The Law Offices of Joseph H. Nivin, P.C. is a general practice law firm, with a special focus on family law.
For three years, I represented the New York City child welfare agency in Family Court proceedings. While working for the agency, I appeared in Family Court virtually every day, and I litigated dozens of contested hearings.
Family court litigation is a daunting process with high stakes. As your attorney, I will work diligently to protect your rights and those of your children. I always try to expedite cases, but never at the expense of my clients. I will litigate your case at every stage if necessary to defend your interests.
I graduated from Brooklyn Law School, and I received my undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania. When I attended Brooklyn Law School, I served as President of the Unemployment Action Center, where I represented individuals who were denied unemployment insurance benefits by the New York State Department of Labor. I am admitted to practice law before the courts of New York and Connecticut, as well as before the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts. I serve on the Queens County Bar Association Juvenile Justice Committee, and I am an incoming member of the Board of Directors of the Brandeis Association of Queens County. Furthermore, I am a member of the Assigned Counsel/Attorneys for Children Panel for the Second Judicial Department. I regularly represent litigants in appeals from Family Court matters, and I have argued successfully before the Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department.
I am available to represent people in the following types of cases:
Whether you are a party to a case in Family Court or you are trying to decide whether to file a case, please contact my office for a consultation at a reasonable rate.
The Law Offices of Joseph H. Nivin, P.C.
153-01 Jamaica Avenue, Suite 201
Jamaica, NY 11432
Tel.: (347) 642-0376
Fax: (347) 923-3359
All consultations are by appointment only.
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
Hourly ($325/hour), Retainer (always)
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 40 Under 40||National Advocates||2016|
|Ten Best Client Satisfaction||American Institute of Family Law Attorneys||2015|
|Rising Star, 2015 and 2016||Super Lawyers||N/A|
|Attorney||The Law Offices of Joseph H. Nivin, P.C.||2010 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|New York City Bar Association||Member, Committee on Lawyer Assistance||2013 - Present|
|Brandeis Association of Queens County||Member, Incoming Member of Board of Directors||2013 - Present|
|Queens County Bar Association, Committee on Juvenile Justice||Member||2012 - Present|
|Queens County Bar Association||Member||2011 - Present|
|New York State Bar Association||Member||2008 - Present|
|Reyes v. Gill||Sole custody granted to father|
|Matter of Kamaljit S||Special Immigrant Juvenile Status granted|
|Clarke v. Wilson||Sole custody granted to mother|
|See all legal cases|
|Electronically-in-Touch (NYSBA)||The Jurisprudence of Parental Alienation||2012|
|Electronically-in-Touch (NYSBA)||When Domestic Violence Constitutes Child Neglect- Judicial Analysis of Impairment within the Meaning of Family Court Act Â§1012(f)(i)||2011|
|Brooklyn Law School||N/A||JD - Juris Doctor||2007|
|University of Pennsylvania, College of Arts and Sciences||International Relations and Hispanic Studies||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2004|
|The Changing Juvenile Delinquency Practice: The "Close to Home" Placement Initiative||Juvenile Delinquency||2014|