Top Seven US Based Family Lawyers
Raoul Felder is so famous he’s frequently seen on national US TV shows and pops up in the Wall Street Journal and Vanity Fair. He’s even been called ‘one of the world’s most powerful lawyers’. Brooklyn-born Felder was a prosecutor before specialising in divorce law and running what a peer calls ‘the biggest practice in the country’. Forty years on, ‘you probably still hear the name’, the peer adds, admiring the 79-yearold’s tenacity. The heavyweight has acted for various members of the world’s royalty, as well as the stars of Hollywood, sport and the rest of the rich and famous. He’s dealt with the divorces of Richard Harris, Elizabeth Taylor (he represented Larry Fortensky), Mike Tyson (representing Robin Givens), French tycoon Alec Wildenstein and former mayor of New York City Rudy Giuliani. He works across the spectrum of family law, and has also fought paternity cases against the likes of Mick Jagger, Peter O’Toole and Tom Jones. Felder is also a tireless writer and broadcaster, having authored several books on divorce and hosted TV shows. On radio he hosted the BBC weekly programme called The American Perspective between 1995 and 1996.