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Patricia understands both the emotional and financial strain of her clients and encourages them to focus on realistic goals while exploring creative solutions to resolve their issues. Patricia is a skilled negotiator with a keen ability to work successfully with clients, attorneys, and the court in settlement, the collaborative process, or litigation if necessary.


  • Top 25: 2017 Westchester County Super Lawyers
  • Top 25: 2016 Westchester County Super Lawyers

Honors and Awards:

  • Super Lawyers, 2014
  • Selected to the 2014 list of Legal Leaders in the field of Family Law, NY Law Journal/NY Magazine
  • Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Art of Advocacy
  • National Moot Court Representative
  • Selected as a representative for the Southern District Litigation Program
  • Woman of the Year (Dr. I Foundation)
  • Mary Mother Walsh Award on behalf of the Dominican Sister of Health (2007) (outstanding contributions to public service)
  • 2012 Recipient of the Miguel Medal (public service)

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Collaborative Law

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • National Association of Professional Women
  • National Association of Women Judges
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Westchester Woman’s Bar Association
  • Family Law Association
  • Westchester Bar Association
  • Westchester-Rockland Collaborative Law Group
  • White Plains Bar Association

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Past Chairperson/President: Parish Council Saint John and Saint Mary Church
  • Board Member: San Miguel Academy, Newburgh, NY

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Legal issues of Confidentiality between Patient and Therapist, Manhattan College Graduate Program Presentation, 2010

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • Tyras v Tyras Outcome: Prevailed on behalf of Husband Mc v Mc Outcome: Wife prevailed after trial, court awarded permanent order of protection and supervised visitation on behalf of the minor child
  • Manolatos v Manolatos Outcome: Wife prevailed on both issues after trial and appeal

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Congressional recognition and Proclamation from Westchester County Executive for commitment to public service

Industry Groups

  • Matrimonial Law
Practice Areas
  • Matrimonial Law
  • Real Estate
  • Family Law
Admission Details
  • Admitted in 1980, New York
Law School Attended
  • Pace University
  • Class of 1979
  • J.D.
University Attended
  • St. John's University
  • Class of 1976
  • B.S.