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Doris Lipson Sassower, American lawyer. Bar: New York 1955. Recipient Distinguished Alumna award of honor Brooklyn College, 1973; Distinguished Woman award Northwood Institute, 1976; Special award New York State chapter National Organization of Women, 1981.


Sassower, Doris Lipson was born on September 25, 1932 in New York City. Daughter of Abraham and Rose (Weitz) Lipson.


Bachelor summa cum laude, Brooklyn College, 1954. Bachelor of Laws cum laude, New York University, 195. Juris Doctor, New York University, 1968.


Law assistant to chief justice New Jersey Supreme Court, 1956-1957. Partner Sassoer & Sassower, New York City, 1955-1980. President Doris L. Sassower, Professional Corporation, since 1980.

Counsel Business Council United Nations Decade for Women, since 1977, Outlook. Personal Motivation, Inc., 1977, Women's Sports Association, 1978, Daily Plan-It, 1980. Lecturer in field.


  • Bar: New York 1955.


  • Other Work

    • Columnist, member editorial advisory board Woman's Life magazine, 1981. Contributor numerous articles to professional journals.


Trustee Supreme Court Library 9th Judicial District, White Plains, New York, since 1977. Fellow American Academy Matrimonial Lawyers, New York Bar Foundation. Member International Bar.

Association, American Bar Association (steering committee women's rights committee), Federal Bar Association, New York Women's Bar Association (president 1968-1969), New York State Bar Association (judicial selection committee since 1972, legislation committee family law section since 1974), Westchester County Bar Association, Consular Law Society, Brooklyn College Alumni Association (president lawyers group 1963-1965, special citation 1965, director 1965-1971), New York University Law Alumni Association (director 1974-1975), Association Bar City New York (chair subcommittee women in legal profession), Association Trial Lawyers American, New York State Trial Lawyers Association (matrimonial law cm.), National Conference Lawyers and Social Workers (American Bar Association chair 1973-1974), Professional Women's Caucus (co-founder. Special consultant 1970), Professionals Organized for Women's Equal Rights (founder 1970), National Conference Professional and Academy Women (co-organizer 1970), Human Rights for Women, Women's Equity Action League (Women's Economic Equity award 1978), American Judicature Society, National Association Women Lawyers (oflc. observer to United Nations 1969-1970, legislation committee since 1976), National Council Women United States (chairman committee law and status of women since 1977), American Arbitration Association (national panel), Association Feminist Consultant, Women United for United Nations, Women's Forum, Phi Beta Kappa (chapter president 1970-1971), Iota Tau Tau, others.


Married George Sassower, August 24, 1952. Children– Elena Ruth, Carey Adina, Lizbeth Avery.

Abraham Lipson

Rose (Weitz) Lipson

George Sassower

Elena Ruth Sassower

Carey Adina Sassower

Lizbeth Avery Sassower