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About Eric Wrubel

Chair of Warshaw Burstein’s LGBTQ Family Law Practice and Chair of their Matrimonial Group


Eric was lead appellate counsel in New York’s most important LGBTQ parenting case where he convinced its highest court to overrule two prior decisions limiting the definition of who is a parent to biology and adoption. Recognizing that LGBTQ families have different pathways to creating a family, Eric convinced New York’s highest court to expand the definition of parentage so that LGBTQ individuals would be recognized as the legal parents of the children he/she raises.

Eric also helped have the presumption of legitimacy of children born during a marriage extended to same-gender married couples.  This right, a presumption based upon biological certainty, is now acknowledged to apply to couples in some states notwithstanding the fact that such biological certainty is impossible for both spouses in such a marriage. 



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Awards / Accolades

  • Fellow, International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (2013 - Present)
  • Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (“AAML”) (2005 – Present)
  • Member, LGBT/Alternative Family Committee, AAML (2013 – 2018)
  • Co-Chair, NYSBA-FLS Marriage Equality Committee (2011 – 2020)
  • Chair, NYSBA Committee on LGBT People and the Law (2015 -2018)
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America (2010 – Present)
  • New York Super Lawyers, 2008 – 2020

Areas of Practice

  • Divorce
  • Equitable Distribution
  • Spousal/Child Support
  • Custody
  • Parentage Proceedings


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