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Michael C. Barrows

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The Law Offices of Michael C. Barrows is a boutique matrimonial and litigation law firm with offices in New York City and Nassau County Long Island.  We have successfully and compassionately represented our clients in obtaining both uncontested and contested divorces throughout Nassau and Suffolk counties. Whether you are seeking to obtain a simple no-asset uncontested divorce or faced with a high-conflict contested divorce, our long island matrimonial attorneys provide a level of sophistication and expertise required to effectively address each client's specific want and needs.


While we regularly deal with these proceedings, we understand that a divorce can be extremely stressful and unsettling.  Quite often, divorcing spouses are unable to separate the emotional aspects from the legal aspects of their divorce.   During these uncertain times, the insight of a seasoned and objective divorce attorney is invaluable.  Our trial-tested attorneys are attentive to the emotional needs of each client and possess an intricate understanding of the legal issues involved in both simple and complex New York divorces.  Whether you reside in Nassau or Suffolk County, Mr. Barrows and his staff provide comforting and compassionate representation while effectively protecting your financial and non-financial interests.


Languages spoken: Farsi, Spanish, Arabic

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Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 60%
    13 years
  2. Family: 20%
    13 years
  3. Personal Injury: 10%
    13 years
  4. Criminal Defense: 10%
    13 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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    I run a storefront law practice in Manhattan and continually refer cases to outside counsel. Michael is one of the few lawyers I can rely on to find time in his schedule to meet me in my office and meet with my client on short notice. Every client has been effusive in their praise of his work and his demeanor. I highly recommend Michael for all divorce cases.


    Robert Sanfiz
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Howard M Lewis

    I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Barrows is an outstanding attorney with an exceptional reputation. He is a strong and zealous advocate for his clients and a credit to the legal profession. I highly recommend his legal services.


    Howard Lewis Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Law Offices of Michael C. Barrows

369 Lexington Avenue
2nd Floor
New York, NY, 10017-6506

Law Offices of Michael C. Barrows

2 Hillside Avenue
Building C
Williston Park, NY, 11596



NYCurrently registered 200407/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2015
Top ContributorAvvo2014
Lead Counsel Ratted Attorney in Divorce and Family LawThomson Reuters2014
Client Review Rated Preeminent 5 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2013
Lead Counsel Rated Attorney in Divorce and Family LawThomson Reuters2013
Client's ChoiceAvvo2013
Top ContributorAvvo2013
Volunteer LawyerNew York County Lawyers' Association2010
Committee on New York Civil Practice Law and RulesNew York State Bar Association2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerLaw Offices of Michael C. Barrows2012 - Present
Managing PartnerBarrows & Tehrani PLLC2009 - 2012
Managing PartnerBarrows & Associates PLLC2007 - 2009
AssociateBlau Kayman and Barrows2004 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
United States Court of Appeals for the Second CircuitAttorney Member2013 - Present
New York State Bar Association, Civil Practice Law and Rules CommitteeCommittee Member2008 - Present
EsqSocialOwner2008 - Present
United States District Court for the District of ColumbiaAttorney Member2005 - Present
United States District Court for the Northern District of New YorkAttorney Member2004 - Present
United States District Court for the Southern District of New YorkAttorney Member2004 - Present
United States District Court for the Eastern District of New YorkAttorney Member2004 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
New York City Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Troccoli v. Zarabi, 57 A.D. 3d 931 (2nd Dept., 2008)Judgment in favor of client
Federal religious discrimination suit against Scientology affiliate.$850,000.00
Metzger v. Yeunger Woodworking Corp. et al., 33 A.D.3d 678 (2nd Dept., 2006)Reversal of trial court's decision to dismiss the action. Action seeking recovery of $1,750,000 - Judgment in favor of client
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Publication nameTitleDate
Portfolio Media (Law360)Middleman In Galleon Scheme Sues Law Firm For Malpractice2015
New York PostAuction House Lied About $600,000 Medallion2014
New York PostFamily To "Preppy Killer": Pay Up2005
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Brooklyn Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2003
State University of New York, BinghamtonPhilosophy, Politics, and LawBA - Bachelor of Arts2000
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
New York Attorney Networking and Referral GroupNotice of Discontinuance vs. Motion of Discontinuance - The Demise of a Statutory Right2013