Lawrence Jay Braunstein

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in White Plains, NY

Braunstein & Zuckerman Esqs.
 | 333 Westchester Avenue, Suite S302
White Plains, NY 10604
Phone: 914-997-6220
Fax: 914-997-0607
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1983
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile

Attorney Larry Braunstein is a partner with the Braunstein & Zuckerman Esqs. law firm in White Plains, New York. A top-rated lawyer with more than 30 years of legal experience, Mr. Braunstein devotes his practice primarily to family and matrimonial law. He serves the needs and interests of clients throughout Westchester County and the surrounding areas who are going through a divorce or have some other serious domestic relations matter they need to address.

Highly trained in mediation and collaborative law, Mr. Braunstein helps his clients resolve their conflicts and reach agreements with regard to child custody and support, property division, alimony, and other related matters in a manner that is far more efficient and less adversarial than traditional divorce litigation. However, he also has extensive experience at trial, and he has handled numerous litigations involving child sexual and physical abuse, including shaken baby cases that resulted in traumatic head and brain injuries, as well as many other related civil and criminal matters.

Widely regarded as a leader in his field, Mr. Braunstein has spoken throughout the country and around the globe on topics involving the physical and sexual abuse of children. He has also served as a faculty member of the New York City Police Department Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Investigation Course, and he holds the distinction of being the only defense attorney to participate in the FBI's International Online Child Sexual Victimization Symposium. He also serves on the adjunct legal faculty at Hofstra University School of Law.

Moreover, he accepted an appointment from the American Psychiatric Association to serve as legal advisor for the organization's DSM-V Revision Task Force, Sexual Disorders Group. He has also published several articles with the Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment and Trauma and the Journal of Child Custody, where he has served on the board of editors.

A Fellow of both the American and International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Mr. Braunstein has received national recognition for his impeccable professionalism and outstanding client service. He holds an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell, and he has earned many other accolades from his peers along with "Superb" client ratings on Avvo.

Maintaining active involvement in his legal community, Mr. Braunstein is an executive committee member of the New York State Bar Association's Family Law Section, the Westchester County Bar Association's Family Law Section and the New York State Interdisciplinary Committee on Mental Health and Family Law. He also serves as co-chair for the New York State Bar Association's Child Custody Committee and the Westchester County Bar Association's Interdisciplinary Committee on Mental Health and Family Law.

A 1978 graduate of the State University of New York, Binghamton, Mr. Braunstein obtained his Juris Doctor from Yeshiva University's Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in 1981.

 *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 Lawrence Braunstein

Admitted: 1983, New York

Professional Webpage: https://www.bzesqs.com/about_larry_braunstein.php

Honors/Awards:

  • One of the Top Attorneys, New York Metro Area, Super Lawyer Section, New York Times Magazine, 2007
  • One of the top Twenty-Five Super Lawyers, Westchester County, New York, 2007
  • Fellow, International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Collaborative Law, Mediation

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, New York State Bar Association, Family Law Section, Committee on Child Custody
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers; Fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers; Co-Chair of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts New York Chapter (AFCC-NY); Adjunct Professor of Law, Hofstra University School of Law; Past Co-Chair of the New York State Bar Association, Family Law Section, Child Custody Committee; Past Chair of the Westchester County Bar Association Family Law Section; Co-Chair of the Westchester County Bar Association, Family Law Section, Interdisciplinary Committee on Mental Health and Family Law; and Past Legal Chair of the New York State Interdisciplinary Forum on Mental Health and Family Law; Past President of the Rockland Westchester Association of Collaborative Lawyers, Member of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC), a member of the APSAC Task Force on Videotaping of Forensic Interviews; Vice President and Member of the Executive Committee of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children-New York Chapter; and a member of the Expert Faculty of the International Society for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN). Also serves on the Board of Editors of, and is a contributor to, the Journal of Child Custody and the Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment and Trauma, 2019

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Co-Author, Cybersexual Behavior on Child Custody and Visitation, Journal of Child Custody (10 J. Child. Custody 68)
  • Co-Author, The Impact of Internet Pornography Use, Journal of Child Custody (10 J. Child. Custody 68)
  • Regularly lectures as an invited speaker, both nationally and internationally, in the areas of child sexual abuse, physical abuse and shaken baby, child custody litigation, expert witness testimony, courtroom psychology, trial procedures, and on various other criminal, family and matrimonial law topics to judges, attorneys, medical and mental health professionals, law enforcement personnel (State and Federal), prosecutors (State and Federal), and child protection service personnel. Since 1999 he has served on the faculty of the New York City Police Department Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Investigation Course. In 2004 he was the only defense attorney invited by the FBI to participate as a member of the working group to plan the International Online Child Sexual Victimization Symposium, and to present to both the working group and the Symposium. In 2008 he was a faculty member for a course entitled Expert Witness Testimony presented to the Behavioral Science Units of the FBI. He is presently an Adjunct Professor of Law at Hofstra University School of Law, Hempstead, New York
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Office Location for Lawrence Jay Braunstein

333 Westchester Avenue
Suite S302
White Plains, NY 10604

Phone: 914-997-6220

Fax: 914-997-0607

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