Bruce G. Behrins 
Founder and Principal


Jonathan Behrins  


Susan Schneider  

Our Attorneys

The law firm of Behrins & Behrins provides a total geran of legal services to its clients including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Representation of Accident and Malpractice Victims
  • Family Law and Custody Proceedings
  • Matrimonial Litigation
  • Complex Commercial and Business Law Matters
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Real Estate Transactions
  • First Amendment and Other Constitutional Cases
  • Wills, Trusts, Estate Planning and Administration, Contested Will Contests
  • Criminal Defense
  • Appeals

The three principals have a total of more than 70 years' admission to practice in New York State, New Jersey, and Washington, D.C., and all are admitted to the practice of law before the courts of this State, the Supreme Court of the United States, and the United States District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts. The firm is actively engaged in the practice of law and has prosecuted and defended actions in all of the state's courts of original jurisdiction, as well as in the federal courts.  We are a boutique trial lawyers' firm, as trier of our own cases and as trial counsel for other attorneys. 

The firm maintains offices located at 1110 South Avenue (STE 402) Staten Island, NY 10314

Our current and past professional affiliations are as follows: 

  • American Bar Association: Members in good standing;
  • New York State Bar Association: Members in good standing;
  • Richmond County Bar Association: Current president elect; past two term president; former secretary to Committee on the Judiciary; former chairman or member of various committees, including Legislative Committee, Family Law Committee and Matrimonial Law Committee;
  • Staten Island Women's Bar Association:  Members in good standing;
  • Staten Island Trial Lawyers Association: Past director; former chairman or member of various committees, including Committee on the Judiciary, Legislative Committee, and Family Law Committee;
  • Federal Bar Council: Member in good standing;
  • Former member of former Acting Justices of the Supreme Court Screening Committee for the City of New York appointed by then Chief Judge Lawrence H. Cooke;
  • Former member of former Mayor Edward I. Koch's and David N. Dinkins' Committees on the Judiciary for the City of New York;
  • Former member of Jerome Karp's Supreme Court Candidates Screening Committee for the Second Judicial District;
  • Former referee in Incompetency Proceedings pursuant to designation of the Appellate Division, Second Department;
  • Former arbitrator for the Civil Court of the City of New York;
  • Arbitrator for American Arbitration Association since 1971;
  • General Counsel to a variety of not-for-profit organizations;
  • Former member of Good Scout Dinner Committee Boy Scouts of America;
  • Former member of Executive Board of Trustees, Daytop Village Foundation, Inc.

Our members have lectured organized bar associations, including the Richmond County Bar Association, the Brooklyn Bar Association, and the Staten Island Women's Bar Association, frequently at Continuing Legal Education sessions on matrimonial law, expert witnesses, and the rules of evidence.