Eric Epstein, Attorney

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Skilled, Compassionate and Empathetic Lawyer

Licensed to practice law in both the States of Florida and New York, I am most proud of being the father and strongest advocate for my beautiful 14 year-old daughter with significant medical and cognitive special needs. I am also a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator. In 2016, I decided to expand upon my knowledge and training and enrolled as a Graduate Student in Marriage and Family Therapy at Nova Southeastern University. It is important to me to continue to learn and understand human relationships and behaviors, as, at its core, all legal disputes and issues impact systemic relationships.

Education

In 1991, I graduated from the New York University’s Stern school of Business with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance. I then attended the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York City, and graduated in 1994 with a Juris Doctor Degree. Currently, in order to better understand how the emotional aspects that many legal disputes and issues impact my clients, I am a Master’s Degree student at Nova Southeastern University studying Marriage and Family Therapy. Upon Graduation, my goal is to combine both my law degree and my therapy degree to provide multiple assistance to clients and their families.

While living in New York, I was employed as an attorney by several litigation firms, before joining with a partner and opening our own firm in approximately 1996. In 2003, I left that partnership and opened my own practice and had offices in Manhattan, Queens and Long Island. As an attorney in New York, I concentrated on all aspects of civil litigation. I conducted and defended hundreds of depositions, engaged in trial and appellate work, and represented hundreds of clients. Between 2007-2008, I was an Arbitrator for the Civil Court of the City of New York, County of Queens.

From 2009-2016, I, along with my wife, owned and operated a large private pre-school in West Palm Beach.  During those seven years, we had the amazing opportunity and privilege to help educate and care for over 1500 children from ages 6 weeks through 12 years old. This experience taught me that life is not only about money, fame and fortune, but, at its core, getting up every day with the goal of helping people.

I am the proud father of two children, one of whom is severely developmental disabled.

Through the process of raising my daughter, and engaging with numerous other parents of special needs children, I realized that I wanted to focus my practice on areas of the law that truly help children and families coping with trying to obtain the best and legally entitled public education for their child with special needs.

My firm and practice is dedicated to specific niche areas of the law that enable me to focus my time, knowledge and passion into these specific areas. I focused on these particular areas and am creating and crowing my boutique firm in order to be able to provide personalized attention to my clients and their needs.