Westport, Connecticut Family Lawyers

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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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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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...
Dyan Kozaczka
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Westport, CT Family Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(203) 227-7301 5 Imperial Ave.
Westport, CT 06880
Family and Divorce
Wake Forest University School of Law
Dyan is known for her persistence, attention to detail and pragmatic approach to cases. She represents individuals in all areas of family law, including divorce, alimony, child support, property division, mediation and post-judgment modifications and contempt. Dyan has extensive experience working on highly complex and sophisticated cases. She often collaborates with forensic accountants to analyze interests in private equity funds, professional practices, and privately held business interests to determine values for equitable distribution.

In addition, Dyan has experience resolving difficult custody disputes. Dyan appreciates that every client and case is different and prepares a strategy to achieve each individual client’s particular...
Joseph Maya
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Westport, CT Family Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(203) 221-3100 266 Post Rd E
Westport, CT 06880
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Employment and Estate Planning
University of Michigan Law School
Mr. Maya received his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School and his B.A., Cum Laude, from New York University. He began his career at Clifford Chance in New York City and he has practiced in the state and federal courts of New York and Connecticut. He is the Managing Partner of Maya Murphy. Mr. Maya was born in Brooklyn, New York and resides with his family in Westport, CT.
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...
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....
Kevin L. Hoffkins
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Westport, CT Family Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(203) 221-2684 191 Post Rd W
#100
Westport, CT 06880
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Estate Planning and Immigration
Quinnipiac University School of Law
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...
Thomas P. Parrino
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Westport, CT Family Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(203) 557-9755 285 Riverside Avenue
Suite 450
Westport, CT 06880
Family and Divorce
Quinnipiac University School of Law and University of Bridgeport
THOMAS P. PARRINO is a partner and co-founder of PARRINO|SHATTUCK, PC. He has more than 25 years of experience practicing family law and is considered a top attorney in his field. He represents clients in all areas of family law, including divorce, alimony, child custody, child support, and property division. He is a dynamic negotiator and litigator. Parrino has handled some of the most sophisticated and high-asset family law litigation in Connecticut and was named “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers, a recognition determined by his peers, in 2013. During his distinguished career, Parrino has lectured extensively on family...
Randi R. Nelson
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Westport, CT Family Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(203) 557-9755 285 Riverside Avenue
Suite 450
Westport, CT 06880
Family and Divorce
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
RANDI R. NELSON is an associate attorney at PARRINO|SHATTUCK, PC. She provides representation in all areas of family law, including divorce, alimony, property division, child support, child custody, post-judgment contempt, and post-judgment modification. Since 2011, she has focused exclusively on matrimonial litigation.

Nelson is admitted to practice in Connecticut. She is a special master for family matters in the
Judicial District of Stamford/Norwalk at Stamford and Judicial District of Fairfield at Bridgeport. She is also a member of the American, Connecticut, Fairfield County, and Westport/Weston bar associations.

Nelson received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2007 and was...
Laura R. Shattuck
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Westport, CT Family Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(203) 557-9755 285 Riverside Avenue
Suite 450
Westport, CT 06880
Family and Divorce
ABA-NITA Family Law Trial Advocacy Institute and Quinnipiac University School of Law
LAURA R. SHATTUCK is a partner and co-founder of PARRINO|SHATTUCK, PC. She is devoted to representing clients in all areas of family law, including divorce, alimony, child support, child custody, property division, post-judgment modification, and post-judgment contempt. As an active litigator, Shattuck has considerable experience with complex cases. She is admitted to practice in Connecticut; the U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut; and the U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York.

