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Steven Shumer


Long Island Attorney Steven E. Shumer cares about the outcome of your divorce or family law case. More importantly, he cares about the impact that your legal issues will have on your children. He will work tirelessly for you and your family.

Steven E. Shumer is a partner at the law firm of Berger, Fischoff & Shumer, LLP. As a highly respected divorce and family law attorney with over twenty years of experience, Mr. Shumer has built a reputation as a knowledgeable and compassionate advocate for his clients. Steven E. Shumer has handled ground breaking cases. He has been interviewed and quoted in various publications including the New York Law Journal and Long Island Newsday. Mr. Shumer has authored a monthly legal column that appeared in over 25 local newspapers across Long Island and has participated in lectures to educate the public on matters involving divorce and family law. In October 2013 Mr. Shumer was nominated for “Best of Long Island” under the category of “Divorce Lawyer.”

Attorney Steven E. Shumer has handled thousands of cases ranging from divorce/separation actions, uncontested divorces, custody matters, support and visitation cases to multi-million dollar property distribution issues. In the family law arena he has covered everything from custody, support and visitation cases to order of protection matters, relocation issues and even cases of child abduction.

Mr. Shumer’s first goal in a divorce or family law matter is to move the parties toward settlement of a case rather than litigation. However, there are times when settlement is not an option. In such situations, Mr. Shumer and the attorneys at Berger, Fischoff & Shumer, LLP, have extensive trial experience. Throughout his more than twenty years of practice, Mr. Shumer has been involved in numerous litigations in the courts of Long Island and the five boroughs of New York City.

Mr. Shumer, graduated from Brandeis University (cum laude) in 1989. He received his law degree from Hofstra University School of Law in 1992, where he was a member of the Hofstra Labor Law Journal. Mr. Shumer is a member of the Nassau County Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association and was admitted to the Bars of the State of New York and Connecticut, ultimately settling his practice within Nassau County, Suffolk County, Queens County and the surrounding areas. On October 1, 2013, Steven E. Shumer became the president of the 1st Resource Chapter of BNI, a worldwide networking group for business professionals.

In addition to his respected position in the divorce and family law communities, Attorney Steven E. Shumer is proud of the firm’s position as one of the premier bankruptcy practices on Long Island representing both debtors and creditors in all aspects of bankruptcy law from Chapter 7 and 13 filings to more complex Chapter 11 filings.

Steven E. Shumer lives on Long Island with his wife and 2 children.