Lisa Zeiderman

Top rated family law attorney in New York, New York

Miller Zeiderman LLP
Lisa Zeiderman
Miller Zeiderman LLP

Practice Areas: Family law; view more

Licensed in New York since: 2005

Education: Fordham University School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2022 Selected to Rising Stars: 2014

Miller Zeiderman LLP

150 East 52nd St
Suite 1002
New York, NY 10022 Visit website


As Managing Partner of Miller Zeiderman LLP, Lisa Zeiderman is dedicated to serving clients in Manhattan, Kings, Westchester, Rockland and Orange County. She focuses her practice on matrimonial and family law, generally  complex financial and custody cases that involve divorce, equitable distribution, alimony, custody, child support, modifications and other related issues.

Ms. Zeiderman is a highly accomplished attorney who earned her law degree from Fordham Law, is a member of Chief and was named Crain's New York Notable Women for 2022

Going through a divorce can be one of the most difficult experiences of a person's life. Ms. Zeiderman understands the emotional and financial costs that family law issues often carry. She communicates honestly with her clients, and she offers them realistic guidance about their options and the risks that are involved with litigation. While Ms. Zeiderman has built a reputation as a strong negotiator, she is prepared to litigate her clients' issues in cases when the other side is unwilling to compromise. Ms. Zeiderman works closely with her clients and strives to help them achieve favorable resolutions that meet their short- and long-term needs. She has a "Superb" rating from Avvo.

Beyond the courtroom, Ms. Zeiderman is actively involved in the legal community. She is a member of the New York Women's Bar Association and the New York State Bar Association.  Ms. Zeiderman also has written a number of articles on family law topics in the New York Law Journal, has appeared on various podcasts and has her own blog at Ms. Zeiderman  serves on several boards including Family Legal Care. She is Vice President of the Savvy Ladies Board and President of Justice Brandeis Law Society 9th JD. She also serves on the board of  JBANY and writes a blog for Psychology Today. 

Practice areas

Family law

Focus areas

Child support, Custody & visitation, Divorce, Paternity, Prenuptial agreements, Marital property, Same sex family law

  • 100% Family law

First Admitted: 2004, Connecticut

Professional Webpage:

  • Quoted in Psychology Today Magazine
  • Client Champion Award is based upon client reviews, Client Champion Award , Martindale Hubbell , 2021
  •, Notable Women In Law in Crains New York , Crains New York , 2021
Educational Background:
  • Fordham University, B.A., Religious Studies, Summa Cum Laude
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • New York State Bar Association, Member
  • Board Member of Family Legal Care, Board Member of the New York Jewish Bar Alliance, President of Justice Brandeis Law Society 9th JD , Vice President of Board of Savvy Ladies,   Chair of Development Committee for Savvy Ladies, member of Chief, named both Crain's New York Notable Diverse Lawyer and Crain's Business Notable  Woman Lawyer for 2022 , 2020
  • Westchester Women’s Bar Association, Member
  • New York Women's Bar Association, Member, 2005 – Present
  • New York, 2005
  • New York State Bar Association, Member of Legislation Committee, 2000 – Present
  • Connecticut, 2004
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Certified Financial Litigator,   Certified Divorce Financial Analyst , 2016
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Served on various non-for-profit boards including Family Legal Care and Savvy Ladies and Justice Brandeis Law Society and JBANY, 2020
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Jennifer Hurvitz and I discussed the red flags associated with being in a relationship with a financial bully. , Speaking Engagement , Doing Relationships Right: Is Your Partner a Financial Bully? with Lisa Zeiderman, Esq., Doing Relationships Right Podcast with Jennifer Hurvitz, Divorce And Matrimonial Law, 2021
  • This article concerns the use of the Kovel agreement with other professionals and client/attorney privilege, Author , The Divorce; The Limitations of Privilege , New York Law Journal , Legal Industry, 2022
  • This article is about changes in how courts will determine custody of your "pet" and the changes in the law. , writer , New York Courts May Soon Be Raining Cats, Dogs and Perhaps Parakeets , New York Law Journal , Legal, 2021
  • During the COVID-19 pandemic, many parents left New York State with their children and have not returned. While parents relocated with their children, we questioned whether New York courts would maintain jurisdiction to compel a parent to return a child after having resided outside the state for over six months. , writer , Relocation: Home is Not Necessarily Where the Heart Is, New York Law Journal , Legal, 2021
  • NYLJ commentary on 46 Judges and non judiciary staff in 2020 not being certified. , Writer , No Budget Cuts—Judges Are Already Taking a Death Gamble , NYLJ , 2020
  • Modifications of Child Support , Writer , Downward Modifications of Child Support, Unemployment and COVID-19, NYLJ , Family Law, 2020
  • Article in NYLJ regarding pros and cons of calling the child’s therapist in a custody case. , Writer , Calling the Child’s Therapist as a Witness in a Custody Case , NYLJ , Family Law, 2020
  • “Cleanup the Prenup,” (Co-Author with Amy L. Reiss, Esq.,), New York Law Journal, Volume 233-No 28, Feb. 2005
  • Recent Case Editor of the Westchester Domestic Relations Law, 2012 – 2013
  • Title Divorce In Challenging Times: Legal and Economic Considerations, Jewish Community Center (JCC) New York, 2010 – Present
  • Equitable Distribution & Maintenance, New York State Bar Association, 2008, 2009, 2010
  • Boundaries of Electronic Snooping, New York Women’s Bar, 2010 – Present
  • “Utilizing the Lis Pendens in Matrimonial Actions,” (Co-Author with Scott E. Mollen), New York Law Journal, Volume 238-No 13, July, 2007
  • "Divorces Cyberspace & Discovery: Writing on a Wall May Not Be Private After All," New York State Family Law Review (2011) with Amy L. Reiss and Danielle Jacobs
  • “Snooping: What’s Legal, What’s Illegal,” (Co-Author with Amy L. Reiss, Esq.), Family Law Review, 2009
  • Case Editor for the Domestic Relations Law publication of the Family Law Section in Westchester County
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • Vice President of Board of Savvy Ladies, 2021
  • Crain's New York Notable Diverse Lawyer  Crain's Business Notable Woman Lawyer for 2022, 2022
  • Chair of Development Committee for Savvy Ladies , 2020
  • Certified Divorce Financial Analyst, 2016
  • Board Member of LIFT also known as Family Legal Care; President of the Justice Brandeis Law Society of the 9th JD; Vice President of the  Board  of Savvy Ladies  Board Member of the Jewish Bar Alliance New York , 2020
Industry Groups:
  • Family Law
  • Matrimonial Law. I am a board member of Family Legal Care and Vice President of the Board of Savvy L
  • President of the JBLS Executive Committee and I serve on the Board of JBANY

Office location for Lisa Zeiderman

150 East 52nd St
Suite 1002
New York, NY 10022

Phone: 914-455-1403


3 Years Super Lawyers
1 Year Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2014

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