Tenacious in the courtroom and acutely sensitive of his clients, Gary Tabat has been one of the leading matrimonial attorneys in Nassau and Suffolk counties for over four decades.
The Suffolk County native emerged from law school tackling a variety of cases, from criminal to civil matters, under the tutelage of several leading criminal defense attorneys who later became distinguished members of the judiciary.
His remarkable trial work enabled Tabat to become one of the most successful independent attorneys on Long Island - before he was 30, he had his own thriving practice. Since 1980, Mr. Tabat has focused his practice primarily in the area of divorce and family law.
"The philosophy and goal of the firm has not changed since its founding" says Mr. Tabat. "It is to attempt to settle every case, and to give our clients our professional judgment of what 'range' the particular judge handling their case will consider, in rendering a decision, if it does not settle". However, according to Mr. Tabat "the law firm has more top litigation lawyers than any other matrimonial firm on Long Island", which he believes contributes to more settlements; or the client being better protected if a case does not settle.
Today, his firm, Tabat, Cohen, Blum & Yovino, PC, has eight (8) attorneys and two offices - Hauppauge in Suffolk County and Garden City in Nassau County. "We're all connected by a good network, and we team our more complex cases so that we can give them the attention they require, in a cost effective manner" says the forward-looking Tabat. The firm concentrates entirely on matrimonial law, including litigation and appeals, and has been involved in several landmark equitable distribution and custody cases, at the trial and appellate level.
A longtime resident of West Islip, Tabat and his family now live in Hauppauge.