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Harvey Ira Sladkus

Harvey Ira Sladkus, lawyer. Bar: New York 1962, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1967, Connecticut 1981. Decorated Bronze Star, War Service medal Korean Government; named Arbitrator of Year, New York Civil Small Claims Court, 2002, Civil Court New York County, 2002; recipient George Washington Honor medal, Freedoms Foundation, Valley Forge, 1953, Empire State Pro Bono award, 2007.


  • Sladkus, Harvey Ira was born on March 5, 1929. Son of Samuel Harold and Charlotte Dorothy Sladkus.

  • Education

    • AB, Syracuse University, 1950. Juris Doctor, New York University, 1961.


    • Associate Morris Ploscowe, New York City, 1961—1967. Private practice, 1968—1995. Partner Dweck & Sladkus and Feiden, Dweck & Sladkus, 1968-1995, Dweck & Sladkus, LLP, New York City, 1996.

      President Harvey I. Sladkus, Professional Corporation, since 1997. Small claims arbitrator Civil Court City of New York, since 1977. Adjunct professor law Benjamin N. Cardozo School Law, 1994—1995.

      Lecturer family and matrimonial law Superlawyers.com, Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, 2010. 1st lieutenant United States Army, 1952-1953, Korea.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: New York 1962, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1967, Connecticut 1981.


    • Co-author: (book) Practice Under New York's Matrimonial Law, 1971-1979. Editor-in-chief: Family Law Practice, 1982, contributing columnist: It's the Law, Suffolk Times, 1999—2002, Bottom Line, 2000-2008. Contributor articles to professional journals.


    Denomination: Judaism


    Member of Appellate Division (first department committee on character and fitness since 2010), Suffolk County Bar Association, American Arbitration Association (national panel arbitrators), International Academy Matrimonial Lawyers, American Academy Matrimonial Lawyers, Association Bar City of New York, New York State Bar Association.


    • Married Harriet Marcia Barske, November 26, 1967 (divorced). Children: Steven David, Jeffrey Brandon. Married Roberta Frances Pope, October 24, 1986.
    • father: Samuel Harold
    • mother: Charlotte Dorothy Sladkus
    • spouses: Harriet Marcia Barske
    • Roberta Frances Pope
    • children: Steven David Sladkus
    • Jeffrey Brandon Sladkus
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    Born March 5, 1929