Jacqueline Harounian - French lawyer in Great Neck NY

Jacqueline Harounian

Wisselman, Harounian & Associates

Jacqueline Harounianis a Partner of the Law Firm of Wisselman, Harounian & Associates, P.C. established in 1976, and a recognized leader in the field of matrimonial and family law. Her unique multidisciplinary background, including a graduate degree in Behavioral Forensic Psychology and Family Systems Therapy, enables her to adeptly handle complex divorce, custody and support matters in the Family and Supreme Courts on Long Island and New York City. Recognized as a highly experienced trial and appellate advocate, Ms. Harounian nevertheless believes that a negotiated settlement is often the best strategy, especially if there are minor children and co-parenting is desired. Her approach is straightforward, responsive, and client focused. She emphasizes respect and compassion during the divorce process, and guides her clients towards a holistic and cost effective resolution of their matter that is in their best interest.

Among her many accolades over 20+ years of practice, she was chosen to the Super Lawyers list for seven consecutive years, and also repeatedly selected to its most prestigious list – “Top 50 Women Lawyers” in New York, as the only Long Island matrimonial lawyer. She was top rated in Family Law by New York Law Journal and Avvo, and recognized as AV Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell. In 2016, she was appointed to the Board of the Nassau County Women’s Bar Association, and served as the Chair of the Matrimonial Committee. Ms. Harounian served as an Adjunct Instructor of Family Law at Hofstra Law School for over ten years. She lectures regularly to attorneys, mental health professionals, accountants, and women’s groups, and is a sought after speaker for a range of topics including financial and legal empowerment, sexual harassment, parenting issues, negotiating skills, and mental health / addiction issues.

Her book, Divorce Reality Check, published in 2016, is available on Amazon (print and Kindle) and other major booksellers.


New York, United States - Active
Licensed for 28 Years 3 Months
since Aug 1995


Columbia University in the City of New York
Bachelor of Arts English Literature, Middle Eastern Languages and Culture
Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University
J.D. Law


Brandeis Lawyers Association of Queens
Nassau Women’s Bar Association
Former Director
Iranian American Bar Association, IABA
Yashar Hadassah Lawyers and Judges
Former President

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Wisselman, Harounian & Associates

1010 Northern Blvd, Suite 300
Great Neck, NY 11021

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