Joseph Harris Nivin

New York City, New York
Experience: 10 years
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About Joseph Harris Nivin

Joseph H. Nivin, Esq. Family Law AttorneyThe Law Offices of Joseph H. Nivin, P.C. is a general practice law firm with a focus on family law. Attorney Joseph H. Nivin, Esq. and his team have years of experience with the New York City Child Welfare Agency, Family Court, and Supreme Court. Mr. Nivin represents families in court, litigation, hearings and appeals. He has argued successfully before the Appellate Division for the Second Judicial Department.AcknowledgementMr. Nivin has been repeatedly recognized as a respected attorney in his field. He has been named a Rising Star in 2015, 2016 and 2017 by Super Lawyers, an award that is given only to 2.5% of attorneys annually in New York State. Mr. Nivin was also named one of the 10 Best in Client Satisfaction in 2015 by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys. He was named Top 40 Under 40 in 2016 by The National Advocates and is also rated as “Superb” by Avvo.In 2015, Mr. Nivin wrote two chapters in Onward and Upward: Guide for Getting Through New York Divorce & Family Law Issues.CredentialsAdmitted to practice in New York and Connecticut and before the U. S. District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of NYJ. D., Brooklyn Law School. President-Unemployment Action CenterB. A., University of PennsylvaniaMember Queens County Bar Assoc., Serving on Juvenile Justice CommitteeMember Assigned Counsel / Attorneys for ChildrenIncoming Member Board of Directors for Brandeis Association of Queens CountyMember New York City Bar AssociationMr. Nivin is a family law attorney available to represent clients in Queens Family Court, Brooklyn Family Court, Manhattan Family Court, Nassau Family Court, and Westchester Family Court. He is available to represent clients in divorces in Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Nassau, and Westchester.

Language(s) Spoken by Joseph Harris Nivin

  • English : Spoken, Written
  • Spanish : Spoken, Written

Practice Areas

  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Law
  • Juvenile Law


  • Credit Cards Accepted

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

  • ConnecticutSince 2007
  • New YorkSince 2008

Professional Experience

  • Attorney New York City Administration for Children's Services 2007 - 2010


  • Brooklyn Law School J.D. (2007) | Law 2004 - 2007Honors: Fellow, Brooklyn Law Students for the Public InterestActivities: President, Unemp
  • University of Pennsylvania B.A. (2004) | International Relations and Hispanic Studies 2000 - 2004Activities: President, Circle K


  • "Superb" and "10/10" Rating Avvo 2018
  • Rising Star Super Lawyers 2017
  • Top 40 Under 40 The National Advocates 2016
  • 10 Best in Client Satisfaction American Institute of Family Law Attorneys 2015

Professional Association

  • Brandeis Association of Queens County #1069097 Board of Directors 2014 - Current
  • Queens County Bar Association #1069098 Member, Family Law Committee and Juvenile Justice Committee 2010 - Current
  • New York State Bar Association #1069099 Member, Family Law Committee and Young Lawyers Committee 2010 - Current
  • New York City Bar Association #1069100 Member, Committee on Lawyer Assistance 2010 - Current
  • New York State Bar #1069101 Member 2008 - Current

Articles & Publications

  • Onward and Upward: Guide for Getting Through New York Divorce and Family Law Issues Rincker Law, PLLC December 16, 2015
  • The Jurisprudence of Parental Alienation Electronically-in-Touch May 27, 2014
  • When Domestic Violence Constitutes Child Neglect Electronically-in-Touch September, 2011

Speaking Engagements

  • The Changing Juvenile Delinquency Practice: The “Close to Home” Placement Initiative. Jamaica, NY June 18, 2014 Queens County Bar Association


122 East 42nd Street
Suite 2100 New York
New York City, NY 10168 USA

Telephone: (347) 642-0376
Fax: (347) 923-3359

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