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Andrew David Blum

Divorce and separation Attorney at Garden City, NY

4.1   19 reviews

Licensed for 39 years

About Andrew

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It has always been my desire to tailor my representation of each client to their individual goals and desires. I listen to my clients and I advise them accordingly. Although an amicable negotiated settlement is often the goal, I have successfully conducted numerous trials and hearings on behalf of my clients. These include cases with complex financial issues as well as cases involving acrimonious custody litigation. I have handled matters in various courts including Supreme Court and Family Court. My firm practices in Nassau, Suffolk and Westchester Counties as well as in all five boroughs of New York City. I have been rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell since 2002, and was selected as one of Long Island's "Top Rated Attorneys" by ALM Legal Leaders in 2014 & 2015. I have also been recognized by Long Island Pulse Magazine as a "Legal Eagle" in 2013, 2014 and 2015; and have been published and selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers, the New York Metro Edition, which is an honor awarded to less than 5 percent of attorneys in the state. I have offices located in Garden City and in Hauppauge.

 

 

 

 

Licensed for 39 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 1983
Updated 07/19/2022

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

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Tabat, Cohen, Blum, Yovino & Diesa, PC

Reviews

4.1 / 5.0
  19 customer reviews
Posted by Rick | December 4, 2013
Best Divorce Attorney - An excellent experience
I found Andrew through a recommendation from a friend. At that time I had spent the better part of the previous year attempting to go through a mediator. Once the agreement was supposedly finished I had an attorney review it and I was told that I had gotten the worst deal they had ever seen. So I went on the hunt and found Andrew. From the start Andrew was professional knowledgeable and cared about me as a person. I had what should of been a simple case. Unfortunately my case became complicated purely by the opposing party but Andrew turned the negative into a positive. Andrew is a pure professional he guided me through the most difficult process one can go through. He advised me on all topics every step of the way. He never rushed me and always took time to explain things to me. Even during the times where it seemed the end was nowhere in sight and books where stacked against me Andrew remained positive. More importantly he kept me focused and my eye towards the end goal. In the end I realize this is the most important trait in a divorce attorney. RESULTS Andrew got me excellent results. I wound up with a very comprehensive stipulation agreement without having to go through a lengthy trial. I was and still am ecstatic about the results he provided. The stipulation has proven to not be legal jargon but has helped me in every real time situation I have faced thus far. BILLING Andrew was extremely understanding during the billing process. In NO WAY billed me just to bill. I found him immensely sympathetic to my situation. There were numerous times where he guided me to decisions that helped me save on legal fees. Those type of ethics are simply not present in the legal profession today. I not only recommend Andrew here, I have also recommended him to family and friends in need of his services. I believe you will not find a better more professional and knowledgeable attorney in this field.
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Posted by Nancy | November 20, 2013
The Best Lawyer Ever
Andrew Blum has been my lawyer since 4/07. Two years in matermanal suprere court, ten months on trial for custody, Andrew Blums knowledge,and patience got me through this experience. It ended with me recieving full custody and all decision makeing for the children. I've been back to court between family and supreme, post judgement, eight times, all of which have been dissmised thanks to Andrew Blums abilities as a excellent lawyer. My case has been a great undertaking considering the many crazy accusations in both courts my x-husband has falsely accused me of. Andrew has always explained everything to me so I can understand the legal terms. I have already sent him a good friend of mine who he has also taken good care of. I would recommend him highly to all.
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Posted by Melissa | November 5, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A review for my attorney, Andrew David Blum
Andrew was the best lawyer anyone could ask for. Beginning in 2016, a process that took over 2 years, he was always knowledgeable, honest, kind, considerate , courteous and most importantly, an amazing lawyer. He kept me calm and took care of my needs and wants. Andrew knew how to guide me in the right direction. His knowledge, experience and amazing personality benefitted me in many positive ways. He started as my lawyer but somehow became a friend to me. His office was amazing. Everyone made me feel like family. My case was always important and treated as a priority, along with many smiles that provided great comfort. A process that could have been brutal, Andrew handled with professionalism along with a positive bedside manner. Even after the final papers were signed, Andrew still attended to last minute needs and showed concern about matters that were not discussed previously. Anyone would be lucky to have Andrew on their side.
