Eric J. Broder
Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Westport, CT
Selected to Rising Stars: 2008 - 2009
Attorney Eric J. Broder is a co-founder and partner at Broder & Orland LLC, which has law offices in Westport and Greenwich, Connecticut. Possessing more than 22 years of legal experience and having earned widespread recognition as one of the state's pre-eminent family law attorneys, Mr. Broder has achieved notable success helping families throughout Fairfield County and all across Connecticut, as well as in New York, with all of their issues surrounding their divorces.
Throughout his career, Mr. Broder has handled some of Connecticut's most difficult and complex divorce cases, and through his effectiveness as a divorce mediator, he has helped numerous families resolve their conflicts and reach agreements with regards to child custody and support, property division, business valuations and other related matters both amicably and efficiently. He also has extensive experience devising solid prenuptial and postnuptial agreements for his clients to help them protect their rights and interests in the event of divorce.
A 1992 graduate of Tulane University, Mr. Broder attended Temple University Beasley School of Law, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 1995. The Connecticut Bar Association admitted him to practice the following year, as did the New York State Bar Association. Mr. Broder remains highly active in his legal community, including with the Connecticut Bar Association, where he served with the House of Delegates from 2015 to 2018. He has also served as president of the Fairfield County Bar Association as well as the Fairfield County Bar Foundation.
Widely regarded as a leader in his field, Mr. Broder has published numerous articles and conducted lectures on a variety of legal topics, and he has appeared on several national and local news broadcasts, including NBC's Today Show, offering in-depth legal commentary for myriad issues related to family law.
Recognized for his service and professionalism, Mr. Broder has received many awards and honors. The National Academy of Family Law Attorneys named him among the Top 10 Family Law Attorneys in Connecticut each year since 2014, and he has earned listings in various regional publications as one of Connecticut's top lawyers for arbitration and mediation, family law, and matrimonial law. He holds an AV-Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell and perfect ratings from Avvo, and Best Lawyers** included him in its publication of The Best Lawyers in America in 2018.
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- 100%Family Law
Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights
- Super Lawyers: 2010, 2013 - 2022
- Rising Stars: 2008 - 2009
About Eric J. Broder
First Admitted: 1996, Connecticut
Professional Webpage: https://www.ctfamilylaw.com/eric-j-broder/
Tulane University, B.A., 1992
New York, 1996
Member, Nominating Committee, Fairfield County Bar Association, 2010 – 2015
House of Delegates, District 3, Connecticut Bar Association, 2015 – 2018
Member, Fairfield County Bar Foundation, 2007 – Present
Member, American Inns of Court, 2009 – Present
Co-Chair, Family Law Section, Fairfield County Bar Association, 2006 – 2011
Member, Board of Directors, Fairfield County Bar Association, 2005 – 2014
Member, Family Law Section, Fairfield County Bar Association, 1998 – Present
Member, Professionalism Symposium Committee, Fairfield County Bar Association, 2010 – 2015
Past President, Fairfield County Bar Association
Pro bono/Community Service
Premier Travel Soccer Coach, 2014 – Present
Past President, Fairfield County Bar Foundation, 2007 – Present
Little League Coach, 2007 – 2015
Member, The CEO Roundtable, 2013 – 2018
Member, Board of Directors, The Tiny Miracles Foundation, 2012 – 2018
Member, Board of Trustees, Congregation B’nai Israel, 2018 – Present
Member, Development Committee, The Tiny Miracles Foundation, 2013 – 2018
Honorary Member, Board of Directors, The Tiny Miracles Foundation, 2018 – Present
Special Master, Bridgeport Superior Court, 2005 – Present
Special Master, Middletown Superior Court, 2013 – Present
Special Master, Stamford Superior Court, 2005 – Present
Guest Speaker, Top Ten Family Law Decisions, specifically Dan v. Dan, Maturo v. Maturo and Borkowski v. Borkowski, Connecticut Bar Association Annual Conference, June 2017
“On the Record,” Connecticut Law Tribune, February 2013
“You Be the Judge,” Fairfield County Bar Association Presentation, February 2013
Connecticut’s Nonadversarial Law, Connecticut News 12, October 2015
“Family Law and Immigration: The Basics of Immigration Law for Family Law Practitioners,” January 2016
Guest Speaker, “Establishing and Modifying Support Orders after Dan v. Dan,” Connecticut Bar Association’s 2016 Connecticut Legal Conference, June 2016
Avvo Rating 10 out of 10
Top Lawyer, Arbitration and Mediation, Family Law, and Matrimonial Law, in Westport, Greenwich, Stamford, New Canaan/Darien and Fairfield Magazines
Connecticut Super Lawyers, New England Super Lawyers, 2013 - 2018
Connecticut Super Lawyers, New England Super Lawyers, 2010
NAFLA Top 10 Family Law Attorneys in Connecticut, 2014-2017
AV Preeminent rating, Martindale-Hubbell
Best Lawyers, 25th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America, August 2018
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Last Updated: 5/15/2022