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Paul Eric Rudder

Divorce and separation Attorney at New York, NY

5.0   11 reviews
  • Licensed for 54 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1969
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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I have been a Family  and Divorce attorney in New York City committed to providing the highest quality legal services in the most cost-effective and straght forward manner for over thirty years. My goal is to guide my clients through the difficult process of divorce and present a realistic view of the  process,  potential outcomes and effects on the family.  Because of the diversity and number of the cases I have been involved in, I have a realistic perspective on the process. During  the initial consultation with each client I explain divorce laws of nNew York State and outline the rights, duties and obligations of the parties, both economic and parental, when appropriate.


I understand the emotional and financial toll dissolution of a marriage and family unit takes on my clients and I am sensitive to these issues. I am also committed to  protect my client's rights and get the best settlement I can in each and every case.


I have been selected as “Top Lawyer” in Divorce Law field from 2007 to present by New York Times Super Lawyers Section. I was also recently appointed to the New York City Bar Association Matrimonial Committee as of August 2015.

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Paul Eric Rudder, Esq.
950 Third Avenue
11th Floor
New York, NY, 10022


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Posted by Jihane | June 9, 2023
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Title: A Brief Encounter with a Remarkable Lawyer: Paul Rudder an Impactful Counsel!
I recently had the opportunity to engage the services of Paul Rudder, a renowned lawyer based in New York. While our time together was brief, spanning just two meetings, the impact he had on my divorce proceedings was truly eye-opening and instrumental in shaping my perspective on the next steps of this challenging transition. Mr. Rudder stands out as a rare gem in the legal profession, exuding a level of dedication and attentiveness that is often hard to find. From the very beginning, it was evident that he genuinely cared about helping me navigate through the emotionally taxing process of divorce, aiming to assist in turning the page on a traumatizing chapter of my life. . One of the qualities that impressed me most about this man was his exceptional listening skills. He took the time to understand my unique situation and concerns, ensuring that he was fully informed before providing any guidance. It was clear that he had a deep understanding of the complexities and intricacies of the court system, as well as strong connections with his peers, enabling him to offer a well-rounded perspective on my case. Mr. Rudder managed to address several crucial issues that were pivotal to the successful resolution of my divorce. His depth of experience became evident as he skillfully navigated the legal landscape, providing astute advice and pragmatic solutions. I felt empowered and confident in the decisions I had to make, thanks to his guidance and expertise. One aspect of Mr. Rudder’s professionalism that stood out was his responsiveness. He consistently displayed promptness in addressing my concerns, promptly replying to my emails and keeping me updated on any developments related to my case. This level of communication fostered a strong sense of trust and ensured that I was well-informed throughout the process. In conclusion, despite the brevity of our interaction, Mr Rudder made an indelible impression on me as a lawyer who truly cares about his clients' well-being and is dedicated to helping them through the challenges of divorce. His ability to listen, coupled with his vast experience and deep understanding of the court system, sets him apart from his peers. I am immensely grateful for the time I spent with him, and I wholeheartedly recommend his services to anyone seeking a compassionate and knowledgeable advocate during their divorce journey. Jihane Guichard
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Posted by anonymous | May 18, 2020
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Great Attorney
Paul Rudder is a great guy, what I like about him is that he doesn't sugar coat things. He tells you all the things you don't want to hear. Which sucks at the time but ultimately it helps you plan for the inevitable. I enjoy talking with him and he was always right. Divorce with a child is terrible, especially when you have a crazy ex. He made it real by being honest with me which ultimately made the process a lot smoother. I would recommend him to anybody and would certainly use him again.
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Posted by Adriana | October 10, 2019
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Best attorney you could hope for !
Paul Rudder was my attorney through an ugly case regarding my child. Mr. Rudder received me with a warm greeting and understanding, constantly keeping me informed and reassured about the case. He is always professional and knows how to fight for you. Upon being successful in what we wanted to achieve, it was almost as if I had made a friend with lots of legal knowledge. He will help you make the best decisions and be prepared for anything that may occur. I hope it is never necessary, but on the occasion that it is, I wouldn’t think twice to hire him again!
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Posted by Pia | February 17, 2018
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Paul Eric Rudder - Excellent divorce attorney in NYC
I found Paul online and I knew I was in good hands when I first met Paul. He is very experienced and professional, he pays attendtion to details and he really cares about what is good for me and my best interest. Paul has a big heart. I knew because I met lawyers who care more about their own interest. Not only Paul knows how to get me in a very fair divorce and in a very dignified way. if you have to go through this most difficult time, Paul might be an important person you should meet in your divorce life. His guidence may change your life. Definitely he changed mine. I highly recommend Paul as an excellent divorce attorney in NYC.
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Posted by Gareth | August 10, 2015
Excellent attorney
Paul is an excellent attorney and a warm, caring human being. He handled my case skilfully and obtained a favorable, balanced resolution, while also managing to make the whole painful process bearable. I wholeheartedly recommend Paul - I cannot think there is a better divorce attorney in New York City, or maybe anywhere.
Posted by Jean-Luc | April 21, 2015
Excellent Family Lawyer
I had a personal issue few years back that I will not wish to my worst enemy and looking desperately for a lawyer I was referred to Paul and I'm glad I found him at the worst time of my life. I found Paul very responsive and knowledgeable but most of it very concerned by my situation. The case was resolved in my benefits in a little more than a year and during that time Paul was always available to take or retuned my calls to answer all my questions. Very knowledgable in his field of expertise. I knew all along all my options and Paul always listened to me, the way I wanted it to be done and did all his best to defend me and succeeded in the outcome of this situation. I will gladly recommend Paul to anyone looking for the right lawyer.
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Posted by Marina | March 21, 2015
Excellent Attorney!
Paul is very experienced and knows family law like the back of his hand. When it comes to child custody battles, Paul is intelligent, punctual and dedicated to the families he works for. Paul is confident yet realistic; he doesn't just tell you what you want to hear so will keep spending money frivolously in denial - he tells you the reality of what you need to know to ensure that you are always ten steps ahead of the other party. I will always look to Paul to provide legal help and would refer my best friend to him!
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Posted by Bruce K. | March 20, 2015
Great outcome!
I am taking this opportunity to thank Paul Rudder, my attorney, for handling my very complicated divorce. He managed to work out an agreement that was both fair and equitable without the rancor and bitterness that so often accompanies these trying situations. Paul displayed hard work, integrity, knowledge, and empathy. And finally, it was his accessibility and perseverance that lead to such a great outcome.
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Posted by Rae | February 26, 2015
Enthusiastically Recommend!
Divorce is a difficult enough ordeal under the best of circumstances. That said, I am enthusiastically recommending the legal services of my attorney Paul Rudder. His integrity, attentiveness to detail, intelligence, and total professionalism was evident in every facet of my divorce proceedings.
Posted by Olga | February 23, 2015
Knowledge, Kindness and Professionalism.
Everyone knows that divorce is not easy, and when I was going through my divorce I found Paul Rudder. He walked me through the whole process with compassion, knowledge, skill and kindness. Paul helped me through a very confusing time, he explained everything to me and it worked out like he said it would. I highly recommend Paul Rudder, I don't know what I would have done without him!
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Posted by anonymous | January 8, 2015
Paul Rudder is a truly unique divorce attorney
I sought Mr. Rudder's services about 15 years ago when I was going through an emotionally devastating divorce. At that time, I remember that from the moment I walked into his office, I felt that someone had my back and I was in great hands. He handled my divorce quickly and I was very happy with the outcome. I have since been happily remarried, but recently a friend of mine needed a divorce lawyer and I brought her to see Mr. Rudder. He, again, was kind, intelligent, thoughtful and took care of her issues and got her the best settlement she could hope for. I recommend him to anyone who needs a divorce attorney. Save yourself time and stress looking, he is the man.
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Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Paul Eric Rudder, Esq.
  • 1980 - Present