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Posted by JJ | November 1, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Professional Gentleman Lawyer
Andrew Blum was recommended to me by a good friend of mine and I thank God for it. My case was unique and complex. Andrew took it on and has been positive, steady and confident all the way. He has always been upfront and truthful with me, not just telling me what I want to hear. His attention to even the smallest detail is amazing. He's tough, knowledgable, extremely sharp in court and very respectful of the way things should be done. He has been there to guide me as well as comfort me during the more difficult times. Other attorneys have come to observe our trial and more than one has commented to me, " He really is the best there is". I am grateful and appreciative to have him fight for me and represent me.
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Posted by Paul | November 1, 2018
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Excellent Divorce Attorney
Andrew provided me with excellent advice and representation in my divorce. Andrew and his associate were always well prepared and organized--and handled my matter efficiently and effectively. I would highly recommend Andrew and his firm to anyone seeking counsel in a matrimonial matter.
Posted by Jody | October 23, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Divorce Lawyer
I hired Andrew Blum immediately following my initial consultation. Andrew’s compassion, understanding and in-depth knowledge made me feel confident and comfortable choosing him to handle not only my divorce, but sensitive issues relating to my children. Andrew was able to quickly absorb the facts and details of a complicated long-term marriage, which in turn, made the process relatively smooth. Andrew’s ability to navigate the legal process during my divorce truly made this recent experience more positive than anything I could have ever imagined. It is without hesitation, that I would highly recommend Andrew Blum to handle your divorce. 5 Stars & then some!
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Posted by Pat | August 14, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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A Wonderful Man
Luckily I was recommended to Andy, and after using him, I know why. Not only is he a great divorce lawyer, he is a wonderful person. He truly counsels you through the toughest time of your life. Andy knows the field inside and out, and it shows. He has an outstanding rapport with all the court personnel and seems to get things to work in your favor. So, If you, sadly, do need a divorce lawyer, I would hire NOBODY BUT Andy. You will be treated with kid gloves throughout the miserable ordeal by him. Andy is exactly who you need at times like this.
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Posted by Tom | December 10, 2013
Professsional through and through
While always maintaining his professionalism, Andrew carries not only an air of authority but also practicality. While he is completely willing to draw his legal gun and shoot it out, he clearly knows that cooler and, more importantly, smarter heads prevail. His frankness, tenacity, and expertise is rarely found in the matrimonial arena
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Posted by Robert | November 22, 2013
A Flat Out Good Lawyer
Andrew is an experienced divorce/family law litigator and counselor. Smart and very knowledgeable concerning the law. Andrew gives you very direct advice and a realistic view of your case. No sugar coating. You get the "straight scoop" from him. He is very practical and attempts to negotiate resolutions as often as possible. However, when settlement is not possible, Andrew is a very effective advocate in court. Andrew is focused in the courthouse and takes the tough stance when required. He is an excellent lawyer, and a very decent person. I am a local small business owner, and Andrew and his firm are the "go to" resource for people who ask me to recommend a lawyer in the family law field.
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Posted by anonymous | November 22, 2013
I Recommend This Very Experienced and Reliable Attorney
Andrew Blum represented me in my divorce. He was very thorough and articulated well-prepared arguments defending my interests. I found him to be respectful and patient when he had to educate me on realistic expectations under difficult circumstances. I had some very unique challenges, but he remained interested in helping me achieve my personal goals and was fully invested in the best possible outcome. I felt he maintained perspective and never set me up with false hope, which is important in the unpredictable environment of divorce. Now, successfully divorced, I appreciate how he strategized my case by paying attention to details that proved critical to the endurance of the court's decisions. Mr. Blum committed his talent and expertise to safeguard my future - I highly recommend him.
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Posted by Jennifer | November 21, 2013
Standard for Excellence...
