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Robert E. Hornberger, Esq. – Family Law and Divorce Attorney

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Robert E. Hornberger, Esq. – Partner

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

Robert E. Hornberger, Esq.

I know from both personal and professional experience that divorce is emotional for everyone involved. No one expects to get divorced so it is naturally a stressful life-changing event. I’ve been in your shoes; I understand.

As emotional as it is, divorce is also a practical matter. While it may seem cold, when it comes down to it, divorce is essentially a legal “business transaction”. My job as your divorce attorney is to take care of the practical, material and legal aspects of your divorce so you can move on emotionally.

I’m here to protect your legal and financial interests now and ensure you have the tools and resources you need to start a new, happy, productive, fulfilling life without your current spouse.

While my greatest job satisfaction is the relief I bring to my clients, below are some of the credentials, awards and recognition I’ve received en route.


“I came to Robert Hornberger in dire need of help with a stressful and complicated divorce dispute.  Upon our first meeting, I immediately began to feel at ease knowing I chose the right attorney.  He listened carefully as I presented my situation and in short order implemented a plan towards resolution. Every step of the way he was attentive and prompt to all my needs and concerns. His experience, confidence and careful planning led us to a favorable outcome of the matter.  I give my strongest recommendation to the law firm of Hornberger Verbitsky.”

Joseph LaCarrubba

“I recently retained Mr. Hornberger’s Office to handle my Divorce. My Divorce has been on-going for over 3 years with not much success. After being extremely frustrated with the process I felt I needed a more experienced, professional, compassionate, go-getting Attorney. Mr. Hornberger and his staff couldn’t be more understanding of my needs, they return my phone calls and they get the job done! I am completely happy with my results and so happy I switched.  I HIGHLY RECOMMEND!”


  • Over 20 years practicing matrimonial law
  • Over 1,000 cases successfully resolved
  • Founder and Partner of Hornberger Verbitsky, P.C.
  • Experienced and compassionate Long Island Divorce Attorney, Family Law Attorney, and Divorce Mediator
  • Recognized for a tough courtroom disposition
  • Skilled litigator whose reputation, training and experience as a divorce attorney, mediator and collaborative divorce attorney makes Robert particularly skilled at resolving cases prior to trial
  • Opposing counsel recognize Robert will not back down until he achieves a favorable resolution for his clients.
  • Licensed to practice law in the State of New York
  • New York State Bar Association member
  • Nassau County Bar Association member
  • Suffolk County Bar Association member
  • “Super Lawyer” Metro Rising Star
  • Nominated Best of Long Island Divorce Attorney four consecutive years
  • 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
  • Graduate of Hofstra University School of Law
  • Double Bachelor’s degrees in Philosophy, Politics & Law and History from SUNY Binghamton University
  • Long Island native

“Robert is an excellent, honest, divorce attorney who really cares about me and my concerns. He is compassionate and very easy to talk to, he listens very carefully and asks the right questions to get to the heart of the matter. While he has kept me out of court on several occasions (saving me thousands of dollars I’m sure) when we did have to appear, I could tell that the Suffolk County Family Court judge presiding over our case had the utmost respect for him (and not my opposition’s attorney), which certainly worked in my favor. I have seen, first-hand, that he is more concerned with providing the best counsel and giving his clients on Long Island the truth, rather than telling them what they want to hear or making more money from them. I have personally witnessed him, on numerous occasions, provide counsel that reduced his fees, rather than extend the case. The people in his office are just as wonderful as Mr. Hornberger. From his assistant to the other attorneys, everyone I’ve dealt with over there has been friendly, helpful and acted with the utmost professionalism. I am confident that Mr. Hornberger and his team will ALWAYS recommend the best course of action for me, or any of his clients, and I would not hesitate to recommend his firm to my family and friends. I trust Robert because he’s proven time and again that he’s in my corner for me.”

James R

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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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