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            Lew has practiced Matrimonial Law for more than 35 years, handling litigated cases involving asset division, spousal maintenance, child custody and support.  He has participated in numerous trials. 

            Lew recognizes the significant cost of litigation and the emotional toll on his clients.  To that end, Lew is a long-standing member of the Collaborative Law Association of Rochester, whose members provide an alternative to litigation for separating and divorcing couples.


Phone:  585-270-6242


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Lewis J. Heisman, partner


Western New England University School of Law, J.D. 1977

SUNY Brockport College, B.S., 1974

            SUNY Washington D.C. Internship 1974


Awards and Recognitions:

New York Super Lawyer, 2012, 2018-2023 (The Super Lawyer group represents the top 5% of attorneys in Upstate New York, who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.)

Best Lawyers in America, 2016 - 2023

Leader in Law Award, 2009

New York State Bar Association Lecturer

Monroe County Bar Association, Past Chair Family Law Section

Martindale-Hubbell A/V rating for ethics and professionalism


Prior Associations:

Underberg & Kessler LLP, 2000 - 2019, Partner 17 years

Chamberlain, D'Amanda, Oppenheimer & Greenfield, 1983 - 2018, Partner 11 years

Lawyers Cooperative Publishing Company, 1977 - 1983, Editor


Practice Areas:

Matrimonial Law

Child Custody and Support Actions

Collaborative Divorce

Matrimonial Appeals


            Lew serves as the President of the Seneca Waterways Council Boy Scouts of America, having been a long-standing member of the Council's Board of Directors.  He received the Silver Beaver Award for outstanding service to the Council.  He has served on a variety of boards of directors including the SUNY Brockport College Foundation Board, Monroe Community College Paralegal Studies Advisory Committee, Volunteer Legal Services Project, Rochester Presbyterian Home, and Mental Health Association of Rochester.  Lew is currently a member of the Fairport/Perinton Partnership for a Better Community and continues his membership in the Fairport Rotary Club, being a past president.

Court Admissions:

New York State

Federal - EDNY, WDNY

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