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Paul Roitshtein

Divorce and separation Attorney at Astoria, NY

5.0   10 reviews

also known as Paul Roitshtein, Esq.

  • State Years
    New Jersey - NJ 11 years
    New York - NY 13 years
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 2012
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2011
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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About Paul

Learn Paul’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    Services include traditional Divorce and Family Court litigation, as well as alternative options for low-conflict, family-sensitive cases through the use of Divorce Mediation and Collaborative Legal services.

    14 years

  2. Criminal defense
    Misdemeanors and felony cases can be stressful. We assess every aspect of the case in determining your greatest defense and identifying more complex areas of the law, such as the intersection of criminal charges and immigration consequences.

    14 years

  3. Family
    Child Support, Spousal Support, Custody and Orders of Protection are stressful areas of the law that my office routinely helps clients deal with. Orders of protection require an aggressive approach and often a lawyer is necessary for such cases.

    14 years

Paul Roitshtein, Esq. is a divorce, family, and criminal lawyer based in Astoria, Queens, NY. Client satisfaction is his highest priority.


Mr. Roitshtein has experience in property and debt division, spousal support (also known as "alimony"), the support and custody of children, and family offenses (also known as "orders of protection"). He also has experience in hidden income, high asset, and high net worth matters. To minimize unnecessary conflict, agreements are encouraged where possible.


Mr. Roitshtein also represents clients in all forms of criminal matters, including misdemeanor, felony, and violation cases. He represents clients from arraignment through trial. Most cases are settled without trial, others call for aggressive litigation from the outset. Serious cases may present the possibility of incarceration. No two matters are alike and Mr. Roitshtein encourages a tailored approach, counseling clients on all of their options.


Before opening his own practice, Mr. Roitshtein represented clients in a wide array of divorce, family, and criminal matters as an associate attorney at Richardson Legal PLLC, a boutique New York City matrimonial and criminal practice led by Morghan Leia Richardson, Esq. While there Mr. Roitshtein handled numerous cases through trial.

Mr. Roitshtein also previously served as judicial law clerk to the Hon. Paul M. DePascale, Judge of the Criminal Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey. While there he researched criminal law and drafted advisory memoranda for the Court.

Mr. Roitshtein is a graduate of Georgetown University and the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. In law school he received the award for academic excellence in criminal law.

In 2014 Mr. Roitshtein was named to Super Lawyers Magazine's Rising Stars list.

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Law Office of Paul Roitshtein, Esq.
31-08 Broadway
Suite 204
Astoria, NY, 11106

