Hundreds Of Satisfied Matrimonial Clients.
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Not all family law attorneys have a real grasp and mastery of New York divorce law. My 40 years of success in the courtroom, at the settlement conference table, and during mediation speaks for itself.

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An Excellent, Professional Reputation In New York Family Law

I am attorney Robert G. Smith and have honed my legal skills throughout the New York City metropolitan area for the past 40 years, establishing a solid reputation that’s unmatched by many competitors. I’ve represented celebrities, prominent public figures and people from all walks of life in a wide range of divorce and family law matters – with success.

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My Reputation

Top-notch negotiation techniques and litigation skills are vital to winning any case. My reputation as an expert in family law speaks for itself – and my adversaries know this when they come to the negotiation table.

My Recognition From Peers

I have achieved significant recognition and respect with judges throughout the state of New York, having served on court-approved panels.

I’ve also obtained respect from peers. I have been AV Preeminent peer-review rated,* the highest rating, through Martindale-Hubbell for more than 25 years, and I was selected for inclusion in New York Super Lawyers for over a decade.

My Media Appearances

Invitations to appear on numerous prominent TV networks over the years is testament to my trusted, well-known reputation and expertise in the field of family law.

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My Philosophy – More Is Far From Better

After four decades of successful settlement negotiations and contested trials, I have drawn the conclusion that the presence of large numbers of expensive lawyers is not the best methodology of predicting a favorable outcome. Nor is charging hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal fees.

My experience, skill and ability to find solutions to real, obscure issues is why clients turn to me for representation. A bigger legal team is not stronger or smarter or more efficient.

“Dispute resolution in the context of a divorce assignment is often like a chess game. I am a devoted grandmaster in divorce law who studies the chess board to get to the end result – quickly, effectively and efficiently.”


See What Past Clients Have To Say

“I needed a ferocious courtroom advocate and Robert Smith was just what doctor ordered. I couldn’t be happier with the results and the representation I received.” – KB

“I’m a good father, and my kids deserve the best. In short, Mr. Smith guided me all the way, and he never let me down. I recommend Mr. Smith without reservation.” – JH

“Mr. Smith’s court room skills and determination were remarkable. To this day, whenever I need advice or counsel, Mr. Smith is there for me.” – MZ

“Mr. Smith is the only person who ever got money out of my wife. He got her to agree to correct her bad behavior, and he did it honestly and professionally. I am eternally grateful to him.” – JY

“I believe in my heart that my children will have a better life because I fought for and won custody. For that I am grateful to Robert Smith.” – SR