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Dobrish Michaels Gross LLP
757 Third Avenue,
18th Floor
New York, NY 10017

Robert Z. Dobrish

Robert Z. Dobrish is the founder and managing partner of Dobrish Michaels Gross LLP, a boutique Manhattan law firm that is considered to be among the best in the State. He and his partners have handled some of the most difficult and complex cases in the field.

He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, has served on three occasions as Vice President of the New York Chapter, and is a long time member of the Chapter’s Board of Managers. He was the founder and is the moderator of the Academy’s Judicial Roundtable and is one of the founding members of the Interdisciplinary Forum on Family Law and Mental Health. At New York University School of Law, he is a Weinfeld Fellow and is on the Board of Directors of the Law School Alumni Association.

Mr. Dobrish has been rated “AV” – the highest rating attainable by Martindale Hubbell – for over 40 years. U.S. News and World Report has rated his firm in the topmost since its first listing in 1995, when only seven lawyers were included, he was named by New York Magazine as one of the Best Family Lawyers in New York and he has been consistently listed there since then. Woodward White named him as one of the Best Lawyers in America nearly 35 years ago and he has remained there. He has been included in the listing of Super Lawyers since its inception.

  • J.D. New York University Law School - 1965
  • B.A. Colombia College - 1962
Awards & Accolades
    • The Best Lawyers in America©, 1989-Present
    • Super Lawyers®, Inception-Present
    • Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated℠, 1980-Present
    • Lawyers of Distinction, 1985-Present
  • Associations & Memberships
    • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Fellow
      • Board of Managers, 1985-Present
      • Vice President, 1989-1992, 2007-2010, 2015-2017 
    • New York State Bar Association, Family Law Section Executive Committee, 1984-Present
    • New York County Lawyers Association, Matrimonial Section, Member
      • Matrimonial Section, Matrimonial Law Committee, Member, 1987-1991
    • Association of the Bar of New York City, Member
      • Judiciary Committee, 1999-2002
      • Matrimonial Law Committee, 1983-1986, 1992-1995, 2006-2009
    • Board of NYU Law Alumni Association, 2019-2022
    • Interdisciplinary Forum on Law and Mental Health, 1987-Present
    • Cardozo Law School, Adjunct Professor, 1986-1989