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Robert Eugene Hornberger

Divorce and separation Attorney at Commack, NY

5.0   29 reviews

also known as Robert E. Hornberger

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  • Licensed for 18 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2006
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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

About Robert

Learn Robert’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    70%
    Primarily handle divorce and divorce medaition. Every divorce involves the resolution of property distribution issues, maintenance, custody, visitation and child support

    24 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Mediation
    20%
    Primarily divorce mediation.

    19 years, 100 cases

  3. Family
    10%

    24 years, 500 cases

EXPERIENCED, AGGRESSIVE REPRESENTATION IN & OUT OF THE COURTROOM

     Robert E. Hornberger is a Long Island native, and a graduate of Hofstra University School of Law. Mr. Hornberger received his Bachelors Degree in Philosophy, Politics and Law, and History from the State University of New York at Binghamton. Mr. Hornberger is an experienced matrimonial attorney with a wide background in divorce, divorce mediation, collaborative divorce, family law and bankruptcy matters. 

     Robert E. Hornberger is licensed to practice law in the State of New York. Mr. Hornberger is an active member in the legal community, including the New York State Bar Association and the Suffolk County Bar Association where he is a member of the alternative dispute resolution committee. Mr. Hornberger is also a director of the Collaborative Law Association of New York, Inc., a not-for-profit organization committed to promoting collaborative dispute resolution as an out-of-courtroom method for helping couples separate or divorce with greater respect, less cost, increased privacy and skilled legal representation.

     Mr. Hornberger is committed to the growth of mediationand collaborative divorce as a cost effective alternative to the time-consuming and costly litigation ordinarily required to resolve divorce and other family related matters. Mr. Hornberger believes that families, and most importantly, children, benefit when parents resolve their issues through less adversarial processes such as mediation and collaborative divorce. At the same time, Mr. Hornberger has successfully tried numerous divorce, custody, and other family law related matters in court. Mr. Hornberger is dedicated to his clients, and will always communicate with them regarding each decision to be made in the course of representing them.

Awards

Distinguished Peer Review Rating

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Location

Hornberger Verbitsky, P.C.

