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  • Divorce and Family Law 100%

I am an experienced divorce and family law attorney with three decades of practice representing clients in all aspects of matrimonial law. Client advocacy, protecting the rights and promoting the interests of adults and children that I represent, is my highest priority.

My experience includes all aspects of matrimonial law, including divorce, custody, child support, spousal support, equitable distribution of assets, mothers' rights, fathers' rights, adoption, domestic violence, and all related family law issues. I have had extensive trial experience, and have resolved hundreds of cases amicably, without litigation.

I have also been a Law Guardian representing children in custody, juvenile delinquency, PINS, and in child abuse and neglect circumstances. I have recently served as staff attorney for the NYS Office of Children and Family Services, focusing on child abuse and maltreatment accusations.

In addition to private practice, I served 10 years as Principal Court Attorney for a Family Court judge who also served as acting justice of the NYS Supreme Court. This decade of Court Attorney experience has enabled me to better understand the judicial perspective which has often been advantageous in seeking solutions to the unique circumstances of clients involved in complex family law issues. Above all, I am committed to client advocacy, protecting the rights and promoting the interests of adults and children that I represent.

  • Divorce and Family Law 100%
  • Albany Law School of Union University, Albany, New York
    • J.D.
  • Ithaca College, Ithaca, New York
    • B.S.
  • New York, 1990
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
  • New York State Bar Association, Member, 1989 to Present
  • Rensselaer County Bar Association , Member, 1989 to Present