Jerome A. Wisselman

Jerome A. Wisselman

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Great Neck, NY

Wisselman & Associates
 | 1010 Northern Boulevard, Suite 300
Great Neck, NY 11021
Phone: 516-773-8300
Fax: 516-773-8304
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2009, 2014 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1973
Education: Brooklyn Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile

Prior to founding Wisselman & Associates in 1976, Attorney Jerome A. Wisselman, Esq. served as a law clerk to Honorary Maxine K. Duberstein and Honorary Stanley Gartenstein in the areas of matrimonial and family law. His passion for people allowed him to fully devote his life to helping those facing hardships involving divorce, child custody and support, marriage, wills and estate planning, business law, and real estate law. His background in tax law and accounting gives him the ability to address complex financial issues that are involved with many family law matters.

Over the years, Attorney Wisselman has accomplished many feats. He has not only developed a firm recognized as one of the largest matrimonial firms in Long Island, but he has been named to the New York Metro Super Lawyers® list. Additionally, Attorney Wisselman served on the Board of Editors for the New York Family Law Monthly and was also a regular contributor.

No matter what family law matter you are facing, Attorney Wisselman can work hard to give you the results you need and will stand behind you from beginning to end.



About Jerome Wisselman

Admitted: 1973, New York

Professional Webpage:


  • 2017 List of Nations Top One Percent, National Association of Distinguished Counsel, 2017
  • Nominated for "Best of LI" program for best divorce attorney, best attorney and best law firm., Best Attorney of Long Island, Long Island Press, 2015
  • American Society of Legal Advocates, 2015
  • NY Tri State: Prominent Family Law Practitioners, New York Magazine, 2015
  • Leadership in the Law Award , Long Island Business News, 2014
  • Client Distinction Award,, 2013
  • Named a "Top NY Lawyer" by Arrive Magazine, Top New York Lawyers, 2011
  • Top 100 New York Metro Super Lawyers, 2015
  • Family Law "10 Best Attorney" Selection for New York, The American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, 2016-2017
  • New York Metro Super Lawyer, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2009
  • Top 100 Family Lawyers in the State of New York, American Society of Legal Advocates, 2015-2017
  • Rated "Superb" on (rating 10 out of 10)
  • Top Ten LEGAL EAGLE award by Long Island Pulse Magazine
  • Awarded by Long Island Business News, 2014-2015, Leadership in the Law
  • Designated as Family Law Expert by Newsday
  • Former Advisory Board Member: NY State Assembly Committee on the Aging

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • WH&A, SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0352., 2016

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Vice Chair of the Family Court Law and Procedure Committee of the Nassau County Bar Association, 2012-2013, 2014
  • Presenter to Divorce Financial Planners Association on support issues, 2013
  • Consultant for MensNet Fathers' Rights Group, 2009, 2010, 2011
  • Member of Gotham LI Legal
  • Nassau County Bar Association - Matrimonial Law committee, Family Law committee, Senior Law Committee
  • Member, Board of Editors, Law Journal Newsletters, NY Family Law Monthly, 2005-2015
  • Great Neck Chamber of Commerce
  • Lecturer "Grandparents Rights and Best Interest of the Child" at Universities and Community Organizations
  • Queens County Bar Association
  • Suffolk County Bar Association
  • Family Law Section, New York State Bar Association

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Presenter, Grandparents Rights at Bay Shore Public Library, 2013
  • Presenter for New York City Divorce Support Meetup Group 2011, 2013
  • Mr. Wisselman's firm hosts a complimentary same-sex couples legal group for community members, 2012
  • Legal Advisory Committee for David Goldman and Bring Sean Home Foundation, 2012
  • Workshop leader at Forestdale Fatherhood Program, Forest Hills, NY, on fathers' rights and anger management
  • Mr. Wisselman's firm provides a free Pre-Separation and Divorce legal group for community members contemplating divorce.  It is held on the first and third Thursday of each month at our office. It is a comfortable way for people to ask their questions and get information about any matrimonial or family law issues they have.
  • Firm hosts complimentary group meetings about bullying prevention from a legal perspective.
  • Firm hosts complimentary mediation meetings for couples interested in learning about resolving their divorce related issues out of court in an amicable fashion
  • Wisselman, Harounian & Associates: member of Great Neck Chamber of Commerce, 2011-2016
  • Provides complimentary Fathers' Rights group for community members on an ongoing basis
  • Mr. Wisselman's firm conducts complimentary seminars and presentations for community members on  selected issues of divorce, including How to have A Smart Divorce in a Changed Economy, 2011-2013
  • Former Advisory Board Member: NY State Assembly Committee on the Aging, Brookdale Foundation and Grandparents Reaching Out (GRO)