Reviews

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Posted by Vanessa | November 16, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and thorough
Robert is extremely thorough, listens and responds to every question and concern carefully. The background he provided for my case was so thorough it encompassed everything I discussed in exact detail. Highly recommended!
Posted by Everett | March 18, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Experience
Going through a divorce was very challenging and emotional. Searching for an attorney can be challenging as well when you consider everything that is at stake. The choice I made to work with Rob Hornberger was surely the best choice available. His professionalism, expertise, and understanding made him and the entire team perfectly suited to achieve the outcomes I desired. Rob was always available to answer my questions and give me advice and legal considerations that affected my situation. The support I received from his staff was exemplary as well. The staff was courteous, kind, and also very professional. Thank you so much Rob and team for a worry free experience.
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Posted by Steven | March 6, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce Process Goes Smoother Than Expected
After meeting with 3 different lawyers, we chose Robert because he was the only one who truly listened to us and understand how to facilitate this difficult process. Robert definitely had our best interests at heart. Thank you for making a stressful situation go a lot more smoothly than expected.
Posted by Randi | March 3, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Amazing reputation and now I know why!
Mr. Robert Hornberger and his staff are beyond professional, they quickly gave me my consultation appointment, and helped me with an after-Divorce issue. Mr. Hornberger was empathetic and explained to me what I should expect. Mr. Hornberger was extremely professional and advised me of my options, he helped me proceed with accurate and smart decisions. I wish I had Mr. Hornberger and his highly recommended staff when I was getting divorced and would highly recommend Robert and his staff to anyone who is getting a divorce or in need of help with situations after the divorce!
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Posted by Ashley | February 14, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best of the best
Navigating my divorce was a challenging experience to say the least, but I was supported and guided every step of the way by my attorney, Robert. With the daunting task of hiring a divorce lawyer, I knew I would need someone with the right combination of knowledge, compassion and integrity. Robert has a strong background in family law, sincere character and direct communication to be superior to the others. He and his staff were professional and caring. I always felt I was in good hands. I highly recommend the Law Offices Hornberger and Verbitsky for the legal expertise, compassion and understanding of the many complex facets associated with divorce.
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Posted by anonymous | January 26, 2020
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Closing Assistance
Robert and Christine are the epitome of professionalism. They helped us with the purchase of our new home. They were efficient, dedicated, and focused on making our closing as seamless as possible.
Posted by Anthony g | December 9, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent
Got it done and was able to settle out of court. I would highly recommend there firm
Posted by Ben | August 2, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Hired for my divorce
Upon being served by my ex wife with divorce papers I hired this firm to Represent me. They handled my divorce quickly and cleanly. They handled any questions, no matter how trivial and made me feel comfortable in asking. I would recommend them to anyone that needs legal counsel.
Posted by Joseph LaCarrubba DDS | July 18, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Strongest Recommendation
I came to Robert Hornberger in dire need of help with a stressful and complicated divorce dispute. Upon our first meeting, I immediately began to feel at ease knowing I chose the right attorney. He listened carefully as I presented my situation and in short order implemented a plan towards resolution. Every step of the way he was attentive and prompt to all my needs and concerns. His experience, confidence and careful planning led us to a favorable outcome of the matter. I give my strongest recommendation to the law firm of Hornberger Verbitsky.
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Posted by Ana | May 30, 2019
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Christine Verbisky ESQ at Hornberger Verbisky, P.C,
In 1 session, Christine was able to take my case and immediately get things moving. She was very compassionate to my situation, understood my need and most importantly how she treaded carefully around my petition to modify visitation for my child. She provided me all of the possible outcomes and thank goodness we didn't have to go to trial. Only 2 court appearances and all that I petitioned for was granted! She is the best of the best!
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Posted by John | March 19, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Superlative Service
I’ve known the Hornberger Vebitsky firm for a number of years by way of some colleagues that have used their services with outstanding results along with my association through a professional networking group. I Recently had a legal matrimonial issue needed that needed to be addressed on my home front and as result I’d retained Mr Hornberger’s services. I knew from experience that I wouldn’t want to trust anyone with my situation other than Hornberger Verbtitsky. My case was handled with the utmost professionalism, diligence and care that I had expected while resulting in the most positive results that I could have only hoped for. An outstanding firm that demonstrated the most diligent care from the intial consultation all the way through to the final disposition. I Highly recommend Hornberger Vebitsky.
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Posted by anonymous | February 1, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended
When I was in need of a divorce attorney, I was given several referrals. I’m so grateful that Robert was one of them. Robert and his staff (particularly Christine Verbitsky) were amazing throughout the entire process. He was responsive, supportive, kind, thorough, and most importantly, honest. Robert told me what I needed - not wanted - to hear, ensuring I had a realistic understanding of what was happening every step of the way. It was also apparent that he truly cared about the outcome for myself and my family, and worked hard to ensure it was a positive one. Right before I hired him, I searched for reviews. The one that really resonated with me was from a client who described Robert as an older brother - someone who will tell you the truth and always have your back. They really hit the nail on the head. Take it from both of us - he’s great.
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Posted by Lisa | September 26, 2018
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Highly Professional Highly Recommend
