Dror Bikel

Dror Bikel is a trial lawyer and litigator specializing in the area of family law and questions related to custody, equitable distribution, child and spousal support, and paternity. Mr. Bikel graduated from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and is a founding partner of the Manhattan based firm, Bikel & Schanfield, LLP. He lectures to lawyers and mental health professionals in the area of trial practice and family law. As winner of the New York Super Lawyers award, Mr. Bikel has been voted by his peers and legal journalists as one of the top 5% family law attorneys in New York State.

Mr. Bikel firmly believes that disputes in this area of law should be resolved in a dignified and humane manner. His almost 20 years of courtroom experience provide invaluable insight to help facilitate settlements, mediate disputes, and draft agreements. When matters do not settle, Mr. Bikel’s trial and litigation skill and experience provide superior results for his clients.

dbikel@bikellaw.com

Education

Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, JD 1992
Brandeis University, BA 1987

Awards and Honors

Board of Directors, New York County Lawyers’ Association, 2016 – Present
Co-Chair, New York County Lawyers’ Association Matrimonial Law Section, 2012-2015
Program Director, NY College of Matrimonial Trial Attorneys, 2012 – Present
Member of Family Law Advisory Board, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Member of New York Advisory Board, American Academy of Certified Financial Litigators
Honored with the New York Super Lawyers Award, 2009-Present
Law Review, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Second Degree Black Belt, Krav Maga Federation

Recent Presentations

“How to Try a Custody Case”, February 26, 2016 – February 29, 2016 at the New York County Attorneys’ Association (Presented by the New York College of Matrimonial Trial Attorneys)

“How to Try a Custody Case”, May 29, 2015 – June 1, 2015 at the New York County Attorneys’ Association (Presented by the New York College of Matrimonial Trial Attorneys)

“How to try an Equitable Distribution Case”, May 20, 2014 and May 21, 2014 at the New York County Attorneys’ Association (Presented by the New York College of Matrimonial Trial Attorneys)

“How to Try a Custody Case”, November 8, 2012 and November 9, 2012 at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law (Presented by the New York College of Matrimonial Trial Attorneys)

“How to Try an Order of Protection Case”, October 25, 2012 before the New York County Lawyer’s Association

Certificates

Family Law Specialized Trial Training, Houston Family Law Trial Institute (South Texas College of Law)
Mediation training, Center for Mediation and Law
Collaborative Law training, Center for Mediation and Law

Memberships

New York County Lawyers’ Association
American Academy of Certified Financial Litigators
Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
National Alliance on Mental Illness
Center for Human Development
Krav Maga Federation, President

Admissions

New York State, First Judicial Department
Southern District of New York
Easter District of New York
Western District of New York

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