Shattuck is a Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent-rated attorney. She is a member of the American, Connecticut, and Fairfield County bar associations. Additionally, she serves as a special master for family...
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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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
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
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 Attorney with 27 years experience
(203) 226-2343 222 Riverside Ave
Westport, CT 06880
Family, Divorce and Real Estate
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
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 Lawyer with 41 years experience
(203) 226-9800 239 Main St
Westport, CT 06880
Family, Divorce and Real Estate
Westport, CT Family Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(203) 381-0330 46 Riverside Ave
Westport, CT 06880
Family, Business and Divorce
Westport, CT Family Law Lawyer with 38 years experience
(203) 228-8686 222 Riverside Ave
Westport, CT 06880
Family and Divorce
Seth J. Arnowitz
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Stamford, CT Family Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(203) 348-7722 733 Summer Street
Suite 302
Stamford, CT 06901
Family, Divorce, Foreclosure Defense and Real Estate
Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University
Attorney Seth J. Arnowitz has been representing individuals and small companies in real estate, litigation and family law matters for over 25 years. His firm maintains offices in both Stamford and Wilton, CT.
Sheila Sinha Charmoy
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Fairfield, CT Family Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(203) 255-8100 1700 Post Rd
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Fairfield, CT 06824
Family and Divorce
Quinnipiac University School of Law
Charles S. Harris
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Norwalk, CT Family Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(203) 838-7111 101 Merritt 7 Corporate Park, Suite 300
Norwalk, CT 06851
Free ConsultationFamily and Personal Injury
American University Washington College of Law
Danielle Robinson Briand
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Norwalk, CT Family Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(203) 290-4500 Esperanza Center for Law & Advocacy
167 East Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06851
Family, Immigration and Juvenile
Quinnipiac University School of Law
Scott Charmoy
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Fairfield, CT Family Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(203) 255-8100 1700 Post Rd
#C-9
Fairfield, CT 06824
Family, Bankruptcy and Divorce
Washington University School of Law
Kevin M. Black
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Wilton, CT Family Law Attorney
(203) 762-0751 195 Danbury Road
Suite 160
Wilton, CT 06897
Family, Criminal, DUI and Estate Planning
Have you been charged with crime of any kind? Are you dealing with personal injury damages? It is of the utmost importance that you know what you can do and where you can turn to procure the help your case calls for today. You can breathe more easily now, because at the law office of Bayer & Black law office, you can know that your case is being cared for by a trusted Fairfield County attorney. Are you in the middle of a divorce—or some other family law matter? You can have confidence in the help and support you can...
Bonnie Lee MacDonald
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Norwalk, CT Family Law Attorney
(203) 845-0371 71A Riverside Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06850
Family
Uswah A. Khan
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Norwalk, CT Family Law Lawyer
(203) 939-1146 162 East Avenue
Suite 2A
Norwalk, CT 06851
Family and Divorce
Matthew A. Crockett
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(203) 344-7007 71 Elm St.
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New Canaan, CT 06840
New Canaan, CT Family Law Attorney with 19 years experience
Family, Criminal and Divorce
DePaul College of Law
Connecticut Divorce, Family Law, and Criminal Defense attorney Matthew A. Crockett is a former Judge and former state prosecutor with extensive trial experience. He is a career litigator.

Matthew is a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve and a combat veteran of the Iraq war. As a criminal prosecutor, military legal assistance attorney, military defense attorney, and military judge, Matthew has experienced and excelled in diverse roles all in the pursuit of justice.

Since joining the McConnell Family Law Group he has limited his practice to matrimonial, family law, and criminal law.

Representing clients throughout Hartford, New Britain, Windham,...
Paul McConnell
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(203) 344-7007 71 Elm St.
#201
New Canaan, CT 06840
New Canaan, CT Family Law Attorney
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Medical Malpractice
Temple University Beasley School of Law
Connecticut Divorce Mediator and Family Law Attorney Paul McConnell is a former Judge, Marine Corps infantry officer, and federal prosecutor with extensive grand jury, trial, and appellate experience.

Paul was educated in mediation and jurisprudence by the National Judicial College in Reno, Nevada and by the Connecticut Council for Non-adversarial Divorce (CCND).

He is a highly skilled mediator, trial lawyer, advocate, and negotiator. He has been the lead counsel or presiding judge in hundreds of matters including over 55 jury trials.

