Nassau Bar Association Names Matrimonial Attorney Lewis Edelstein Pro Bono Attorney of the Month for June 2013

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

  • Valerie Zurblis
  • Nassau County Bar Association

Mineola, Long Island – Attorney Lewis Edelstein’s pro bono service primarily extends to divorces where the need is greatest.  There is only one funded program on Long Island that provides free attorneys in these Supreme Court matters, the Nassau Coalition Against Domestic Violence; therefore, the demand is great for pro bono attorneys in this area. For his many hours of work, Nassau County Bar Association President Peter J. Mancuso has named Lewis Edelstein the Pro Bono Attorney of the Month for June 2013.

Edelstein has been recognized previously for his generous contribution of time on many levels.  His involvement in pro bono extends throughout Long Island, and in addition to previous honors bestowed in Nassau County by VLP, including Pro Bono Attorney of the Year, he has also been honored as Pro Bono Attorney of the Month by the Suffolk County Pro Bono Project.  In 2007, five organizations joined together to support Edelstein’s nomination for the New York State Bar Association Pro Bono Attorney of the Year for the Tenth Judicial District. He currently practices in his law office in Garden City.

Edelstein earned his law degree from St. John’s University School of Law, and is currently a sole practitioner with offices in Garden City. He is a member of the Nassau County Bar Association and is active on the Matrimonial Law Committee, Family Law Committee, Family Court Sub-committee, and Child Custody Sub-Committee, as well as the Community Relations and Public Education Committee. He is also a member of the Suffolk County Bar Association, and the New York State Bar Association, Family Law Section, and Legislative Sub-Committee.  He currently resides in Stony Brook, Long Island.>


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