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Thomas Weiss

Divorce and separation Attorney at New Hyde Park, NY

4.6   25 reviews
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  • Licensed for 26 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1998
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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Thomas Weiss is Counsel in Vishnick McGovern Milizio LLP's Matrimonial & Family Law, Commercial Litigation, and Real Estate Litigation practices. He is a seasoned attorney with over 25 years of experience. Mr. Weiss and his team have handled countless contested and uncontested divorces and family court matters. They regularly handle matters of custody, child support, spousal support, domestic violence, and high net-worth divorce. Mr. Weiss additionally represents clients in real estate matters, including partition actions, quiet title actions, contract disputes, commercial lease disputes, warehouseman’s liens, garagemen’s liens, and mechanic’s liens.


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4.6 / 5.0
  25 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2013
Client's Choice
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Posted by Anthony | November 12, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Divorce and Business Finesse
I worked with Tom enforcing my divorce agreement in court. The agreement was written in a confusing way by a mediator and 15 years later I had to defend it against my ex who brought me to family court. He presented the case, and won, against a very stern judge. I'm now looking forward to starting a business and Tom is helpful sorting through the LLC and real estate details. I don't feel like I'm working with a lawyer with Tom. I feel like I'm working with a friend. He's a down to earth, smart, and engaging human being.
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Posted by Ryan | March 24, 2019
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My experience with Tom was as great as it could be - as my lawyer he was articulate, informative and I felt as though he went the extra mile for my case. During a time where I was facing a heavily contested divorce, Tom reassured me that I would not be taken advantage of as that was what happening with my previous legal counsel. In the end, he assisted in securing a fair agreement in regards to custody and finances. Tom is highly responsive, a great communicator and loyal.
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Posted by anonymous | January 2, 2018
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I unreservedly recommend Thomas Weiss to handle your legal matters. He is professional, articulate, knowledgeable and hard working. Was able to resolve my case in a timely manner, for which I am very grateful.
Posted by Gary | May 8, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney... Would highly recommend
Mr. Weiss has helped me on several occasions. I originally hired Mr. Weiss was to read and negotiate a lease for me. I was very pleased with the outcome. Mr. Weiss made sure that I was equally protected and made appropriate changes that potentially saved me from greater liability and cost. I was very appreciative of his service. On a 2nd occasion, I hired Mr. Weiss to handle a collections case for me. I was wrongly being hassled by collection agent. Mr. Weiss reached out to the collection agent on my behalf and also sent a cease and desist letter. After that time, I never heard from the collection agent again. Mr. Weiss was compassionate, always listened to me, and had my best interest at heart. I would highly recommend him to others.
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Posted by Sita and Vincent | January 22, 2019
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Excellent Lawyer
I will begin this review by saying we are very pleased we chose ,Mr. Weiss as our foreclosure/quiet title attorney. It was one of the best decisions we made. He was patient ,kind and informative. He addressed every concern we had pertaining to our court proceedings. He was very helpful through the whole court process and informed us step by step ,At the end of it all our home was successfully quiet titled and have our home free and clear from the fraudulent people who tried to take our home from us. we would recommend anyone to Weiss and Associates you will not regret it.
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Posted by Lucian | June 14, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Review and Recommendation for Thomas Weiss & Associates, P.C. Very professional firm with highly competent attorneys
I contacted Thomas Weiss & Associates, P.C. after I had an extremely unpleasant experience with another firm located in Manhattan. After I retained Lindsay Boorman to continue and to resolve a personal matter, I could not have been more impressed with her knowledge, professionalism and responsiveness. She replied to all my questions and concerns in a very timely manner and provided invaluable advice. Even during weekends and holidays, she would check in with a quick phone call if there were any open items to discuss. In addition, her office is located right near the courthouse and it enabled her to attend all court dates. This is of utmost importance as court dates need to be followed to move along a case smoothly. I sincerely felt that she was working for my best interest every step of the way. Lindsay went above and beyond to get the job done well. She instilled my trust and confidence during a difficult time. I would not hesitate to retain her services again. I highly recommend her and Thomas Weiss & Associates, P.C. to potential clients without reservation.
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Posted by Wendy Weiss | July 12, 2017
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Weiss Will Win!
I had a car accident, and even though I had excellent coverage with a reputable company, knowing how litigious our society is gave me qualms that I would be personally sued. I sought advice from my cousin, Thomas Weiss. He reviewed the facts of the case with me and he never hesitated to quell my fears. His advice was reassuring and in the end, right on point. When I bought a house, Mr. Weiss handled the closing procedures. He was always professional and extremely knowledgeable about any matters that came up. I am also part of an animal rescue group. When I had questions related to non-profit organizations and litigation, Thomas gave me outstanding advice. In so many matters of the law, Thomas Weiss is an expert and a professional who successfully resolves legal issues. He takes the time to listen to the facts and he takes the time to hear you as person and he knows litigation.
