Dror Bikel

Dror Bikel

Dror Bikel is a trial lawyer and litigator specializing in the area of family law and questions related to custody, equitable distribution, child and spousal support, and paternity. Mr. Bikel graduated from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and is a founding partner of the Manhattan based firm, Bikel & Schanfield, LLP. He lectures to lawyers and mental health professionals in the area of trial practice and family law. As winner of the New York Super Lawyers award, Mr. Bikel has been voted by his peers and legal journalists as one of the top 5% family law attorneys in New York State.

Mr. Bikel firmly believes that disputes in this area of law should be resolved in a dignified and humane manner. His almost 20 years of courtroom experience provide invaluable insight to help facilitate settlements, mediate disputes, and draft agreements. When matters do not settle, Mr. Bikel’s trial and litigation skill and experience provide superior results for his clients.

Education

  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, JD 1992
  • Brandeis University, BA 1987

Awards and Honors

  • Board of Directors, New York County Lawyers’ Association, 2016 – Present
  • Co-Chair, New York County Lawyers’ Association Matrimonial Law Section, 2012-2015
  • Program Director, NY College of Matrimonial Trial Attorneys, 2012 - Present
  • Member of Family Law Advisory Board, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
  • Member of New York Advisory Board, American Academy of Certified Financial Litigators
  • Honored with the New York Super Lawyers Award, 2009-Present
  • Law Review, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
  • Second Degree Black Belt, Krav Maga Federation

Recent Presentations

  • “How to Try a Custody Case”, February 26, 2016 – February 29, 2016 at the New York County Attorneys’ Association (Presented by the New York College of Matrimonial Trial Attorneys)
  • “How to Try a Custody Case”, May 29, 2015 – June 1, 2015 at the New York County Attorneys’ Association (Presented by the New York College of Matrimonial Trial Attorneys)
  • “How to try an Equitable Distribution Case”, May 20, 2014 and May 21, 2014 at the New York County Attorneys’ Association (Presented by the New York College of Matrimonial Trial Attorneys)
  • “How to Try a Custody Case”, November 8, 2012 and November 9, 2012 at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law (Presented by the New York College of Matrimonial Trial Attorneys)
  • “How to Try an Order of Protection Case”, October 25, 2012 before the New York County Lawyer’s Association

Certificates

  • Family Law Specialized Trial Training, Houston Family Law Trial Institute (South Texas College of Law)
  • Mediation training, Center for Mediation and Law
  • Collaborative Law training, Center for Mediation and Law

Memberships

  • New York County Lawyers’ Association
  • American Academy of Certified Financial Litigators
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness
  • Center for Human Development
  • Krav Maga Federation, President

Admissions

  • New York State, First Judicial Department
  • Southern District of New York
  • Eastern District of New York
  • Western District of New York