David S. Hartstein

David S. Hartstein

Englewood, New Jersey
(201) 399-4276
(201) 567-7809

David S. Hartstein was born in 1944. He graduated from Fairlawn High School in 1962 and Rider College in 1966. He graduated Fordham Law School in 1969 and was a member of the Fordham Law Review. Mr. Hartstein was admitted to the New York Bar in 1970 and to the New Jersey Bar in 1973. He is also a member of the United States District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York as well as the District of New Jersey and the Third Circuit. Mr. Hartstein is a lifelong resident of Bergen County. He has been practicing in the state and federal courts of New York and New Jersey for thirty years and is primarily engaged in litigation with a strong emphasis on family law. Mr. Hartstein has been published in the Fordham Law Review and in the New Jersey Family Lawyer, where he co-authored an article on the question of whether or not the execution of a pre-nuptial agreement can waive a spouse's right to her husband's pension under ERISA.

David S. Hartstein is the Municipal Court Judge for the town of Alpine, New Jersey.

Areas of Practice

  • Litigation
  • Family Law

Litigation Percentage

  • 60% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1970
  • New Jersey, 1973
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1977
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1971
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1997


  • Fordham University School of Law, New York, New York
    • J.D. - 1969
    • Law Review: Fordham Law Review, Member, 1968 - 1969
  • Rider College, Lawrenceville, New Jersey - 1966
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Major: Business Administration

Published Works

  • New Jersey Lawyer

Representative Clients

  • Jaclyn Inc.
  • Range Craft
  • Mercury Door

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Bergen County Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • New Jersey Bar Association, Member
  • Town of Alpine, New Jersey, Municipal Court Judge


  • Beta Alpha Psi