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Posted by anonymous | February 7, 2017
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Tough case -- positive results
Thomas Weiss & Associates LLC handled our complex and difficult litigation. The entire team provided steady and reliable legal counsel throughout the process. Special thanks to Tom Weiss and everybody else who worked on the case, especially Lindsay Boorman. Her unfettered determination and indomitable spirit helped overcome many legal challenges. Her ability to foresee what was waiting around the corner was terrific! We wouldn’t hesitate to seek their legal advice again! With gratitude, G. Family
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Posted by Steven | May 19, 2016
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Real Estate Attorney
I have been involved with Mr. Thomas Weiss as my attorney during the last 18 months. Three separate but equally complex real estate transactions were skillfully managed by his firm during that time frame. His expertise allowed a successful closing on my main retirement asset at a 20% premium over my asking price. A second property is scheduled to be sold by July 1 after a lengthy confrontational negotiation. Mr. Weiss provided the necessary counsel and judgement that allowed for a successful conclusion to my particular legal concerns. The third property was withdrawn from the market after Mr. Weiss deemed the deal to be not in my best interests. I could not be more pleased with every aspect of his performance. Intelligent, thoughtful, competent and responsive all apply to Mr. Weiss and his staff. He lets me sleep at night.
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Posted by Dan | May 11, 2016
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2nd divorce
I never expected to be getting divorced a second time, but As much as I had learned from my first divorce, Tom has provided invaluable advice and support throughout the process. He has always guided me so I am always prepared.
Posted by CATHERINE | January 19, 2015
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Posted by Julio | October 11, 2013
Will not use anyone else
When I did had an accident and did not know where to begin, Thomas was there to guide me. You cannot be in a worse situation then not knowing where to go and who to trust. Thomas was both understanding and knowledgeable. He walked me through it and I got what I deserved. I would use his services again.
Posted by Carlos | July 29, 2013
Tom is as honest as the day is long and will work a solution to a problem until it is completely solved. I couldn't recommend him more highly.
Posted by Althea | June 23, 2013
Excellent, Trustworthy Lawyer
Thomas is an excellent and trustworthy lawyer. After a couple of bad experiences with other attorneys, I met Thomas and explained my case to him. He immediately understood my situation and was able to give me useful feedback as to what my chances were since he had successfully handled similar real estate cases, like mine. To date, I am pleased with my results. Thomas is very good at explaining things in clear language and he's very upfront about giving you a balanced picture. He is able to tell you what your chances are, realistically, of having a positive outcome. So far, my experience with Thomas have produced positive outcomes. I am pleased with his service and he has been very forthright and honest about what to expect. I would recommend Thomas to anyone without any hesistation.
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Posted by SG | June 20, 2013
Excellent, Patient and knowledgeable Attorney
Tom did an excellent job in protecting my rights in the family court case. He did exactly what he was suppose to do and most importantly showed up on time for the case. He's calm and explained the proceedings and the law to me, even when i didn't understand the first time around. His advise is not to create more conflict but to resolve it when the opportunity arose. But when it was time to actively pursue my rights, he is the person who has done it better then any other lawyer that i have hired in similar family court cases.
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Posted by Wesss | June 19, 2013
Trust worthy, proffessional attorney with integrity!!
Tom has been trust worthy,knowledgeable and professional in all of our dealings. He is an excellent resource within the industry that I recommend utilizing, that has integrity.
Posted by King | June 19, 2013
Excellent lawyer,detail oriented
Thomas Weiss is a exellent lawyer, very detail of his work. Always give honest advise. When I had landlord & tenant issue he also help me resolve the issue quickly as well.
Posted by ade | May 28, 2013
Religious House
Thomas Weiss is the 2nd attorney we hired to handle the litigation in the supreme court, The first attorney did not do what he was suppose to do to defend the case in two years time. We switched to Thomas Weiss in december 2012. The result Thomas Weiss brought to us was what we expected from the first attorney,but we never received. Thomas Weiss achieved everything we asked for the very moment he did the order to show cause and the outcome of our case keeps winning. We are very happy with this attorney and would definitely rehire him and reccommend him to others
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Posted by Francisco | May 12, 2013
Excellent lawyer!
He was very helpful, responsive and very organized. He always kept me informed during my case. I would highly recommend this lawyer as he will work hard to win. He knows what he is doing and is very trustworthy and honest and is a tough negotiator.
Posted by Shaun | May 9, 2013
Fast and Efficient
Mr. Weiss was very efficient and accommodating in his representation. He has a great understanding of the law and trial procedures.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Prinicipal Attorney
  • Thomas Weiss & Associate, P.C.
  • 2002 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Weg & Myers, P.C.
  • 1999 - 2002
  • Senior Associate
  • Kirschenbaum & Kirschenbaum, PC
  • 1997 - 1999