I was compelled to write a review of my experience with Robert E Hornberger and his staff because of my positive experience. Choosing a lawyer that is the right fit for you and your case is so important. Robert and his team make sure to detail the realities and the legalities of your case while having the compassion and caring to take the time to listen to your goals. Robert personally takes his time to reach out to his clients and check on them and update them. His entire staff is ALSO warm and welcoming which is so important when you going through the challenges of a divorce. Robert's associate Christine who also assisted on my case, is welcoming, compassionate, bright, well versed and experienced! I felt very confident with this firm representing me. I felt very cared for and well taken care of on both an emotional and legal platform. Not many lawyers take the time as they did. I highly recommend this group. I also highly recommend you meeting with the team and seeing what they are all about if you are in need of a divorce attorney.
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Posted by Mark | June 7, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended
Rob first handled my legal separation back in April 2014 and helped me get out of my house with an agreement that worked for myself and future ex. Finally, in early 2018 we started the process of divorce and he has been terrific to work with. He lets you know every step of the way what is going to happen and is very honest with his opinions on certain subjects. Divorce is not easy on the "Man" side of the equation and Rob was instrumental in making sure I landed on my feet. I'm glad he was on my side and I highly recommend him for anyone making sure they get a fair deal.
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Posted by Philip | May 10, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Professional but a bulldog for your case
If you want a lawyer that you know will go to all lengths to make sure your protected and get what you deserve then look no further than Robert as your attorney. With a wealth of experience and knowledge coupled with the bulldog mentality fighting for your rights then ask for a consultation and you won't regret it. He has represented me in a few family matter over 10 years and always felt I can sleep at night.
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Posted by Susan | April 20, 2018
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I HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
I recently retained Mr. Hornberger's Office to handle my Divorce. My Divorce has been on-going for over 3 years with not much success. After being extremely frustrated with the process I felt I needed a more experienced, professional, compassionate, go-getting Attorney. Mr. Hornberger and his staff couldn't be more understanding of my needs, they return my phone calls and they get the job done! I am completely happy with my results and so happy I switched. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
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Posted by anonymous | April 20, 2018
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Happy Mom!
A year ago life as I knew it forever changed. My husband of more than 2 decades went to CPS and accused me of heinous acts. He then went to the court and filed for an OP against me. I was thrust into to Family Court System and I quickly learned that if I did not fight these neglect charges I would also lose my career. I knew the charges against me were false and could not be proven-but NONE of that mattered -what did matter was I was ACCUSED and I had to find legal counsel to fight for me. Robert and Christine took on my case when it was just one neglect charge against me. At my first court appearance I found out that I was also being charged with Munchausen’s by Proxy. I assumed Robert and Christine would drop me as a client-they didn’t-they fought even harder for me. DAY 1 they told me "It's going to be a long process-your best case scenario is a dismissal but it's at least 6-12 months away". I DID NOT want to hear this. I wanted to STORM the court and make the Judge and CPS realize I was a good person and give me my children back. What actually happened was EXACTLY what I was told by Robert and Christine- 9 months after hiring them to represent me I received a one year ACOD and full custody of my children. Robert and Christine took care of ME. They read my emails and responded quickly -returned my phone calls and they entertained my endless theories for how to make things move faster. I was a Mom filled with tremendous fear but Robert and Christine assured me "WE WILL WIN"-"BUT, IT WILL TAKE TIME". The staff at this firm is amazing. Dawn, Susan, Kellie and Mary took care of me like I was their own family. The first few months I would call crying and in crisis. They listened and assured me I was in good hands with Robert and Christine. I was very lucky to find a team willing to go to battle for me….in the end it’s all about the kids –and I am one blessed Mommy!
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Posted by Paige | November 6, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend
Highly recommend Robert. He helped me with my child custody case and got me everything I wanted. He eased my mind with all my concerns and made me feel comfortable with the entire procedure. Recommend him to anyone and everyone looking for an attorney.
Posted by Alisa | November 3, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and Comforting
I first went to consult with Robert for a divorce proceeding, but we ended up retaining him together as our mediator. I was really impressed with how he explained everything to me and told me what my options were. He told us when we were being unreasonable or asking for something outside of the scope of what we were entitled to. His staff was always as helpful and friendly as they could possibly be. I loved the fact that I was always dealing with him. A few of my friends told me that they rarely dealt with the lawyer they hired, instead they spoke with everyone else but them.. If and when I needed to speak with him he always responded asap. Robert was very knowledgeable of all aspects within the law. Answering our questions instantly regarding the children, our assets, anything we needed to know. Making the decision to get divorced was not easy for me, all the unknowns and what ifs, it was very stressful and scary. Robert and his staff made it easier and were very comforting. I was recommended to consult with him and now I'm recommending him to everyone. I couldn't have been happier with my experience.
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Posted by anonymous | November 2, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Professional Firm
I find Mr. Hornberger and his staff to be very knowledgeable and professional. In particular, Christine Verbitsky, Esq., is an extremely bright associate who practices like a seasoned pro. I would continue to refer matters to them.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-495 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Lead Counsel
  • Robert E. Hornberger, Esq., P.C.
  • 2010 - Present
  • Partner
  • Wurman & Hornberger, P.C.
  • 2006 - 2010
  • Associate
  • Law Offices of Alan Raymond Barr, P.C.
  • 2001 - 2006

