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David S. Dikman

Divorce and separation Attorney at New Hyde Park, NY

4.9   49 reviews

also known as Dikman & Dikman

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  • Licensed for 37 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1987
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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

About David

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David S. Dikman has been practicing law since 1987, first honing investigative and trial skills for nine years at the Queens County District Attorney’s Office, where he became Deputy Chief of Homicide Investigations before leaving for private practice. As a trial prosecutor, he successfully concluded with convictions in many homicide and major offense cases. He has been a member of the firm since August 1995, focusing primarily in the areas of Matrimonial & Family Law. David also represents clients in Criminal Court, defending their rights using his Criminal Law knowledge and skills when domestic violence issues result in their arrest and prosecution. As a divorce lawyer, Mr. Dikman is acutely aware of how the issues in Criminal Court can spill over and affect divorce and child custody disputes.

In private practice, Mr. Dikman is proud to estimate he has settled and resolved well more than 95% of client matters without a trial or the associated cost, expense, and uncertainty. For those cases in which trial cannot be reasonably avoided, his successful advocacy skills have established his reputation and led other lawyers, judges, child support magistrates, and other professionals to seek his services.

Awards

Platinum Client Champion
Distinguished Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2023,2017,2015,2012,2011
Client's Choice
2023 2017 2015 + 2 ...

