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Larry Braunstein is an attorney with over 30 years of experience. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, and, since 1985, has focused his practice in the areas of Matrimonial and Family Law and related civil and criminal litigation. He is also trained in Collaborative Family Law, and mediation. In addition, he has developed an expertise in the areas of child custody litigation, and litigation involving allegations of child sexual abuse, physical abuse and abusive head trauma (shaken baby). He is recognized by his peers as an expert in these areas, and is often hired by other lawyers to assist them in their litigation as a specialist in these areas.

Larry also regularly lectures as an invited speaker, both nationally and internationally, in the areas of child sexual abuse, physical abuse and abusive head trauma (shaken baby), child custody litigation, expert witness testimony, courtroom psychology, and trial procedures to judges, attorneys, medical and mental health professionals, law enforcement personnel, prosecutors, and child protection service personnel.

Since 2007, Larry 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.

Larry is a respected member of the legal community and is involved in leadership positions with several professional organizations. He is a member of the New York State Bar Association, Family Law Section, Committee on Child Custody; Co-Chair of the Westchester County Bar Association, Family Law Section, Interdisciplinary Committee on Mental Health and Family Law; President of the Association of Collaborative Lawyers of Rockland-Westchester; and is a Past Chair of the Westchester County Bar Association, Family Law Section, as well as a Past Legal Chair of the New York State Interdisciplinary Forum on Mental Health and Family Law. He is a member of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC) and the Expert Faculty of the International Society for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN).

Since 1999, Larry has been a member of 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 provided training for the FBI Behavioral Analysis (Profiling) Units. In 2009, Larry was appointed to serve as a legal advisor to the DSM-V Revision Task Force, Sexual Disorders Group, of the American Psychiatric Association.

Larry is a member of the Board of Editors of, and is a contributor to, the Journal of Child Custody and the Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment and Trauma. He co-authored the article titled “The Impact of Internet Pornography Use and Cybersexual Behavior on Child Custody and Visitation” which was published in the Journal of Child Custody (10 J. Child. Custody 68).

Outside of his practice, Larry believes in the importance of adequately training the next generation of lawyers in both litigation and non-litigation skills. To further that goal he serves as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Hofstra University School of Law in Hempstead, New York.

Larry and his wife live in Westchester County with their two children. Larry is an avid cyclist and rides whenever he can.

"I can honestly say that I look forward to going to work everyday, and that I
truly love what I do. My clients know that I am committed to helping them
navigate through their legal issues and on to the next phase of their lives."
-- Lawrence Jay Braunstein

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