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Florian Bruno

Family Attorney at Syracuse, NY

4.8   24 reviews
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2007
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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

About Florian

Learn Florian’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    20%

    17 years

  2. Domestic violence
    20%

    17 years

  3. Family
    20%

    17 years

  4. Marriage and prenuptials
    20%

  5. Lawsuits and disputes
    15%
    Litigation in state and federal courts in NY. Complex and multijurisdictional matters.

    22 years

  6. International law
    5%
    My training in the US legal system and European Civil Law system and my language skills predestine me for cross-border disputes, which I have been handling successfully through my entire career.

    22 years

Through most of my career, I have concentrated my practice on civil litigation, including multi-jurisdictional and international matters. A large part of my practice consists of matrimonial and family law matters, including divorces, custody disputes, domestic violence matters, relocation cases, abuse and neglect cases, and child support disputes. A small but significant part of my practice involves international family law matters, such as The Hague cases and international prenuptial agreements. 

 

 

 

 

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Location

Bruno Law LLC
4021 Split Rock Road
Syracuse, NY, 13031

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Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
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Posted by Blaise | March 15, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The very best attorney at the absolute worst time in my life.
My family had a false allegation of child abuse leveled at us by a teacher who had an ax to grind against me. Obviously, we were angry by Mr. Bruno was very levelheaded, worked the right backchannels and convinced CPS of the merits of our side of the story. He took much of the pressure off of us, handled the communications with CPS and kept us up-to-date. Due to his work, the allegations were unfounded and we could move on with our lives. I assure you, you will not find any more competent nor dedicated representation than Mr. Bruno. He will believe in you and vigorously defend you, there is no better friend in such a crisis.
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Posted by anonymous | December 8, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A++
Florian stepped into the middle of my case after my previous lawyer had made a mess of things. He then proceeded to do in less than two months what the last lawyer had failed to do In the previous 5 months!! He brought my children home where they belonged! He is by far the most professional lawyer I've met thus far at the same time he is able to connect with you on a personal level that will put you at ease. He was available to me morning, noon, and night. Not one time did he leave me waiting for a return call. That in itself is huge! I am amazed at what he was able to accomplish in such a short amount of time. Thank you, Florian! Myself and my family will forever be grateful of you! I strongly recommend Mr. Bruno.
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Posted by CAROLINE | October 12, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Phenomenal Attorney
Mr. Bruno is a phenomenal attorney and I would highly recommend him to anyone going through divorce or custody. Mr. Bruno took over my case with only 5 days before custody trial. I was nervous because we had no time to prepare, however, I could tell when I first met him that he was professional and focused. He cared about my case and made me feel like I was his only priority. I appreciated his patience and listening skills as I had to catch him up on the details of my case. I was unhappy with previous attorney and was happy to have him take over last minute. Most importantly, we had a positive outcome! I could not be more pleased!
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Posted by anonymous | July 14, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent experience.
We hired Florian based on his experience in the field as well as the highest recommendations from other professionals. Florian is meticulous, hard working, honest, and very professional. He did a great job of breaking down the case and what to expect over the timeframe of the legal process. We had a very successful end to our case thanks to Florian and his team.
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Posted by anonymous | February 28, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Hervorragender Anwalt
Über das Generalkonsulat NYC nahm ich Kontakt zu Herrn Bruno nach einem schweren Unfall in einem NYC-Hotel auf. In den folgenden rund sieben Jahren vertrat Herr Bruno meine Interessen gegenüber dem Hotel und deren Versicherungsgesellschaft in einem komplexen "Personal Injury"-Verfahren kompetent, zuverlässig, hartnäckig und letztendlich sehr erfolgreich. Seine Sprachkenntnisse waren dabei höchst hilfreich. Ich würde ihn immer wieder engagieren!
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Posted by Bimla Suri | June 21, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Florian is an excellent attorney. He is smart, intelligent and strategic when it comes to all facets of litigation. He can guide anyone looking to hire an attorney to fight their case. He represented my company in a commercial litigation where we had sued for breach of contract. Florian was able to obtain excellent result for us in the case. I would highly recommend him and would not hesitate to hire him again next time.
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Posted by Anja | September 18, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Doppelte Staatsbürgerschaft - Beibehaltungsgenehmigung
Nach meinem gescheiterten Vesuch die Beibehaltungsgenehmigung alleine zu erlangen, habe ich Herrn Bruno kontaktiert, der mit einem frischen Blick auf meinen Fall meine Unterlagen gemeinsam mit mir aufarbeitete. Schon kurz nach der Einreichung der Unterlagen habe ich meine Beibehaltungsgenehmigung erhalten.
Posted by Gilbert | February 16, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A lawyer you can trust