Location

Dikman & Dikman
3000 Marcus Avenue - Suite 1E5
New Hyde Park, NY, 11042

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  49 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2023
Client's Choice
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Posted by Alexandrina | September 17, 2023
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Excellent Lawyer
The first divorce lawyer I hired was totally incompetent. I couldn't get in touch with him for weeks or even months at a time. He ignored my emails and phone calls, and his mishandling of my case almost left it beyond recovery. Feeling desperate and depressed, one of my friends recommended Mr. David Dikman – who happened to be her ex-husband's lawyer. It speaks volumes when a friend recommends the opposing side's lawyer. Thankfully, Mr. David Dikman agreed to take on my complicated case. He approached it with professionalism and clarity, providing a realistic picture of my situation and expectations. His communication was concise and prompt, whether through emails or phone calls, addressing every query immediatly, including when it came from the opposing lawyer. He patiently answered all my questions and kept me informed at every stage of the process. David Dikman's competence surpassed my ex's "high net worth" lawyer by miles, and the outcome exceeded my expectations. He not only saved my divorce but also my sanity. I wholeheartedly recommend him – his advice was invaluable in helping me make informed decisions and see the bigger picture, which time has only confirmed. My sole regret is not finding Mr. David Dikman sooner and starting with him. Highly, highly recommended!
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Posted by Sheryl | March 1, 2023
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David Dikman
I came to David Dikman after wasting time and money with a former attorney. He was given work that was not done properly. He successfully brought my divorce to a conclusion. He did it effectively, honestly. He knew what he was doing!
Posted by Paul | February 23, 2023
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Excellent Attonry would highly recommend.
I used Mr David Dikman to help with my divorce. He was very helpful and made sure I understood everything that was going on before we made any decision. Mr David Dikman was also very knowledgeable on my union pension plans which is a great deal of help.
Posted by shaikat barua | February 22, 2023
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EXCELLENT ATTORNEY AND GOES ABOVE & BEYOND
My brother and I hired Mr. DAVID DIKMAN and he represent me very professionally . He is incredible and was always kind and attentive . Mr. David and his assistant MS TRICIA was always available to answer question . He was quickly and efficiently handled my divorce . I wound highly recommend Mr. David dikman .
Posted by anonymous | February 9, 2023
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Best lawyer I have ever worked with
David was extremely professional and efficient. I was in a difficult situation and he helped me solve it fast. He is one of the best lawyers I have worked with. You will not regret working with him.
Posted by Heidi | February 4, 2023
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Best matrimonial attorney in Nassau
David is absolutely the best matrimonial attorney you could possibly ask for. He is five stars across the board - professionalism, knowledge of the court system, approachability, preparedness, honesty, kindness, I could go on and on. I cannot say enough about how much I relied on David for a rather difficult and stressful divorce. David was an essential advocate for me from the outset; filing an immediate motion for temporary exclusive possession of the martial residence - which was invaluable and a major factor in my mental and emotional well being. I believe he was instrumental in guiding all parties to ultimately reaching a settlement and avoiding a trial (almost after two years). He is caring and kind, but firm when he needed to be (being direct and truthful at all times). I came to trust and rely on him and his advice very heavily throughout the ups and downs of the process. His is without a doubt the attorney you want in your corner- look no further, you will not do better with anyone else - I'm sure my ex would agree.
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Posted by Angela | January 30, 2023
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Highly recommend
I would absolutely recommend Mr. Dikman to anyone looking for a divorce lawyer. Going through a divorce can be extremely stressful, however from the very first email David and his assistant Tricia made this process easy. Mr. Dikman has been handing my divorce and child custody case for the past 2 years and it is finally coming to an end! David’s professional and calm personality helped put me at ease during some of the most overwhelming moments of this process. David is extremely knowledgeable, responsive and patient. He took the time to explain every aspect of what was to be expected, which allowed me to feel prepared for court. Overall, a great experience!
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Posted by Chad | January 16, 2023
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Excellent Divorce Lawyer
I could not be happier with my choice to use David Dikman for my recent divorce. He is extremely knowledgeable about his field, smart, cares tremendously about his clients, always responsive, clear communicator, and explains law in very understandable terms. He was the reason I remained calm and focused throughout this emotional time. Having David in my corner was all I needed to confidently know I would successfully get through my divorce. David can be tough when needed, but is always rational, which helped me truly see the facts and the proper points of view, even when not in my favor. I would highly recommend David's services to anyone considering divorce, as I interviewed multiple attorneys before making the obvious decision, which was hiring David Dikman.
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Posted by Ti | January 16, 2023
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Best Divorce Lawyer
David was referred to me by a friend working in a prestigious law firm. I worked with David since 2017. He is simply the BEST matrimonial attorney in Nassau / Queens. Period. He is the most knowledgeable and honest lawyer I have ever known. As a boutique law firm, you only work with David, not with any paralegal or junior lawyer. He handled my case extremely efficiently. He responded to my email and phone call instantly, even during the weekend/holidays. My case was complicated and he walked me through the entire process, motions, discovery, trial, post-trial motions, appeal. During the first couple years of this painful journey of divorce, grief was one of my closest companions. But I found comfort in knowing David always on my side to help me.
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Posted by Sebastian | May 19, 2022
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No sugarcoating attorney
David is a no nonsense lawyer. He will lay it out for you from day one. He will not waste your time and money .If you are going through a divorce this is the man and lawyer you want to have by your side. he goes by the book and the law. Bottom line I couldn’t be more happier with my Divorce and the way David handled it and himself and his adversary
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Posted by Galatia | January 17, 2022
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Outstanding Attorney!
David Dikman achieved the best possible outcome for my case, an outcome way higher than I expected. He is very knowledgeable and skillful. He does excellent preparation with impeccable attention to detail, detecting the details that matter and using information effectively. He doesn't waste his time, your time, or your money. He is the attorney anyone wants to have on her side. He is very professional and all the communication was excellent with Mr. Dikman himself and his office! Thank you very much Mr. Dikman!
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Posted by Emma | December 22, 2021
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Highly recommend!
David is professional, knowledgable and efficient. He can patiently explain to my questions and provide suggestive opinions. He can always be on top of my case and address my concerns in an efficient way. I highly recommend David! Thank you!
Posted by Patricia | December 10, 2021
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Excellent Attorney!
If you are looking for an excellent lawyer, look no further. I highly recommend David Dikman. He is professional, congenial, knowledgable and extremely efficient. He handled my legal matter thoroughly and expeditiously. He took the time to get to know me and understand what I was looking to achieve. My only regret is that I didn't know him before my divorce. I am sure the outcome would have been better. I will definitely seek his assistance again in the future, should a legal matter arise.
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Posted by Christie | December 3, 2021
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Divorce Attorney who gets things done
Mr. Dikman stood by my side in person and remotely. He was able to understand my needs during the divorce and child custody process. He helped me navigate through the most difficult times and guided me through all the stages of the divorce process. He is very strategic and knows how to navigate the courts. At times I could not understand the motions and stipulations, but with his experience he has seen and experienced it all. Trust and honesty is key. I am grateful for his ability to get my divorced finalized and over as quickly and painlessly as possible. I highly recommend Mr. Dikman! Thank you!
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Posted by Marie | October 6, 2021
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Best attorney ever!
I met David through a friend. He was the attorney who handled her very difficult divorce. She told me not look for another attorney because he is the best person to handle my divorce. My friend was absolutely right. My divorce was very difficult and I was overwhelmed. David was caring, honest and gave the best advice with complete transparency. He answered my calls and emails without charging me. Even several years after my divorce, I've consulted with David on several occasions on child support issues. He guided me through the process without charging me for a phone call or to view my documents via email. David is honest, compassionate and a very good listener. Thank you, David.
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Posted by David | October 8, 2020
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The BEST attorney you can hire!!!
I first met David when I came to see him about my divorce case. My previous lawyer had completely botched my case, and I was in desperate need of a knowledgeable attorney who could take control of my issues. David listened to all of my thoughts, gave my case structure, and immediately went to work for me. He is incredibly knowledgeable, professional and responsive (there were several times he emailed me on the weekend). He never tried to overcharge me, and I felt like I got an incredible value for the amount of experience & ability that he brought to the table. Take it from someone who had to go through a daunting experience with a very bad lawyer before finding a very good one in David: if you are searching for a top-shelf lawyer--at a very fair price--for a divorce, David is unequivocally the person that you want in your corner.
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Posted by Tommy | April 5, 2020
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Excellent lawyer and staff
David handled my divorce 11 years ago. He explained the process to me and was able to achieve my desired goals without prolonging the process. I recently contacted him to obtain copies of my divorce papers and he graciously sent me copies. I highly recommend David. David is a practical, down to earth lawyer.
Posted by John | February 12, 2020
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Divorce Attorney
David was recommended to me for my divorce proceedings (just finalized with an amicable outcome) and I could not have asked for a more outstanding advocate. He worked tirelessly on my behalf and offered wise counsel to me throughout the process. David was of great help to me during a very difficult time. All of his hard work, professionalism, expertise and support made the process as easy as it possibly could be. He was attentive to my questions and concerns, and responsive each and every step of the way. David fees were also incredibly reasonable - particularly cosidering the top notch legal services I received. I would highly recommend David to anyone. If he is your attorney, you can rest assured that you are in outstanding hands.
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Posted by David | April 29, 2019
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Divorce Attorney
David Dikman came highly recommended by a co-worker. I was extremely pleased with his professionalism, interest in my concerns and staying focused on my wants and needs. The entire process took just over a year and a half. I am from the Bronx and David was willing and very able to appear in court whenever the courts demanded. David never sends a para, he always appears himself and this was something i had inquired about when we first sat down. Now that my divorce is final and i am able to talk with my ex, we had conversations about information from our attorneys and it was very clear to me that i had the more experienced and detail oriented and knowledgeable of all the attorneys involved. David kept me informed literally the moment any interaction took place between the attorneys from both sides. Looking back and looking at all the emails that went back and forth i know i was the most informed of all defendants. We actually started a trial but thankfully it wasnt necessary to finish, and i owe it all to David as he had noticed there was an opportunity for me and my wife to talk and finish the whole thing and avoid more costs and questioning under oath. I highly recommend David Dikman and his entire firm.
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Posted by Nancy | February 24, 2019
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Divorce Attorney
Mr. Dikman was my divorce attorney. He was extremely helpful during this difficult time. He was very supportive, compassionate and hardworking. He did everything in his power to fight for what I needed. He did not make me spend unnecessary time or money. He always worked with me in a timely fashion, was understanding and explained everything along the way. I never felt alone or lost during this process. I would recommend Mr. Dikman for he is truly great at what he does.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 475-475 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Dikman & Dikman
  • 1995 - Present
  • Deputy Chief, Assistant District Attorney
  • Queens County District Attorney
  • 1986 - 1995

