Chaim Steinberger’s C.V.

150 East 58th Street, Suite 2701
New York, NY 10155
(212) 964-6100 email: [email protected]

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


  • 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


  • Negotiation
  • Litigation
  • Motions
  • Collaboration
  • Discovery
  • Trials
  • Mediation
  • Depositions
  • Appeals
  • Arbitration
  • Principal
    Chaim Steinberger, P.C.
    New York, NY
  • Of Counsel
    Rosenthal & Herman, P.C.
    New York, NY
  • Associate
    Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
    New York, NY
  • Law Clerk
    Honorable Edward R. Korman
    U.S.D.J., E.D.N.Y.
  • Associate
    Schulte, Roth & Zabel
    New York, NY
  • Mediator
    United States District Court, Southern District of New York
    New York State Supreme Court
    Commercial Division (New York & Kings Counties)
    Matrimonial Mediation Panl & Proj (NY, Queens & Westchester Cntys)
    Community Mediation Center (Brooklyn & Queens Counties)
  • Arbitrator
    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
    City of New York, Office of the Corporation Counsel
    Summer 1992


  • Member
    NYSBA Task Force on Family Courts, now the Committee on Families and the Law (2010–)
  • Member
    NYSBA Family Law Section Executive Committee (2016–)
  • Member
    Council, ABA Family Law Section (2016–2019)
  • Chair
    Custody Committee, ABA FLS (2018-20); Trial Practice & Techniques Committee (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)


  • Divorce Without Destruction: Overcoming the Psychological Imperatives That Make Good People Fight Viciously, presented at the American Bar Association Family Law Section Fall Conference in Austin, Texas, and available for viewing at
    Sept. 2019
  • Divorce Without Destruction, New York Law Journal
    July 2018
  • The Perils of Prenups (3 parts), New York Law Journal
    Feb. & Mar. 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, ABA Family Law Section’s Advocate
    Oct. 2010
  • Billing Pitfalls & Pratfalls: Avoiding the Ethical Issues that Snag Attorneys ABA Family Law Section
    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,
    NYSBA Family Law Review, NYS Appellate Division Law Guardian Reporter
    Spring 2006
  • What Every Lawyer Should Know About Matrimonial Law, NYCLA Inn of Court
    Feb. ‘05
  • A Roadmap Through New York Divorce Proceedings, National Business Inst.
    Nov. 2004


  • Member, NYSBA Committee on Attorney Professionalism (2017–2019);
  • Vice-chair (2007-2009), American Bar Association Family Law Section Pro Bono Awards Committee;
  • Team Co-leader (2007-2008), NYCLA Dennis McInerney American Inn of Court;
  • American Bar Association Family Law Section Families Matter Committee;
  • Brooklyn Bar Association (Family Law Section, Family Court Committee, & Part 137 Fee Dispute Program);
  • New York County Lawyers’ Association (Matrimonial Law, Family Court, and Law Practice Management Committees);
  • New York State Bar Association;
  • New York City Bar Association;
  • Advisory Committee, Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services, Inc., Supervised Visitation Program (2002-2004);
  • American Bar Association Family Law Section Military Law Committee, Operation Stand-by Project;

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.

Certified Pilot, Single Engine Land;