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ROBERT A. LEDER, ESQ., LCSW

366 Nash Road

North Salem, New York 10560

Phone (646) 260-4444, (914) 301-5024

robertlederfortownjustice.com

Rlederesq@gmail.com

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY

Respected attorney and social worker with the expertise, compassion, and temperament to adjudicate and mediate competing claims of ligating parties.  Prepared to hear arguments and review evidence with an unbiased ear with the goal of reaching fair and reasonable decisions. 

BAR ADMISSION:

New York State, First Department: February 1988

Connecticut: December 1987

CERTIFIED SOCIAL WORKER:

Passed the C.S.W. Exam March 1981

New York State Licensed Social Worker, License No. R024832

WORK EXPERIENCE:

Private Attorney,  1992 – Present.  Family Court Litigation.

Staff Attorney, February 1990 – 1992,  D.C. 37 Municipal Employees Legal Services, Family Law Unit, New York, New York.

Staff Attorney, September 1988 – December 1989, Smith & Barbanes, Yonkers, New York: Real estate and matrimonial law.

Clinical Social Worker, Westchester Jewish Community Services, Yonkers, New York October 1980- September 1988.  Psychotherapist; Supervised and trained Columbia University M.S.S.W. interns; Acting office supervisor.

INTERNSHIPS:

Clerk Intern, Summer 1986 for the Honorable Louis Barone,   Family Court of Yonkers, Yonkers, New York.

Legislative Intern, Fall 1973 for the Honorable Nicholas Ferraro,  New York State Senate, Albany, New York.   

EDUCATION:

Pace University School of Law, White Plains, New York.

Juris Doctorate, June 1987

Honors: Dean’s List – spring 1985, fall 1986

Ranking Scholar – fall 1987

Columbia University School of Social Work, 

New York, New York.

M.S.S.W. June 1979.

State University of New York at Albany,  Albany, New York.

B.A., Political Science, Cum Laude, August 1977

Related Activities and Experience

Two Term President, Bronx Family Court Bar Association and Experience Conflict Resolution and Divorce Mediation training.

Small claims arbitration.

Member of the North Salem Open Land Foundation and Million Pollinator Garden Challenge.  

Organizer/participant Swim Across America in North Salem, 2019.  We raised almost $10,000.00 for cancer treatment and research.

Lake Hawthorne Home Owners Association, annual lake cleanup.