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Lisa Beth Older

Divorce and separation Attorney at New York, NY

5.0   14 reviews

also known as Law Offices of Lisa Beth Older

  • Licensed for 37 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1986
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Lisa

Learn Lisa’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    Over 1000 cases, including Supreme Court divorce, negotiated separation or prenuptial agreements, and family court and criminal court matters.

    37 years, 1,506 cases

  2. Family
    I have handled countless custody matters both in and out of Family Court. I have also handled, through disposition or after a hearing or appeal, highly litigious Custody cases. I have also mediated or engaged in collaborative divorce efforts.

    37 years


Welcome to the Law Offices of Lisa Beth Older:

Main Location:  65 Broadway Suite 706 New York NY 10006

Alternate location in midtown at 321 W. 24th St. New York NY 10011

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Alternate number for our alternate location is  

The Law Offices of Lisa Beth Older, a New York divorce Lawyer is a prominent established and well respected law firm that has been in practice continuously since 1986 servicing Manhattan Brooklyn, Queens and Westchester County.  

Each and every client is as important to New York Divorce Lawyer Lisa Beth Older as the next and each of her chosen clients receive the same due consideration and client contact.

Please take the time to get to know us! 

This New York divorce law firm handles a variety of matters from small to large!  

 She is professional, intelligent compassionate and thorough attorney who will never stop fighting for your rights, nor will she let your case linger. 

Her areas of focus are listed in the below enumerated paragraphs.  Let us help you meet your legal needs with timeliness, empathy and close client contact. 


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 I have a high success rate but there are no guarantees of future results.

I have worked on at least ten appeals and over one thousand cases on family law cases, New York divorce and Child custody cases as well as criminal law and am known to write excellent New York appellate briefs.  I win many cases and perform effectively and tenaciously in representing my clients

I am ranked "preeminent" in Martindale Hubbell by the clients (see "ratings methodology" at  

I also have eleven five star ratings by AVVO and am ranked 7.9/10 at the present time.  


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Personal Statement by the Divorce Lawyer Lisa Beth Older:

I am a New York Divorce and custody lawyer handling complex and cases. I was admitted to practice law in 1986 and have extensive trial, court, mediation, and as for appellate experience I won both appeals that I did in New York.   I am respected amongst my peers and legal community.   I am well published and had my own television show. I appear as a television legal analyst on many stations at the station's request when I feel it is important. I am very thankful for all of kind reviews I have received and am very satisfied with AVVO's service. Feel free to contact me about your service needs in the areas of TV analyst, peer review, legal services and representation in custody matters, criminal, divorce and personal injury law. I have an excellent record in client satisfaction. I am a dedicated public servant and I am an active member of the political process. I love what I do as a lawyer and I enjoy the arts, reading and painting.

Check out my profile at Google Plus Page where I have 22 reviews and 4 and 1/2 stars.

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Thank you for your time spent in reviewing my profile on AVVO and I look forward to speaking to you.

