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Ruben Stepanian

Divorce and separation Attorney at New York, NY

4.9   10 reviews

About Ruben

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Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    Divorce, Alimony, Equitable Distribution, Uncontested and Contested Divorce

    17 years

  2. Family
    Child Support, Child Custody, Family Court Petitions

    17 years

Ruben Stepanian established Stepanian Law Firm in 2013 and specializes in divorce, custody, child support, alimony and marital property distribution law. He is licensed to practice in New York State and has had 15+ years of experience in almost all New York City, Westchester and Long Island Judicial venues.

Ruben works tirelessly to help families navigate through tough times by negotiating visitation rights, separation agreements, child support payments and more. Ruben will always take the time to talk to his clients and give honest evaluations of how to proceed with next steps.

Before establishing his company, Ruben represented corporations and shareholders in shareholder derivative suits and corporate dissolutions. He has successfully litigated employment, insurance, real estate, family and personal injury cases. He moved to his current practice in Divorce & Family law in order to better focus on his clients and their important life transitions.

Languages available: English, Armenian, Russian

Licensed for 17 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 2005
Updated 06/05/2022

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

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Stepanian Law Firm
222 Broadway, 19th Floor
New York, NY, 10038


4.9 / 5.0
  10 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | February 5, 2021
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Responsive, Ambitious, Well Prepared Attorney
I recommend Ruben's services. He is also a Judge for NYC, and so he knows how Judges think. This will help your case. He is also extremely responsive and will get back to you the same day, whether you call or email him.
Posted by Sona A. | February 5, 2021
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With Ruben I will go to a war.
My case took almost 1,5 years for Ruben to almost complete, we are waiting for the certificate now. He was into a Rollercoaster with me, and I am talking at some point on everyday basis. Not only he was dealing with a divorce and protecting my rights but also protecting rights of my children. Exepct from professionalism Ruben showed care which is so important when you go through lowest times. In the middle of divorce my ex husband fired his lawyer and Ruben took over communicating with him directly, and he still does on my behalf. If we take the spotless professionalism away, Ruben was my best friend for quite some time. I hope he understands how much I appreciate him!
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Posted by Simona | January 29, 2021
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Quality Lawyer
Mr. Stepanian goes above and beyond. I don’t have an easy case and yet he always comes through for me in the best way possible. He’s always there to answer my calls and all of my questions. He’s super efficient and the best part is, he truly cares, especially when it comes to custody and the best outcome for a child. Highly recommend him.
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Posted by Emma M. | January 26, 2021
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Great Client Experience
I was represented by Ruben Stepanian who did everything in his power to help me with favorable outcome possible. His legal expertise and professionalism went above and beyond my expectations throughout the course of my case. His rational analysis during emotional situations put things into perspective and helped me make better decisions. Despite his busy schedule Mr. Stepanian promptly responded to my phone calls/emails, patiently going over details. I am grateful for his guidance and effort and highly recommend his services!
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Posted by vahram | January 14, 2021
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Great and Efficient
I have to say i was somewhat nervous about the whole litigation process but Ruben had an efficient process that made me feel at ease. Hey won the case and i was very satisfied with his service and knowledge. Would highly recommend.
Posted by I highly recommend Ruben, as he treats his clients with respect | January 14, 2021
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Good experience
I highly recommend Ruben, as he treats his clients with respect and dignity.. He is a good advocate for his clients and goes above and beyond to help them receive the best outcome possible. Thanks for helping us with our case Ruben
Posted by Jane B. | November 24, 2020
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Good Divorce Lawyer
My girlfriend told me about Ruben Stepanian. I met with him and felt very comfortable. He was upfront and genuine. During my divorce case, Ruben and I were in constant contact. The divorce took a long time. It's over now. I am very happen with how it concluded.
Posted by anonymous | November 23, 2020
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Great Attorney in New York City
Ruben is a great professional attorney that you can trust. I hired him for a child support and custody case. He was compassionate and came up with a strategy really quickly.
Posted by Joel | April 29, 2014
Excellent lawyer and extremely nice guy
Ruben is that rare legal bird: Nice guy, sweet disposition but knows his law (through and through). Quickly came up to speed reviewing past documents, processed it all and wrote some spectacular briefs. There aren't many out there like him.
Posted by Harold | May 5, 2014
Trustworthy Attorney
My experience with The law firm was very positive. Mr. Stepanian was prompt, professional and empathetic. He responded quickly and without hesitation to all of my needs and he was available 24/7 for my queries. Ruben even called me on weekends to inform me of the particulars of my case. I think what stands out the most about Ruben, as opposed to the myriad of counselors that I interviewed before him, was his sincerity and honesty. This may sound like an inconsistency when it comes to lawyers but it was quite refreshing to know that I had an extremely ethical and compassionate person representing me. It meant something to me knowing that Ruben was fair and also could provide me with advice that was sound and effective. I wanted my ex and my son to be in the hands of a "good" lawyer who genuinely cared about them AND me. In the end, we resolved things outside of the courtroom thanks to Ruben's timely and steadfast advice. Thank you Ruben!
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AVVO RATING 8.2 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Sole Proprietor
  • R Stepanian Law Firm
  • 2010 - Present
  • Assistant Attorney
  • Schrier, Friscella & Sussman LLC
  • 2007 - 2009
  • Litigation Associate
  • Fazio, Rynsky & Associates, LLP
  • 2006 - 2007


  • Hofstra University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • Rhode Island College
  • Accounting and Computer Information Systems
  • 1998

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Armenian


  • Pro Bono Award
  • New York City Bar Association
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

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Given (0)
General practice Attorney | Dec 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ruben has a very fine character and has a wonderful demeanor. He does cares for his clients and has my respect."
Family Attorney | Dec 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ruben is an extremely knowledgeable and resourceful attorney. He is professional, kind and efficient. Ruben has a great deal of patience and brings valuable insight to all things. I am extremely fortunate to call him both friend and peer."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Ruben is a truly caring and attentive attorney. I'd want my case in his hands if I was ever injured."
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New York Divorce and separation Lawyer Ruben Stepanian
Ruben Stepanian
Divorce and separation Attorney
New York, NY
Licensed for 17 years