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David L. Martin

Divorce and separation Attorney at Mineola, NY

4.5   15 reviews

also known as David L. Martin, Esq.

  • Licensed for 36 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1987
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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

About David

Learn David’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    The majority of my practice involves contested divorces. Many of these cases require hearings and trials. They involve complicated matters such as child custody, child support, maintenance, equitable distribution, pensions, real estate, etc.

    37 years, 900 cases

  2. Child custody
    The majority of my practice involves contested divorces. Many of these cases require hearings and trials. They involve complicated matters such as child custody, child support, maintenance, equitable distribution, pensions, real estate, etc.

  3. Family
    Family Court deals with issues like custody, child support, neglect, adoption, parenting time etc. When these issues arise, and there is not a divorce action pending, you proceed in Family Court. Call me to discuss.

    37 years, 600 cases

David L. Martin, Esq.​ has more than 33 years of experience in handling divorce and family law cases, with an excellent track record of winning cases. Attorneys David L. Martin and Madelyne Mostiller, Esq. can answer any of your questions about our divorce law firm during a consultation at our Nassau County, NY, and Queens, NY, offices.

The Law Offices of David L. Martin, Esq., is a law firm dedicated to providing clients with quality legal representation in the areas of divorce, family law, and criminal law. Our attorneys take the time to listen to clients’ problems, answer any questions, and explain how our office can help them with their legal matters. We offer a free half-hour initial consultation with one of our attorneys.

When you retain the Law Offices of David L. Martin, Esq., you can expect to have your legal options explained to you in easy-to-understand language. We will always keep you informed of any important developments in your case. If you have any concerns or questions, we will respond to you promptly. We understand that going through a divorce or family law case can be very emotional and stressful, and we will guide you expertly through the process.


