Gary H. Tabat

Experienced in Long Island matrimonial and family law

Gary H. Tabat is the founding partner of Tabat, Cohen, Blum, Yovino, & Diesa, PC. He has been practicing matrimonial and family law on Long Island and in Manhattan for more than 40 years. He holds an AV® PreeminentTM Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell® and is a past president and current member of the board of directors of the Suffolk County Matrimonial Bar Association.

Mr. Tabat is a former adjunct professor at Touro Law School and he frequently lectures on matrimonial and family law issues. He is the author of LexisNexis AnswerGuide: New York Matrimonial Actions, which is used by law school professors. Widely considered to be one of the best attorneys to handle significant, complex equitable distribution cases on Long Island and in Manhattan, Mr. Tabat was named one of the Ten Leaders in matrimonial and family law. He was awarded the 2012 “Legal Eagle” by LI Pulse Magazine as top Long Island matrimonial attorney.

Contact our matrimonial and family law firm in Long Island to discuss your case

If you or someone you know needs a matrimonial and family law attorney in Garden City or Hauppauge, Tabat, Cohen, Blum, Yovino, & Diesa, PC can help. From our offices in Nassau County and Suffolk County, our attorneys fight for your rights and the best interests of your children. Call our Long Island divorce lawyers in Garden City or in Hauppauge, or contact us online to schedule your initial consultation.

Honors & Awards:

  • Top Lawyer in the NY Metro Area; Super Lawyers (2013-2015)
  • Top 10 Matrimonial & Divorce Lawyer (L.I. Edition); Ten Leaders (2003-2016)
  • Lead Counsel Rated (Divorce & Family Law); Thompson Reuters (2014 – 2016)
  • Top 10 Attorney Award; The National Academy of Family Law Attorneys (2014 & 2015)
  • Long Island’s Top Rated Lawyers; ALM Legal Leaders (2014 – 2016)
  • Nation’s Top 1% Award; National Association of Distinguished Counsel (2015)
  • 10 “Best”/Client Satisfaction Award; American Institute of Family Law Attorneys (2014 – 2016)
  • 10.0 “Superb” Rating; Avvo (2013-2016)
  • Client’s Choice Award (Divorce & Family Law); Avvo (2013-2016)
  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated (5 out of 5) by Martindale-Hubbell (2002-2015)
  • Top Divorce & Family Law Attorney; Avvo (2013-2016)
  • Top Legal Eagle, Long Island Pulse (2012-2016)
  • Top 10 Legal Eagle (Featured for Divorce Law); Long Island Pulse (2012)
  • Touro Law Center Award of Recognition (1992-1996)


  • New York, 1972


  • J.D., Duquesne University, 1971
  • B.A., Rutgers University, 1967

Professional Associations:

  • Suffolk County Matrimonial Bar Association, Member, Board of Directors and Past President
  • Suffolk County Bar Association, Member, Matrimonial Committee
  • Nassau County Bar Association, Member, Matrimonial and Family Law Committee
  • American Inns of the Court, Member

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