No where will you find a more dedicated and intelligent attorney. He is a master of his craft. My caselasted two and a half years and went to trial, never did I feel alone or unprepared for each step of the most trying time of my life. Andrew prepares for trial like no other I have ever come across and leaves no stone unturned. He is beyond well prepared and he has the respect of many other attorneys and experts in the field. Andrew has the talent of seeing the intimate details and the whole picture of the proceedings and advises wisely. Andrew is with you every step of the way, calls returned promptly, emails and concerns are addressed right away. He is fair and straight forward, no false promises. He “lives” the case he is working with and is worlds above other attorneys I have used before. He prepares way beyond the fees that he charges and handles your case as if you were his best friend. I am indebted to Andrew for his victory in my most difficult custody case as all of the “cards” (so to speak) were stacked against me. There isn’t a day that goes by that I am not thankful to him for his handling of my case.
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Posted by anonymous | November 21, 2013
Intelligence Matters, Thank you Andrew
I filed for divorce in 2006 with Andrew Blum as my attorney. My father, a trial attorney and my mother living in Miami Fl. recommended Mr. Blum to me. Not knowing what to expect in a matrimonial action, I was very impressed by the effort, forethought and attention to detail made on my case. This was not a typical divorce case as my ex-husband pulled every stunt in the book including fighting for custody of the kids numerous times. My ex was also cited in contempt numerous times for non payment of child support. . Through this whole process Andrew and his team provided excellent knowledge and leadership in the court room. I do not know what I would have done without Andrew's representation.
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Posted by Mike | November 20, 2013
Andrew Blum of TBC&Y Partners review
I just wanted to thank Andrew Blum for his experience and knowledge. A divorce is something you obviously don't always plan for, but I will say the lawyer requires a fair amount of research. Andrew was found by referral and I was certainly fortunate. Preparation was the key. He was knowledgeable and always prepared, but even more important accessible and responsive. I was pleased with a more creative solution and outcome. I also was pleased with his staff and Para legal assistance. I would highly recommend Andrew Blum.
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Posted by Pat | November 19, 2013
Andy Blum is a very good lawyer and an even better person.
I used Andy for my divorce and I will be forever grateful to him. Divorce is the most horrible thing that you can go through. Thanks to Andy I forged through it and came across as well as can be expected. His reassurance and guidance were much needed, and he delivered admirably. The office staff was also a pleasure. Always there with pleasant greetings and smiles. Happy to fax me things that I misplaced or lost. Or offering me beverages. I highly recommend at least consulting with Andy. You will be thrilled you did.
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Posted by anonymous | December 6, 2012
I recommend him
I wanted a nice civilized divorce, even though my ex wanted a nasty one. Andrew was very good and well-informed, as well as responsive. He might not suit someone who wants a savage attorney who draws blood, but that's a matter of personal taste.
Posted by Annie | February 1, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Should have hired different attorney !
I could not believe the difference in Mr Blum's attitude toward me after being hired. He assured me my case against my husband would be of short duration. Only to have me go to court countless times to only have court day adjourned. He continued to talk to me condescending, as if my case was nothing to him as he sat back in his chair and reduced my particular case to nothing. I believed I had the right attorney after meeting initially but I was horribly wrong.
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Posted by William | October 2, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Don't hire
Andrew Blum handled my case but I should have known better. He had my divorce case and milked it from beginning to end. This divorce lawyer could not care about me or my family, but only about his fees. He will not work with you and take everything you have, and then tell you have a nice day. Stay clear of him and his group if you want to salvage anything.
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Posted by Thomas | January 11, 2011
Andrew Blum worked against my best interests
Andrew Blum was very attentive and assuring prior to aobtaining my heft retainer. After that he was aloof, and seemd more interested in pleasing my spouses attorney than he weas me. He is a good old boy who will sell his clinet down the river. Be for warned.
Posted by anonymous | February 5, 2009
Be Ware, Not what He Seems- Don't say you weren't warned!
Did not obtain discovery statements that were paramonut to my case. Comes across as a realy nice guy, a charmer of sorts. Will do what he can to inflate bill... spend days on unessesary depositions. Biggest mistake I ever made was to retain him. Not good at returning calls. Can be a bit condesending. Did not advise me of all my optins. For example, did not tell me I had entiltlement to my wife's schooling/degree/earning potential, etc...
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Tabat, Cohen, Blum & Yovino, LLP
  • 1997 - Present
  • Instructor / Hofstra Law School Trial Techniques Program
  • National Institute Of Trial Advocacy (Nita)
  • 1995 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Andrew Blum, Esq
  • 1983 - 1997