Florian Bruno was recommended by the NYC German consulate for something I needed done for my mother which was born in Germany. Florian is professional, courteous and generally cared about my situation. He went above and beyond for my issue , up front with prices and the best part is he kept in contact with me via phone,email and text . He always responds within a reasonable time and never makes you feel like an inconvenience. He will continue to be my attorney for any future needs. Many thanks to Florian.
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Posted by Hans-Jürgen | January 11, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
ein erfolgreicher Anwalt
Als Deutscher wurde ich in einem Restaurant in New York durch eine defekte Türschließanlage verletzt ( Abtrennung der Fingerkuppe des linken Ringfingers ). Aufgrund meiner schlechten Sprachkenntnisse suchte ich einen Anwalt der Deutsch spricht. In Florian Bruno habe ich den richtigen Partner gefunden. Er ist kompetent, zuverlässig, immer erreichbar und kennt sich in der Gesetzeslage bestens aus. Er verhalf mir zu einem beachtlichen Schmerzensgeld mit dem ich nie gerechnet hätte. Sein hartnäckiges Verhandlungsgeschick war der Garant für den Erfolg.
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Posted by anonymous | December 17, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended
Recommended through the german embassy in NYC, I hired mister Florian Bruno as my attorney last fall. Mr. Bruno is very result driven and constantly acted in my best interest. Whenever I had questions or needed legal advice, he immediately replied to the point. I can highly recommend Florian Bruno as an attorney and would definetely consider him as my attorney in any future incidents again.
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Posted by anonymous | December 17, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended
Recommended through the german embassy in NYC, I hired mister Florian Bruno as my attorney last fall. Mr. Bruno constantly acted in my best interest and whenever I had questions or needed legal advice, he immediately replied to the point. I can highly recommend Florian Bruno as an attorney and would definitely consider him as my attorney in any future incidents again.
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Posted by Christine | November 17, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
I have been extremely fortunate to have Mr. Bruno representing me with a difficult estate situation which involved two countries. Mr. Bruno's quick action, kind manner and professional assistance has been more than I could have ever hoped for in a lawyer. Absolutely recommend.
Posted by Marc | September 14, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney in International Divorce Situation
Mr. Bruno has advised me in an international divorce situation in connection with enforcement of a foreign prenuptial agreement. He is very knowledgeable, easy to reach and fast to respond. I am glad I found him and I am very thankful for his help.
Posted by Kathrin | September 3, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
excellent bilingual consultant (german-english)
I was involved in an accident during my holiday stay in one of New York’s most wonderful hotels. It became a very long and seemingly hopeless case against one of the biggest Hotel chaim of the world. After years of fighting for my rights, it was the German government that recommended Attorney Florian Bruno to me. I was so glad to find him and I absolutely recommend him. He speaks German perfectly and was able to make me understand the different systems of Accident & Injury Law in Germany and America. His commitment and energy goes far beyond the field of work as a normal lawyer. – Long story short: we won!
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Posted by anonymous | August 29, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Foreign estate dispute
Mr. Bruno helped me in a difficult estate dispute that spanned two countries (the U.S. and one other country). He reviewed all the legal documents that were sent to me before I signed them, warned me of clauses that could have been used against my interests, and drafted new language that he insisted be used in their place. He made himself available whenever I needed him to review documents, even though the dispute dragged out for months and months. I would definitely work with him again.
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Posted by Yekaterina | March 22, 2015
Excellent experience
We hired Florian to handle a guardianship petition for my nephew and help us with the order that we needed for his immigration case. Florian was very thorough and caring and did everything possible to make the process stress-free. We highly recommend Florian to anyone who needs help with family court cases.
Posted by euncyk | January 25, 2015
Most diligent and hardworking
Working with Dlorian was interesting, enlightening and encouraging. He works far beyond whatever he may charge as a fee, and is generous with his time and attention, however busy is is.
Posted by anonymous | December 4, 2014
an expert amid an archaic NYC legal system
No one likes having to go through the legal system, but when you have to do it Florian is who you want on your side. He kept track of all the archaic legal processes and kept us well informed at every stage. His expert navigation and thorough understanding of the law lead us to a satisfactory outcome. Highly recommended.
Posted by anonymous | December 4, 2014
Excellent Attorney
Mr. Bruno represented our corporation in a complex commercial litigation. His legal work is excellent. He is a powerful legal advocate that you want on your side of a lawsuit!
Posted by Christian | September 9, 2014
This is the best attorney you can have
This is the best attorney you can have. He is very good at what he does, and he will respond to your questions immediately. Always on top of things. An excellent man!
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-375 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Senior Associate
  • Tully Rinckey, PLLC
  • 2022 - Present
  • Associate
  • Gorlick, Kravitz & Listhaus, PC
  • 2022 - 2022
  • Associate
  • Russo & Gould LLP
  • 2021 - 2022
  • Managing Member
  • Bruno Law LLC
  • 2013 - 2021
  • Principal Attorney
  • Law Office of Florian Bruno
  • 2010 - 2013
  • Attorney at Law
  • Metaxas Norman & Pidgeon, LLP
  • 2005 - 2009
  • Junior Attorney
  • KPMP
  • 2002 - 2002
  • Attorney at Law
  • Dr Zitzelsberger & Partners
  • 2002 - 2004
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Education

