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David A. Kirshblum graduated from Fordham University School of Law in 1990 and was admitted as an Attorney at Law in the US Federal Court and the States of New York and New Jersey in 1991.

His first position was with the Manhattan law firm of Levin & Weissman, PC, practicing Family and Matrimonial, Bankruptcy and Trust and Estates Law. His next position was with Gorlick, Kravitz & Listhaus, PC also in New York, NY. In that firm, David headed the Legal Services program for Mason Tenders Local 79, Day Care Council workers, and the Traffic Enforcement Agents of NYC. In addition to his administrative responsibilities, he headed the Matrimonial and Family Law department representing clients in all five boroughs of New York City, Long Island, Westchester, and several upstate counties.


In March 1998, David was appointed to the Family Court as a jurist. David presided over several celebrity cases including Mick Jagger, Al Pacino, Sean Combs, Wesley Snipes, Ice-T, Lil Wayne, and Harvey Keitel.


Some of David's high-profile cases:

  • Puffy Lawyer Uses Terror Excuse for Child Support Hearing No Show
  • Ice-T Acts All Cool With His "Baby"
  • Judge Slaps No-Show Keitel
  • Al Pacino Resolves Child Support Issues
  • Jagger Takes the Mick Out of Judge


After 24 years on the bench, David has decided to return to the practice of law with renewed energy and a keen understanding of the law not only as an attorney but as a judge.

David has lectured at numerous NYS Bar Association functions on the many areas of Family Law and trained many judges who presently preside in the Supreme Court: Matrimonial Parts and the New York City Family Courts.


David enjoys his leisure time with his wife of thirty-four years and his three adult children and their spouses. One of David's greatest pleasures is spending a Sunday afternoon with his two grandchildren.



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