Stamford, Connecticut Family Lawyers

Ryan P. Kelly
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Connecticut Family Law Attorney

Attorney Ryan P. Kelly joined the firm in 2018. Attorney Kelly graduated from Southern Connecticut State University in 2014 with a B.S. in History. He then went on to attend the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace... Read More »
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Lisa J. (Pyterak) Mainolfi
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Connecticut Family Law Lawyer with 22 years experience

Attorney Lisa J. Mainolfi is an American born child of polish immigrant parents. She graduated from Albertus Magnus College in 1994 and Quinnipiac University School of Law in 1997. While in law school she completed two... Read More »
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Robert J. Nicola
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Free Consultation! Experienced Family Law Attorney! Knowledgeable & Skilled!

For over 45 years, I have been skillfully representing clients with family law matters. I am dedicated to advocating for the best possible outcomes! Visit my website for more information or call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Melissa Jill Needle
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Westport, CT Family Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(203) 557-9500 830 Post Road East Suite 101
Westport, CT 06880
Family and Divorce
Whittier Law School
Attorney Melissa Needle is a lifetime resident of Connecticut. She was born in New Haven and raised in Fairfield. Her family has deep roots in Connecticut and she is a third-generation attorney. (Her father is the well-known transactional lawyer Charles Needle of Zeldes, Needle & Cooper of Bridgeport.) Since her admission to the bar in 1990, Ms. Needle has practiced matrimonial law exclusively. She has been an active family law litigator and many of the cases in which she has appeared involve issues including the division of high net worth estates, complex family businesses, highly contested custody, and requests for...
Harry Daniel Murphy
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Westport, CT Family Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(203) 221-3100 266 Post Rd E
Westport, CT 06880
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Fordham University School of Law
Mr. Murphy is a graduate of both Fordham University (Fordham College at Rose Hill, Bronx, NY) and Fordham University School of Law, where he was a member of the Fordham Urban Law Journal and recipient of the Archibald R. Murray Public Service Award. After working with the legal division of the New York City Council Finance Division and the Queens County District Attorney’s Office, he joined a boutique litigation firm in downtown Manhattan. For the better part of a decade, Mr. Murphy’s legal and advocacy skills were honed and tested, while handling cases ranging from felony criminal defense...
Ephraim Jacob Fink
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Westport, CT Family Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(203) 221-3100 266 Post Road E
Westport, CT 06880
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Estate Planning and Personal Injury
New England School of Law
Ephraim Jacob (‘E.J.”) Fink has been litigating in the Connecticut and New York Courts since 2000. After representing hundreds of carriers and their policy holders as well as corporations, product manufacturers and healthcare facilities from negligence and contract claims, EJ brings BigLaw attention to detail for Maya Murphy, P.C.’s personal and business clientele. EJ graduated from Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Public Communications with a degree in journalism and thereafter obtained his JD at New England Law-Boston where his dean’s list grade average earned him an associate editor position on the New England Journal on Criminal and Civil Confinement....
Eric Jason Broder
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Westport, CT Family Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(203) 222-4949 55 Greens Farms Road
Westport, CT 06880
Family and Divorce
Temple University
Samuel Martin Leaf
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Westport, CT Family Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(203) 221-3100 266 Post Road E
Westport, CT 06880
Free ConsultationFamily, Civil Rights, Criminal and Divorce
Brooklyn Law School
Since 1997, Mr. Leaf has represented U.S. and international clients in a wide variety of civil litigation matters in federal and state courts, including insurance matters, alter ego and successor liability actions, mass torts, and business and contract disputes. Mr. Leaf also has extensive experience representing media clients, from international news and book publishers to local newspapers and reporters, in defamation and privacy actions, trademark, copyright and false advertising disputes, and press access matters. As an experienced litigator, he has handled cases from inception through trial in New York, Connecticut and California, among other jurisdictions. Mr. Leaf also represents...
Christopher Molyneaux
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Ridgefield, CT Family Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(203) 456-2667 100B Danbury Rd Ste 105F
Ridgefield, CT 06877
Family, Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Not every attorney has the necessary skills to succeed in front of a jury. Only true trial lawyers deserve to be trusted with your case. At the Law Offices of Christopher J. Molyneaux, LLC we are prepared to guide you through every stage of the process, starting from the moment the dispute arises and ending with the final settlement. An experienced litigation lawyer can help you preserve evidence, prepare your case, and earn the outcome you deserve. At the Law Offices of Christopher J. Molyneaux LLC, you can draw on the experience earned during 25 years of handling various types...
Lucas Hernandez
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Westport, CT Family Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(203) 368-9339 33 Riverside Avenue, 4th Floor
Westport, CT 06880
Family, Divorce, Probate and Real Estate
Cornell Law School
Carole Topol Orland
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Westport, CT Family Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(203) 222-4949 55 Greens Farms Road
Westport, CT 06880
Family and Divorce
New England Law | Boston
Mr. Darren J Pruslow
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Bridgeport, CT Family Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(203) 309-0800 647 Clinton Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06605
Family, Immigration and Juvenile
Quinnipiac University School of Law
Darien, CT Family Law Lawyer
(203) 656-1066 43 Corbin Dr
Darien, CT 06820
Family, Business, Criminal and Divorce
Fordham University School of Law
Karen Reynolds
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Connecticut Family Law Attorney with 38 years experience

