Eric A. Tepper is a partner in our family law, child custody, matrimonial, and divorce law firm, and was born in Schenectady, New York. Mr. Tepper graduated from Hamilton College with a B.A. degree, magna cum laude, in 1979, and from George Washington University Law School with a Juris Doctor degree, with honors, in 1982. He has been selected for inclusion in "The Best Lawyers in America" for the 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 editions. Best Lawyers has named Mr. Tepper the 2013 Family Law--Lawyer of the Year for the Albany Area. Mr. Tepper has been selected for inclusion in New York Super Lawyers for 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012. New York Super Lawyers also previously selected him as one of the top 25 lawyers from all categories and one of the top rated matrimonial lawyers in the Hudson Valley region, as published by Hudson Valley Magazine. In 2011, Mr. Tepper was listed as one of the top ten divorce lawyers in New York State by AVVO, as published in Arrive Magazine. Of the top ten divorce lawyers in New York State, he was the only one selected from north of Westchester County. A leading divorce, family law, and matrimonial lawyer in the Albany, Schenectady, and Saratoga region and Upstate New York, Mr. Tepper is admitted to the New York and Massachusetts Bars, and to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York and the District of Massachusetts. In 1999, Mr. Tepper was appointed by New York’s Chief Administrative Judge to serve on the Statewide Committee on Matrimonial Practice and he served on the Statewide Committee from 1999 through 2009. In 2009, Mr. Tepper was appointed by New York’s Chief Administrative Judge to the newly formed Unified Court System Matrimonial Practice Advisory Committee. He was one of two representatives to the Committee on Matrimonial Practice from the Third Department and is one of two representatives from the Third Department to the Statewide Matrimonial Practice Advisory Committee.
Mr. Tepper serves on the Executive Committee of the New York State Bar Association Family Law Section. In 2012, he was elected financial officer of the Family Law Section, and is one of four officers of the nearly 3,000 member Family Law Section. He also is co-chair of the Family Law Section's Committee on Substantive Law Relating to the Family. He previously served on the Family Law Section's ethics hotline. In 2004, Mr. Tepper was appointed to the Continuing Legal Education Committee for the New York State Bar Association and served on that committee until 2010. Mr. Tepper is a member of the Saratoga County Bar Association and Schenectady County Bar Association. He chairs the Schenectady County Bar Association's Matrimonial and Family Law Committee.
Mr. Tepper has lectured extensively, and written course material on family law, divorce, and matrimonial issues for judicial education and New York State Bar Association continuing legal education programs for many years throughout the Albany, Schenectady and Saratoga regions, and throughout New York State. Mr. Tepper has lectured on matrimonial law to Supreme Court and Family Court judges on numerous occasions at Judicial Education Seminars ("judge school"). Mr. Tepper has also lectured on matrimonial and family law to court attorneys for the New York State Unified Court System. In 2010, Mr. Tepper lectured to the Association of the Justices of the Supreme Court of the State of New York on recently enacted matrimonial and family law legislation. In 2010, Mr. Tepper lectured on newly enacted divorce and family law legislation at a legislative continuing legal education program for the New York State Senate, New York State Assembly, and staff counsel. Mr. Tepper has also lectured on matrimonial law to the Appellate Division, Third Department. Mr. Tepper has also lectured on matrimonial, divorce, custody, and family law for the Business Law Institute, Capital District Women’s Bar Association, Schenectady County Legal Professionals, Schenectady County Bar Association and for other community organizations.
Mr. Tepper previously served on the Board of Directors of the Schenectady Jewish Community Center and the Center for Community Justice. He previously was on the Board of Directors of the Northeast Parent and Child Society for nine years. Mr. Tepper is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the New York Chapter of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts ("AFCC"), and was a founding member of the AFCC New York Chapter. In 2012, he joined the Board of Directors of The Giving Circle, Inc., a not-for-profit organization based in Saratoga Springs which performs charitable work in Saratoga Springs, surrounding communities and in Africa. In 2003, Mr. Tepper was appointed to the Editorial Board for the Lexis/Nexis publication on New York Matrimonial Actions, and continues to serve on the editorial board.
Contact Mr. Tepper or another of our family law, divorce, matrimonial and custody attorneys at GTD Law. We serve the Albany, Schenectady, Saratoga, and Capital District region from our Glenville office.
Articles & Publications
Author of Course Materials for Numerous Continuning Legal Education Programs
New York State Bar Associaton--New York State Unified Court System--Schenectady County Bar Association
Lawyer of the Year--Family Law--Albany Area
Best Lawyers in America
Best Lawyers in America
New York Super Lawyers
Schenectady County Bar Association
Chair--Matrimonial and Family Law Committee
New York Staate Bar Associatoin
Family Law Section--Member of Executive Committee
New York State Bar Associtation
One of 4 elected officers of nearly 3,000 member Family Law Section
New York State Bar
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Credit Cards Accepted
Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law