Susan L. Bender

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Top Rated Family Law Attorney in New York, NY

Bender & Rosenthal LLP
 | 451 Park Avenue South, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10016
Phone: 212-725-7111
Fax: 212-725-3737
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1981
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile

Attorney Susan L. Bender is a partner at Bender & Rosenthal LLP, in New York, New York. Ms. Bender represents clients throughout the New York metropolitan area in high-end divorce and family law matters. She has been admitted to practice law in New York since 1980 and is also licensed before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Ms. Bender earned a bachelor’s degree from Harpur College and attained her law degree from Pace University Elisabeth Haub School of Law. In addition to her litigation experience, she is also trained in alternative dispute resolution methods such as arbitration and mediation.

Highly recognized for her contributions to the family law community, Ms. Bender has a rating of AV Preeminent* from the peer review organization Martindale-Hubbell. She has also consistently been listed in the publication “The Best Lawyers in America” and is a fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. She has received numerous other accolades, including the Founder’s Day Award from the Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York and The Joan L. Ellenbogen Memorial Fellowship from the New York Women’s Bar Association.

Throughout her career, Ms. Bender has lectured extensively on family law topics for various bar associations and educational institutions. She has also authored numerous articles on family and domestic relations matters and is active in a number of professional organizations, including the New York State Bar Association, the New York State Matrimonial Commission, the American Bar Association and the American College of Family Trial Lawyers.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license 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 anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
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About Susan Bender

Admitted: 1981, New York

Professional Webpage: http://www.brmatlaw.com/About/Susan-L-Bender.shtml

Honors/Awards:

  • Received Mediation Training by the American Arbitration Association, 2016
  • Fellow of the American College of Family Trial Lawyers
  • AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell
  • "The Best Lawyers in America" published by Woodward/White, Inc. and is routinely named a "Super Lawyer"
  • Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (Board Member, Executive Committee)
  • Founders Day Award, Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York, 1998
  • Recipient, Joan L. Ellenbogen Award, New York Women’s Bar Association, 2007

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member of the Board of Governors and Former Member of the Executive Committee of the New York Chapter
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1987
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1982
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1982
  • New York, 1980
  • Executive Committee of the New York State Bar Association, Member
  • Matrimonial Commission, Committee Member, 2006
  • Committee to Certify Law Guardians for Appointment in Domestic Relations Matters in the First Judicial Department, Member
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Member, Executive Committee
  • Attorney General of the State of New York, Member, Women’s Advisory Committee, 1994
  • New York Judicial Committee on Women in the Courts, Member, 1993 - Present
  • Civil Practice Law and Rules Committee of the Office of Court Administration, Past Member
  • Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Board Member
  • New York State Matrimonial Commission
  • Lesbian and Gay Lawyers Association of Greater New York (LeGal), Member
  • Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York, Co-Chair, Matrimonial Committee
  • Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York, Board Member
  • Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York, Past President
  • American Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association, Executive Committee
  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Member, Matrimonial Law Committee, 2002

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Judges and Lawyers Breast Cancer Alert, Founding Member, 1992 - Present
  • Judges and Lawyers Breast Cancer Alert, Vice President, 1992 - Present
  • Judges and Lawyers Breast Cancer Alert, Secretary and Board Member, 1992 - Present
  • American College of Family Trial Lawyers
  • Matrimonial Advisory Committee of the Unified Court System, Member
  • Board of JALBCA (Judges and Lawyer’s Breast Cancer Alert), Member

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Domestic Arbitration Seminar September of 1991
  • “The Lawyer’s Bookshelf: New York Law of Domestic Violence”, New York Law of Domestic Violence, October, 1998
  • “Is Every Woman One Divorce Away from Financial Disaster?”, On the Issues Magazine, 1997
  • "The Finality Rule Barrier to Court of Appeals Review of Appellate Division Orders in Matrimonial Litigation”, New York Domestic Relations Reporter, Matthew Bender, Vol. 1, No. 13, December, 1989
  • Author, "Enforcement of Money Judgments”, Chapter, New York Practice Guide, Matthew Bender, 1988
  • Lecturer, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Lecturer, LeGal
  • Lecturer, Interdisciplinary Forum
  • Lecturer, Pace University
  • Lecturer, Family Law and Procedure, Brooklyn Bar Association
  • Lecturer, Family Law and Procedure, New York State Bar Association
  • Lecturer, Family Law and Procedure, Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York
  • Lecturer, Family Law and Procedure, Association of the Bar of the City of New York

Educational Background:

  • Harper College, State University of New York, Binghamton, New York, B.A., 1973
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Office Location for Susan L. Bender

451 Park Avenue South
8th Floor
New York, NY 10016

Phone: 212-725-7111

Fax: 212-725-3737

 

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Last Updated: 3/23/2018

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