Peter L. Cedeño

Top rated Family Law attorney in New York, New York

Cedeño Law Group, PLLC
Peter L. Cedeño
Cedeño Law Group, PLLC

Practice Areas: Family Law, Criminal Defense, DUI-DWI; view more

Licensed in New York since: 1994

Education: Pace University Law School

Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2024
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Cedeño Law Group, PLLC

111 Broadway
Suite 811
New York, NY 10006 Visit website


Attorney Peter L. Cedeño is the managing and founding partner of Cedeño Law Group, PLLC, located in downtown Manhattan.

Mr. Cedeño dedicates his practice to Divorce, Family Law and Criminal Defense.  His firm represents clients in all Family Law matters including child support, custody, property maintenance, division and pre/post nuptial agreements.  He has successfully represented many New Yorkers with divorce matters, ranging from uncontested to extremely high-net worth couples.  Mr. Cedeño has extensive litigation experience and has tried numerous family law matters.

As a former Brooklyn District Attorney, Mr. Cedeño has experience handing all criminal matters, including DWI and crimes as they relate to family law matters, such as violations of orders of protection and failure to pay child support.

Since going into private practice for close to 25 years ago, Mr. Cedeño has earned a reputation for his skill, hard work and professionalism. He has been invited to lecture on family law and divorce issues for groups, including the New York State Bar Association. 

Recognized as one of the top 5% attorneys, Mr. Cedeño has been selected to the NY Metro Super Lawyers list every year since 2016.  He has a 10.0 Superb Rating by AVVO.

After attending the Fordham Preparatory School, Mr. Cedeño earned a degree in Political Science from the University of Scranton. He subsequently attained his law degree from Pace University Elisabeth Haub School of Law. He has been admitted to practice in the state of New York since 1994. He is also admitted to practice in the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Cedeño gained legal experience as an assistant district attorney at the Kings County District Attorney's Office, where he served as a prosecutor. He later decided to change his focus to family law.

Mr. Cedeño serves on the executive committee for the New York State Bar Association Family Law Section. He is also a member of the Matrimonial Forensic Interdisciplinary Forum and the Dominican Bar Association, where he served as vice president from 2009 to 2010. He is a former member of the New York City Bar Association Matrimonial Law Committee.

Mr. Cedeño is fluent in Spanish.

Practice areas

Family Law, Criminal Defense, Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI

Focus areas

Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Child Support, Criminal Domestic Violence, Criminal Law, Custody & Visitation, DUI/DWI, Debt, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Failure to Pay Child Support, False Accusations, Father's Rights, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Juvenile Law, Marital Property, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Name Change, Overdrawn Bank Account, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Same Sex Family Law, Sex Offenses, Theft

  • 70% Family Law
  • 20% Criminal Defense
  • 10% Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI

First Admitted: 1994, New York

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Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Lecturer, Divorce and Family Law Issues, New York State Bar Association
Educational Background:
  • University of Scranton in Pennsylvania, B.S. in Political Science
  • Avvo rating of 10.0 Superb
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • The New York State Bar Association: Executive Committee of the Family Law Section
  • New York
  • Matrimonial Forensic Inter-Disciplinary Forum
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • Alumnus of the Matrimonial Law Committee of the New York City Bar
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
Industry Groups:
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • Divorce
  • Family Law
  • Father's Rights
  • Same Sex Family Law

Office location for Peter L. Cedeño

111 Broadway
Suite 811
New York, NY 10006

Phone: 917-920-6382


9 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2024

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