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Lisa Dipoala Haber

Divorce and separation Attorney at Syracuse, NY

4.8   26 reviews

also known as Lisa Haber, Lisa A. DiPoala

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  • Licensed for 34 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1990
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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

About Lisa

Learn Lisa’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    Including, contested, uncontested, prenuptial agreements, separation agreements, maintenance and child support and custody issues. Trained divorce Mediator and Collaborative Law professional.

    10 years

  2. Uncontested divorce
    There are a ways to get divorced without going to Court, spending a lot of money, and still protect your family and your privacy. Contact me to learn about collaborative divorce and uncontested divorces.

    10 years

  3. Mediation
    Trained and experienced mediator. Divorce mediation training through the NY Center for Mediation and Training. Appointed by Chief Judge to mediator panel for the United States District Court (NDNY).

    11 years



Distinguished Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2021,2018
Client's Choice
2021 2018


DiPoala Haber Law
120 East Washington Street
Suite 415
Syracuse, NY, 13202


4.8 / 5.0
  26 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2021
Client's Choice
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Posted by Joe | January 3, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable, Thorough, Communicative: Excellent
Ms. DiPoala Haber represented me in a complicated divorce. Throughout the entire process, Ms. DiPoala Haber kept me informed, consulted with me regarding various issues, and provided excellent representation in interactions with other attorneys and the court. After observing Ms. DiPoala Haber's knowledge of the law, attention to detail, and demeanor, I knew I had made the right choice with respect to representation.
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Posted by Kim | November 27, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Experienced - Awesome Lawyer
Lisa is an exceptional lawyer and I could not have been more pleased with her representing me through my divorce. She is extremely professional, knowledgeable and thorough. During the entire process, I know Lisa had my best interest at heart; she was direct, honest and helped me get through some difficult times. She worked diligently on my case which led to a quick and amicable resolution. I would highly recommend Lisa - in my opinion she is the absolute best!
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Posted by Eli | August 18, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Lisa helped me during a very difficult time made a lot easier by her excellent work. Always available to communicate. Quick to answer questions. Knowledgeable beyond comparison. I felt confident that my issues were being handled by the very best.
Posted by Danielle | April 28, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Lisa was so patient and helpful. She spent a lot of time with me during out first phone call, explaining everything and how it would best work. Then she stuck with me every step of the way through a scary process. I felt confident and cared for. Highly recommend her!
Posted by Bethanie | April 22, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A wonderful advocate to have in court.
Lisa was phenomenal to work with. She had a calm, helpful demeanor during what was an emotional time for our family. Her professionalism and communication can not be beat. Lisa's knowledge and ability to explain complicated legal matters was greatly appreciated. I'd highly recommend working with Lisa.
Posted by Darbie | April 13, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Efficient, Knowledgeable, and Attentive
Extremely professional. During a very difficult time, I was put at ease with her wealth of skills and knowledge. She was always quick to respond to any questions I had. I felt 100% confident in her representation. If you need someone skilled in mediation or divorce proceedings I would highly recommend Lisa Dipoala Haber.
Posted by Jim | April 12, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Skilled Attorney
I hired Lisa to write an objection to a Family Court order regarding Child Support. She did all the research in a timely manner and consulted with me continuously. She wrote a very thorough objection. She negotiated and got me the BEST deal possible! I was extremely pleased with her knowledge of the Family Court process. I recommend her and I’m glad that I hired her to represent me.
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Posted by Louise | March 18, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Hiring Lisa was the best decision I made
Lisa is a highly skilled and intelligent attorney. I retained her after spending nearly a year elsewhere without a resolution in sight. She is a strong and tenacious advocate who understood my goals, was straightforward in all our interactions, and brought results in a most expeditious manner. Choosing Lisa was the best decision I could have made. I should have done it sooner. I recommend her wholeheartedly and with no reservations.
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Posted by Lori | March 11, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Lisa DiPoala Haber review
I interviewed many local lawyers before finally selecting Lisa to represent me. She is extremely professional and knowledgeable. She did an excellent job representing me in what was a difficult process. She is loyal to her clients, and a person of integrity. One quality that I really appreciated was how responsive she was. If she could not respond to an email or call in a timely manner, she would usually let me know when she would respond. It was a small detail, but one that made me feel that my case was as important as her others. I appreciated her respect, and would highly recommend her to others.
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Posted by Joseph | February 25, 2021
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Divorce attorney
Everything was explained with detail and supporting documentation. All associated fees were discussed up front and there were no surprises. She had great communication throughout the process and made things simple for me
Posted by Bob | February 10, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Provided sound advice and guidance during my divorce
I hired Lisa for my divorce after her initial consultation. She took the time to understand my marital history and the challenges I was facing during this difficult time. She explained the NY State laws and how they would be applied to my situation including some guidance on how to handle things with my teenage children. After a single session between Lisa, myself, my ex-wife, and her attorney, things progressed quickly. The legal separation agreement was done in a timely manner and that allowed me to purchase a house of my own and begin to restart my life. My divorce was finalized within 10 months (and this is during the COVID crisis). I highly recommend Lisa as she will fight to ensure that you end up with a fair situation financially.
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Posted by Patrick | February 5, 2021
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Best lawyer ever
Lisa is the best lawyer I have ever experienced. She is very knowledgeable and works hard for her clients. She will go above and beyond even contacting outside sources and learning new things to be able to accommodate however needed, I used her for a family court matter and was successful in my goal. Highly Recommend.
Posted by Wendy | February 5, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Lisa was very knowledgeable and addressed all of my concerns in a timely manner. She explained the process and set expectations so that I knew what was to happen and when.
Posted by anonymous | February 4, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Lisa will get the job done! She is no nonsense but she is also the nicest and compassionate
Posted by anonymous | February 3, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Lisa is an excellent divorce attorney. I found out that divorce is an extremely challenging life event. So many difficult questions have to be answered, and there is no formula for success. Lisa guided me through the collaborative divorce process successfully, we are almost to the finish line after a year and a half. Lisa is an extremely knowledgeable and experienced divorce attorney. She was familiar with all the legal issues of my case and circumstances, she made me aware of my options, she spent a lot of time helping me understand the issues, so that I could make good decisions for my family. All our discussions remained confidential, Lisa is a highly ethical legal professional. Lisa is always available on the phone or in person. I am very happy with my divorce agreement.
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Posted by Katie | February 3, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding service and knowledge-base
As an attorney myself, I know the importance of having a smart, dedicated and experienced attorney in your corner. Lisa is all of that and more. She was always responsive to my questions, and clearly has the respect of the judges and clerks she appears before. I would 100% recommend her to anyone in need of divorce services.
Posted by anonymous | April 30, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Ms. Haber spent a good length of time going over my Opt-out Agreement and gave me good advise regarding it yet because she does not do QDRO’s she referred me to someone who could look at both the Agreement issues I had as well as the QDRO’s I needed and she did so without a payment! Usually she rolls the consultation fee into her retainer amount but since she felt it was in my best interest to have one lawyer who could meet all the needs I had, there was no place to roll the fee into. I told her I felt I owed her because of the good length of time she spent with me and the advice she gave, but she asked me to pay it back in recommendations. So that is what I am doing , here and elsewhere! Knowledgeable, talented, trustworthy and honorable.
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Posted by anonymous | October 18, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Lisa is very informative and took time to explain every step of my divorce process. She is honest, accommodating, professional and worked very diligently on my case. I highly recommend her expertise!
Posted by John | June 7, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Exceptional Attorney
Lisa is the best attorney period. She handled my divorce exceptionally. Straight forward, honest, and always returns questions or information quickly. She knows and understands the law inside and out. I HIGHLY recommend Lisa as your attorney.
Posted by anonymous | March 23, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended!
Lisa was extremely helpful through my divorce process! She answered every question I had. I met with her several times and never felt rushed. Lisa was always available to meet and always responded to my emails very quickly. She made this stressful situation a painless process.
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AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney and Counselor at Law
  • Lisa DiPoala Haber, Esq.
  • 2014 - Present


