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Adam James Halper

Mediation Attorney at White Plains, NY

5.0   8 reviews
  • Licensed for 24 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2000
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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About Adam

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Practice areas
  1. Mediation
    I assist families, businesses and individuals by mediating family, matrimonial, employment, trust and estates, business divorce and commercial disputes. I am a tireless advocate for clients, lawyers and for the mediation process.

    12 years

  2. Family
    I am a collaborative attorney, reviewing/consulting attorney and parenting coordinator.

    24 years

Adam J. Halper is a mediator, collaborative attorney and parenting coordinator. He works with individuals, attorneys, and businesses to help them resolve disputes. He has represented clients in a variety of litigation and transactional areas and brings strong business, legal and interpersonal acumen to client issues and conflicts. Currently, in addition to his private practice, he is on the roster of neutrals for the American Arbitration Association and for several State and Federal Courts.

Mr. Halper mediates pre-litigation and litigation matters in the following areas among others:

Business Divorce
Civil Rights, 1983 Actions
Divorce (Matrimonial)
Elder Law/Surrogate’s Court
Family Business
Family Law
Personal Injury
Sexual Harassment
Tort/Personal Injury
Trust and Estates
Wage/Hour (FLSA/NYLL)
Wrongful Death

Mr. Halper began his career representing domestic violence survivors at Legal Services-NYC, the nation’s largest public interest law firm. Prior to opening a private practice, he was the Director of the Legal Wellness Institute at The Family Center, a unique multidisciplinary organization that serves individuals and families affected by severe illness. There, he led a team of attorneys paralegals, law students and pro bono volunteers in the representation of thousands of New Yorkers. He has written extensively about his work with vulnerable populations, access to justice and mediation.

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Law and ADR Office of Adam J. Halper, PLLC
445 Hamilton Avenue, Suite 1102
White Plains, NY, 10601-1832

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  8 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | August 23, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent experience
In a difficult moment, I very much appreciated Adam's legal expertise paired with a value system that avoids the "scorched earth" tactics so common in the profession. Highly recommended.
Posted by anonymous | July 12, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer
Very fair and wise with Pose legal knowledge. He helped me mediate a visitation despite, and I could not hope for a more impartial judge and character and situation. I would recommend him to anyone looking for representation.
Posted by Yovanna | February 2, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Parenting Agreement
Adam is professional and knowledgeable. He cares for his clients and is dedicated to his trade. Adam was always able to diffuse intense conversations, and provide helpful insights to reach a solution. Thank you Adam, you are one of a kind!
Response from Adam Halper February 6, 2021
Thank you so much, Yovanna. It was a pleasure to work with you and your family.
Posted by Erik | January 29, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great working with him
He was very clear and consistent and helpful with this process, thanks again Adam
Response from Adam Halper February 6, 2021
Thank you! It was a pleasure to work you and your family. Good luck!
Posted by ernie | January 19, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
excellent experience
child custody is a very difficult thing. Adam was very easy to work with and helped us both find a common ground that worked for both of us. extremely professional and accommodating
Response from Adam Halper February 6, 2021
Thank you. It was an honor to work with you. Good luck!
Posted by Stacey | October 28, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professionalism at its Best!
Adam is a true professional! He listened well, answered all my questions and addressed all my concerns. And he has great patience! I felt very confident making the changes needed to update my will and other documents. I highly recommend!
Response from Adam Halper October 29, 2020
Thank you, Stacey! It was a pleasure to work with you.
Posted by Eric | May 11, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Assistance with an issue for transferring Medicaid benefits from NYC to Upstate NY for a relative.&
We consulted with Mr. Halper to assist in transferring our mom's Medicaid benefits from NYC to upstate NY after my dad just passed away. It was a very challenging because both Medicaid offices were not being very cooperative. He provided frank, timely and highly relevant advice in helping us to resolve this matter. Thank you.
Response from Adam Halper May 12, 2020
Thank you, Eric. It was my pleasure to work with you during such a difficult time.
Posted by Bonnie | May 11, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thoughtful and thorough estate planning
Adam was personable, thoughtful, and patient with my husband and I as we worked through the details of our last will and testament and other estate documents. He offered great guidance and examples and entertained our many questions! In the end, we feel secure in the documents we created--and within a very rapidly changing landscape as well! Adam provided up to the minute guidance during the pandemic, which helped us to think clearly about possible implications of our documents in this new and different time. We highly recommend Adam!
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Response from Adam Halper May 12, 2020
It was my pleasure, Bonnie. It is a rapidly changing landscape. Honored to help you and your husband navigate it.
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Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law and ADR Office of Adam J. Halper, PLLC
  • 2019 - Present
  • Director
  • The Legal Wellness Institute at The Family Center
  • 2006 - 2019
  • Attorney
  • Legal Services-NYC
  • 2000 - 2006


