NEW YORK, NY 10022

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Attorney Paul Rudder

Why Select Paul Rudder As Your New York City Divorce Attorney

Martindale Hubbel AV Rating IconPaul E Rudder, ESQ is one of the most highly regarded divorce lawyers in NYC. He has received AV rating (highest rating for attorneys) by Martindale Hubbel for 12 consecutive
years (2004 – 2016).

More Than 30 Years Of Experience30 years of experience as a family and divorce lawyer, and after having handled a multitude of cases in front of many judges, and against prominent opposing counsels ---- Paul Rudder has a very realistic view of the legal process.

The National Top 100 Lawyers AdvocatesPaul Eric Rudder has been accepted to The National Advocates: Top 100. This is an exclusive invitation-only organization and is limited to only 100 members representing the top lawyers in the country.

Each client represented by Mr. Rudder receives personal attention from the beginning to the end of the case. Mr. Rudder handles all legal aspects of each case.

Paul E Rudder Divorce Attorney PhotoPaul Rudder is the premier NYC divorce attorney, and the media agrees too! He's had appearances on places such as COURTTV, and many others, in addition he's a trusted name, and brand.

30 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE as a Family and NYC Divorce Lawyer, having handled multitude of cases in front of most matrimonial judges and with many prominent opposing counsel, Paul E Rudder has a very REALISTIC view of the legal process, issues involved and possible and likely resolution.

Initial Consultation Fee - $350. Call or Email this office to make an appointment for a consultation.

Each client represented by Mr Rudder receives PERSONAL ATTENTION from the beginning to the end of the case. Mr.Rudder personally handles all legal aspects of every case.

Paul Rudder has strong CONFLICT RESOLUTION skills. He has a unique ability to bring conflict between parties to a successful resolution. He has strong negotiation skills, wisdom and integrity which serve his clients well.

Having appointments from judges and peers to act as a Legal Guardian for Children in highly contested divorces gives Mr. Rudder a particular expertise in CHILD CUSTODY matters.

Mr. Rudder has gained RESPECT and ENDORSEMENT from peers and judges. His sensitivity and integrity matched with his particular legal expertise with child custody issues are the reason that peers and judges appoint him as a Legal Guardian for Children in highly contested divorces. He was selected by peers as a Co-Chair of Matrimonial Section of NY County Lawyers Association from 2001-2004.

Mr. Rudder is an OUTSTANDING LITIGATOR and has a solid understanding of personal ASSETS, FINANCE and BUSINESS issues. He offers legal guidance and fair and realistic assessment of conflicting claims, rights and responsibilities. He obtains favorable results for thousands of clients which is why most of his referrals are from peers and clients.

About Paul Rudder

Paul E Rudder, ESQ is a top-rated divorce lawyer in New York City dedicated to providing exceptional legal representation and cost-effective legal services to clients. He is one of the most highly regarded Matrimonial Attorneys serving Clients across NYC. He has been selected as “Top Lawyer” in Divorce Law field from 2007 to present by New York Times Super Lawyers Section. He was also appointed to New York City Bar Association Matrimonial Committee as of August 2015. He is also a top-rated lawyer on Avvo.com in the divorce category. Having handled thousands of divorces and family matters, Mr. Rudder differentiates himself by always placing his clients’ needs before his own. He has dedicated his career to creating an effective action plan that guides his clients through the complexities of the divorce process and gets desired results.

Rated among the best divorce lawyers in NYC for his outstanding credentials and track record, Mr. Rudder is recognized for his knowledge and expertise of the judicial system, helping clients understand and prepare for potential outcomes that may arise along the way. He works proactively and diligently to protect the rights and interests of his clients. Because of the diversity of cases he has been involved in, he was selected as a frequent Analyst and Commentator on Court TV ("10 years" as a Matrimonial and Divorce expert). On the show, he discussed and commented on a number of legally controversial as well as high-profile celebrity divorces.

Our Divorce Law Firm Location: 950 Third Avenue, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10022
Especially convenient to Clients near the Upper East Side, Midtown Manhattan, Grand Central, Midtown East, Times Square, Downtown, the 5 Boroughs of New York City, and Westchester.

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Guest and Expert Commentator on Court TV (1990 to 2000)


Initial Consultation - $350


Paul Rudder ESQ was one of the main presen-
ters and a panelist at St John's University Law School all day course titled "THE COURT IS IN SESSION: PSYCHOLOGISTS ON THE STAND - A CASE OF A CHILD CUSTODY EVALUA TION" on September 30 2012.

The program presented the issues and concerns in the stages through time in child custody, general issues related to all aspects of the child custody dispute and adjudication, common errors made by professionals, legal challenges likely to be faced, ethical and licensing issues likely to emerge, etc.

What our customers are saying..


  • "Paul Rudder is amazing person and a great lawyer. He has a heart but also great legal skills. He took me through a brutal experience with very good results. I highly recommend him to anyone who needs a divorce attorney"

    Debra W.

  • "I came to see Mr. Rudder at the suggestion of my accountant. I got served with divorce papers and did not know who to turn to. From the moment I stepped into his office, I felt like someone had my back and I was going to be OK. He is not just a lawyer, he is a counselor at law which what a divorce lawyer should be, this is a very personal, emotional experience."

    Anita M

  • "I needed a divorce and there was a lot at stake, significant assets and 2 kids. The divorce was not going to be friendly. There was a lot of hostility between and my now ex-wife. Paul Rudder did everything to avoid heavy litigation, tried to settle and negotiate as much as he could. Eventually we did go to court and this man knows how to try a case. I was very satisfied with the outcome."

    Bill A.

  • "I was about to get married and needed a pre-nuptial agreement. I was recommended Paul Rudder by a friend who used him for his. This is a very difficult and sensitive matter and he really helped me understand and identify my rights, goals as well a fairness to my soon to be wife."

    Alex F.


Contact Paul Eric Rudder


Paul E. Rudder, ESQ - Divorce Lawyer NYC
950 Third Avenue, 11th Floor
New York, NY 10022

T: 212 826-9900
E: paul@paulrudderlaw.com

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Mr. Rudder represents clients in NYC & throughout the Greater Metropolitan area.

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Awards and Distinctions

"Top Lawyer" in Family and Divorce Law in New York Times Super Lawyers Section for (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012)

"Awarded an AV rating (it's highest) by the prestigious Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings Service Law directory

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