Lawrence N. Rothbart

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Top Rated Family Law Attorney in New York, NY

Lawrence N. Rothbart, Attorney at Law
 | 122 West 27th Street, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10001
Phone: 212-812-0694
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1982
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (50%),
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (50%)
Attorney Profile

Lawrence N. Rothbart is the founder of his own firm located in New York City. Providing representation to clients throughout the area, he focuses his practice on divorce and related family law issues, including child custody and support, property division and alimony/maintenance. In addition to handling these matters through litigation, Mr. Rothbart assists many clients who choose to participate in mediation and collaborative divorce proceedings.

Before attending law school, Mr. Rothbart graduated magna cum laude with his Bachelor of Arts in 1978 from Brandeis University. He then went on to attend New York University School of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1981.

Admitted to practice in New York, Mr. Rothbart is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the Supreme Court of the United States. After graduating from law school, he was a law clerk for justices on the Appellate Division of the Second Judicial Department of the Supreme Court of the State of New York. He then went on to spend two years as an assistant attorney general with the New York State Attorney General's Office. Mr. Rothbart then served as a law secretary for a justice on the Kings County Supreme Court, Civil Term, a position he held from 1987 to 2003 before leaving for private practice.

Mr. Rothbart is highly regarded by his fellow attorneys, as evidenced by his AV Preeminent* peer-review rating through Martindale-Hubbell. He is also active in several legal organizations, including the New York State, New York City and Brooklyn Bar Associations.

*AV®, BV®, AV Preeminent® and BV Distinguished® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general practice standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Family Law (50%): Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law

Alternative Dispute Resolution (50%): Mediation

Focus Areas

Family Law: Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law

Alternative Dispute Resolution: Mediation

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 9 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2017

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About Lawrence Rothbart

Admitted: 1982, New York

Professional Webpage: http://www.rothbartlaw.com/5.html

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • International Association of Collaborative Professionals, January 2007 to present
  • Member, New York City Bar Association, Committee on Matrimonial Law, 1996 to 99, 2002  to 2005, 2008 to 2015
  • Member, New York City Bar Association, Committee on Children and the Law, 2005 to 2008
  • Member, Legal Advisory Council, Sanctuary for Families, 2006 to present
  • Member, NY Interdisciplinary Forum, New York, NY, September 2008 to present
  • Member, New York State Bar Association, Family Law Section, 1981 to present
  • Arbitrator, New York State Small Claims Court, 1987 to 2003
  • Member, Mental Health Professionals Certification Committee, App.Div., Second Dept., 1998 to 1999
  • Member, Brooklyn Bar Association, Family Law Committee, 1989 to 2007
  • Member, Brooklyn Bar Association, Assigned Counsel Family Court Committee, 2001 to 2004
  • Member, Brooklyn Bar Association, Family Law Section, 1989 to present
  • Moot Court Judge, New York University School of Law, 1983 to 2002, 2005 to present
  • Chair, Brooklyn Bar Association, Family Law Committee, 1993 to 2004
  • Chair, Brooklyn Bar Association, Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee, 2007 to 2010
  • Invited Guest, North American Symposium on International Child Abduction, Wash. D.C., 9/1993
  • Delegate, XII International Congress on Family Law, Havana Cuba, September 2002
  • Member, NY Association of Collaborative Professionals, New York, NY, January 2007 to present
  • Federal District Court of Southern District of New York
  • Federal District Court of Eastern District of New York
  • US Supreme Court
  • New York State

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Principal author New York City Bar Association, Committee on Matrimonial Law Report, “The Case for Amending the NYS Domestic Relations Law to Permit No Fault Divorces”
  • Member, Brooklyn Bar Association, Editorial Board "Brooklyn Barrister", 1995-1997
  • Frequent Lecturer at Continuing Legal Education Programs for bar associations and other professional organizations as well as for schools of higher education and for the community at large
  • Intensive Mediation Training, Center for Mediation in Law, New York, NY, March 2006

Educational Background:

  • New York University School of Law, J.D., 1981
  • Brandeis University, B.A., magna cum laude, 1978
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Office Location for Lawrence N. Rothbart

122 West 27th Street, 11th Floor
New York, NY 10001

Phone: 212-812-0694

 

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Last Updated: 7/25/2017

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