Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory

New York

One Hundred and Twentieth Annual Edition


DORIS L. SASSOWER, P.C.                                               “AV” (Highest Rating)

DORIS L. SASSOWER, born New York, N.Y., September 25, 1932; admitted to bar, 1955, New York; 1961, U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Claims, U.S. Court of Military Appeals and U.S. Court of International Trade. Education: Brooklyn College (B.A. summa cum laude, 1954); New York University (J.D., cum laude, 1955). Phi Beta Kappa, Florence Allen Scholar. Law Assistant: U.S. Attorney’s Office, Southern District of New York, 1954-1955; Chief Justice Arthur T. Vanderbilt, Supreme Court of New Jersey, 1956-1957. President, Phi Beta Kappa Alumnae of New York, 1970-71. President, New York Women’s Bar Association, 1968-69. President, Lawyers’ Group of Brooklyn College Alumni Association, 1963-65. Recipient: Distinguished Woman Award, Northwood Institute, Midland Michigan, 1976. Special Award “for outstanding achievements on behalf of women and children,” National Organization for Women -- NYS, 1981; New York Women’s Sports Association Award “as champion of equal rights,” 1981. Distinguished Alumna Award, Brooklyn College, 1973. Named Outstanding Young Woman of America, State of New York, 1969. Nominated as candidate for New York Court of Appeals, 1972. Columnist: (“Feminism and the Law”) and Member, Editorial Board, Woman’ Life Magazine, 1981. Author: Book Review, Separation Agreements and Marital Contracts, Trial Magazine, October 1987; Support Handbook, ABA Journal, October, 1986; Anatomy of a Settlement Agreement Divorce Law Education Institute 1982 “Climax of a Custody Case,” Litigation, Summer, 1982; “Finding a Divorce Lawyer you can Trust,” Scarsdale Inquirer, May 20, 1982. “Is This Any Way to Run An Election?” American Bar Association Journal, August, 1980; “The Disposable Parent: The Case for Joint Custody,” Trial Magazine, April, 1980. “Marriages in Turmoil: The Lawyer as Doctor,” Journal of Psychiatry and Law, Fall, 1979. “Custody’s Last Stand,” Trial Magazine, September, 1979; “Sex Discrimination -- How to Know It When You See It,” American Bar Association Section of Individual Rights and Responsibilities Newsletter, Summer, 1976; “Sex Discrimination and the Law,” NY Women’s Week, November 8, 1976; “Women, Power, and the Law,” American Bar Association Journal, May, 1976; “The Chief Justice Wore a Red Dress,” Woman in the Year 2000, Arbor House, 1974; “Women and the Judiciary: Undoing the Law of the Creator,” Judicature, February, 1974; “Prostitution Review,” Juris Doctor, February, 1974; “‘No Fault’ Divorce and Women’s Property Rights,” New York State Bar Journal, November, 1973; “Marital Bliss: Till Divorce Do Us Part,” Juris Doctor, April, 1973; “Women’s Rights in Higher Education,” Current, November, 1972; “Women and the Law: The Unfinished Revolution,” Human Rights, Fall, 1972; “Matrimonial Law Reform:Equal Property Rights for Women,” New York State Bar Journal, October, 1972, “Judicial Selection Panels: An Exercise in Futility?”, New York Law Journal, October 22, 1971; “Women in the Law: The Second Hundred Years,” American Bar Association Journal, April, 1971; “The Role of Lawyers in Women’s Liberation,” New York Law Journal, December 30, 1970; “The Legal Rights of Professional Women,” Contemporary Education, February, 1972; “Women and the Legal Profession,” Student Lawyer Journal, November, 1970; “Women in the Professions,” Women’s Role in Contemporary Society, 1972; “The Legal Profession and Women’s Rights,” Rutgers Law Review, Fall, 1970; “What’s Wrong With Women Lawyers?”, Trial Magazine, October-November, 1968. Address to: The National Conference of Bar Presidents, Congressional Record, Vol. 115, No. 24E 815-6, February 5, 1969; The New York Women’s Bar Association, Congressional Record, Vol. 114, No. E5267-8, June 11, 1968. Director: New York University Law Alumni Association, 1974; International Institute of Womn Studies, 1971; Institute on Women’s Wrongs, 1973; Executive Woman, 1973. Co-Organizer, National Conference of Professional and Academic Women, 1970. Founder and Special Consultant, Professional Women’s Caucus, 1970 Trustee, Supreme Court Library, White Plains, by appointment of Governor Carey, 1977-1986 (Chair, 1983-1986). Elected Delegate, White House Conference on Small Business, 1986. Member, Panel of Arbitrators, American Arbitration Association. Member: The Association of Trial Lawyers of America; The Association of the Bar of the City of New York; Westchester County, New York State (Member: Judicial Selection Committee: Legislative Committee, Family Law Section), Federal and American (ABA Chair, National Conference of Lawyers and Social Workers, 1973-1974; Member, Sections on: Family Law, Individual Rights and Responsibilities; Committee on Rights of Women, 1982; Litigation) Bar Associations; New York State Trial Lawyers Association; American Judicature Society; National Association of Women Lawyers (Official Observer to the U.N., 1969-1970); Consular Law Society; Roscoe Pound-American Trial Lawyers’ Foundation; American Association for the International Commission of Jurists; Association of Feminist Consultants; Westchester Association of Women Business Owners; American Womens’ Economic Development Corp.; Womens’ Forum. Fellow: American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, New York Bar Foundation.