Vermont Law SchoolConnecticut and United State District Court of Connecticut
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Norwalk, CT Family Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(203) 853-2312 71 East Ave
Norwalk, CT 06851
Family, Animal, Bankruptcy and Divorce
Rye Brook, CT Family Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(914) 668-5506 800 Westchester Avenue
Suite 608-S
Rye Brook, CT 10573
Family and Divorce
Westport, CT Family Law Lawyer with 38 years experience
(203) 228-8686 222 Riverside Ave
Westport, CT 06880
Family and Divorce
Westport, CT Family Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(203) 227-2855 315 Post Rd W
Westport, CT 06880
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Divorce
Brooklyn Law School
Westport, CT Family Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(203) 226-2343 222 Riverside Ave
Westport, CT 06880
Family, Divorce and Real Estate
Westport, CT Family Law Lawyer
(203) 226-8181 212 Post Road West
Westport, CT 06880
Family
Westport, CT Family Law Attorney
(203) 226-6168 19 Ludlow Rd
Westport, CT 06880
Family
Westport, CT Family Law Attorney with 42 years experience
(203) 226-1716 327 Riverside Ave
Westport, CT 06880
Family, Business, Criminal and Divorce
Westport, CT Family Law Lawyer
(203) 226-8181 212 Post Road West
Westport, CT 06880
Family
Westport, CT Family Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(203) 226-9800 239 Main St
Westport, CT 06880
Family, Divorce and Real Estate
Bridgeport, CT Family Law Lawyer
(203) 368-4201 1087 Broad St
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Estate Planning
Yale Law School
Bridgeport, CT Family Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(203) 384-8882 1335 Wood Ave
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Family, Divorce and Estate Planning
Bridgeport, CT Family Law Lawyer
(203) 368-0211 1115 Broad St
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Family, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
Cornell Law School
Bridgeport, CT Family Law Lawyer
(203) 368-0211 1115 Broad St
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Family, Divorce and Employment
George Washington University School of Law
Ridgefield, CT Family Law Lawyer with 42 years experience
(203) 438-4449 38 Grove St
Ridgefield, CT 06877
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Divorce
WESTPORT, CT Family Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(203) 227-7301 5 Imperial Avenue
P.O. Box 295
WESTPORT, CT 06880
Family and Divorce
Bridgeport, CT Family Law Lawyer
(203) 368-0211 1115 Broad St
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Family, Business and Divorce
Univ. of Connecticut School of Law
Bridgeport, CT Family Law Lawyer
(203) 549-1170 1000 Lafayette Blvd., Suite 1100
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Family
Westport, CT Family Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(203) 381-0330 46 Riverside Ave
Westport, CT 06880
Family, Business and Divorce
Bridgeport, CT Family Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(203) 610-3088 745 Westfield Ave
Bridgeport, CT 06606
Family
James William Cummings
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Waterbury, CT Family Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(203) 754-7779 21 Holmes Avenue
Waterbury, CT 06710
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Estate Planning
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
At your side, on your side, every step of the way Respected personal, family, business and general practice lawyer James W. Cummings stands by his clients every step of the way. The Cummings Law Firm is the optimal choice for legal representation in the greater Waterbury, Connecticut area and in Litchfield, New Haven and Fairfield counties. Experience, integrity, and community service With over 25 years of legal experience, attorney Cummings listens to your special circumstances, ensures you understand all of your options, and works tirelessly to ensure you are treated fairly and justly. A rare combination of talents James Cummingsâs...
Robert J. Nicola
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Trumbull, CT Family Law Attorney with 52 years experience
(203) 375-0600 799 Silver Ln
Trumbull, CT 06611
Free ConsultationFamily, Education, Personal Injury and Real Estate
University of Connecticut School of Law
Attorney Robert Nicola is President of Owens, Schine & Nicola, P.C. He has been with the firm since 1968. Attorney Nicola concentrates his practice in the areas of Personal Injury, Residential Real Estate and Educational Law.

