Lawrence Jay Braunstein

Lawrence Jay Braunstein

Special Professor of Law

Phone: 516-463-5858


Lawrence Jay Braunstein is a partner in the law firm of Braunstein & Zuckerman, Esqs, in White Plains, New York. Since 1985 he has specialized in child custody litigation and litigation involving allegations of child sexual abuse, physical abuse and shaken baby in matrimonial, family and criminal cases. His practice includes the areas of Matrimonial and Family Law and related civil and criminal litigation.

He 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 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.

He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers; Co-Chair of the New York State Bar Association, Family Law Section, Child Custody Committee; Past Legal Chair of the New York State Interdisciplinary Forum on Mental Health and Family Law; and Co-Chair of the Westchester County Bar Association, Family Law Section, Interdisciplinary Committee 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, The Matrimonial Strategist and the Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment and Trauma.