bar Association's 2016 Connecticut Legal Conference
  • "Establishing and Modifying Support Orders after Dan v. Dan"
  • 2016
  • Fairfield County Bar Association February Presentation
  • "You Be the Judge"
  • 2013

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Family Attorney | Feb 26
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"I endorse this lawyer. Eric is a skilled practitioner and provides his clients with the highest level of legal representation."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 01
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"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Dec 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is the consumate professional, highly respected and one of the top attorneys in his field."
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Westport Divorce and separation Lawyer Eric Jason Broder
Eric Jason Broder
Divorce and separation Attorney
Westport, CT
Licensed for 28 years