  • Syracuse University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1989
  • Syracuse University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1986

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Mtr of Sandy L.S. v Onondaga County Dept of Soc Servs.
  • Affirmed the Onondaga County Family Court decision freeing the child for adoption.
  • Mtr of Heffner v Jaskowiak
  • Family court order modified and sentence of probation vacated.
  • Mtr of Becall v Zambrano
  • Successful in winning dismissal of petition.
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  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Associate Member
  • 2021 - Present
  • CNY Collaborative Family Law Professionals
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • NYS Unified Court System Ethics Commission
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Onondaga County Bar Association Family Law Clinic
  • Pro Bono Lawyer
  • 2013 - Present
  • Vera House
  • Pro Bono Lawyer
  • 2013 - Present
  • Northern District of New York Federal Court Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Central New York Women's Bar Association
  • President
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Women's Bar Association of the State of New York
  • Executive Committee
  • 2014 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Women In Business Honoree
  • Central New York Business Journal
  • 2007


  • 40 SYRACUSE L. REV 817
  • “The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986: A License for Warrantless Searches.”
  • 1989

Speaking Engagements

  • How to Become a Judge
  • Judicial Screening
  • 2015
  • Discovery Updates and Beyod
  • Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 45
  • 2014
  • Northern District of New York Federal Court Bar Association
  • Federal Rules of Civil Procedure
  • 2012
  • Onondgaga County Bar Association
  • Civil Practice in Onondaga County Supreme Court
  • 2010
  • Northern District of New York Federal Court Bar Association
  • Handling a Prisoner Case
  • 2010
  • Gilberti, Stinziano, Heintz & Smith, P. C.
  • Managing Costs and Obligations of Electronic Discovery
  • 2008
  • Rain Dance Program
  • Marketing and Business Development
  • 2006
  • Onondaga County Bar Association
  • Eminent Domain
  • 2005
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Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (3)
Endorse Lisa
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Lisa is an excellent attorney. She navigates difficult situations with grace and skill. Lisa tends to details while keeping in mind the big picture. I recommend her for anyone needing an attorney for divorce or family court."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is an exceptional litigator that is passionate about results for her clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Exceptional attorney, dedicated to client success. Highly recommended."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lisa is an absolutely outstanding divorce and family law attorney. Her ability to handle even the most complex divorce case is second to none in this legal community. I have referred many divorce and family law matters to Lisa and have received nothing but the highest praise from my clients for her legal ability, prompt response to their questions and compassion about their personal situations. I trust Lisa to provide nothing but the best legal representation in divorce and family law matters. I completely endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Lisa is extremely bright, experienced and hard working. I would have no reservation sending all of my divorce and family law referrals to her."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Dipoala Haber is an excellent litigator. She is experienced and knowledgeable. I have know Ms. Dipoala Haber for 20 years, she has a stellar and unblemished track record. She is respected and admired by her peers."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. our office has referred cases to lisa on several occasions and have always been pleased with the results. she has immediately consulted with the clients and advised them regarding the merits of their cases and handled those that were valid efficiently and successfully. I would highly recommend lisa. tom Shannon, lynn law firm"
Litigation Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Her advocacy and client relationship skills are top notch. Lisa is a smart lawyer and an excellent writer and researcher who focuses on doing the best for her clients while also being mindful of costs."
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