David A. Bamdad



David A. Bamdad is a partner in the firm’s Trusts & Estates Practice Group. David focuses his practice on estate and trust litigation. In his practice, he regularly counsels fiduciaries and beneficiaries in contested probate, administration and accounting proceedings, discovery and turnover proceedings, and proceedings to remove fiduciaries. David is also regularly appointed  by Surrogates as a Guardian at Litem to represent individuals who cannot protect their own rights and interests, and lectures on topics related to trusts and estates litigation.

Prior to joining Meltzer Lippe, David was an Associate at a New York City law firm where he counseled clients, such as the Public Administrators of the Counties of New York and Kings, in all phases of estate administration and litigation, including representing estate fiduciaries in contested and uncontested probate and administration proceedings, wrongful death compromise proceedings, contested accounting proceedings and fiduciary removal proceedings. He also conducted forensic accountings to surcharge guardians for the improper administration and conversion of guardianship assets.

David received his J.D., cum laude, from Hofstra University School of Law, where he served as the Research Editor of the Hofstra Law Review and was the recipient of the Hofstra Law Review Kenneth S. Horton Award of Excellence. He received his B.A. in Philosophy, Politics and Law from Binghamton University.

After law school, David served as a law fellow to the Honorable Sandra L. Sgroi of the Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department.

David is an avid New York Knicks Fan and lives on Long Island with his wife, Tal, a physical therapist, and their two children.

Bar Admissions 

  • New York State Bar


  • Binghamton University (B.A., 2007)
  • Hofstra University, School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2010)


  • New York State Bar Association, Trusts & Estates Law Section, Vice-Chair of the Estate Litigation Committee
  • Nassau County Bar Association, Surrogate’s Court Committee, Member


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