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  14 customer reviews
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Posted by Linda | February 1, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Highly recommend!
I called Lisa Beth to get legal advice on my 3 year long litigation nightmare as I’m at a point that it will go to trial. Although she couldn’t take my case due to my lack of funds, she consulted with me over the phone in depth to go over my case. She gave me very good advice and encouragement and only wished I had retained her from the beginning of my divorce. She was very sympathetic to my situation and she was very thoughtful in giving me advice. In the end, she referred me to speak to a lawyer friend of hers.
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Posted by anonymous | July 3, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Compassionate, educated, responsive
Lisa answered my questions, provided advice, was incredibly compassionate and super fast to respond.
Posted by Jeanne Brutman | August 25, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Define Advocacy:
If you were to look up the word Advocacy in the dictionary - her picture would be there. 1. Compassionate 2. Practical 3. Creative. 4. Great persuasive abilities 5. Firm grasp of the law 6. Understands the nuances of the legal environment. 7. Great staff and resources. Five is not enough stars for her. She is just lovely... Sincerely, Jeanne Brutman
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Posted by Josephine | October 23, 2011
Absolutely the BEST LAWYER, she will fight day and night for you!
Lisa Beth and her team (each and every one of them) are the most compassionate, dedicated and hard working group of people you will find to represent you. Aside from Lisa Beth’s deep and superior knowledge of the law, case dynamics and complexities, she has a keen sense to hone in on what the critical issues are and develop a strategy to help you win your case. During my very first discussion with Lisa Beth over the phone, I knew I had found the right person to represent me and I would not have to look any further (at this point, I had been through 3 very high priced lawyers). Once I met with Lisa Beth in person, she confirmed my instincts. Lisa Beth will combine her rich character attributes with her deep knowledge of the law, intense commitment and hard work to help you win!
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Posted by anonymous | August 9, 2009
Highly recommend Ms. Older
At a time when I was most confused about the court system and divorce in general, Ms Older helped and guided me through this very painful ordeal. She was most professional and compassionate. I trusted in her 100% and will always be grateful for her help. I would recommend her to any woman or man that needs an attorney for a family matter.
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Posted by anonymous | August 5, 2009
100% awesome
Lisa Beth was creative, dedicated and always looking out for my best interest. I'd recommend her strongly to anyone in need.
Posted by anonymous | August 5, 2009
Lisa Beth is a brilliant attorney who is not afraid to 'buck the system" if it is in her client's best interest to do so. Lisa Beth is a bull dog when she needs to be, fighting tirlessly for her client's rights, and also one of the most genuinely caring people I know. If it were not for Lisa Beth I would no longer have custody of my son. Lisa Beth took my case even though the odds were against us, and won my case, unanimously!. Everyone should have a Lisa Beth in their corner, she is amazing!
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Posted by William | April 25, 2008
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Lisa Beth Older is highly knowledgeable, tenacious and efficient. No stone left unturned in her effort to do what she believes is right for her client.
Posted by anonymous | April 21, 2008
anonymous ARTIST
Lisa Beth Older has represented me and many others on a number of entertainment law, family law, and employment related matters in a span of over 20 years. I have watched her in court and she is a PIT BULL, never giving up or giving in a professional way. She works all hours of the night to get your best possible result. I have used her for years and she is very smart, is always there for me, and is currently of great assistance in employment related legal problems.
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Posted by anonymous | April 20, 2008
Excellent, compassionate service
I consulted with Lisa Beth on a very sensitive custody/divorce law issue. She was extremely compassionate, professional and responsive. Her advice helped my state of mind enormously, and permitted me to feel more in "control" of my options. I highly recommend her.
Posted by anonymous | March 26, 2008
Lisa Beth handled my divorce when I got back from Iraq. She was so understanding and listened to what I needed. I would recommend Lisa Beth to anyone who needs a lawyer.
Posted by anonymous | March 18, 2008
Lisa older- Highest Rating
Lisa wrote an effective letter to a shop that owed me substantial money on consignment items that she sold and did not pay for, Lisa also had helped me previously with custody and divorce issues in 2000 -2003. Her advice was invaluable. She is a true specialist. She is a consummate professional and I rate her very highly.
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Response from Lisa Older February 5, 2009
Thank you so much
Posted by anonymous | March 16, 2008
Best Super Lawyer Left in NYC
I've had very complex custodial legal issues and she knows the law "cold". I would consider her a genius at her practice. She is a "pitbull" in the court room and will have other lawyers opposing you scampering aound to find their bearings. I have dealt with other lawyers before and I know their "schtick". I am soooo glad I went with Mrs. Older. Lisa has worked endlessly at all hours of the night and I have often found myself saying," No other lawyer would do this amount of work or care so deeply". Lisa has brought results where I thought things were hopeless. Time and time again I have said she should be a judge because she is incredible!!!! A++++++++
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Posted by anonymous | March 16, 2008
I woudl rate Lisa Beth Older as an excellant lawyer on all points that matter to people. Lisabeth is very smart and insightful and really knows the law as it applies to your case. She keeps in touch to give a status report on your situation. Lisa BEth Older also practivces statewide, in New York City adn Saugerties New York. Lisa Beth Older has a great track record for gettting the best possible resutl given each peculiar set of facts presented to her. She helped me with a number of matters over the last 16 years and i was very satisfied with her client contact. She is very kind, smart, and insightful and knows the law better than anyone i have met. Of course I am nto an attorney. Just a satisfied client. I would reccommend her to anyone looking for a good divorce personal injury aor criminal lawyer or trial lawyer.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 525-600 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods


