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Orrit Hershkovitz represents clients in all aspects of matrimonial and family law, including divorce, child custody and access, child and spousal support, property distribution, post-judgment enforcement, relocation, and the negotiation and preparation of prenuptial, post-nuptial, and separation agreements. After more than 20 years of practice, Orrit joined Barton in June 2014, having previously been associated with a leading family law boutique in New York City. She has negotiated and litigated cases involving substantial, complex assets and compensation structures, and has also had extensive experience representing parents in contentious domestic and international custody disputes. Orrit has participated in important, cutting-edge litigation, including a 2010 landmark case in which the New York Court of Appeals recognized the parental status of her client, the non-biological mother of a child raised by a same-sex couple.

Orrit is known for her thorough preparation, tenacity, and unwavering dedication to clients. While she litigates regularly, she is committed to helping her clients resolve their disputes as efficiently and expeditiously as possible.

Orrit is an active supporter of Sanctuary for Families, a non-profit organization that provides comprehensive services to victims of gender violence, representing clients pro bono on Sanctuary’s behalf. She also sits on the Advisory Board of the Judges and Lawyers Breast Cancer Alert. Orrit has been selected as a Super Lawyer in Thomson Reuters’ annual survey of the top 5% of lawyers in the New York metro area since 2012.

Orrit is fluent in Hebrew and is a former triathlete. 


  • Matrimonial and Family Law


  • New York State Bar Association
  • New York Women’s Bar Association
  • New York City Bar Association (Member, State Courts of Superior Jurisdiction Committee, 2008 to 2012)
  • Judges and Lawyers Breast Cancer Alert (Advisory Board Member)


  • Selected by Super Lawyers from 2012 to present


  • Sanctuary for Families (Legal Advisory Council Member)


  • Boston University School of Law, J.D.
  • The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, B.A.


  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • New York State
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • Massachusetts (inactive)

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