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We are one of the highest regarded family law litigation firms. We truly care about helping make your goals a reality. We put ourselves in your shoes and find you the best solution. We work hard to protect you and your family for both the present and the future.

Jacqueline Harounian, Esq.

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Jacqueline Harounian - Great Neck, New York - Attorney

JACQUELINE HAROUNIAN, Esq., a partner at Wisselman, Harounian & Associates, P.C., adeptly handles complex family and matrimonial litigation, appearing on divorce, custody, and support matters in the Family and Supreme Courts in Long Island and New York City. She is consistently recognized as a leader in the field by her peers and the courts, and is committed to providing the highest quality legal representation to her clients. Although Ms. Harounian is an experienced trial attorney, she believes that a negotiated settlement rather than litigation is often the best strategy for her clients. She provides respect and compassion, care and understanding, and guides her clients towards a cost-effective and clear-cut resolution of their matter that is in their best interest. She has successfully argued before the Appellate Division, Second Department on the issues of parental alienation, custody, support, and counsel fees, and has had several favorable appellate decisions in family law matters reported in the New York Law Journal.


  • Hofstra University School of Law (J.D., 1994 with honors)
  • Columbia College (B.A. cum laude, English Literature)

Awards, Memberships, & Affiliations:

  • 2015 Nominated by Long Island Press BEST OF L.I. for Best Divorce Lawyer
  • 2014 Top Rated Lawyer in the practice area of family law, by NY Law Journal and Martindale-Hubbell® (This AV® Rating is awarded to only 10% of the attorneys in the United States)
  • 2014 selected "Top 50" Women Attorneys in New York Metro Area, Super Lawyers®
  • 2014 Member of Nassau County Bar Association, Women's Bar Association and Yashar
  • 2010-2014 rated Superb on Avvo.com (rating 10 out of 10)
  • 2010-2014 Super Lawyer® in New York Metro Area (awarded to only 5% of NY attorneys)
  • 2013 NCBA "Access to Justice Champion" for Pro Bono Service
  • 2013 "Woman of the Year" Award, Yashar Chapter of Hadassah
  • 2013 Admitted to practice before United States Supreme Court, sponsored by Justice Weinstein
  • 2013 Long Island's Top 50 Women, Long Island Business News
  • Current Board Member, Yashar chapter for lawyers and judges, NCBA
  • Current Board Member and Legislative Committee, LIWA (Long Island Women's Agenda)
  • 2013 Member of Brandeis Association, Bar Association of Jewish Legal Professionals
  • Since 2012 rated AV Preeminent® by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2012 Recipient of the Martindale-Hubbell Client Distinction Award
  • 2012 NCBA Attorney Recognized for Pro Bono Service
  • 2009 "40 Leaders Under 40" Rising Stars Award, Long Island Business News
  • 2009 "Emerging Leader" Award, Long Island Women's Agenda (LIWA)
  • 2008 Town of North Hempstead Roll of Honor
  • 2008 "Fortune 52" Award, Long Island Press
  • 2007 Award Winner "Women Making A Difference," Soroptimist International
  • Past Chair, Subcommittee on Women in the Law, New York State Bar Association
  • Columbia College Admissions and Recruitment
  • Alumnae Board, Hofstra University School of Law and Member, Hofstra Law School Mentoring Program
  • Former Member of North Shore Hospital "Health Connections," Executive Women's Committee

Teaching / Lecturing:

  • Special Family Law Instructor, Hofstra Law School, Family Law, 2009-2013
  • Taught online CLE classes for attorneys: NY Divorce Proceedings with Lawline, 2012
  • Podcast presentation about divorce, B & H Wealth Management, 2012
  • Leader at Merrill Lynch / New York City Divorce Support Group, 2011-2013
  • Presenter, Annual Legal Workshops for Mental Health Professionals on Matrimonial and Family Law, 2002 to the present
  • Presenter, Suffolk County Legislature regarding proposed child abduction legislation
  • Panel member on new same-sex marriage law for Yashar, NYSBA, 2011
  • Leader of ongoing separation and divorce legal clinics, over 50 groups
  • Instructor, CW Post Mental Health Symposium, 2009
  • Lecturer, domestic violence, parental alienation, grandparents' rights, children's rights, parental liability issues, and forensic custody examinations for universities, law schools, community organizations, county educational workshops, continuing ed courses for teachers and police departments
  • Panel Member, 5th and 7th Annual Town Meeting on grandparents and grandchildren, sponsored by Grandparents Reaching Out (GRO), SUNY Stony Brook, School of Social Welfare, and the National Association of Social Workers / New York State

Media Appearances / Interviews

  • Regular blogger, family law Issues, The Huffington Post
  • Guest, WABC Good Morning America, prenuptial agreements
  • Expert on the David Goldman International Abduction Case, WCBS Evening News
  • Guest speaker, Cable TV, Women of the New Century, Family Court Third Party Custody Cases
  • MensNet Cable TV, Featured expert on "parental alienation"
  • Radio broadcast (WBLI), grandparents' rights
  • Print media as family law expert including Newsday, Long Island Business News, Time Magazine, In Touch Weekly, Long Island Press, Hilary Topper ON AIR, Blog Talk Radio, January 17th, 2013
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* Based on Long Island Business News Matrimonial and Family Law list for 2013.
** The New York Super Lawyers list is in The New York Times Magazine October, 2010, 2011, & 2012 edition.