AVVO RATING 8.4 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Offices of Lisa Beth Older
  • 1986 - Present
  • General counsel to a prominent radio station
  • WDST RADIO Woodstock Chet Broadcasting
  • 2000 - 2002
  • Attorney
  • Special Counsel, two firms in Florida; out of court litigation support
  • 2000 - 2000
  • Executive Director while in law school not yet attorney
  • Executive Director of teh Girls Club of Santa Monica California
  • 1981 - 1983
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  • Southwestern University School of Law, Los Angeles
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1983
  • University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA)
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1977
  • Tippens CLE Courses (3) on Matrimonial Update 2007, Ethics and Courtroom Evidence 2007
  • CLE completion certificates
  • N/A

Legal Cases

  • Tapia v. DeCrenza
  • pending Decision
  • Anonymous
  • custody to the father, affirmed lower court decision
  • DeViteri v Saldana
  • Trial decision affirmed
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  • New York State Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • New York City Bar Association
  • 2011 - Present
  • Ulster County Bar Association, Educational Committee
  • Previous Chairperson Educational Committee
  • N/A
  • New York City Bar Bar Association
  • N/A
  • New York State Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Family Law Section
  • N/A
  • Ulster County Bar Association
  • Previous Chairperson Membership Committee
  • N/A
  • Democratic Party
  • Committee- Woman for Tenth District in Ulster County
  • 2002 - 2007
  • Law Guardian Panel
  • attorney for children
  • 2001 - 2005
  • Ulster County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1994 - 2008
  • Saugerties Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1992 - 2008
  • New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 1986 - 1991
  • 18B Panel; County of Kings
  • 1986 - 1990
  • 18 B Panel
  • 1986 - 1990
  • New York City, Counsel for Indigent, Kings County
  • 18-B attorney, criminal Defense
  • 1986 - 2000
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Swedish

Honors and Awards

  • rated Preminent Lawyer by clients
  • Martindale Hubbell rates Lisa Beth Older
  • 2013
  • Nominated to run for Town Justice of Saugerties New York
  • Democratic Committee
  • 2001
  • Endorsed to run for Judge by Congressman Hinchey
  • Congressman
  • N/A
  • Representative for Ulster County
  • Democratic Committee
  • N/A
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  • Saugerties Post
  • Local Lawyer and Art
  • 2007
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Speaking Engagements

  • Ban on Sugary Beverages-Constitutional Issues
  • 2013
  • FOX 5 News Live Broadcast
  • New York City Ban on Sugary Drinks
  • 2013
  • Dr. Joy Brown
  • Tiger Woods DIvorce
  • 2010
  • NPR National Public radio
  • Children and Drinking criminal liability
  • 2008
  • MSNBC, FOX, ABCNOW, etc. Two News Legal Analyst television appearances
  • LAW
  • 2007
  • Free Divorce Seminar July 10, 2007
  • Divorce Law
  • 2007
  • Appearance on ABC NEWSNOW
  • Divorce Law speaking engagement Public Service Appearance
  • 2007
  • Second Appearance
  • 2007
  • Free Law Seminar
  • Divorce Law
  • 2004
  • Democratic Committee
  • Sponsoring Speech for Judical Candidae
  • 2000
  • Chaired Education Committtee
  • Federal Guidelines on Sentencing in USA
  • 1992
  • Divorce Clinic
  • To help indignet pro se clients get uncontested divorce
  • N/A
  • Committee to Elect Judicary candidate
  • Speech at meeting
  • N/A
  • August 2010
  • Gay Marriage and Federal Court Ruling
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (11)
Endorse Lisa
Unknown Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Have known her for years. Great."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. It was a pleasure working with Ms. Older in aiding our clients to come to a proposed settlement agreement in their matrimonial matter. Ms. Older approached the matter with a seriousness with regard to to both clients' rights and responsibilities, leavened with a practical sense of what could be realistically accomplished. She's a seasoned and reliable practitioner and I would be glad to work with her in the future."
Family Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is no nonsense."
New York Divorce and separation Lawyer Lisa Beth Older
Lisa Beth Older
Divorce and separation Attorney
New York, NY
Licensed for 37 years