Chaim’s Curriculum Vitae

Admitted to Practice in the courts of the State of New York, The United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, The United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, and The United States Supreme Court.


Brooklyn Law School, Brooklyn, New York

  • J.D., magna cum laude, 1994
  • Honors: Articles Editor, Brooklyn Law Review; Moot Court Honor Society; Dean’s Academic Achievement Scholar; Dean’s Merit Scholar; American Jurisprudence Award (Bankruptcy); West Publishing Company Award.
  • Class Standing: Top 2%

Adelphi University, Garden City, New York

  • B.A., magna cum laude, 1983


Mr. Steinberger has experience in all of the following areas of practice:

| Negotiation | Collaboration | Mediation | Arbitration | Litigation | Discovery | Depositions | Motions | Trials | Appeals

Principal, Chaim Steinberger, P.C., New York, NY, 2000-present
Of Counsel, Rosenthal & Herman, P.C., New York, NY, 1999-2000
Associate, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, New York, NY, 1996-1998
Law Clerk, Honorable Edward R. Korman, U.S.D.J., E.D.N.Y., 1995-1996
Associate, Schulte, Roth & Zabel, New York, NY, 1994-1995

Mediator for the:
United States District Court, Southern District of New York
New York State Supreme Court, Commercial Division (New York & Kings Counties)
New York State Supreme Court, Matrimonial Mediation Project (Queens & Westchester Cntys)
New York State Supreme Court, Early Neutral Evaluation Program (NY County)
Community Mediation Center (Brooklyn & Queens Counties) 1992-94

Arbitrator for the:
New York City Civil Court (New York & Kings Counties)
Part 137 Fee Dispute Resolution Program (Kings County)

Legal Intern, Big Apple Clinic, Brooklyn Law School, Summer 1992
City of New York, Office of the Corporation Counsel


(For a complete list of Bar leadership, Committee Membership & Bar Association involvement, click here.)

  • Member, Executive Committee, New York State Bar Association Family Law Section;
  • Member, NYSBA Task Force on Family Courts;
  • Chair, American Bar Association Family Law Section Trial Practice & Techniques Committee (2020- );
  • Chair, American Bar Association Family Law Section Custody Committee (2018-2020);
  • Chair, American Bar Association Family Law Section Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee (2009-2011), vice-chair (2008-2009);
  • Vice-chair, American Bar Association Family Law Section Ethics, Professionalism & Grievance Committee, (2010-2013), Executive Member (2008-2010);
  • Co-chair, New York State Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section Collaborative Law Committee (2008-2010);


(For a complete list of lectures, click here; for a complete list of publications, click here.)

The Perils of Prenups, New York Law Journal, Feb. & Mar. 2020;
Divorce Without Destruction, New York Law Journal, July, 2018;
The Perils of Prenups, The New York Law Journal, February & March, 2020;
All You Need Is Love . . . ?, Park Avenue Synagogue, Nov. 2010;
What Every Mental Health Professional Needs to Know about Divorce Law, Oct. 2010;
Make More Money . . . by Being More Ethical, Oct. 2010;
Understanding the Role of the MHP in Collaborative Practice, Feb. 2010;
Billing Pitfalls & Pratfalls: Avoiding the Ethical Issues that Snag Attorneys, Dec. 2008;
Co-Author, Breast Cancer Legal Advocacy Guide, Chap. 13, Divorce;
Hot Tips in Trial Practice, American Bar Association Annual Meeting, Aug. 2008;
Father? What Father? Parental Alienation and Its Effects on Children, Spring 2006;
What Every Lawyer Should Know About Matrimonial Law, Feb. ‘05;
A Roadmap Through New York Divorce Proceedings, Nov. 2004;


In response to President Clinton’s Call to Action, established a program in which surviving members of the Tuskegee Airmen of World War II make presentations at NYC public schools motivating the children to apply themselves to their studies.

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