Lawrence Jay Braunstein is a partner in the law firm of Braunstein & Zuckerman, Esqs, in White Plains, New York. Since 1985 he has specialized in child custody litigation, and the defense of child sex abuse, shaken baby and physical abuse allegations in matrimonial, family and criminal cases, and has prosecuted, and/or assisted the prosecution, in child sex abuse allegations in matrimonial and family court cases while representing the parent making the accusations of abuse. He also represents victims of sexual abuse in personal injury litigation against the perpetrator of the abuse. His practice also includes the areas of Matrimonial and Family Law, Personal Injury litigation and Criminal Law. He has also developed an expertise in litigation regarding on-line (internet) sexual exploitation.
He has lectured extensively, both nationally and internationally, in the areas of child sex abuse, physical abuse and shaken baby, child custody litigation, expert witness testimony, courtroom psychology, trial procedures, and on various criminal, family and matrimonial law topics to judges, attorneys, medical and mental health professionals, law enforcement and prosecutors, and child protection service personnel. Since 1999 he has served on the faculty of the New York City Police Department Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Investigation course. In 2004 he was invited by the FBI, as the only defense attorney, to be a member of a working group organized by the F.B.I. to plan the International Online Child Sexual Victimization Symposium, and served as a presenter at the invitation only conference held in June 2004.
He is the Co-Chair of the New York State Bar Association, Family Law Section Child Custody Committee (and Executive Committee member), Past Legal Chair of the New York State Interdisciplinary Forum on Mental Health and Family Law (2002-2004), and Co-Chair of the Westchester County Bar Association, Family Law Section Interdisciplinary Committee (and Executive Committee member). He is also a member of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC), a member of the APSAC Task Force on Videotaping of Forensic Interviews, and the International Society for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN). He serves on the Board of Editors of the Journal of Child Custody, The Matrimonial Strategist and the Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment and Trauma.
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