Long Island Divorce & Family Law Firm Established in 1976
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Jerome A. Wisselman

Managing Partner
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"We respect the importance of our clients’ matters to each and every one of them, and work hard to address all their concerns so they feel comfortable with their representation, and know that we truly care about them and their results."

JEROME A. WISSELMAN, Esq., founder of Wisselman, Harounian & Associates, P.C., has maintained high standards of professional integrity and achievement for over 40 years in the practice of matrimonial & family law. He places emphasis on providing excellent client service, delivering smart solutions, and achieving successful results for his clients. Recognizing the importance of having sufficient resources to handle complicated litigation matters, he built a firm which is named among the Best Law Firms by US News & World Report. In addition, Mr. Wisselman is named as one of the Best Lawyers in New York by the Wall Street Journal. He has also been named as a Top 100 New York Metro Super Lawyer. His background in accounting and tax law has helped him successfully handle complex financial issues. Mr. Wisselman created and conducts ongoing legal workshops for mental health professionals, enabling them to better assist patients undergoing matrimonial litigation, and he formed support groups for people going through separation or divorce to discuss issues of concern in their matters. He was on the Board of Editors of the New York Family Law Monthly, where he was a regular contributor for 15 years, and was on the Board of Editors of the Matrimonial Strategist from 2015-2017. He has lectured on grandparental matters, has written on these issues for the New York State Bar Association, and has contributed to legislative efforts in this area of law

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS

  • 2021 “16 Leading Lawyers on Long Island”, Long Island Press
  • 2021 “Access to Justice Pro Bono Provider” Award, Nassau County Bar Association
  • New York Metro Super Lawyer, 2021-2014, 2009 (awarded to only 5% of New York attorneys)
  • 2019 – 2021 Best Law Firms, US News & World Report
  • 2019 – 2021 Best Lawyers, US News & World Report
  • 2019, 2017 List of Nation’s Top One Percent, National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • Family Law “10 Best Attorney” Selection for New York, The American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, 2016-2019
  • 2018 Best Lawyers in New York, The Wall Street Journal
  • 2017 New York’s Leading Lawyers, New York Magazine
  • Top 100 Family Lawyers in the State of New York, American Society of Legal Advocates, 2015-2017 (less than 1.5% of lawyers overall are selected)
  • Member, Board of Editors, Law Journal Newsletters, Matrimonial Strategist, NY Family Law Monthly, 2006-2017 and Matrimonial Strategist, 2015-2017
  • Top 100 New York Metro Super Lawyers, 2015 (The Top 100 group received the highest point totals in the NY Metro nomination/review process. One of only three Long Island attorneys received this distinction, and the only one for matrimonial law)
  • NY Tri State: Prominent Family Law Practitioners, New York Magazine, 2015
  • Top Ten Legal Eagle, Long Island Pulse Magazine, 2015
  • Leadership in the LawAward, Long Island Business News, 2015, 2014
  • Nominated by Long Island Press BEST OF L.I. for Best Divorce Lawyer
  • Superb” Rating on Avvo.com, (10 out of 10) 2012-2018
  • Vice Chair, Family Court Law & Procedure Committee, NCBA, 2012-2014
  • Client Distinction Award, Martindale.com, 2013
  • "Top New York Lawyers", Arrive Magazine, 2011
  • Member, Family Law Section, New York State Bar Association
  • Member Nassau, Suffolk and Queens County Bar Associations
  • Member, Great Neck Chamber of Commerce
  • Member, Gotham Long Island Legal, 2010-Present
  • Former Advisory Board Member: New York State Assembly Committee on the Aging, Brookdale Foundation and Grandparents Reaching Out
Publications
  • “Attorney Communication with DSS Permissible?” Parts one and two co-authored with Lisa M. Gardner, May 2013
  • “Split & Shared Custody Arrangements” NY Family Law Monthly, co-authored with Lloyd Rosen, Feb-March and April 2012
  • "Emancipation, Frustration of Visitation and Child Support" NY Family Law Monthly, co-authored with Randall Malone, September 2011
  • "Must I Still Pay Child Support?" NY Family Law Monthly, co-authored with R. Malone, August 2011
  • "Responding to Bullying: A Family Practitioner's Perspective" NY Family Law Monthly, co-authored with Lauren Chartan, March 2011
  • "How to Succeed in a Relocation Case" NY Family Law Monthly, co-authored with Eyal Talassazan, January 2010
  • "Post-Nuptial Agreements" NY Family Law Monthly, co-authored with Eyal Talassazan, April 2009
  • "Constructive Emancipation" NY Family Law Monthly, co-authored with Eyal Talassazan, Aug 2008
  • "Intrafamily Wiretapping in New York Custody Disputes" Part 1, Law Journal Newsletter, NY Family Law Monthly, June 2006
  • "Intrafamily Wiretapping in New York Custody Disputes" Part 2, Law Journal Newsletter, NY Family Law Monthly, June 2006
  • "Grandparent Custody: Part I: Recent Amendments Do Not Abrogate Bennett v. Jeffreys Requirements" Law Journal Newsletters NY Family Law Monthly, August 2005
  • "Grandparent Custody: Part II: Recent Amendments Do Not Abrogate Bennett v. Jeffreys Requirements" Law Journal Newsletters NY Family Law Monthly, July 2005
  • "The View From a New York Private Practitioner in the Trenches: Rights of Grandparents to Visitation and Custody of Their Grandchildren" NY State Bar Association Elder Law Attorney, Vol. 10, No. 3, Summer 2000