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Meet Our Long Island Divorce Attorneys

Role of Your Long Island Divorce Attorney

Long Island, NY Divorce Lawyers and Family Law Attorneys at Hornberger Verbitsky, P.C.

The attorneys of Hornberger Verbitsky, P.C., from left: AnnMarie Lanni, Esq., attorney; Robert E. Hornberger, Esq., founding partner; Christine M. Verbitsky, Esq., partner; and Brenda Lynch, Esq., Of Counsel.

You hire a divorce attorney to protect your rights on Long Island. Decisions regarding your future, and those impacting the future of your family, are not issues to be made lightly. All matters regarding divorce and family law are often wildly complex with deep emotional ramifications for you and your family and you need an attorney who understands your legal, and emotional, needs. To ensure you make the right decisions, it is imperative that you give yourself the legal edge and protection you need and deserve. When you work with the family law and divorce attorneys at Hornberger Verbitsky, P.C., you can breathe easier and sleep better knowing that your case and your rights are protected by an experienced team of professionals who always have your best interest at heart.


Staff of Compassionate Professionals Provide Personal Attention

We understand that your separation or divorce is a complex and deeply emotional issue with long-ranging implications. It’s OK and perfectly natural to feel overwhelmed, scared or worried about your future and the well-being of your children. Conflict and the disputes that arise during this process naturally cause uncertainly and stress for you and your family. Our staff of friendly, knowledgeable and caring legal professionals is always available to answer all of your questions and guide you safely through this process. You will be treated with the respect and compassion you deserve and you will receive the personal service that other firms promise, but rarely deliver.

You can be assure that we are fully committed to returning all of our telephone calls every day and answering all of your questions because we understand that is what you deserve. Try it now. Call us at 631-923-1910 and we’ll be happy to answer your questions honestly and with care.


“Two for the Price of ONE!!! 

“A year ago, due to the hard work of BOTH  my lawyers, I received an ACOD in Family Court. When my case first started Robert came with me to Family Court.  After meeting with them both it was determined that Christine was going to move forward and represent me each time we needed to go before the Judge. They assured me that every aspect about my case had both of their attention and both of their input. The shame and humiliation I felt when they took on my case overwhelmed me and I never expected to be treated with kindness and respect. However, each time a phone call was made or each time I went to the office I spoke with BOTH of them and we were all on the same page.  Yesterday I received a CONGRATULATIONS note from Christine and Robert that MADE MY DAY! Today I am ACOD Free – CPS Free – I am divorced and have Full Custody of my children.  I highly recommend Christine and Robert and their wonderful staff — my life is forever changed and I am happier then I ever imagined!”

— Happy


Learn More About Our Senior Long Island Divorce Attorneys


Robert E Hornberger, Esq., Partner, Hornberger Verbitsky, PC


Robert E. Hornberger, Esq. – Partner

Founder and Partner of Hornberger Verbitsky, P.C., Robert E. Hornberger is an experienced and compassionate Long Island Divorce Attorney, Family Law Attorney, and Divorce Mediator serving clients throughout Long Island and surrounding counties.

Known for his tough courtroom disposition, Robert is a skilled litigator who regularly handles divorce and family law matters successfully through trial. His reputation, as well as his training and experience as a divorce mediator and collaborative divorce attorney makes Robert particularly skilled at resolving cases prior to trial because his adversaries know he will not back down until he achieves a favorable resolution for his clients.

Read more about Robert E. Hornberger, Esq.

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee Contributor
  • Collaborative Law Association of New York – Former Director
  • Martindale Hubbell Distinguished Designation
  • America’s Most Honored Professionals – Top 5%
  • Lead Counsel Rated – Divorce Law
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys 10 Best
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals



Christine M. Verbitsky, Esq. – Partner

A Long Island native, Christine joined the divorce law firm of Hornberger Verbitsky, P.C. in 2014 and became a Partner of the Firm in 2019. Her caring nature and ability to develop personal, one-on-one relationships with her clients led her to excel in the matrimonial field. Prior to joining the firm, Christine obtained experience in the areas of estate planning and landlord tenant law.

Christine M. Verbitsky is a member of the Suffolk County Family Court 18b Assigned Counsel Program, a program that accepts only experienced and highly skilled family court attorneys to represent individuals in Child Custody and Support matters and Orders of Protection.

Read more about Christine M. Verbitsky, Esq.

  • SuperLawyers Metro Rising Star
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys 10 Best
  • American Institute of Legal Advocates Rising Star
  • Attorney and Practice Magazine Top 10 Family Law Attorney in New York
  • Suffolk County Assigned Counsel Defender Plan



AnneMarie Lanni​, Esq. – Senior Associate

Divorce is a heavy mental burden. As your divorce or family law attorney, I work hard to find a resolution for you as you navigate one of the most difficult chapters of your life. I empathetically build a relationship with my clients so you know that you and your case are in good hands. I am determined to assist you in understanding all legal and financial aspects of a divorce or family court matter, and I always advocate for your bests interests. Ultimately, I strive for expeditious outcomes so you can positively further your life after the separation. I am approachable and caring, well-versed in litigation, and I am ready to advocate for you inside and out of the courtroom!

Read more about AnnMarie Lanni, Esq.




Brenda Lynch, Esq. Of Counsel

Brenda Lynch, Esq. – Of Counsel

Brenda Lynch is Of Counsel to Hornberger Verbitsky, P.C. Brenda is the Principal of The Lynch Law Group a law firm focused on Elder Law, Estate Planning and closely related areas.

Brenda represents fiduciaries and beneficiaries of a trust or an estate. She has over 20 years of experience advising fiduciaries (Executors and Trustees) on the duties and responsibilities of being a fiduciary. She also represents beneficiaries in ensuring that they receive the assets that they are entitled to in a timely fashion from an estate and/or trust. She also works with the Trust and Estate Litigation Department when matters cannot be resolved amicably.

Read Brenda’s full bio here.





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Melissa Rappa
Melissa Rappa
18:09 08 Feb 24
At one of the hardest and most stressful times of my life, it was so comforting to have a team at Hornberger and Verbitsky who ALWAYS responded in record speed to my questions, phone calls, emails or texts and who I felt really cared about helping me through this difficult time. It was a long few years and I am grateful to all of you. Thank you so much Rob, AnneMarie, Christine, Patty, Joan and Lawrence. Your guidance, professionalism and expertise is appreciated beyond measure.
Paul Carmichael
Paul Carmichael
16:21 11 Dec 23
I would give 6 stars if I could. I can't say enough good things about Robert and his firm. We were in a situation for over 2 years and I could have never made it through without Robert's experience and knowledge. He guided me through tough times when needed and his expertise could "read" the situation and make the next best move for me. He was tough when he needed to be tough (thankfully) and at the same time guided me through the process to make me feel comfortable in an uncomfortable situation. I would not want to go through this process without Robert and his team having my back. he helped move the case along and not waste any time or money. One last time, I 100% endorse Robert and his expertise.
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