Michael Chetkof

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Garden City, NY

Saltzman Chetkof & Rosenberg LLP
 | 300 Garden City Plaza, Garden City, NY 11530
Phone: 516-873-7200
Fax: 516-873-0683
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1964
Education: Brooklyn Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (70%),
  • Elder Law (30%)
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Michael Chetkof is a partner in the Garden City law firm of Saltzman Chetkof & Rosenberg LLP. At the Long Island firm, Mr. Chetkof focuses his practice on representing clients from around the New York City metropolitan area and across the state of New York in complex matrimonial cases, personal injury cases, and various commercial and insurance defense matters.

    Mr. Chetkof began his legal career in 1964 after earning his law degree from Brooklyn Law School and his approval to practice law in New York's courtrooms. In the more than 50 years that have passed since his career began, he has established himself as a leader among New York attorneys with a proven record of success that includes hundreds of successful verdicts and settlements.

    Attorney Chetkof's accomplishments have resulted in a number of honors and awards. He has received an AV Preeminent* peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell, and he holds a "Superb" rating from Avvo. In addition, New York Magazine has listed him among the area's top family law practitioners for several years, and, thanks to annual nominations from his peers, Long Island Pulse magazine has listed him among the top attorneys in Nassau and Suffolk counties by including him on its Legal Eagles list for several years in a row.

    In addition to being an honored member of the legal community, Mr. Chetkof is also a valued member. He is a member of several legal organizations on local, state and national levels, including the Nassau County Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association and the Suffolk County Bar Association. He is also a member of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association and The New York Family Law American Inn of Court.

    *AV Preeminent is a certification mark of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.

    Practice Areas
    • 70%Family Law
    • 30%Elder Law
    Focus Areas

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


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    Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2020

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    About Michael Chetkof

    Admitted: 1964, New York

    Professional Webpage: http://www.scrllp.com/our-staff/michael-chetkof/


    • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review RatedSM, Martindale-Hubbell®
    • Who’s Who, Strathmore
    • New York Super Lawyers, 2012
    • Top Legal Eagles, Long Island
    • Who's Who in American Law, Sutton

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Unified Court System Fee Dispute Arbitration Panel
    • New York, 1964
    • U.S. Court of Claims
    • U.S. Supreme Court
    • Member, Family Law Section, New York State Bar Association
    • Barrister, New York Family Law American Inn of Court
    • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit
    • Member, Matrimonial Committee and Family Law Section, Suffolk County Bar Association
    • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
    • Special Master, Nassau County Supreme Court Matrimonial Center
    • District of Columbia, 1998
    • U.S. Court of Military Appeals
    • Member, Matrimonial Committee, Nassau County Bar Association
    • Matrimonial Bar Association of Suffolk County

    Educational Background:

    • City College of The City University of New York, B.B.A., 1960
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    Office Location for Michael Chetkof

    300 Garden City Plaza
    Garden City, NY 11530

    Phone: 516-873-7200

    Fax: 516-873-0683

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    Last Updated: 3/23/2020

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