Sandra L. Schpoont,
Clients say they hire Sandra because they feel she always has their best interest at heart. She attributes her trusting demeanor both to her upbringing, and her early interest in psychology (she earned a BA in Psychology from the University of Michigan and considered becoming a psychologist before earning her JD at Northeastern University School of Law in 1982). Her affinity for working with people is what keeps her enthusiasm high in the emotionally charged field of family law. As a mother of two, and stepmother to two, she is particularly sensitive to the effects divorce can have on a family and always strives to lessen the burden on both her clients and any children that might be caught in the middle. Her sensitivity paired with her respected reputation from over 35 years of experience, is the reason that she is known as a trusted lawyer by the courts, and is often appointed by local judges to handle the toughest cases involving children.
Sandra is certified in the First Department as an attorney for the child in hotly contested disputes over custody and visitation thereby making her uniquely qualified to work with parents litigating child custody arrangements.
Ms. Schpoont began her career at Lans Feinberg and Cohen, a boutique matrimonial firm, where she first became acquainted with family law practice. She then left private practice to become a staff attorney with the Juvenile Rights Division of the Legal Aid Society, where she handled a wide range of family law matters on behalf of children. In 2001 Ms. Schpoont started her own firm handling all areas of family law and is currently a managing partner.
Ms. Schpoont was a co-chair of the matrimonial committee of the New York County Lawyers Association (NYCLA), is a member of the New York State Bar Association Family Law Section, the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, having served on its Matrimonial Committee, the Family Law Section of the Brooklyn Bar Association, the Women's Bar Association of the State of New York and the Brooklyn Women's Bar Association and is a member of the Interdisciplinary Forum on Mental Health and the Law. She is on the faculty of the New York College of Matrimonial Trial Attorneys and has given several lectures on custody and equitable distribution to fellow attorneys. Sandra is often quoted in the media as an expert in the matrimonial law field, and is called on as an expert speaker by a number of the above associations.
Ms. Schpoont is admitted to practice law in the State of New York. Ms. Schpoont has been named to New York Super Lawyers in 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017, an honor reserved for the top five percent of New York lawyers. She has recently received American Registry's Award for America's Most Honored Professionals 2017- Top 5%.
University of Michigan, 1977, honors, B.A.
Northeastern University, 1982
School of Law, J.D.
Faculty of the New York College of Matrimonial Trial Attorneys
New York State Bar Association, Family Law Section
New York County Lawyers Association, Family Law Section
Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Matrimonial Committee
Brooklyn Bar Association, Family Law Section
Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York
Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association
Interdisciplinary Forum on Mental Health and the Law