Following 18 years of public service, Paul started his own firm in 2014 to focus on one thing:...
Zenas Zelotes
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Stamford, CT Family Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(203) 551-7304 1233 East Main Street
Suite 700R
Stamford, CT 06902
Family and Divorce
University of Iowa
Divorce Shark - High Conflict Divorce - High Net Worth Cases - Last Minute Trials - Marine Corps Veteran - Stamford - Danbury - Bridgeport - Norwich - Hartford - New Haven - Online @ DivorceShark.net
George Augustine Reilly
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DARIEN, CT Family Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(203) 202-9686 19 OLD KING'S HIGHWAY SOUTH, SUITE 110
DARIEN, CT 06820
Family and Divorce
Fordham University School of Law
I am a client-centered matrimonial attorney. Every client and every case bring different characteristics and issues to bear on the matter. There can be no "cookie cutter" to resolve the case. My clients benefit from more than thirty years of experience in the family law arena. I have successfully resolved cases involving high net worth and modest net worth couples; they have involved abusive relationship between the parties, and abuse of children and controlled substances; they have involved opposing parties engaging in vindictive behavior and attempting to achieve irrational goals. I have worked with...
Frank Corazzelli
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(203) 344-7007 71 Elm St.
#201
New Canaan, CT 06840
New Canaan, CT Family Law Attorney with 20 years experience
Family, Divorce and Juvenile
Fordham University School of Law
Connecticut divorce and family law attorney Frank Corazzelli, a highly accomplished and sought after litigator.

Over 24-years experience. Trial lawyer for matters including divorce, custody, and DCF investigations.

Frank leads our family law appellate practice and focuses exclusively on matrimonial and juvenile law.

With offices in New Canaan, Hartford, and New Haven, and by appointment only in Greenwich and Stamford
Eugene Opoku-Serebuoh
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Norwalk, CT Family Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(203) 604-6671 40 Richards Avenue, 3rd Floor
Norwalk, CT 06854
Family, Collections, Divorce and Immigration
Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University
Opoku-Serebuoh Law Associates is a Norwalk, Connecticut firm providing affordable and quality legal representation in divorce and family law, immigration law, and debt collection.
Ann Halan Brickley
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New Canaan, CT Family Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(203) 966-6600 161 Cherry Street
New Canaan, CT 06840
Free ConsultationFamily, Employment, Personal Injury and Probate
Cornell University
Ann Brickley is an attorney in New Canaan, Connecticut and the founder of Brickley Law, a firm focused on civil law issues. For over a quarter-century, Ms. Brickley has been practicing as a lawyer. Before establishing her own firm, she served as an associate at a major New York City law firm, where she handled various transactional and complex litigation matters. She is a proud graduate of Cornell Law School and Colgate University. The founding principles of the firm are to provide the high quality of a large firm with the personal attention and cost effective representation of a small...
Meredith F McBride
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Darien, CT Family Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(203) 656-1066 43 Corbin Drive
Darien, CT 06820
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Health Care
Brooklyn Law School
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
Alicia P Chalumeau
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Norwalk, CT Family Law Lawyer
(203) 604-6797 40 Richards Avenue, 3rd Floor
Norwalk, CT 06854
Family, Collections, Divorce and Personal Injury
Alicia P. Chalumeau is the founding member at Chalumeau Law Group, LLC, and is licensed to practice in New York, Connecticut and the District of Columbia. Attorney Chalumeau's practice concentrates on complex litigation matters in the areas of family law and civil litigation. Prior to forming the Chalumeau Law Group, Attorney Chalumeau worked primarily in the area of family law focusing on high conflict divorce, child custody and support matters. Prior to her work in family law, she served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Leonard B. Austin of The New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division,...
Lindy R. Urso
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Stamford, CT Family Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(203) 325-4487 810 Bedford Street
Suite 3
Stamford, CT 06901
Free ConsultationFamily, Appeals, Criminal and DUI
Pepperdine University School of Law
Attorney Lindy Urso has a diverse criminal defense practice involving all types of matters in both Connecticut state courts and federal courts within the tri-state area. Admitted to practice in California in 1995 and Connecticut in 1997, he has handled cases ranging from Murder, Racketeering, Rape and Fraud to Narcotics, DUI and simple Assault - and most everything else in between. Attorney Urso has extensive successful criminal trial experience, having achieved numerous jury acquittals for such charges as Murder, Attempted Murder, Assault in the 1st Degree, Sexual Assault in the 1st Degree, Assault on a Police Officer and...
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.
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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.

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