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Developer/Leader, Presenter, Mental health Issues and Divorce Workshop for over 200 mental health professionals offering CLE credit, 2001-2016, 2016
  • Co-Authored with Lisa Gardner, Co-Author, Attorney Communication with DSS, NY Family Law Monthly, 2013
  • Article is a call for modification of the CSSA.  Part one of a three part article in Feb. 2012 issue., Co-author, Spilt and Shared Custody Arrangements, New York Family Monthly, Legal Publication, 2012
  • Presenter at staff training session for Victims Information Bureau of Suffolk County on NY no-fault divorce and domestic violence, 2011
  • Co-wrote article with family law attorney Randall Malone, Co-Author, Must I Still Pay Child Support?, NY Family Law Monthly, Legal, 2011
  • Created workshop and presented to almost 200 mental health professionals with speaker David Goldman about child abductions, International kidnapping by parents and parental alienation., Presenter, Mental Health Professionals, 2011
  • How Mental Health Professionals Can Help Reduce Adversity in Divorce and Facilitate Case Settlements., Key Note Presenter, Legal Workshop , Port Washington Yacht Club, Mental Health Professionals, 2011
  • Presenter, Financial Issues of Divorce, Association of Divorce Financial Planners, Financial, 2011
  • Co-authored article in NY Family Law Monthly with family law attorney Randall Malone entitled "Emancipation, Frustration of Visitation and Child Support., Co-Authored, Emanicapation, Frustration of Visitation and Child Support, NY Family Law Monthly, 2011
  • Co-wrote article with family law attorney Lauren Chartan Responding to Bullying: A Family Practitioner's Perspective, Co-Author, Responding to Bullying, NY Family Law Monthly, Legal, 2011
  • Legal Workshop for mental health professionals: Custody and Visitation and Important Social Issues Affecting Children, Key Note Presenter, Mental Health Professionals, 2010
  • Jerome A. Wisselman and attorney Eyal Talasazzan co-authored article  in the NY Family Law Monthly in January 2010, Co - Author, How to Succeed in a Relocation Case, NY Family Law Monthly, 2010
  • Co-authored with Associate Attorney Eyal Talassazan, Co-Author, Post-Nuptial Agreements, NY Family Law Monthly, 2009
  • Legal Workshop - A Case Study: The Implication of Tough Economic Times on Mental Health and the Stability of Marital Relationships, Presenter, Mental Health Professional, 2009
  • Co-authored with Associate attorney Eyal Talassazan, Co-Author, Constructive Emancipation, NY Family Law Monthly, 2008
  • Adjunct Professor, Business Law and Accounting, Queensboro College
  • Breaking Up Is Easier to Do, Long Island Business News
  • 15th annual Legal Workshop Program for Mental Health Professionals on Matrimonial and Family Law issues to assist mental health practitioners in helping patients understand legal issues when going through matrimonial matters. , Creator and Leader, Legal Workshops for Mental Health Professionals, Mental Health Professionals
  • Featured Speaker and Panel Member for seven Annual Town Meetings on Grandparents and Grandchildren, sponsored by Grandparents Reaching Out (GRO), SUNY Stony Brook, School of Social Welfare and the National Association of Social Workers/NYS and other patrons.
  • NYC Divorce Support Group presenter
  • Sponsors community groups on: Pre-separation and divorce, divorce over 50, same-sex couples, grandparents rights, father's right, bullying prevention
  • The View From a NY Private Practitioner in the Trenches: Rights of Grandparents to Visitation and Custody of their Grandchildren, NY State Bar Association Elder Law Attorney, Vol 10, No 3
  • Grandparent Custody: Recent Amendments Do Not Abrograte Bennett v Jeffreys, Law Journal Newsletters, NY Family Law Monthly
  • Intrafamily Wiretapping in NY Custody Disputes, Law Journal Newsletter, NY Family Law Monthly, Legal
  • Lectured and trained attorneys on litigation techniques in workshops and Universities.
  • Lecturer, "Grandparents' Rights and Best Interests of the Child" at Universities and Community Organizations.

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Participated in New York State Grandparental conferences sponsored by Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and Governor George Pataki
  • MensNet TV, Fathers' Rights, three parts
  • LEGISLATION: Participated in NY State Grandparental conferences sponsored by the Mayor and Governor's office.  Attended the White House Mini-Conference on the Aging at Albany Law School. Participated in drafting of family law legislation regarding Grandparental Rights.
  • Designated as Family Law Expert by Newsday
  • Guest speaker on numerous network and local television and radio programs, discussing issues of Family Law impacting Grandparents, The Best Interests of the Child and Fathers' Rights; Interviewed by Newsday and Queens Courier on Family Law Issues


Educational Background:

  • Brooklyn Law School (J.D., 1972)
  • Queens College of the City University of NY (B.A., Accounting, 1969)
  • New York University School of Law: Attended Masters of Law Program in Taxation.

Industry Groups

  • Matrimonial And Family Law
Office Location for Jerome A. Wisselman

1010 Northern Boulevard
Suite 300
Great Neck, NY 11021


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Last Updated: 6/20/2018

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