Academy Member Inducted 2012

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David J. Abeshouse

Diplomate member
Law Office of David J. Abeshouse
1429 Garfield Road
East Meadow, NY 11554
Tel: (516) 489-4083
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Recognized to New York Chapter for Mediation & Arbitration Other ADR Services: Early Neutral Evaluation, Med-Arb
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  • Practice Commenced1982
  • # of MEDS (as of 28/2/24)150
  • # of ARBS (as of 28/2/24)375
Current Practice


David Abeshouse is an experienced and well-known business litigator, arbitrator, and mediator. His professional practice revolved around business-to-business dispute resolution from diverse perspectives. He actively represented clients as their attorney-advocate in commercial litigation, arbitration, and mediation proceedings; served regularly as neutral arbitrator or mediator on the commercial panels of neutrals of several national and international ADR forums, including the American Arbitration Association, the International Centre for Dispute Resolution, Resolute Systems, the National Arbitration Forum, the Nassau County Bar Association ADR Tribunal (serving as a neutral on the Commercial and Labor/Employment Arbitration Panels & Mediation Panels), and others, as well as ran a private neutral arbitration and mediation practice. David Abeshouse has extensive experience mediating and arbitrating business cases as neutral. He is a member of several bar associations' dispute resolution sections; a past Chair of the Nassau County Bar Association Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Law Committee; and a member of the NY State Dispute Resolution Association (NYSDRA). He is a Fellow of the College of Commercial Arbitrators (CCA), and a past Adjunct Professor of ADR Law at St. John's University School of Law in Queens, NY. He served as neutral party-appointed arbitrator in a commercial dispute involving a major ADR forum (appointed by the forum party). He was recognized as a New York Metro Area "Super Lawyer" 2007, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022 for ADR Law; and repeatedly has been selected as one of L.I. Pulse magazine's "Top Rated Long Island Legal Eagles" for 2010, 2011, and 2012 (ADR category). He is rated "A-V Preeminent/5.0 out of 5.0" by the Martindale legal directory 1995 - present; and has enjoyed a "Superb" 10/10 rating on continuously from 2008 - present. David Abeshouse retired effective January 1, 2023.   

Case Experience

  • Arts (Fine/Performing)
  • Business Dissolution
  • Commercial/Business
  • Condominiums
  • Consumer Fraud
  • Contract Disputes
  • Employment
  • Entertainment Sector
  • Family Businesses
  • Franchise
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Libel & Slander
  • Media & Communications
  • Non-profit Organizations
  • Partnerships
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Fees
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Real Estate
  • Securities
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Technology
  • Title Disputes
  • Unfair Competition


  • University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA - B.A. in English (also concentrations in biopsychology, economics, chemistry, and music), 1978.
  • Vanderbilt University School of Law, Nashville, TN - J.D. (Juris Doctorate), 1982.
  • Extensive Continuing Legal Education (CLE), mostly in ADR (arbitration and mediation) (1990 - present).  Please see PDF Resume for further details (click on button above.)  

Memberships & Affiliations

NADN/NYAMA (NY Executive Committee member); College of Commercial Arbitrators; American Bar Association (Dispute Resolution Section; Litigation Section); New York State Bar Association (Alternative Dispute Resolution Section; Litigation Section); Nassau County Bar Association (Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee, Past Chair; Federal and Commercial Litigation Committee; GP-Solo Committee); The Attorney Round Table (Co-founder and Member of Executive Committee); The Health & Business Alliance, Inc. (Founding Member, Board of Directors); past member of the Long Island Entrepreneurs Group, Inc. (past Board of Directors; past Pro Bono General Counsel); New York State Dispute Resolution Association; long-time (27 years) past member of Association of the Bar of the City of New York a/k/a New York CityBar and New York County Lawyers Association (ADR Committee and Appellate Practice Committee).

Rates Information

$525 per hour for all time expended on matter. Charge for travel exceeding 1/2 hour each way.

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