Attorney Nicola attended Franklin & Marshall College, where he graduated with a B.A. in History with Honors in 1964. Thereafter, Attorney Nicola attended the University of Connecticut School of Law, where he graduated in 1967.

Upon discharge from his active military service, Attorney Nicola joined the firm and has spent his entire career here. Attorney Nicola has been and continues to be active in community matters....
Cecilia Buck-Taylor
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New Milford, CT Family Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(860) 355-9191 P.O. Box 1121
15 Bennitt Street
New Milford, CT 06776
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
Fordham University School of Law
The Law Offices of Cecilia Buck-Taylor, P.C. has been providing our clients with experienced legal services for over 25 years. We provide all of our clients with personalized professionalism so that we successfully represent the needs of each of our clients. Cecilia Buck-Taylor, J.D. has been practicing law for over 25 years in the areas of Domestic & Family Law, Real Estate, Probate, Corporate, and Criminal law. Attorney Buck-Taylor also has many years of experience and training as a mediator, collaborator and an arbitrator and is committed to resolving disputes outside of the court system. Attorney...
Jerome N. Goldstein Esq.
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Shelton, CT Family Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(203) 929-7773 4 Research Drive
Suite 402
Shelton, CT 06484-6242
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
Quinnipiac University School of Law
Attorney Goldstein believes in building a personal relationship with the clients. This allows them to be sure that not only are the client’s present day needs taken care of, but that their future needs are looked after as well. Attorney Goldstein welcomes the opportunity to discuss your legal needs. He offers you affordable quality, and experienced legal representation.
Emily Riordan Lucibello
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Milford, CT Family Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(203) 298-4658 26 Broad Street
PO Box 5233
Milford, CT 06460
Free ConsultationFamily, Business, Criminal and Divorce
Quinnipiac University School of Law
Emily S. Lucibello has owned and operated a law practice in Connecticut since 2009. Prior to that, she worked as an associate attorney at a general practice law firm with offices in New Haven and Hartford, CT. Attorney Lucibello focuses her practice on divorce and family law, business law, and criminal and civil defense. Her work has been recognized by the publication “Super Lawyers,” in which she was named to the New England and Connecticut Rising Stars lists in 2012 for criminal defense, and in 2013 - 2015 for family law. To learn more about the...
Verna Lilburn
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New Haven, CT Family Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(203) 309-0717 59 Elm St, Suite 200
New Haven, CT 06510
Family and Divorce
Quinnipiac School of Law
"Attorney Lilburn's range and depth of expertise as a Litigator and Family Lawyer, combined with her compassionate, personalized approach, empowered me to be strong, factual, and reassured."

It is a great thing to find what you love to do for a living, especially when you have an opportunity to help make a difference.

I found my opportunity when I became I lawyer.

