New York Divorce Lawyer, David S. Dikman

david-dikmanDavid S. Dikman has been practicing law since 1987, first honing investigative and trial skills for nine years at the Queens County District Attorney’s Office, where he became Deputy Chief of Homicide Investigations before leaving for private practice. As a trial prosecutor, he successfully concluded with convictions in many homicide and major offense cases. He has been a member of the firm since August 1995, focusing primarily in the areas of Matrimonial & Family Law. David also represents clients in Criminal Court, defending their rights using his Criminal Law knowledge and skills when domestic violence issues result in their arrest and prosecution. As a divorce lawyer, Mr. Dikman is acutely aware of how the issues in Criminal Court can spill over and affect divorce and child custody disputes.

In private practice, Mr. Dikman is proud to estimate he has settled and resolved well more than 95% of client matters without a trial or the associated cost, expense, and uncertainty. For those cases in which trial cannot be reasonably avoided, his successful advocacy skills have established his reputation and led other lawyers, judges, child support magistrates, and other professionals to seek his services.


  • Stony Brook University – B.A. 1983
  • Hofstra Law School – J.D., 1986


  • Bar Admission – New York – January, 1987
  • Queens County District Attorney’s Office, 1986 – 1995
  • Dikman & Dikman, 1995 – present

Speaker/Panelist for Continuing Legal Education:

  • Matrimonial Law Practice and Practical Tips, 2002
  • Equitable Distribution Law Update & Tracing Separate Property, 2002
  • Handling Your First Matrimonial From Start to Finish, 2001
  • New Ethics Rules as Relates to Matrimonial Practice, 2010
  • Representing Difficult Clients, 2012


  • Case Law and Statutory Developments in the Field of Family Law, Queens Bar Bulletin, 1998 – 2015
  • Homicide Investigation, for prosecutors, 1994
  • Videotaped Confessions, for prosecutors, 1993

Professional Affiliations:

  • Queens County Bar Association:
    Family Law Committee, 1996 – 2015
  • Nassau County Bar Association:
    Matrimonial & Family Law Committee, 2000 – 2015
  • New York Family Law American Inn of Court:
    Member/Barrister 2008-2015

Sample of Reported Appellate Cases on Appeal:

  • Sugarman v. Sugarman, 282 A.D.2d 446 (2001)
  • Seidman v. Seidman, 304 A.D.2d 645 (2003)
  • Gainey v. Gainey, 303 A.D.2d 628 (2003)
  • Daniel v. Friedman, 22 A.D.3d 707 (2005)
  • Pollack v. Pollack, 56 A.D.3d 6371 (2008)
  • Devivo v Devivo, 78 A.D.3d 986 (2010)
  • Dinoto v Dinoto, 97 A.D.3d 529 (2012)
  • Morille-Hinds v Hinds, 988 N.Y.S.2d 523 (2014)

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Dikman & Dikman Podcasts

New York family law attorneys, Michael Dikman and David Dikman are pleased to offer you two 30-minute informative podcasts, in which they discuss issues facing divorcing couples in New York.

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