Eric J. Broder

Top rated Family Law attorney in Westport, Connecticut

Broder Orland Murray & DeMattie LLC
Eric J. Broder
Broder Orland Murray & DeMattie LLC

Practice Areas: Family Law; view more

Licensed in Connecticut since: 1996

Education: Temple University Beasley School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2010, 2013 - 2023 Selected to Rising Stars: 2008 - 2009

Broder Orland Murray & DeMattie LLC

55 Green Farms Road
Westport, CT 06880 Visit website


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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Practice areas

Family Law

Focus areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Father's Rights, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Same Sex Family Law

  • 100% Family Law

First Admitted: 1996, Connecticut

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Educational Background:
  • Tulane University, B.A., 1992

Bar/Professional Activity:
  • New York, 1996

  • Connecticut, 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

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • 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

Industry Groups:
  • Child Custody
  • Divorce
  • Family
  • Matrimonial

Office location for Eric J. Broder

55 Green Farms Road
Westport, CT 06880

Phone: 866-308-0029


12 Years Super Lawyers
2 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2010, 2013 - 2023
  • Rising Stars: 2008 - 2009

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