After becoming a lawyer, I taught legal studies at the University of New Haven for eleven years in addition to practicing law on a full time basis. I continue to act as chair on the...
Daniel Harris Miller
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Waterbury, CT Family Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(203) 753-1401 228 Meadow Street
Suite 103
Waterbury, CT 06702
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Probate
Western New England University School of Law
Attorney Miller was admitted to practice law in the State of Connecticut in 2007. He has worked as a Special Deputy Assistant State's Attorney for the Judicial District of Waterbury. As a prosecutor, he had the opportunity to handle and try criminal cases of all types, ranging from infractions to serious felonies. Attorney Miller has experience representing a diverse range of clientele, from individuals to multinational corporations. He is certified through the state of Connecticut as a Guardian Ad Litem (GAL) for both children and adults and has been appointed on hundreds of cases.

Attorney Miller has...
Joseph E. DePaola
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North Haven, CT Family Law Attorney with 43 years experience
(203) 239-5844 97 Washington Ave.
North Haven, CT 06335
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Probate and Real Estate
Samford University
For more than thirty years, Attorney Joseph DePaola has been providing quality legal services and advice to businesses and individuals throughout the New Haven Area. Attorney DePaola will help you navigate the legal system and set you on the right path to resolving your legal issues. Attorney DePaola is a Master Mason as well as an experienced Trial Lawyer with varied adversarial involvement in all phases of Superior and Administrative Agencies. Joseph DePaola graduated from the University of New Haven with a Political Science B.A. in 1972. Joseph continued on to Samford University to attend Cumberland School of...
Lisa J. (Pyterak) Mainolfi
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Trumbull, CT Family Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(203) 375-0600 799 Silver Ln
Trumbull, CT 06611
Family, Divorce and Personal Injury
Quinnipiac University School of Law
Attorney Lisa J. Mainolfi is an American born child of polish immigrant parents. She graduated from Albertus Magnus College in 1994 and Quinnipiac University School of Law in 1997. While in law school she completed two internships in the Connecticut State’s Attorney’s office and was a member of the Probate Law Journal. Attorney Lisa J. Mainolfi has been in the active practice of law since her graduation from Quinnipiac University School of Law in 1997 in primarily New Haven County with emphasis in personal injury, family law and criminal/motor vehicle law. She is trained in Mediation as well.

Attorney Lisa J....
Christopher Jacques Vauthy
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Brookfield, CT Family Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(203) 702-1113 Lakeview Road
Brookfield, CT 06804
Free ConsultationFamily, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Estate Planning
Georgetown University Law Center
Mediator and attorney with extensive experience in prenuptial, separation, divorce, custody, visitation, alimony, elder, business, estate and other family law and adult family issues. Serving mediation clients in Westchester, Putnam & Dutchess Counties in New York and Fairfield, New Haven & Litchfield Counties in Connecticut. Disputes are stressful, and it’s important to make sure you’re comfortable with whatever resolution process you choose. During our 30 minute free consultation, I can answer any questions you might have and let you get a sense of what it would be like to work together.
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Dealing with family law issues?

Family law generally concerns domestic relations and family-related matters such as marriage, civil unions, domestic partnerships, adoptions, paternity, guardianships, domestic abuse, surrogacy, child custody, child abduction, the dissolution of marriage and associated issues. Each state has its own set of family laws, and traveling across state borders can sometimes affect your rights and those of your family.

Contrary to popular belief, seeking the advice of a family law attorney does not necessarily mean that something is amiss in your family. A family law attorney can help negotiate prenuptial/premarital agreements for clients in anticipation of marriage or advise same-sex couples on relevant legal issues affecting their relationship. They also can help with adoption proceedings and other procedures involving children.

Family law attorneys often do represent clients seeking a divorce, annulment or legal separation, and the complicated issues that can arise as a result. Although domestic abuse is a criminal offense, some family law attorneys are skilled at handling these situations, as they are often entangled with other family law issues.

Some jurisdictions certify lawyers as family law specialists, which means these attorneys have met the certifying body's minimum requirements for education, experience, and examination.


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