David L. Martin, Esq.
114 Old Country Road
Suite 200
Mineola, NY, 11501
Law Offices of David L. Martin, Esq PC
125-10 Queens Blvd.,
Suite 15
Kew Gardens, NY, 11415
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Posted by Karen | July 7, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Representation
I highly recommend Mr. David Martin for your family law needs. I have worked with Mr. Martin for almost 2 and a half years through a challenging divorce. He was straightforward and knew the law. He listened to the situation and gave his expert advice. He has spent so much of his time explaining everything to me and discussing my options. Divorce is a stressful time and it helped tremendously to have a diligent and knowledgeable attorney on my side. I recently went back for advice on child support modification. I am very happy with the end results. It felt like someone was holding my hand through the whole process and that my interests matter. David Martin will always have my business in any family law needs. I have worked with other attorneys and have come to realize that they are not all the same.
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Posted by Michael | January 22, 2019
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Great Lawyer
Mr. Martin is a great lawyer and a great person to work with. He always returned my calls and showed up on time in court. He handled my divorce in such a way that it made the process seem easy. His staff was very friendly.
Posted by Ariel | December 19, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
The best family lawyer you can hire
I had been contemplating getting divorced for awhile and had interviewed a few lawyers including one who had advised me for almost 5 years. My father (who has gotten divorced twice) and my stepmother (who my father divorced) both recommended David. Now my father never recommends anyone, but he highly recommended David. When I met him, I liked him immediately. He is a straight to the point, no nonsense lawyer. He will actually SAVE you money because his extensive experience lets him see the end result without wasting your time and money. There are many lawyers who like to "run up the bill" by fighting over issues that are not worth fighting over. David is not one of them. The options are always up to you, but if you listen to his advice, you will save yourself time, money and aggravation. I was very happy with the way he handled my case and recommend him unequivocally.
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Posted by S. Singh | April 2, 2018
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Great family attorney!
Dave is a great attorney...tough when you need him to be with a great understanding of the sensitivity of family issues. He is always very reliable and goes the extra mile to get things done for you. He will be my family attorney for life.
Posted by Shah | February 1, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Best Attorny
Mr. Martin is very professional and knowledgeable, the service he provided was outstanding. He clearly explained the process I was in, he gave me legal advice and helped negotiate a fair Result. Also, the people who are working with him also very helpful. I would highly recommend Mr. Martin.
Posted by patricia | May 26, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
the best
He is one. Of the best lawyers i ever had he help me when no one else would never forget that, i have know he for almost 15 yrs and i used him many times and sent people to him how he helped his is great
Posted by Laura | May 20, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Mr. Martin made a horrific experience tolerable
Mr. Martin represented me from June 2008 through January 2011. He was exactly the right fit for my needs. He kept me calm in crisis. I always felt like I could rely on his counsel and knew he had my best interest and the interest of my children at heart. My sister-in-law had retained Mr. Martin in her Queens County divorce years earlier. I used his services in Nassau County. He is well known in both jurisdictions and appeared to be respected by all judges we went before (quite a few over 3 years). My divorce involved cases in many courts, not just matrimonial, Mr. Martin had my back through it all.
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Posted by Margaret | March 25, 2015
David L. Martin, the ultimate professional
I highly recommend David L. Martin. He is extremely knowledgeable regarding divorce law. Mr. Martin is a true professional and makes his client his #1 priority. He guided me through the divorce process and always answered all my questions and addressed all my concerns. I was always kept informed of all issues as they would arise. My particular divorce was a nightmare, with a loud and combative ex. Mr. Martin worked under the craziest circumstances to get me what I needed in these divorce proceedings. He was always attentive to all the issues at hand and handled them seemlessly. His office staff are always friendly and courteous. Any message I left was always handled the same day. I will always be grateful to him for how he represented me. He has my respect and my loyalty; I would highly recommend him to anyone who has to go through a divorce.
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Posted by anonymous | March 19, 2015
This is the Lawyer for you
I was to say the least, surprised about some legal papers I had received that were time sensitive. I had absolutely no idea where to even begin getting the matter resolved. A friend told me about Mr. Martin and I had an appointment with him the very next day. His staff is who I spoke with when I first called, she was extremely knowledgeable. I asked her a bunch of questions about the case and the process and she was able to answer all of my questions and concerns. When I got to Mr. Martins office he saw me right away. He was very professional, read over all my papers and talked me though the whole process that I would have to go though. Absolutely fantastic.
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Posted by anonymous | March 18, 2015
So glad I retained.
I was very unhappy with the attorney who was handling my divorce. He was ducking my calls and would leave me in the dark for weeks. I found Mr. Martin through avvo and after the free consultation I felt a bit more at ease about my case. Mr. Martin and his associate were attentive and very professional. They explained each step to me so I felt like I was in control and I knew my options in regards to my case. Overall I was extremely satisfied with the way my case was handled. I would gladly recommend Mr. Martin to anyone in need of a Family Law attorney.
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Posted by Richard | December 31, 2014
If you. are in. need of any or All of David. L. Martin's services you CANT FIND FINER Council.
I would recommend David L Martin to anyone who needs his services. He worked with me I want through a very horrible divorce have not spoken to my beautiful daughters and four years as well , I am still going at it to rightfully gained back what is my freedom and financial interests . David Martin Esq. is one of the finest attorneys that could represent you. Mr. Martin is extremely knowledgeable very savvy knows the law back forward front and side ways , for fair delineation of assets between divorcing parties. He recognizes diligently attempts and will absolutely connect so I can speak to my children again I love them very much , have done nothing wrong to them , he egg knowledges is extremely intelligent and negotiating very difficult separations or divorce when children are the subject of -ish arrangement of parental communication . As well David L Martin understands how hard certain times fall upon us . If he's was on a rating scale of 1 to 100 one being the worst 10 being awesome you might as will start at 100 . Extremely satisfied in every single communication , his staff is impeccable and their workload . Thanks so much David
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Posted by Tom | August 22, 2013
Absolutely great.
I can't say enough good things about Mr. Martin. He took over my divorce case from two (in my opinion) incompetent attorneys and was able to get it done even with a mostly unresponsive adversary. He said he would do his best and he delivered. My situation and that of my children is so much better thanks to his knowledge, his willingness to respond assertively to the other attorney, and his quick responses to my inquiries. Absolutely worth the price (I don't think it was a high price either.... hard to tell after the first two attorneys did nothing for a little less money.
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Posted by Lisa | January 26, 2011
GREAT Attorney!
I hired Mr. Martin to help me with my divorce last year. He gave me lots of helpful information during my consultation. I hired him because I knew he would be the "bulldog" I would need to deal with my now ex-husband. I have been able to keep my children in the home they have always known, we have a good custody agreement and I have been able to financially start my life over. I have referred two friends to David Martin. They both are pleased with the way their divorces were handled. In my opinion, David L. Martin is the best choice if you are looking for a divorce attorney in the New York City/Long Island area.
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Posted by Brian | November 30, 2023
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He Lies!
This lawyer engages in deceptive practices to increase their billable hours, lacks honesty and integrity in courtroom proceedings, fails to effectively advocate for their clients, and resorts to intimidation tactics to secure higher fees. Caution is advised, and an official complaint has been lodged.
Posted by anonymous | May 10, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Worst lawyer
If it was up to me he would get no stars.. glad we only gave him half of an retainer $2500 he chewed that up in phone calls and emails I didn't need .. also was so intimidated by the opposing party sent his partner the next two court cases.. and asking me am I ready for trial absolutely NOT.. I will not pay u to lose custody.. DO NOT HIRE THIS ATTORNEY
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  • Free Consultation 45 minutes
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.7 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Lawyer
  • Law Offices of David L. Martin, Esq.
  • 1990 - Present
  • Public Defender
  • Criminal Defense Division Of The Legal Aid Society Of The City Of New York
  • 1987 - 1990


  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1986
  • State University of New York, College at Plattsburgh
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1982

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Black vs. Morales
  • Father was awarded sole physical custody. I defended the case on appeal. It was unanimously affirmed by the Appellate Division, First Department.


  • Nassau County Bar Association, Nassau Academy of Law
  • N/A
  • Queens County Bar Association
  • N/A
  • New York State Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Nassau County Bar Association, Matrimonial Law Committee
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Nassau County Bar Association, Matrimonial Law Committee
  • Membership Committee
  • N/A
  • Queens County Bar Association, Matrimonial
  • Membership Committee
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Client Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
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Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (1)
Endorse David
Family Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known David for more than fifteen years and I am amazed at his attention to detail and level of legal knowledge. He reflects great credit upon the legal profession and I endorse this lawyer highly."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. As a fellow member of the matrimonial bar, it is an honor and a privilege to practice against him. He has proven to be a worthy adversary!"
Divorce and separation
Mineola Divorce and separation Lawyer David L. Martin
David L. Martin
Divorce and separation Attorney
Mineola, NY
Licensed for 36 years
Free Consultation