Attorney Profiles

Barbara J. Ziv


Barbara J. Ziv is the founding member of Barbara J. Ziv, L.L.C.. For 40 years, Barbara has practiced as a family law attorney, focusing on representing individuals seeking advice about divorce, child custody and support, spousal support, and property division.



Barbara graduated Cum Laude from Barnard College of Columbia University in 1972, and received her law degree from Tulane University Law School in 1975. She is licensed to practice in all Louisiana state courts. In addition to becoming certified by the Board of Legal Specialization as a Family Law Specialist in 1995, Barbara has been selected each year since 2007 by Louisiana Super Lawyers as one of the top family law attorneys in Louisiana.


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

  • Founding Member, Barbara J. Ziv, L.L.C. (2010-present)
  • Sole practitioner, Law Office of Barbara J. Ziv (1985-2010)
  • Partner, Castano & Greenbaum PLC (1981-1984)
  • Associate, Baldwin & Castano PLC (1976-1981)
  • Law Clerk, Office of the Louisiana Attorney General (1974)

BAR ADMISSIONS:

  • Louisiana (1975)

MEMBER:

  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Pre-Paid Legal Services, Inc. (Referral Attorney)
  • Louisiana State Bar Association Family Courts Committee (2000-present)
  • Family Law Board Certification Examination Committee (1995-1996)

EDUCATION:

  • Tulane University Law School, New Orleans, Louisiana (J.D., 1975)
    Honors: Moot Court Board
  • Barnard College of Columbia University, New York, New York (A.B., Cum Laude, 1972)
    Honors: Dean's List

PROFESSIONAL HONORS:

  • New Orleans Magazine - Top Lawyers (2015-2016)
  • Family Law Specialist, Certified by the Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization (1995-present)
  • Louisiana Super Lawyers (2007-2017)
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent Lawyers

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Esther L. Greenbaum


Esther Greenbaum is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana. She attended Barnard College of Columbia University in New York City, where she earned her undergraduate degree in Political Science. She spent the following seven years in New York working for various political candidates and elected officials before returning home to New Orleans to attend Tulane University Law School.



While a law student at Tulane, Esther had the privilege of working as a summer law clerk for the Honorable Judge Robin M. Giarrusso of the Civil District Court for the Parish of Orleans, State of Louisiana, as well interning for the Advocacy Center, Louisiana’s protection and advocacy system which protects the rights of people with disabilities. In Esther’s final year of law school, she had the honor of being accepted into Tulane’s Civil Litigation Clinic as a student attorney, representing clients on civil rights matters in Federal Court. Esther graduated from Tulane with certificate of specialization in Civil Law.



Esther joined Barbara J. Ziv, L.L.C. in August, 2010. She is licensed to practice law throughout the state of Louisiana.

BAR ADMISSIONS:

  • Louisiana (2010).

MEMBER:

  • Louisiana State Bar Association

EDUCATION:

  • Tulane University Law School, New Orleans, Louisiana (J.D., 2010)

    Honors: Civil Law Certificate
  • Barnard College of Columbia University, New York, New York
    (B.A., 2000)


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