Education

  • Hofstra University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1981
  • Union College (Schenectady, NY)
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude
  • 1979

Legal Cases

  • Freiser v Lopez
  • After a protracted trial, and despite the fact the the "Custody forensic report" was in favor of the father, I nonetheless secured residential custody of the parties' child for our client, the mother.
  • Goldman v Goldman
  • The trial court granted all "relief" sought by our client and she received 50% of the marital estate (together with an award of legal fees) notwithstanding that her husband sought a large separate property credit.
  • Seeback v Seeback
  • The trial court rendered a decision which gave my client, the mother, sole custody and sole decision making, and limited the father to supervised visitation. The trial court also awarded a disproportionate share of the marital estate to my client.

Associations

  • Family Law American Inn of Court
  • Barrister / Attorney Member
  • N/A
  • Nassau County Bar Association
  • Matrimonial Law Section Attorney Member
  • N/A
  • New York State Bar Association, Trial Lawyers Section & Family Law Section
  • Attorney Member
  • N/A
  • Sufolk County Bar Association
  • Matrimonial Law Section Attorney Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Top Lawyer in the NY Metro Area
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Legal Eagle
  • LI Pulse
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Long Island's Top Rated Lawyers
  • ALM Legal Leaders
  • 2014
  • Top Lawyer in the NY Metro Area
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Lawyers (Matrimonial & Family Law)
  • The National Advocates
  • 2014
  • Lead Counsel Rated
  • Thompson Reuters
  • 2014
  • Long Island Legal Leaders
  • American Lawyer Media
  • 2014
  • Top 10 Attorneys
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2014
  • Legal Eagle
  • LI Pulse
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Legal Eagle
  • LI Pulse
  • 2013
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2007
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2006
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2005
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2004
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2003
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2002
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Speaking Engagements

  • Hofstra Trial Techniques Program
  • Trial Techniques
  • 2013
  • American Inns of Court
  • Forensic Evaluations / Custody Litigation
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (7)
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Working with Mr. Blum has been a privilege and an honor. He is the epitome of professional."
Family Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Exceptional attorney, dedicated to client success. Highly recommended."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 22
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. A straight shooter with an uncanny ability to command a courtroom, I have the pleasure of working for him. He is as aggressive as they come, and his reputation is stellar. I endorse him."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know Andrew for many years and I endorse him wholeheartedly and without reservation."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Given a choice, Andrew relies on civility, collegiality and sense of humor to work through a case to a reasonable settlement. But if necessary, Andrew has the skills to take his case to trial. His confidence and charm make him a great lawyer."
Family Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"After working for Andrew Blum for several years I strongly endorse him. Andrew is the type of lawyer that does not shy away from complex or intense family law matters and is able to help a client navigate through such a case. Andrew is also able to assist a client in seeing a clearer picture of what a possible outcome of their case may be and does not hesitate to spend the time necessary to explain that to the client in layman’s terms thereby helping a case come to an amicable resolution. If a case cannot settle, Andrew is an excellent trial lawyer who not only prepares the case but his client as well."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. He is one of the best trial attorneys I have ever met, plus he knows how to settle a case. A rare combination"
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Andrew and I got to know each other on two contested divorce matters. Andrew was extremely well versed in the law, and a very effective advocate for his client. While a tough adversary, he is always professional. He is known by both the judges and opposing counsel as one of the best family and divorce lawyers in the local area. While being a strong advocate, Andrew is also financially savvy and focused on fair and equitable results. Over the past twenty years, Andrew has not only been an adversary, but has grown into a professional resource who I refer trusted clients to on a regular basis. Andrew is smart, reasonable, knows what he is doing, and he cares about his clients. An outstanding lawyer, and a great guy. I give him my highest recommendation."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Andrew and I were on opposing sides of a hotly contested divorce matter. He was always courteous and professional. He is a knowledgeable attorney who would be an asset to any client."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Andrew Blum is a wonderful person and attorney. While strongly advocating for his client, since he is knowledgeable and prepared, Andy is fair and reasonable. I endorse him wholeheartedly."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Garden City Divorce and separation Lawyer Andrew David Blum
Andrew David Blum
Divorce and separation Attorney
Garden City, NY
Licensed for 39 years