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Braunstein & Zuckerman, Esqs.
333 Westchester Avenue,
Suite S 302
White Plains, NY 10604

Lawrence Jay Braunstein

Lawrence Jay Braunstein is a partner in the law firm of Braunstein & Zuckerman, Esqs, in White Plains, New York. His practice includes the areas of Matrimonial and Family Law and related civil and criminal litigation. Since 1985 he has specifically focused his practice in the areas of child custody litigation, including resist/refuse and parental alienation cases and litigation involving allegations of child sexual abuse, physical abuse, and abusive head trauma (shaken baby) in matrimonial, family, and criminal cases.

He regularly lectures as an invited speaker, both nationally and internationally, in the areas of child sexual abuse, physical abuse and abusive head trauma, 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. He is presently an Adjunct Professor of Law at Hofstra University School of Law, Hempstead, New York.

Since 1999 he has served on the faculty of the New York City Police Department Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Investigation Course and, since 2014, on the faculty of the New York City Police Department Homicide Investigator Course. . In 2021 he was retained by the Suffolk County (New York) Legislature to conduct an inquiry into the death of Thomas Valva, a 10-year-old boy.

  • J.D. Yeshiva University Cardozo School of Law - 1981
  • B.A. in Political Science State University of New York at Binghamton - 1978
Awards & Accolades
    • Top Attorneys in the New York Metro Area, 2007-Present
    • Twenty-Five “Super Lawyers” in the Westchester County, New York, 2007-Present
    • The Best Lawyers in America©, 2018-Present
    • The Best Lawyers in America©, “Lawyer of the Year” in Family Law, 2022
    • Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated℠, 2014-Present
  • Associations & Memberships
    • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Fellow
      • AFCC Conference Committee Co-Chair
    • International Academy of Family Lawyers, Fellow
    • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, NY Chapter, Board of Managers, 2022-Present
    • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC), Board of Directors, 2020-Present
    • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, NY Chapter, Past Co-President, 2018-2020
    • New York State Bar Association, Family Law Section, Child Custody Committee, Past Co-Chair
    • New York State Interdisciplinary Forum on Mental Health and Family Law, Past Co-Chair
    • American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children, NY Chapter, Board of Directors & Vice President
    • American Professional Society on Abuse of Children (APSAC), Member