Areas of Law
- Business Transactions & Disputes
- Constitutional & Civil Rights Law
- Library, School & Municipal Law
- Litigation & Appeals
- Nursing Home Law
- Trusts, Estates & Elder Law
- Zoning & Land Use
Admitted in 1978, New York
1978, U.S. District Court, Southern, Northern and Eastern Districts of New York and U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
Class of 1977
Class of 1974
Mr. Hamburger is admitted to practice in the U. S. Supreme Court, the Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, the U.S. District Court in the Southern, Eastern, and Northern Districts of New York, and all New York State courts. He is a member of the New York State Bar Association, the Suffolk County Bar Association, and the State Association of School Attorneys.
Richard Hamburger was graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Northwestern University in 1974 and earned his J.D. degree cum laude from Cornell University Law School in 1977. Upon graduation, he was appointed Assistant District Attorney to the Hon. Robert M. Morgenthau, District Attorney of New York County, where he served in both the Appeals Bureau and the Trial Division. In 1980, Mr. Hamburger began a two-year position as Law Assistant to the Hon. Bernard S. Meyer, Judge of the New York Court of Appeals, the highest court in New York State. Mr. Hamburger's areas of concentration include commercial litigation, business and corporate law, education and municipal law, zoning and land use, environmental law, civil rights, employment discrimination, health care law, and real estate.
Law Assistant to the Honorable Bernard S. Meyer, Associate Judge, New York Court of Appeals, 1980-1982. Assistant District Attorney, New York County, 1977-1980. Member, Incorporated Village of Northport Planning Board, 1984-1990. Chair, Incorporated Village of Northport Zoning Board of Appeals, 1991-1992. Trustee, Long Island Children's Museum, 1998—. Member: Suffolk County (Chair, Federal Courts Committee, 1994-1995) and New York State (Member: Committee on Professional Ethics, 1994-1997; Magistrate Judge Selection Committee, 1998—; Special Committee on Unlawful Practice of Law, 1998—) Bar Associations.