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Posted by anonymous | December 11, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent service
Paul and his team were clear, concise, understanding, and helpful. They communicated everything in a timely manner. Helped me understand all the options before I hired them.
Posted by Kelly Richardson | August 22, 2017
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The best choice I could have made
I am very satisfied with Mr. Roitshtein's handling of my case. My case was a criminal matter. He was very strategic and responsive throughout the entire process and helped me navigate the judicial system in a way that resulted in the full dismissal of my charges. I highly recommend him. Thank you again Paul.
Posted by anonymous | August 18, 2017
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Excellent Attorney
Mr. Roitshtein was very attentive & caring about my issues, and have been available every time I have reached out to him. He deserves the highest rating for ethics, skill, knowledge and professionalism
Posted by Laurie | September 24, 2015
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Very Satisfied
I was very satisfied with Paul Roitshtein's handling of my uncontested divorce case. Right from our first consultation, he presented himself as a capable and knowledgeable attorney who was ready to do everything necessary to obtain a positive result for me. He was cordial, non-intimidating and approachable. He was receptive to my many questions and always answered them in a complete and understandable way. He returned my phone calls and emails in a timely manner. The flat fee he charged for my case was quite reasonable. His office was easily reachable by public transportation. Getting divorced is certainly not pleasant, but he definitely helped to make it the most painless experience possible for me. I recommend him highly!
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Posted by anonymous | September 10, 2015
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Mr. Paul Roitstein is such a wonderful lawyer
The words are not enough to show my deepest appreciation towards Mr. Roitshtein for all his immense and hard work throughout the process of my case. If I didn't ask him to take care of my divorce case, I would have faced into more difficult and miserable situation. Mr. Roitshtein is a knowledgeable, skillful, organized, sincere, thoughtful and considerate lawyer. Mr. Roitshtein always took time for me to get all the information and answered all the questions that I had. Every time I encountered with the difficult and devastated situation with my ex-husband, Mr. Roitshtein thoroughly explained, advised, and directed me for the best outcome of my case. I feel very comfortable and secured with Mr. Roitshtein as he always responded to my emails and phone calls promptly every time I made contact with him. Although I was told that my divorce case was very complicated and would take at least 12 months to 24 months initially, I was able to get divorced within 7 months. (After filing my case, it only took 3 months to receive the Judgement of Divorce from the court) Now, I feel like that I have finally reached to the end of the long, painful, and miserable journey of my life and started the new chapter of my happier and peaceful life. I could never feel this way if I did not hire Mr. Roitshtein. I truly recommend Mr. Roitshtein if anyone is seeking for the best lawyer in New York.
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Posted by Marie | July 28, 2015
Great Attorney
Mr. Roitshtein met with my family in an initial consultation concerning the courts and child support. Attorney Roitshtein took his time to listen and explain the complexity of the case and outline the cost factor. He was present for every procedure and explained in clear terms all that was going on in the court case.. He exhibited tremendous patience and knowledge as he dealt with the prosecutor. Mr. Roitshtein calmly dealt with our anxiety managed to resolve the case favorably. He was an excellent advocate on our behalf.
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Posted by Steven | April 29, 2015
Great lawyer
My case was family-based, but quite complicated and difficult, involving knowing international laws as well. Mr. Roitshtein handled it very professional and responsible, and I felt secure during the whole process. The case ended in my favor, and I would like to thank him for that. I am highly recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | October 22, 2014
The best in the business
If you are looking for a compassionate, caring legal team to guide you through a legal matter such as a divorce which is not the most easy situation to go through, I highly recommend Paul Roithstein. He made my experience of going through a divorce seem seamless. I can not thank him enough.
Posted by Laney | July 2, 2013
Highly recommended
Mr. Paul Roitshtein is extremely professional and personable. Every one at the firm was easily available to answer any questions or concerns. Mr. Roitshtein was courteous and always prompt. Richardson Legal is highly recommended!
Posted by Marlon | July 2, 2013
Excellent Attorney
I am very satisfy and pleased on hiring Mr. Paul H. Roitshtein. He is an experienced attorney that knows how to walked through his clients. He takes his time with you to understand fully your rights and choices in regards of your case ( also he is very friendly ).Whenever I had a question or concern regarding my case he was always their to help me. I know I made the right choice on hiring Mr. Roitshtein service and definitely I will recommend him to friends, family and others for his service, if they ever need an excellent attorney to represent them in court. He is a five star attorney. Thank you very much for your help Mr. Roitshtein.
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Work Experience

  • Managing Attorney
  • Law Office of Paul Roitshtein, Esq.
  • 2017 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Richardson Legal PLLC
  • 2011 - 2017
  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • Superior Court Of New Jersey
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Legal Intern
  • Superior Court Of New Jersey
  • 2009 - 2009
  • Legal Intern
  • Marin County District Attorney's Office
  • 2008 - 2008
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  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law
  • J.D. - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • Georgetown University
  • B.A. - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2005


  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Russian

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Award for Academic Excellence in Criminal Law
  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (2)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Roitshtein is an extremely capable attorney committed to providing highest quality representation to his clients. I endorse him without reservation."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Paul and I discussed various intricate questions of law, some of them I had wrestled with for a while. Paul instantly understood the complex question in a convoluted fact pattern that I laid out to him, and he gave great advice. He is an excellent attorney and I recommend him for any domestic/matrimonial matter without reservation."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Paul is a smart and focused attorney. He is also a tireless advocate on behalf of his clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Paul Roitshtein is a smart, talented attorney that goes the extra mile in making clients feel comfortable with their legal options in any case. I fully endorse this lawyer."
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