  • State University of New York at Buffalo School of
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2021
  • Columbia University in the City of New York
  • MA - Master of Arts
  • 2015
  • Yeshiva University, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 2005
  • Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
  • LL.B - Bachelor of Laws
  • 2002
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • Successfully Tried a Complicated Divorce Action
  • Custody granted to the client, and very favorable distribution of the marital estate was achieved.
  • Represented Brooklyn Family in Loss of Sepulcher Case, Including Successful Appeal
  • Very favorable settlement
  • Represented foreign national in New York personal injury action
  • Extremely favorable settlement
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Associations

  • Onondaga County Bar Association
  • Co-chair, Matrimonial Section
  • 2024 - Present
  • Onondaga County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2022 - Present
  • New York County Bar Association
  • Liaison officer to Young Lawyers Committee
  • 2015 - Present
  • New York County Lawyers' Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Volunteer Attorney Program Family Courts of NYC
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2013 - Present
  • Munich Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - 2023
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German

Honors and Awards

  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • AV-Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2021
  • Graduated Cum Laude
  • University at Buffalo
  • 2021
  • AVVO Superb rating
  • AVVO
  • 2020
  • Clients'Choice Award
  • AVVO
  • 2015
  • Clients Choice Award
  • AVVO
  • 2014
  • Featured Attorney Law Suits and Disputes
  • AVVO
  • 2014
  • Excellent Rating
  • AVVO
  • 2014
  • Scholarship for Trial Academy
  • New York State Bar Association
  • 2013
  • Full Scholarship for Law School
  • Hanns-Seidel-Foundation
  • 2005
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Speaking Engagements

  • Cross-Border Litigation: Chasing Foreign Law and Facts
  • Affidavits, Affirmations, Apostilles - Sworn Statements Made Outside the United States
  • 2017
  • Presentation at New York County Bar Association
  • Enforcement of Foreign Prenuptial Agreements in NY Divorce Litigation
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (27)
Given (33)
Endorse Florian
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer, Florian Bruno. He is an excellent attorney, and really cares about his clients."
Family Attorney | Jul 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Florian is an experienced attorney who practices law to the highest professional and ethical standards. He zealously advocates for his clients and always seeks the best possible outcome for the same. I highly recommend his legal services, specifically, in the family and matrimonial areas."
Family Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Florian is a highly skilled matrimonial and family court litigator with a vast knowledge of the law. He is one of the most hard working and diligent attorneys I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with. I strongly endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Co-worker
"Florian is a pleasure to have as a member of the Syracuse Office, and has demonstrated an excellent understanding of Family and Matrimonial Law, as well as client communication skills."
Family Attorney | Aug 16
Relationship: Co-worker
"Florian has been a great addition to the team! He is attentive and will aggressively pursue his clients' goals. I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Mr. Bruno on a litigation matter. He is professional, knowledgeable and an expert in both German and United States law. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer, Mr. Bruno brings to each of his cases a superior level of knowledge and brilliance. He is clever, well articulated, and fights zealously for his clients. It is a privlidge to work side by side with him on some of my cases."
Family Attorney | Jan 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Highly skilled and knowledgeable attorney, especially in the area of litigation. Florian has great presence and confidence inside and outside of court. I endorse and recommend this attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Friend
"Florian is a very intelligent and hardworking attorney that cares deeply about his clients and works hard to obtain the best results for them."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Other
"A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the legal community.I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Other
"Great attorney who works hard to get the best results for clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Florian is an excellent attorney who is very intelligent and hardworking. Florian will fight for his client zealously inside and outside the courtroom. He will work hard to find a swift resolution that is favorable to his client the moment he is retained."
International law Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Very knowledgeable and professional. Exceptional work ethic!"
General practice Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. Florian is trustworthy and objective. With all of his effort he will ensure the best outcome."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Florian is a highly competent and ethical lawyer. Enthusiastic recommendation!"
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Oct 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Florian is a razor sharp attorney with an extraordinary ability to easily grasp the most complex situation."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
General practice Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Florian is not only extremely competent, he is also a zealous advocate for his clients. I have worked with him on a multi-party, highly complex matter. Mr. Bruno's analysis is clear and his tactics sound. I recommend him highly."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I worked with Mr. Bruno on a very serious and complicated rape and sexual abuse case where our client faced up to 25 years in jail. Through our combined efforts, we were able to get all charges against our client dismissed. Mr. Bruno brought extensive experience and knowledge to the case. He was reliable and trustworthy. He was committed to seeing the case through and always took the initiative in furthering our cause. I immensely enjoyed working with him and look forward to another opportunity to do so. I can confidently say that Mr. Bruno is a first class attorney. I would highly recommend him."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I worked on a few cases with Florian and was very impressed by his professionalism, ethics, and care for his clients. Florian is a very knowledgeable attorney with great litigation skills. I highly recommend him for civil litigation matters."
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