HARRIETTE M. STEINBERG received her Juris Doctor degree from Hofstra University in 1981 and has been admitted to practice before the U. S Supreme Court, Courts of the State of New York, U.S. Tax Court, U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Southern districts of New York. She is a member of the New York State Bar Association; New York State Woman’s Bar Association; Nassau County Bar Association and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. She is a past Director of the Nassau County Bar Association, where she chaired the Elder Law, Social Services, and Health Advocacy Committee for the 1992 and 1993 terms and the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee for 1999 and 2000 terms. Harriette has also served as chair of the General Practice Section of the New York State Bar Association (2007 and 2008 terms).
In January 2015, Harriette was selected to act as a Mediator in The Matrimonial Special Masters Panel of the Nassau County Supreme Court by the Hon. Thomas A. Adams.
Ms. Steinberg is a past Board member of the New York Association of Collaborative Professionals and member of the International Association of Collaborative Professionals. She is also the past Chair of the Nassau County Bar Association’s Women in the Courts Committee. The Women in the Courts Sub‑Committee on Matrimonial Reform helped to formulate a pilot project which was instituted in Supreme Court, and was designed to expedite pendente lite relief in certain matrimonial cases. In addition, she, together with several matrimonial colleagues, formulated the Early Neutral Evaluation Program which was used in Nassau County for an extended period of time. Ms. Steinberg has long been in favor of developing procedures to expedite the process of matrimonial litigation and has recognized the need to alleviate the adverse effects upon families, both financial and emotional, in the litigation of family disputes.
From 1993 until 1995, Ms. Steinberg was an adjunct Professor at Hofstra University where she taught Aging, Public Policy and the Law to graduate students. She has been asked by fellow attorneys on many occasions to act of‑counsel on matters pertaining to trusts, estates, related tax matters and elder law.
Ms. Steinberg has lectured at the Nassau County Bar Association; Wurzweiler School of Social Work at Yeshiva University, New York City; Mercy League, West Hempstead, New York; National Business Institute, New York Institute of Technology, Old Westbury, New York; and at various seminars sponsored by the Nassau County Bar Association, the National Organization for Women and the New York State Bar Association.
Ms. Steinberg was a member of the Board of Directors of the Family and Children’s Association (formerly Family Service Association) for over ten years, where she initiated an innovative public guardianship program designed for senior citizens of all economic backgrounds. This program served as a model for other non‑profit groups who are committed to pro‑active intervention on behalf of seniors living and aging on Long Island. Ms. Steinberg was honored by Family and Children’s Association in 1998 for her leadership, guidance and outstanding support on behalf of the Community Guardianship Program.
She has been a participant in the Long Island Alzheimer’s Foundation (LIAF) Legal Advisory Board, which provides speakers for workshops and conferences, articles for a quarterly newsletter and advice for issues LIAF faces in serving the Alzheimer’s and related dementia community.
In March 1999, Harriette was presented with the Town of Hempstead Pathfinder Award in the humanitarian category in recognition of her philanthropic undertakings.
Distinction Magazine identified her as one of Long Island’s Most Influential Women by granting her Women of Distinction status for the year 2000. Finally, Harriette received the Year 2000 Achievers Award from the Long Island Center for Business and Professional Women in May 2000. The Visiting Nurses Association of Long Island also recognized Ms. Steinberg’s achievements in 2000.
Prior to becoming an attorney, Ms. Steinberg worked as a fiduciary accountant for the period 1969‑1981 with the firms of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, Reed & Priest, and Mudge, Rose Guthrie and Alexander. Indeed, it was the Senior Partners of the foregoing law firms who supported her decision to pursue a legal career and her law school admission.