  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University
  • JD
  • 1997
  • New York University
  • BA
  • 1994


  • Westchester County Bar Association
  • Co-Chair, ADR Committee
  • 2021 - Present
  • Family and Divorce Mediation Council of Greater New York
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Association for Conflict Resolution of Greater New York
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • New York City Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member/Past Co-Chair, Mediation Com., Dispute Resolution Section
  • 2010 - Present
  • Mediation Advisory Committee for the United District Court for the Southern District Of New York
  • Past Board Member
  • 2017 - 2019
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Lawyer (ADR)
  • Hudson Valley Magazine
  • 2023
  • Top Lawyers, 2021
  • Hudson Valley Magazine
  • 2021
  • New York City Bar Association Legal Services Award
  • New York City Bar Association
  • 2017


  • ABA, Before the Bar
  • Side-bar learning: Lawyering Teaches You How to Live Well
  • 2017
  • ABA, Before the Bar
  • Your 1L Summer: Learning from Real Clients
  • 2017
  • See You in H*ll: Preparing for Mediation
  • 2017
  • Written Testimony
  • Written Comments to the New York State Permanent Commission on Access to Justice
  • 2016
  • ABA, Before The Bar
  • Making Your Law School Summers Work for You
  • 2016
  • ABA, Before the Bar
  • Pro Bono: Public Interest, Self-Interest.
  • 2016
  • Portfolio Media (Law360)
  • Forty-Seven Million Clients: Every Lawyer's Dream
  • 2015
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Speaking Engagements

  • Westchester County Surrogate's Court
  • Coach for Mediators/Trainees
  • 2019
  • SDNY Mediation Program
  • Speaker
  • 2019
  • The Litigative DNA
  • Speaker
  • 2018
  • My Road to Becoming a Mediator
  • Speaker
  • 2018
  • Mediation Choices for Effective Advocacy
  • Speaker
  • 2018
  • Mediating Cases Under FLSA/NYLL
  • Speaker
  • 2018
  • How Mediation Skills Enhance Litigation Skills
  • Speaker
  • 2018
  • Advantages of Mediation in Resolving Wills, Trusts, Estates and Adult Guardianship Matters
  • Speaker
  • 2018
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Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (2)
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Divorce and separation Attorney | May 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I recently had the pleasure of working with Adam as co-counsel on a divorce matter. Adam is a fantastic attorney and diligent in every respect. Having had many discussions with him, I can tell you that as a mediator and as an attorney he is extremely patient with and thorough with his clients, explaining and reviewing every detail with them. I hope to have the opportunity to work with him again in the near future."
Mediation Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Adam Halper is both the mediator you want resolving your dispute and the attorney you need representing you as you navigate complex legal issues. Adam is the consummate professional and incredibly knowledgable with expertise in a variety of practice areas including matrimonial law, custody issues, trusts and estates, and employment disputes. Moreover, Adam is diligent, thoughtful, caring, and a problem solver who is full of creative solutions to complex problems. If you are looking for legal counsel or someone to facilitate alternative dispute resolution of your matter, he has my highest recommendation."
Mediation Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Adam is a thorough, dedicated and brilliant attorney. I have seen the care he gives his clients and their legal needs."
Divorce and separation

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White Plains Mediation Lawyer Adam James Halper
Adam James Halper
Mediation Attorney
White Plains, NY
Licensed for 24 years