David is a partner at Gemelli Gross Shapiro & Marino, and his practice is exclusively in divorce and family law, pursuing his clients’ rights in divorce, custody and parenting time, child support, maintenance (alimony), equitable distribution, and other family law matters in the Five Boroughs, Long Island, and Westchester County.
As both a litigator and trained divorce mediator, David prides himself in taking practical, common sense approaches to resolving conflicts, pursuing creative solutions to some of the most difficult problems in divorce and family law matters. When appropriate, David explores every possible avenue to help settle a case, moving matters to conclusion expeditiously and with dignity, without sacrificing thoroughness. Although some factors may later render settlement impossible and aggressive litigation necessary, at the onset David will typically adopt a conciliatory approach so long as the litigants and attorneys are forthcoming and acting in good faith.
David is a member of the New York State, Queens County, and Nassau County Bar Associations. In 2013, David was honored with an “AV Preeminent” rating from Martindale-Hubbell (the highest rating available) for both legal ability and high ethical standards. Most recently, David was honored to receive the “Rising Star” designation from Super Lawyers and “10 Best Attorneys” from the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys.
St. John’s University School of Law – J.D. – 2006
College of William & Mary – B.A. – 2003