About Us

Mr. Leininger graduated Fordham Law School in 1974 with a rank of #1 in the entire Evening Division. He has been practicing law for over 40 years – the last 36 years concentrating on Divorce and Custody Matters. Mr. Leininger has appeared on national TV and radio shows, including the Phil Donohue Show, Sallie Jessie Raphael Show, The Morning Show on the CBS TV Network, the Today Show on the NBC TV Network, etc. Mr. Leininger is a member in good standing of the New York Bar, the New Jersey Bar, and the Florida Bar, and is also admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States. He is a member of the Family Law Sections of the New York State Bar Association, the New Jersey State Bar Association and the Florida Bar Association. Mr. Leininger was the first Staten Island attorney to become a certified Divorce Mediator over 22 years ago. Mr. Leininger is also certified as a Family Mediator by the Florida Supreme Court. He is also a trained Collaborative Divorce attorney and a member of both the Staten Island Collaborative Law Group and the Next Generation Collaborative Divorce Group of Sarasota, Florida. Mr. Leininger’s Associate Attorney, Maria Giresi, Esq. has been a litigation attorney since 1995. She has also been an Administrative Law Judge of the City of New York. Use Ms. Giresi’s years of courtroom experience to your benefit..

Maria Giresi

Our law firm has handled over five thousand divorces and family court matters since it’s founding in 1981, and the firm has been attorney of record on numerous appeals, including the following reported cases: Radigan v. Radigan, 115 A.D.2d 466, 495 N.Y.S.2d 703 (Second Department, 1985); Moro v. Moro, 124 A.D.2d 792, 508 N.Y.S.2d 513 (Second Department, 1986); Guiry v. Guiry, 159 A.D.2d 556, 552 N.Y.S.2d 421 (Second Department, 1990); Messina v. Messina, 175 A.D.2d 866, 573 N.Y.S.2d 709 (Second Department, 1991); Pedersen v. Pedersen, 176 A.D.2d 729, 574 N.Y.S.2d 1004 (Second Department, 1991); LeVigne v. LeVigne, 220 A.D.2d 561, 632 N.Y.S.2d 610 (Second Department, 1995); Patel v. Patel, 224 A.D.2d 672, 638 N.Y.S.2d 738 (Second Department, 1996); Patel v. Patel, 704 N.Y.S.2d 606 (Second Department, 2000).