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Lawrence Jay Braunstein

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Braunstein & Zuckerman, Esqs.

Contact Information

Braunstein & Zuckerman, Esqs.
123 Main Street
17th floor
White Plains NY 10601
Work (914) 997-6220
Fax (914) 328-0916

Practice State

New York


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 specialized in child custody litigation and litigation involving allegations of child sexual abuse, physical abuse and abusive head trauma (shaken baby) in matrimonial, family and criminal cases. He is regularly lectures as an invited speaker, both nationally and internationally, in the areas of child sexual abuse, physical abuse and shaken baby, 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. Since 1999 he has served on the faculty of the New York City Police Department Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Investigation Course. In 2004 he was the only defense attorney invited by the FBI to participate as a member of the working group to plan the International Online Child Sexual Victimization Symposium, and to present to both the working group and the Symposium. In 2008 he was a faculty member for a course entitled Expert Witness Testimony presented to the FBI Behavioral Analysis Units. He is presently an Adjunct Professor of Law at Hofstra University School of Law, Hempstead, New York. Since 2007 he has been named as one of the “Top Attorneys in the New York Metro Area” as published in the New York Times Magazine’s Super Lawyer Section, and one of the top Twenty-Five “Super Lawyers” in the Westchester County, New York area. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers; a Fellow of the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers; Co-Chair of the New York State Bar Association, Family Law Section, Child Custody Committee; Past Chair of the Westchester County Bar Association Family Law Section; Co-Chair of the Westchester County Bar Association, Family Law Section, Interdisciplinary Committee on Mental Health and Family Law; and Past Legal Chair of the New York State Interdisciplinary Forum on Mental Health and Family Law. He is also a member of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC), a member of the APSAC Task Force on Videotaping of Forensic Interviews; and a member of the Expert Faculty of the International Society for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN). He serves on the Board of Editors of, and is a contributor to, the Journal of Child Custody, and the Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment and Trauma.


Practice emphasizes Traditional Client Representation and Litigation


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B.A. State University of New York at Binghamton 1978 J.D. Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law,New York (Yeshiva University)1981

Legal Organizations

Weschester County Bar Association, Past Chair-Family and Domestic Relations Section 2010-2012 ;New York State Bar Assn.: Co-Chair, Child Custody Committee, Family Law Section, 2003-pres., Executive Committee, 2003-pres.; Bronx County Bar Assn.; Past Chair, Matrimonial and Family Law Committee; Westchester County Bar Assn.: Executive Committee, Family Law Section, 2000-pres., Chair, 2010-2012, Co-Chair, Interdisciplinary Committee, 2004-pres.; New York State Interdisciplinary Forum on Mental Health and Family Law: Legal Chair, 2002-2004, Executive Committee, 1999-pres.; Assn. of Collaborative Lawyers of Rockland and Westchester, President 2012-pres..


Super Lawyer 2007-2012.

CLE Presentations

Regularly lectures, both nationally and internationally as an invited speaker, in the areas of Child Sex Abuse, Physical Abuse and Shaken Baby, Online Child Sexual Victimization and Child Custody Litigation.


Member of the Board of Editors and Contributor to "The Matrimonial Strategist", 2003-2010; "Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment and Trauma", 2002-pres.; "Journal of Child Custody", 2004-pres.

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