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Craig Dennison Robins

Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney at Melville, NY

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  • State Years
    New York - NY 38 years
    Florida - FL 36 years
    Massachusetts - MA 38 years
  • Licensed for 38 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1985
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 36 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1987
    Membership Lapsed No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 38 years
    State MA
    Acquired 1985
    Retired No misconduct found

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

About Craig

Learn Craig’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Chapter 7 bankruptcy

    39 years, 4,000 cases

  2. Chapter 13 bankruptcy

    39 years, 1,000 cases

  3. Bankruptcy and debt
    Craig D. Robins, Esq. is a Long Island bankruptcy lawyer, who is focused primarily on helping individuals and families throughout Nassau County, Suffolk County and Queens find solutions to their debt problems. Our office helps consumers eliminate typical credit card debts in Chapter 7 cases and stop foreclosure in Chapter 13 cases.

    39 years, 500 cases

  4. Chapter 11 bankruptcy

    39 years

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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Craig D. Robins, Esq. in front of the Federal Courthouse in Central Islip which contains the Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of new York

Contact Craig

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
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Posted by anonymous | May 22, 2009
If your are lookin for an honest Lawyer use Craig Robins
Mr. Robins was very profesional and VERY knowledgable He kept me up to date throughout the whole proceeding and didn't make any false promises or mislead me in anyway. Both Mr. Robins and his staff were excelent I would highly recomend then to anyone.
Posted by anonymous | December 26, 2008
Thanks for all of your help !!!
When it comes to dealling with bankruptcy Craig and his staff get an A+. Craig took his time to answer all of our questions and concerns. He thoroughly explained the process to me and my wife. Everything when real smooth (like a well oiled machine). I know a lot of Attorneys and Craig is No. 1 when it comes to Bankruotcy. Thanks Again, Chris & Susan
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Posted by Thomas D | September 20, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer
Craig Robbins is a excellent and dedicated lawyer and was fantastic from start to finish. He was very polite and patient. And was extremely knowledgeable and answered all my questions from start during to finish. I would highly recommend his services. Thanks Mr Robbins.
Posted by anonymous | September 11, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Thanks for your help
Craig was very knowledgeable and easy to work with - Moved very quick and helped my financial situation - Highly recommended!
Posted by Mary Z | May 22, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Thank you for all your efforts
Mr. Craig D. Robins is very professional and knowledgeable, and I always feel as though he genuinely cares about his clients. He is always on top of the situation and completes the job thoroughly. He handled my bankruptcy case excellent and would contact me right away if I had a concern. I highly recommend Mr. Craig D. Robbins as your attorney.
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Posted by Albert | March 6, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
The Real Deal
This guy is human. Mr. Robins did not just take my money and turn his back on me. Mr. Robins actually listened to my situation and then handled everything in a short period of time. What more can you ask for? Thank you Mr. Robins!
Posted by Walter C. Schmidt, VSO CPA | December 11, 2008
Craig Robbins: A Professional's Professional
Craig Robbins: A Professional's Professional Just knowing the law is not enough. Craig understands this. During his assistance to me he demonstrated his ability to use his outstanding knowledge of the law in conjunction with an excellent understanding and use of the realities of my situation. If ever needed, I would without a second thought call upon him again, and would (and already have) unhesitatingly recommend him to others. Walter C. Schmidt, VSO CPA
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Senior Partner
  • Law Offices of Craig D. Robins, Esq.
  • 1985 - Present


  • Western New England College School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1984
  • Notre Dame Law School
  • One-Year International Law Program, London, England
  • 1983
  • Emory University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1981

Legal Cases

  • In re Schmidt
  • Obtained Record Sanctions Award


  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • American Inn of Court, Theodore Roosevelt Chapter
  • Member of the Board; Former Dinner Chairman; Barrister
  • 1991 - Present
  • Bankruptcy Committee, SCBA
  • Member
  • 1990 - Present
  • Bankruptcy Committee, Nassau Co. Bar Assoc.
  • Member
  • 1990 - Present
  • Nassau County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1984 - Present
  • Suffolk County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1984 - Present
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Honors and Awards

  • Leadership in Law Award
  • Long Island Business News
  • 2011
  • Pro Bono Attorney of the Year
  • Nassau County Bar Association
  • 2010
  • Citation for Outstanding Contribution
  • Edward Mangano, County Executive for Nassau County
  • 2010
  • State of New York Proclamation for Volunteer Service
  • New York State Senator Dean G. Skelos
  • 2010
  • Pro Bono Attorney of the Month
  • Nassau County Bar Association
  • 2008
  • Recognition Award for Pro Bono Service
  • United States Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of New York
  • 2005
  • President's Recognition Award
  • Nassau County Bar Association
  • 2003
  • Pro Bono Attorney of the Month
  • Nassau County Bar Association
  • 2003
  • "Winners" Award for Community Service
  • Newsday
  • 2003
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Speaking Engagements

  • Bankruptcy Issues with Business Owners Who Have Personal and Corporate Business Debt Obligations
  • Bankruptcy Law
  • 2010
  • What Judges and Attorneys Should Know About Bankruptcy
  • Bankruptcy Law
  • 2006
  • Ethical Obligations of Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Bankruptcy Law
  • 2003

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (6)
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Unknown Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am happy to endorse Craig Dennison Robins. The contributions of attorney Robins on Avvo are consistently accurate, analytic, and customized to the needs of the askers. He is highly knowledgeable and gives generously of his time to help those in need of guidance. These are precisely the qualities that every client would look for when hiring a lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Nov 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Craig is bright, hard-working and ethical. Individuals seeking assistance filing for bankruptcy are well served retaining Craig's firm."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Jul 10
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Craig and his staff are tireless workers. I often see them in the office as I leave late in the evening. His advice and caring are appreciated by the clients I send him. He is considered by attorney's in his field as an Authority on Bankruptcy and Debtor/Creditor law. I not only endorse Craig's work, I recommend Mr. Robins to my clients and family."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Robins is an experienced bankuptcy attorney and a regular fixture in our local bankruptcy courts. I am familiar with him in the context of his representation of Chapter 7 debtors and we have represented oppositing parties on matters in bankruptcy court."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Dec 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Craig and I work in the same building, we are also co-participants in a number of legal services plans for union workers. In these times of economic stress, Craig is quite busy, but he finds time to personally attend to every client. His staff including attorney Jason Liebowitz and paralegals Christina and Matt are equally adept and competent and share Craig's deep compassion for his clients and understanding of their plights when faced with insurmountable debt. I refer my own clients to Craig, secure in the knowledge that they will be given personal attention and become well educated in the difficult process through which they may decide to embark. I have received many letters, phone-calls and emails from clients thanking me for referring them to Craig and expressing how satisfied they were not only with the outcome of their matters, but in how they were treated throughout. Craig treats my clients as I would. He is a also well published legal author and a highly skilled and creative photographer."
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