Jerome A. Wisselman

Jerome A. Wisselman

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Great Neck, NY

Wisselman, Harounian & Associates
 | 1010 Northern Boulevard, Suite 300
Great Neck, NY 11021
Phone: 516-773-8300
Fax: 516-773-8304
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2009, 2014 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1973
Education: Brooklyn Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile

Jerry Wisselman places a priority on delivering excellent service and successful results for his clients. With degrees in accounting and law, he in uniquely qualified to protect high net worth clients with complex financial issues. His extensive knowledge, meticulous approach and calm and thoughtful means of reducing conflict has resulted in securing effective and favorable outcomes for his clients. With over 40 years in practice, he handles a wide range of family law matters, including divorce, child custody, support, parental alienation, pre/post nuptial agreements, grandparents’ rights, wills and estate planning, and related business and real estate issues.

Having developed one of the largest matrimonial firms in Long Island, Attorney Wisselman has been recognized with numerous awards, including the New York Metro Super Lawyers®, a "Top 100 Superlawyer," a “Prominent Family Law Practitioner," and a "Leader in the Law," to name a few.  Serving on the Board of Editors for the New York Family Law Monthly, he was a regular contributor, and as an advocate for grandparents' rights, he has contributed to legislation helping in this area.




About Jerome Wisselman

Admitted: 1973, New York

Professional Webpage:


  • 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
  • Awarded by Long Island Business News, 2014-2015, Leadership in the Law
  • Rated "Superb" on (rating 10 out of 10)
  • Leadership in the Law Award , Long Island Business News, 2014
  • New York Metro Super Lawyer, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2009
  • 2018 New York Metro Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers/New York Magazine, 2018
  • Former Advisory Board Member: NY State Assembly Committee on the Aging
  • Client Distinction Award,, 2013
  • Top Ten LEGAL EAGLE award by Long Island Pulse Magazine
  • NY Tri State: Prominent Family Law Practitioners, New York Magazine, 2015
  • 2017 List of Nations Top One Percent, National Association of Distinguished Counsel, 2017
  • Top 100 New York Metro Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers/New York Magazine, 2015
  • Named a "Top NY Lawyer" by Arrive Magazine, Top New York Lawyers, 2011
  • Family Law "10 Best Attorney" Selection for New York, The American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, The American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • Designated as Family Law Expert by Newsday
  • American Society of Legal Advocates, 2015
  • Top 100 Family Lawyers in the State of New York, American Society of Legal Advocates, 2015-2017
  • 2017 New York's Leading lawyers, New York Magazine, 2017

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Mr. Wisselman's firm, W&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
  • Nassau County Bar Association - Matrimonial Law committee, Family Law committee, Senior Law Committee, 2018
  • Family Law Section, New York State Bar Association, 2018
  • Consultant for MensNet Fathers' Rights Group, 2009, 2010, 2011
  • Member, Board of Editors, Law Journal Newsletters, NY Family Law Monthly, 2005-2015
  • Great Neck Chamber of Commerce
  • Member of Gotham LI Legal
  • Queens County Bar Association, 2018
  • Lecturer "Grandparents Rights and Best Interest of the Child" at Universities and Community Organizations
  • Suffolk County Bar Association

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Former Advisory Board Member: NY State Assembly Committee on the Aging, Brookdale Foundation and Grandparents Reaching Out (GRO)
  • 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.
  • Provides complimentary Fathers' Rights group for community members on an ongoing basis
  • Mr. Wisselman's firm hosts a complimentary same-sex couples legal group for community members, 2012
  • Firm hosts complimentary mediation meetings for couples interested in learning about resolving their divorce related issues out of court in an amicable fashion
  • Workshop leader at Forestdale Fatherhood Program, Forest Hills, NY, on fathers' rights and anger management
  • 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
  • Firm hosts complimentary group meetings about bullying prevention from a legal perspective.
  • Wisselman, Harounian & Associates: member of Great Neck Chamber of Commerce, 2011-2016
  • Presenter, Grandparents Rights at Bay Shore Public Library, 2013
  • Presenter for New York City Divorce Support Meetup Group 2011, 2013
  • Legal Advisory Committee for David Goldman and Bring Sean Home Foundation, 2012

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Lectured and trained attorneys on litigation techniques in workshops and Universities.
  • Intrafamily Wiretapping in NY Custody Disputes, Law Journal Newsletter, NY Family Law Monthly, Legal
  • Grandparent Custody: Recent Amendments Do Not Abrograte Bennett v Jeffreys, Law Journal Newsletters, NY Family Law Monthly
  • 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
  • Presenter, Financial Issues of Divorce, Association of Divorce Financial Planners, Financial, 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
  • Co-wrote article with family law attorney Randall Malone, Co-Author, Must I Still Pay Child Support?, NY Family Law Monthly, Legal, 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Legal Workshop for mental health professionals: Custody and Visitation and Important Social Issues Affecting Children, Key Note Presenter, Mental Health Professionals, 2010
  • 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
  • Developer/Leader, Presenter, Legal Workshop on Mental Health Issues of Divorce and Family Law for over 200 mental health professionals offering CLE credit, 2001-2018, 2018
  • Co-authored with Associate Attorney Eyal Talassazan, Co-Author, Post-Nuptial Agreements, NY Family Law Monthly, 2009
  • Co-authored with Associate attorney Eyal Talassazan, Co-Author, Constructive Emancipation, NY Family Law Monthly, 2008
  • Sponsors community groups on: Pre-separation and divorce, divorce over 50, same-sex couples, grandparents rights, father's right, bullying prevention
  • NYC Divorce Support Group presenter
  • Co-Authored with Lisa Gardner, Co-Author, Attorney Communication with DSS, NY Family Law Monthly, 2013
  • Breaking Up Is Easier to Do, Long Island Business News
  • Presenter at staff training session for Victims Information Bureau of Suffolk County on NY no-fault divorce and domestic violence, 2011
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Lecturer, "Grandparents' Rights and Best Interests of the Child" at Universities and Community Organizations.
  • Adjunct Professor, Business Law and Accounting, Queensboro College

Representative Clients:

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • 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
  • 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
  • Participated in New York State Grandparental conferences sponsored by Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and Governor George Pataki


Educational Background:

  • Queens College of the City University of NY (B.A., Accounting, 1969)
  • Brooklyn Law School (J.D., 1972)
  • 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: 1/3/2019

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