Barbara A Castrataro

Ms. Castrataro has devoted her practice exclusively to the field of Matrimonial Law for more than 30 years. Known for her devotion to her clients as well as the Rule of Law, she has maintained a steady philosophy that diligence and preparedness are the earmarks of a successful practice. She has been sought out for her mastery of facts, strategic acumen and skill in the Courtroom. She believes that every lawyer must know the opposing case at least as well as your own. Ms Castrataro has deliberately and thoughtfully tailored the structure of her firm to enable her to personally participate in every phase of a client's matter which promotes a consistent presence, promotes efficiency and a knowledgeable response at all times. An experienced litigator, Ms. Castrataro, seeks creative solutions to complex cases, while always prepared to proceed to trial when settlement is not available.

Ms. Castrataro has represented a variety of clients from all walks of life. Prior to her admission to the Bar, Ms. Castrataro worked in Network Television at all three major networks in both management as an Executive in Broadcast Operations and for 9 years in Production as a Music Supervisor and Director scoring shows live while recorded, on both the East and West Coasts, for which she received several Emmy nominations. Her vast experience combined with breath of interests and charity work, all inform her practice and relatability to her clients.

Bar Admissions

New York, 1990
U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1990

Areas Of Practice

Matrimonial/Divorce & Family Law


New York Law School |New York, New York
Honors: Moot Court Award

CW Post LIU School of Music | Old Brookville, New York
B.A. - 1984
Major: Music

Representative Cases

Judge v Judge , 48 AD 3d 424, 2008, Appellate


Family Law, Berkeley College, 1995 to 1997
Ethics, Berkeley College, 1995 to 1997

Past Employment Positions

  • Law Office of Barbara A. Castrataro, Principal | 2000 to Present
  • Bender Jenson Silverstein & Castrataro, LLP, Partner | 1999 to 2000
  • Berkeley College, Adjunct Professor- Family Law | 1995 to 1997
  • Bender & Bodnar P.C./Law Office of Joel Bender, Associate | 1993 to 1999
  • Law office of Donald Frank, Associate | 1989 to 1993
  • CBS Network, Executive in Operations NY | 1985 to 1988
  • CBS & NBC Networks, Music Director@ Daytime Dramas NY/LA | 1979 to 1984

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Westchester Bar Associations 2018-Present
  • American Academy of Certified Financial Litigators, Member
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, Member | 2015 to Present
  • Westchester Women's Bar Association, Member | 2015 to Present
  • New York State Bar Association, Member | 1990 to Present

Pro Bono Legal Work from 1990

  • Various Charities and sponsorship of children's advanced education Pro Bono Legal Work, 1990 to present
  • (TAP) Tibetan Aid Project, Jhamste, TCV, Tibetan Children's Village, 2000 to present

Chappaqua, NY

(914) 666-2574