Education

  • Hofstra University School of Law University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1986

Associations

  • American Inns of Court
  • Barrister
  • 2009 - Present
  • Nassau County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Queens County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1987 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Client Champion Award- Platinum
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019

Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • American Inns of Court
  • Representing Difficult Clients
  • 2012
  • Pitfalls & Problems of Policing Client Perjury & Fraud: Remediation under the Ethical Rules of Professional Conduct
  • Legal Ethics
  • 2010
  • How to Handle a Matrimonial Case From Start to Trial
  • Divorce Litigation
  • 2001

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (2)
Endorse David
Family Attorney | Nov 07
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Dikman is truly an exceptional litigator who cares a lot about his cases and gets great results for his clients!"
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"David was an adversary of mine on a difficult matter. His competence is second to none. He is as honorable as one can come. I do not hesitate to endorse him. He is a respected member of the Matrimonial Bar."
Family Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"David is one of the best family law attorneys around. He has shown impressive knowledge of family law and procedures whenever he has assisted my clients with their family law issues. In addition to his caliber as an attorney, he is also very patient and connects very well with the clients. I think this is a very important attribute, especially for family law attorneys. I endorse him without hesitation."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I wholeheartedly endorse David Dikman. He has been a worthy adversary of mine and gained my respect as an extremely comptetent and dilligent matrimonial litigator."
Divorce and separation
Divorce and separation
New Hyde Park Divorce and separation Lawyer David S. Dikman
David S. Dikman
Divorce and separation Attorney
New Hyde Park, NY
Licensed for 37 years
Virtual consultation available