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Bankruptcy Attorney Craig D. Robins, Esq.


Craig D. Robins, Esq., has been a practicing Long Island bankruptcy attorney for over twenty-four years. During most of this time, he has devoted his practice almost exclusively to bankruptcy and debt-related matters. Mr. Robins has had experience in thousands of bankruptcy cases which has included representing both consumers in Chapter 7 and 13 cases, and businesses in Chapter 11 cases.

Education and Court Admissions

Craig D. Robins, Esq. received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Emory University in 1981. He studied law in London, England from 1982 to 1983 through the Notre Dame Law School Concannon Program in International Law. He received a Juris Doctorate from Western New England Law School in 1984. He was admitted to the Massachusetts and New York Bars in 1985 and the Florida Bar in 1987. He is also admitted to practice in various Federal District Courts, the United States Tax Court, and the United States Claims Court. Mr. Robins briefly interned as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Richard Wallach, Supreme Court Judge (New York, First Department).



Martindale-Hubbell, the nationally recognized service that rates attorneys by peer review, has rated Mr. Robins "high to very high."

Scholarly Writing

Mr. Robins has written extensively on bankruptcy law and has authored over 100 bankruptcy law articles on a variety of topics including bankruptcy law and procedure, bankruptcy legislation, bankruptcy practice, and the interaction of bankruptcy law on personal injury cases and matrimonial rights. He continues to be a regular columnist on bankruptcy law for the Suffolk Lawyer where he has written for over 18 years, and frequently writes articles for the Nassau Lawyer and Attorney of Nassau.


In the News

Mr. Robins is recognized as an authority on New York bankruptcy law and practice and is often sought out by the media. He has been interviewed on News 12 several times and has been interviewed and quoted in  Newsday Bankruptcy Articles and the New York Law Journal about twenty times.


In addition, he has lectured on bankruptcy law for the Nassau County Bar Association and has discussed bankruptcy law on radio and television talk shows and news programs.


Legal Organizations

Since 1991, he has also been actively involved in giving presentations on bankruptcy law to attorneys and Federal and State Court Judges through the Theodore Roosevelt Chapter of the American Inns of Court, of which he is a member and also sits on its executive board. As Chairman of that organization's annual banquet, he has hosted dinners honoring United States Supreme Court Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr., and New York's highest judge, Judith S. Kay, Chief Judge of the New York State Court of Appeals. 


Involvement in the Bankruptcy Bar

Mr. Robins is active in the Bankruptcy Committees of both the Nassau and Suffolk Bar Associations, and is on the Mentor Program of the Suffolk County Bar Association where he is called upon to provide assistance on bankruptcy law to younger bankruptcy lawyers who are members of the Bar. He is a long-time member of the American Bankruptcy Institute and the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys.


Pro Bono Work

Mr. Robins is a founding co-chairman of the Nassau County Bar Association's Pro-Bono Bankruptcy Committee and he regularly represents pro-bono debtors. He holds the distinction of having represented more pro bono debtors than any other attorney on Long Island. The Nassau County Bar Association awarded Mr. Robins a Presidential Recognition Award for his dedication in representing pro-bono consumer debtors in bankruptcy proceedings. Mr. Robins was recognized by the Volunteer Lawyers Project for his pro-bono work when he was named Pro-Bono Attorney of the Month on two separate occasions. Newsday honored Mr. Robins by naming him in its "Winners" column for his dedication to community work.


Range of Practice

Mr. Robins has represented a wide and diverse range of debtors in bankruptcy proceedings. In addition to representing numerous typical Long Islanders and New Yorkers, he has represented a former New York Yankees baseball player, dozens of professionals including attorneys, doctors, dentists and C.P.A.s, and a variety of business entities ranging from a professional sports franchise to multi-million dollar companies to mom-and-pop storefronts.






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Practice areas


  1. Chapter 7: 55%
    32 years, 4 thousand cases
  2. Chapter 13: 30%
    32 years, 1 thousand cases
  3. Bankruptcy: 10%
    32 years, 500 cases
  4. Chapter 11: 5%
    32 years



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Contact info

Melville Office -- Main Office

35 Pinelawn Road
Ste 218-East
Melville, NY, 11747

Valley Stream Office

30 South Central Avenue
Valley Stream, NY, 11580

Coram Office

479 Middle Country Road
Coram, NY, 11727



NYCurrently registered 198507/10/2016
FLMembership Lapsed198706/20/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Leadership in Law AwardLong Island Business News2011
Pro Bono Attorney of the YearNassau County Bar Association2010
Citation for Outstanding ContributionEdward Mangano, County Executive for Nassau County2010
State of New York Proclamation for Volunteer ServiceNew York State Senator Dean G. Skelos2010
Pro Bono Attorney of the MonthNassau County Bar Association2008
Recognition Award for Pro Bono ServiceUnited States Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of New York2005
Pro Bono Attorney of the MonthNassau County Bar Association2003
President's Recognition AwardNassau County Bar Association2003
"Winners" Award for Community ServiceNewsday2003
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Senior PartnerLaw Offices of Craig D. Robins, Esq.1985 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysMember1996 - Present
American Bankruptcy InstituteMember1992 - Present
American Inn of Court, Theodore Roosevelt ChapterMember of the Board; Former Dinner Chairman; Barrister1991 - Present
Bankruptcy Committee, SCBAMember1990 - Present
Bankruptcy Committee, Nassau Co. Bar Assoc.Member1990 - Present
Nassau County Bar AssociationMember1984 - Present
Suffolk County Bar AssociationMember1984 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In re SchmidtObtained Record Sanctions Award
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Western New England College School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1984
Notre Dame Law SchoolConcannon Program in International LawOne-Year International Law Program, London, England1983
Emory UniversitySociologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1981
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Bankruptcy Issues with Business Owners Who Have Personal and Corporate Business Debt ObligationsBankruptcy Law2010
What Judges and Attorneys Should Know About BankruptcyBankruptcy Law2006
Ethical Obligations of Bankruptcy AttorneysBankruptcy Law2003