Education

  • Hofstra University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • State University of New York at Binghamton
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2002

Sample of Legal Cases

  • In the Matter of Khan v. Khan
  • My client prevailed at trial and on appeal

Associations

  • Collaborative Law Association of New York, LLC
  • Director & Founding Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Suffolk County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2024
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2023
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Guest Judge Mock Trial Competion
  • Touro School of Law
  • 2018
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Best Divorce Attorney - Nominated
  • Best of Long Island
  • 2017
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Best Divorce Attorney - Nominated
  • Best of Long Island
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • Best Divorce Attorney - Nominated
  • Best of Long Island
  • 2015
  • Client Satisfaction Award
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Lead Counsel in Divorce Law
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2015
  • Best Divorce Attorney - Nominated
  • Best of Long Island
  • 2014
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Speaking Engagements

  • Networking
  • Divorce & Family Law
  • 2018
  • Networking
  • Divorce Mediation
  • 2015
  • Networking
  • Divorce & Family Law
  • 2014
  • Career Forum
  • Legal Careers
  • 2010
  • Career Forum
  • Legal Careers
  • 2009
  • Career Forum
  • Legal Careers
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (5)
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Unknown Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am a colleague of Mr. Hornberger and Mrs. Verbitsky, in the Matrimonial/Family Law Field of Law, and I have worked with their firm on many occasions. I truly cannot say enough positive and wonderful things about working with this law firm. From the onset of each case, they have been nothing but responsive, attentive, and extremely professional, all while fully advocating for their client’s best interests. The attorneys in this firm, and specifically, the husband and wife duo, Mr. Hornberger and Mrs. Verbitsky who are the firm’s managing partners, are an absolute pleasure to work with, and I very much look forward to working with them on future legal matters. I also highly recommend anyone who is looking to hire a top-notch, 5-Star, Matrimonial attorney/firm to handle their divorce with tenacity and the utmost level of professionalism to immediately hire this firm… you will NOT be disappointed!! Thank you to Hornberger Verbitsky, P.C., for being such an asset t"
Unknown Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have referred many cases to Rob over the years and would not hesitate to refer again. He is a great, strong attorney who knows his subject matter inside and out."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I highly endorse this lawyer. He is an extremely competent attorney who tirelessly fights for his clients. Frankly, he came close to wearing me out."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Having worked with Robert on the other side of both litigated and collaborative matters, I know him to be a skilled trial attorney, as well as a pragmatic and adept negotiator. He knows the law; he is even tempered and clear thinking; he finds the most direct path to trial or resolution (savings his clients significant legal fees); and he is always on top of his case files -- promptly returning phone calls, meeting deadlines, and turning out first rate motions, agreements and proposals. Because of Robert's skills and ethics, I have referred even close friends in need of legal representation to him, and would not hesitate to do so again in the future. In the field of matrimonial attorneys, Robert stands out as one of the best in Suffolk County."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I cannot say enough good things about Robert. His desire to represent clients with his whole heart and to the best of his ability is a truly remarkable thing to see. In a field where emotions run high, Robert's genuine concern for the well-being of his clients and their children allows him to stand apart from the crowd. He does not simply do his job and go home; his clients are a constant priority because he knows what he does changes people's lives, and those changes are not always realized between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Robert's attention to detail and precision is a quality few possess, but one that everyone should hope their divorce or family law attorney values. I referred Robert to a number of friends, and will continue to do so without hesitation. The matrimonial bar would be lucky to have more attorneys like him."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Rob is interested in settling cases quickly and fairly."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I had referred a very good client to Robert to help her through a difficult divorce. He was both caring and professional. I would, in the future, recommend Robert to anyone who needed a competent, caring and hard working divorce attorney who puts his clients first. He works hard to resolve the issues without putting the client through the stress and the anxiety of multiple court appearances or even trial. If a trial or hearing is necessary, he is a bulldog, fighting hard for his client. I would unconditionally recommend Robert to anyone who needs help with a divorce, support, custody or any other Family Law issue."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Robert is an experienced and knowledgeable divorce lawyer. His dedication to and compassion for his clients and their often-time sensitive issues is second to none. I highly recommend him."
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Commack Divorce and separation Lawyer Robert Eugene Hornberger
Robert Eugene Hornberger
Divorce and separation Attorney
Commack, NY
Licensed for 18 years
Virtual consultation available