  • Brooklyn Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • Queens College, City University of New York
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1994

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Tower West Associates, LP v. Hiciano
  • Case settled restoring tenant to possession and reinstating tenant's benefits
  • Turbo Carpentry v. Brancadoro
  • Contractor's claims fully dismissed. Homeowner awarded entire claim for willful exagerration of mechanic's lien, damages for faulty workmanship and attorney's fees


  • Long Island Real Estate Investment Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - 2008
  • Kiwanis
  • Member
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Nassau County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - 2009

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hungarian

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Best Real Estate Lawyer
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2019
  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Top 10 Family Law Attorney
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2018
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • 2006 National Leadership Award
  • The National Republican Congressional Committee
  • 2006
  • MDA Golden Handcuff Award
  • Muscular Dystrophy Association
  • 2005
  • 2003 Businessman of the Year
  • The National Republican Congressional Committee's Business Advisory Council
  • 2003
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  • New York Law Journal
  • Standing and Other Defenses Relevant to Foreclosure Action
  • 2012
  • New York Law Journal
  • The Negative Impact of the Home Equity Theft Prevention Act on Legitimate Lenders, Investers
  • 2006
  • The Nassau Lawyer
  • Child Custody and Home State Jurisdiction
  • 2006

Speaking Engagements

  • Nassau County Bar Association
  • A Primer on Mechanic's Liens
  • 2018
  • The OGA Senior Circle
  • When You Need A Lawyer: How to Choose and Work With One
  • 2007

Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (8)
Endorse Thomas
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Very knowledgeable family law attorney, dedicated to his clients' success."
Real estate Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Tom is tenacious and a consummate professional. Where other attorneys would have given up, Tom perseveres, such that his focus and determination gets results. I would not hesitate to refer a family member to him."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | May 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Thomas Weiss is a knowledgable attorney and result oriented."
Real estate Attorney | May 11
Relationship: Friend
"I've been practicing law for 15 years now and I've known Thomas Weiss all throughout that period of time. He is arguably the most competent civil practice attorney I've ever known. He is surely the last person I would ever want to by my adversary. He is highly competent in marital, real estate, and general civil litigation matters. I've never known him to make a promise he can't keep and his work ethic is second to none. I rarely post testimonials for any individual or company on the internet or elsewhere, as I never felt like making the small effort that such an endorsement requires. But for this attorney I stopped working for 5 minutes to tell anyone you cannot go wrong with this individual."
Real estate Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tom is a highly knowledgeable and effective lawyer. I endorse and recommend him."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Marriage and prenuptials Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Weiss has always acted professionally and responsibly and with intimate knowledge of the complex issues that can arise in his practice."
Litigation Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Mr. Weiss and find him to be aggressive in his representation, knowledgeable and effective."
General practice Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Thomas Weiss is a very hardworking attorney. He aims at achieving the maximum possible efficiency in all of the cases that he handles. He is a person who puts in, his whole and soul into the task that has been assigned. I endorse this lawyer."
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Divorce and separation
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