The Law Office of Hugh B. Ehrenzweig represents the public for divorce, child custody and child support. With extensive experience in representing police officers, including police pensions, police disciplinary procedures, police retirement benefits, police disciplinary matters and divorce, child custody and child support.
Attorney at Law
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My qualifications are as follows: I graduated cum laude from New York Law School and have been practicing law approximately sixteen years. Since that time have handled numerous matrimonial, support, custody and divorce cases. I have appeared in matrimonial, custody and support matters in the Supreme Court in Bronx, Dutchess, Nassau, New York, Orange, Putnam, Queens, Suffolk, and Westchester Counties. I have additionally appeared in Family Court in most of the above counties as well as Staten Island. Further I have appeared in United States District Courts, Eastern and Southern Districts. Additionally, I have perfected appeals in the First and Second Departments of the Appellate Division, and made application to the Court of Appeals.
Mr. Ehrenzweig is an attorney practicing in Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Orange, and the surrounding NY counties. To understand his practice is to understand his biography. His belief is that you fight fire with water, not fire.
Mr. Ehrenweig attended undergard school at Iowa State University. Thereat he developed an interest in the martial arts. He learned their tenants: Courtesy; integrity; perservance, self-control and an indomitable spirit.
He fell in love with the art and in record time achieved his 1st degree Black Belt. This was not from a karate school on every street corner, but from the Grandmaster who was the student to the man who gave the name to the martial art, Tea-Kwon-Do. As different as it sounds Mr. Ehrenzweig was seen hitting himself on the shin and stomach with a hammer. He was asked to try out for the 1978 Olympics where the first Tae-Kwon-Do competition was to be held. His instructor told him “No, we don’t fight for trophies, or glory, only for honor and self defense. Mr. Ehrenzweig declined the invitation to participate.
Having graduated undergraduate school, Mr. Ehrenzweig went on to work in a health club and taught one of the largest Tae-Kwon-Do schools in Westchester County (what does this have to do with being a lawyer? Getting there).
Eventually Mr. Ehrenzweig joined the New York City Police Department. Therein he effected hundreds and hundreds of arrests. Including arrests for illegal guns, weapons, robberies, burglaries, and all sorts of violent crime. He was promoted to Lieutenant and in charge of several Detective squads wherein they arrested persons who are best left unnamed. This included interstate drug trafficking, corrupt government officials, and organized crime persons.
Throughout this entire period Mr. Ehrenzweig learned one other lesson: “INTENSITY.” Anyone who knows him describes him as a pit bull, polite, kind, but a pit bull when necessary.
During his time as a Detective with the NYPD Mr. Ehrenzweig went to law school at night. He graduated Cum Ladue. When he passed the bar examine on the first try, he was in the top 2% of the nation.
Now as a practicing attorney be brings the lessons he learned as a student of the martial arts, a Lieutenant in the NYPD and his INTENSITY to his work. He does divorce, and custody cases. He deals with pension and retirement issues that which with only cops can be familiar, orders of protections which are used by a spouse as a sword rather than the shield it was meant for. And he brings this INTENSITY to all his work.
Moreover, due to his law degree, Ehrenzweig was drafted into the Internal Affairs Bureau. He is proud to say that he has save more jobs than he has cost. Yet, he is not ashamed to say that he did lock up drug dealers in uniform, or other “police” breaking the law (Felonies only) at the expense of the public. Including the sexual molestation of a child. Moreover, due to his time in IAB Ehrenzweig knows the system, knows how the “draftees” work, and has represented cops and PG’s and non NYPD cops in the (equivalent of the trial room). If your job is important to you, Ehrenzweig is the man to call.
Thus, as an attorney, Ehrenzweig brings this INTENSITY into everything he does. He will research cases for hours just to prove his clients is right. Ehrenzweig, has won trials, and appeals. Ehrenzweig has even had the wife in a divorce case ordered to pay the husband’s fees, more than once, and both times his client, the husband was a cop. He has appeared in State and Federal Court, not to mention the Appellate Divisions of the First and Second Department. He will do whatever it takes so long as it is legal and ethical to win a case for his client.
If you want a fighter, a real fighter, who has been in and won real fights, Ehrenzweig is your man.