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Lawrence M. Schaffer

Lawrence Schaffer is of counsel to DiMascio & Associates. He graduated from Albany Law School in 1979 and was admitted to practice before the Courts of the State of New York in 1980.  He is a member of the Matrimonial Committee and the Family Law Section of the Nassau County Bar Association, and was an Honorary Master of the New York Family Law Inns of Court of Nassau County. He is a current member of the New York Family Law Inns of Court of Nassau County. He practices principally in the area of Family Law and Domestic Relations.

From 1998 through November 23, 2010, Mr. Schaffer served as a Court Attorney-Referee in the Supreme Court and Family Court of Nassau County. During that time he served primarily in the Matrimonial Part of the Supreme Court, where he heard and determined numerous matrimonial cases. Mr. Schaffer also served as Project Coordinator in establishing the Integrated Domestic Violence Court, the Sex Offender Court and the Mental Health Court in Nassau County.  He has lectured on matrimonial and family court matters for the New York State Judicial Institute at Pace University, the Appellate Division Second Department, New York State Bar Association, Nassau County Bar Association, the Nassau Academy of Law, the Family Law Inns of Court, the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, St. Johns Law School, Hofstra Law School and Touro Law School. Mr. Schaffer has been a faculty member of the National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA) program at Hofstra Law School. 

Mr. Schaffer has appeared in numerous matrimonial actions and family court proceedings in both the Supreme Court and Family Court of the State of New York, and the Appellate Division.  He serves as an Attorney for the Child in assigned matters in the Nassau County Supreme Court and the Nassau County Family Court. Mr. Schaffer also serves as a court evaluator and attorney for alleged incapacitated persons in the Supreme Court and as a guardian ad litem in Surrogate’s Court. He previously served as an Acting Village Court Justice and an Acting City Court Judge.  Currently, Mr. Schaffer continues to serve as a Judicial Hearing Officer at the Nassau County Traffic and Parking Violations Agency.

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