  • City University of New York, City College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1965
  • Brooklyn Law School
  • N/A


  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Interdisciplinary Committee on Child Custody
  • member
  • 2005 - Present
  • New York County Lawyers' Association
  • member
  • 1975 - Present
  • NY County Lawyers Association
  • Co-Chair of Matrimonial Section of NY County
  • 2001 - 2004
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Appointment to NYC Bar Assoc. Matrimonial Committee
  • New York City Bar Association Matrimonial Committee
  • 2015
  • Top Lawyer in Family and Divorce law
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • member
  • The National Advocates - top 100
  • 2014
  • Top Lawyer in Family and Divorce Law
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2013
  • Top Lawyer in Family and Divorce Law
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2012
  • Top Lawyer in Family and Divorce Law
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2011
  • Top Lawyer in Family and Divorce Law
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2010
  • Top Lawyer in Family and Divorce law
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2009
  • Top Lawyer in Family and Divorce Law
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2008
  • Top Lawyer in Family and Divorce Law
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2007
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Speaking Engagements

  • Child Custody Evaluation
  • The Court is in Session: psychologist on the stand - a case of child custody evaluation.
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (1)
Endorse Paul
Family Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I am an attorney specializing in Estate Planning and I often refer clients to Paul. He is professional, has over 35 years of experience and is very well liked by judges and fellow attorneys. I always receive extremely positive feedback about Paul and he is a pleasure to work with. When I have a difficult case I often call Paul for advise as well and his advise and guidance is invaluable. I recommend him highly to anyone who is looking for extremely professional, ethical, and very experienced (and not overpriced) divorce attorney."
Divorce and separation

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New York Divorce and separation Lawyer Paul Eric Rudder
Paul Eric Rudder
Divorce and separation Attorney
New York, NY
Licensed for 54 years