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            Lawrence Jay Braunstein is a partner in the law firm of Braunstein & Zuckerman, Esqs, located in White Plains, New York. His practice includes the areas of Matrimonial and Family Law and related civil and criminal litigation, with an expertise in child custody litigation and litigation involving allegations of child sexual and physical abuse.


            He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers; Co-Chair of the New York State Bar Association, Family Law Section, Child Custody Committee; and an Adjunct Professor of Law at Hofstra University School of Law, Hempstead, New York. He also serves on the Board of Editors of, and is a contributor to, the Journal of Child Custody, The Matrimonial Strategist and the Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment and Trauma.


            He regularly lectures as an invited speaker, both nationally and internationally, in the areas of child sexual abuse, physical abuse and shaken baby, child custody litigation, expert witness testimony, courtroom psychology, trial procedures, and on various related criminal, family and matrimonial law topics to judges, attorneys, medical and mental health professionals, law enforcement personnel, prosecutors (State and Federal), and child protection service personnel.



Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 70%
  2. Child Abuse: 30%

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Braunstein & Zuckerman

123 Main Street 17th Floor
White Plains, NY, 10601


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Association namePosition nameDuration
New York State Bar Association, Family Law SectionExecutive Committee2003 - Present
New York State Bar Association, Child Custody CommitteeCo-chair2003 - Present
Westchester County Bar Association, Interdisciplinary Committee on Mental Health and Family LawCo-Chair2002 - Present
Westchester County Bar Association, Section on Family LawExecutive Committee1999 - Present
NYS Interdisciplinary Committee on Mental Health and Family LawExecutive Committee1999 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
The Matrimonial StrategistRed Flags or Red Herring2004
The Matrimonial StrategistChildren As Pawns: Who Determines Custody?"2003
New York Law JournalExpunging Allegations of Child Abuse2002
New York Law JournalChild Sex Abuse Allegations, Recognizing One's Limits as a Practitioner1991
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Yeshiva University, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1981
State University of New York, BinghamtonN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1978