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Robert M. Wallack

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in New York, NY

The Wallack Firm, P.C.
777 Third Avenue, 21st Floor
New York, NY 10017
Phone: 212-223-1300
Fax: 212-223-1301
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2021
Selected to Rising Stars: 2011
Licensed in New York Since: 2001
Practice Areas: Family Law
Attorney Profile

Robert Wallack's practice focuses on high net worth divorce and family law matters.  He is the founder and principal of The Wallack Firm, P.C., one of the fastest-growing matrimonial boutique law firms in New York City. Mr. Wallack, who has been described as a “litigation powerhouse”, has been making headlines since beginning his career as a prosecutor in the Manhattan D.A.’s Office.  Mr. Wallack was a member of the Sex Crimes and Domestic Violence units and developed a strong track record of success - which led to his appointment to head the prosecution of many of the office's highest-profile cases.

In 2003, Mr. Wallack entered private practice with an Am Law 200 firm, concentrating in matrimonial and family law, before founding The Wallack Firm, P.C. in 2007.   He has handled cases involving some of the biggest names in movies, television, fashion, sports and music, while also serving as an adjunct professor of law at Seton Hall Law School, and a faculty member of Cardozo Law School’s Intensive Trial Advocacy Program. 

Mr. Wallack provides advice, counsel and zealous representation regrarding issues such as divorce, equitable distribution, child custody and visitation, child support, and alimony. Mr. Wallack also assists people seeking modification to, or the enforcement of, existing agreements and court orders. And, he regularly prepares and reviews prenuptial, postnuptial and separation agreements, and helps victims of domestic violence obtain appropriate orders of protection.

He appears frequently on NBC's 'Today' show, ABC's 'The View' and CBS’ ‘Entertainment Tonight’ as a legal analyst and commentator. He is also a contributor to the The Huffington Post and serves as the legal advisor to ‘Blue Bloods’ on CBS, and 'General Hospital' on ABC.

Mr. Wallack is admitted to practice in New York, and before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Family Law
Focus Areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights


4 Years Super Lawyers
1 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2021
  • Rising Stars: 2011

About Robert M. Wallack

First Admitted: 2001, New York

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Bar/Professional Activity

  • New York


  • “Rising Star” by SuperLawyers Magazine
  • Member, The Order of Barristers - selected to membership for Demonstrating outstanding ability in the preparation and presentation of moot appellate arguments., 1999

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Co-Author, Technology and the Snooping Spouse, New York Law Journal, 2004
  • Author, When the Alienated Child Refuses to Visit, New York Law Journal, 2008


  • Schick v. Schick - Won groundbreaking victory after 45 day parental alienation trial., 2009
  • Zaharatos v. Zaharatos, 2015 NY Slip Op 09274, Appellate Division, 2nd Department (2015).  Prevailed in dismissal of appeal which challenged provisions of a nine-year-old judgment of divorce., 2015
  • McMahan v. McMahan - 2011 NY Slip Op 51175(U) Decided on May 9, 2011 Supreme Court, Westchester County Neary, J.  Won victory and a change of custody for plaintiff after a 22 day child custody trial, where parental alienation was proven., 2011

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Legal Consultant to 'Blue Bloods' on CBS Television, 2017
  • Legal Consultant to 'General Hospital' on ABC Television., 2004 - present.
  • Contributor to The Huffington Post.
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Office Location for Robert M. Wallack

777 Third Avenue
21st Floor
New York, NY 10017

Phone: 212-223-1300

Fax: 212-223-1301

Last Updated: 7/19/2021

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